Banana Pancakes

Banana Pancakes

Banana Pancakes

Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson has a song dedicated to banana pancakes and rightfully so. There's something about banana pancakes that's homely and comforting. Its a pancake that signifies loved ones and long weekends. This recipe will quickly be your go-to when you "pretend its the weekend now (Johnson, Banana Pancakes)."

Deliver Ingredients


  • 1 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour, leveled
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 medium overripe banana
  • 1 Cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 Teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/4 Cup vegetable oil
  • extra unsalted butter for cooking


In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg and set aside.

In a small bowl, mash the banana with a fork until almost smooth. In a seperate bowl, whisk eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla extract and combine with mashed bananas.

Combine banana mixture with the melted butter and reserved flour mixture. Fold the batter gently with a rubber spatula until just blended; do not over-mix. The batter should be thick and lumpy.

Set a griddle or non-stick pan over medium heat. Once hot, add 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and a pat of butter to griddle and swirl to mix.

Drop pancake batter by 1/4-cupfuls onto the griddle, spacing the pancakes about 2 inches apart. Cook until a few holes form on top of each pancake and the underside is golden brown, about 2 minutes. Flip the pancakes and cook until the bottom is golden brown and the top is puffed, 1 to 2 minutes more. Using the spatula, transfer the pancakes to a serving plate.

Wipe the griddle clean with paper towels, add more butter and oil, and repeat with the remaining batter. 

Banana Pancake Shopping Tip

What’s the difference between brown and white eggs? Besides color, nothing – different breeds of chicken account for the differences in color – quality and freshness are what really count.

Banana Pancake Cooking Tip

In addition to keeping foods like granola, yogurt, and fruit on hand, plan ahead for hectic weekdays by whipping up extra batches of waffles or pancakes and individually freezing them for easy morning meals.