These Healthy Banana Bread Pancakes are the perfect rendition of a delicious classic---banana bread! Completely fluffy, soft, jam-packed with warm spices, and naturally sweetened, these pancakes are truly irresistible! Made in just a few short steps and under 25 minutes TOTAL. Entirely dairy-free. Vegan + Gluten-free options available.
These Healthy Banana Bread Pancakes are the real deal, ya'll. If you're a lover of banana bread then these are PERFECT and they remind you so much of the comfort that you get from it!
I chose to add a good amount of warm spices so that you can get the same warm feeling as you would with a thick slice my Vegan Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread.
Trust me, these pancakes are sure to be a family-favorite! Definitely kid-friendly---even for the picky eaters of the family! And when it comes to the toppings, you can always choose to opt out from using nuts if there's a dislike or allergy. A few good slices of bananas and a drizzle of maple syrup still does the trick!
Don’t be intimidated by a pancake recipe. I know that many people are afraid to experiment with pancakes because they might not be perfect. But you probably already have most, if not all, of the ingredients at home!
Believe it or not, Bananas not only taste great but they provide essential nutrients in our daily diet. In addition, Bananas hold a fair amount of fiber, several antioxidants, while just ONE banana contains about 105 calories, and contains mostly water and carbs.
Incase you're ever in a pinch for time or jut don't feel like whipping together your banana bread pancakes from scratch, I've got you! Just grab your favorite high-quality pancake mix and follow these additional tips for the best pancakes:
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You can either keep it simple with the toppings for your banana pancakes or you can add a variety of toppings for an extra pizazz! Here are some options:
Ensuring that you make the perfect banana pancakes each time can sometimes feel like a science, but it’s fairly easy with these simple tips + hacks:
When it comes to cooking your pancakes, keeping the heat on low is the key. This ensures that your pancakes are fully cooked through without making the outsides dark before their time.
Ensuring that the leaveners that are used (baking powder, baking soda, etc) aren’t expired and are completely fresh. This ensures that your pancakes rise at their best and are super fluffy as intended.
Once all ingredients are combined after stirring with a spatula (or whisk), stop mixing. Remember, you want airy, fluffy pancakes—not chewy pancakes due to the gluten formulating from over-mixing.
Yes, this is an important step also. I suggest letting the batter sit for 10 minutes or so to allow the ingredients to “activate” which helps to create a fluffy pancake in the end!
While we often try to measure with our eye for the most even pancakes, sometimes we can just miss the mark. That’s why I love using a measuring cup (about ½ cup) to measure out the batter evenly and create a nice sequence for my stack.
I find that using a flat cast-iron griddle works the best when making pancakes. However, I’ve also found great results with larger cast-iron skillets (10-12 inches), which give more room for the flipping despite their slopped sides.
Yes, you read that right. We can sometimes flip beforehand which creates that mess and ruined flip that we desperately try to avoid once mid air. That’s why you should wait until the edges are formed AND bubbles have formed and begin “popping” + opening up into holes, which means you’re in the safe zone.
I’ve definitely been tempted to flip and then flip again, but once is best. This ensures that you don’t ruin the edges or the entire pancake on your final flip. Besides, cooking them low + slow ensures that the centers are well done.
I use to only butter the pan during the initial first pancake, however, I’ve learned that lightly greasing or buttering in between every pancake helps to keep them consistently golden and perfectly done.
Absolutely! If you’d like to make this banana pancake recipe gluten-free, simply swap the flour with your favorite gluten-free all-purpose flour blend. I like Bob’s Red Mill. If the batter is too runny, add more flour, ¼ cup at a time, until you have a thick and fluffy batter.
You may need to make slightly smaller pancakes so they hold their shape better. However, to make these pancakes vegan, simply omit the eggs and substitute with 2 'flax eggs' (2 Tablespoons flaxseed meal + 4 Tbsps water) and create a dairy-free buttermilk by adding 1 Tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to the milk.
If you’d like to make these banana bread pancakes ahead of time, you can freeze them for up to six months. Simply cool the pancakes to room temperature, then arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Freeze for an hour, then place in a zip-top bag and keep in the freezer. You’ll have a healthy vegan breakfast to grab anytime.
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Your baking tips are really great and this recipe looks delicious. Thanks for sharing!
I have everything to make these gorgeous pancakes in the house right now! They look so delicious and comforting and goodness me, we could all do with some comfort right now. I am deifnitely making these as I love banana bread anything!
I made these on Sunday and the whole family fell in love with them. I hope they make them for me on Mother's Day!
These look fabulous. What a terrific weekend breakfast. Yum!
I'm a major pancake lover, especially when bananas are involved! Love this! 🙂