Our favourite pancakes – banana pancakes fluffy on the inside, crispy on the edges, no added sugar

Our favourite pancakes – banana pancakes fluffy on the inside, crispy on the edges, no added sugar

I love these pancakes. They are delicious, easy and quick to make!

What’s more – I add absolutely no sugar to the pancake batter which already is plenty sweet from the bananas. I use 50/50 mix of white to whole wheat flour, making it more nutritious.

When I have no plan of what to make for lunch this delicious recipe is often my fall back recipe which could be whipped up on a whim.

In the pictures here, for presentation purposes, I’m adding some caramelized bananas and maple syrup. But honestly, I never add those things when I make these pancakes for my family’s brunch. They can hold their own ground without any sweeteners what so ever. But if you wish, you can throw in a few chocolate chips into the batter for those extra special days!

Hope you give it a try.

DifficultyBeginner

This recipe makes 8 pancakes. Feel free to double it.

Yields2 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time25 mins

 ½ cup flour
 ½ cup whole wheat flour
 2 tsp baking powder
 ¼ tsp salt
 1 egg
 1 cup milk
 2 ripe bananas, mashed
 1 tbsp oil, plus more for frying
For optional caramelized bananas:
 1 tbsp butter, unsalted
 2 tsp sugar
 2 bananas, sliced into 1/2" slices

1

Preheat the oven to the lowest setting.

Mash the bananas in a bowl. Whisk in the egg, milk and oil. Sprinkle salt and baking powder over the batter. Whisk it in well. Add flours all at once and fold them in with a spatula. Feel free to fold in chocolate chips if desired.

2

When the skillet is hot, add 3 pancakes at a time using 1/3 cup measure. Set the timer and allow the pancakes to cook for 2 - 2.5 minutes until the bottoms are golden brown and you can see some bubbles on the surface. Flip the pancakes and cook for about 1 - 1.5 minutes or so until the bottom is golden brown. The internal temperature of pancakes should be 175-200°, try not to overcook.

Transfer the pancakes to a parchment-lined baking sheet and place in the oven to keep warm, if desired. Continue cooking the remaining batches. Serve warm with grilled peaches and any other toppings of choice.

3

If you wish to make the optional caramelized bananas, melt butter in a medium nonstick pan over medium heat. Sprinkle sugar over the melted butter and cook until it turns light golden brown, around 2 minutes. Add sliced bananas in a single layer and cook about 2 minutes per side until golden and caramelized. Serve alongside your pancakes.

Ingredients

 ½ cup flour
 ½ cup whole wheat flour
 2 tsp baking powder
 ¼ tsp salt
 1 egg
 1 cup milk
 2 ripe bananas, mashed
 1 tbsp oil, plus more for frying
For optional caramelized bananas:
 1 tbsp butter, unsalted
 2 tsp sugar
 2 bananas, sliced into 1/2" slices

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to the lowest setting.

Mash the bananas in a bowl. Whisk in the egg, milk and oil. Sprinkle salt and baking powder over the batter. Whisk it in well. Add flours all at once and fold them in with a spatula. Feel free to fold in chocolate chips if desired.

2

When the skillet is hot, add 3 pancakes at a time using 1/3 cup measure. Set the timer and allow the pancakes to cook for 2 - 2.5 minutes until the bottoms are golden brown and you can see some bubbles on the surface. Flip the pancakes and cook for about 1 - 1.5 minutes or so until the bottom is golden brown. The internal temperature of pancakes should be 175-200°, try not to overcook.

Transfer the pancakes to a parchment-lined baking sheet and place in the oven to keep warm, if desired. Continue cooking the remaining batches. Serve warm with grilled peaches and any other toppings of choice.

3

If you wish to make the optional caramelized bananas, melt butter in a medium nonstick pan over medium heat. Sprinkle sugar over the melted butter and cook until it turns light golden brown, around 2 minutes. Add sliced bananas in a single layer and cook about 2 minutes per side until golden and caramelized. Serve alongside your pancakes.

Banana Pancakes
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