Banana Pancakes

Light and fluffy Banana Pancakes that are simple and so full of flavor. Everyone loves these pancakes that are perfect topped with nutella, chocolate syrup or even buttermilk syrup.

A hearty and delicious breakfast recipe, these banana pancakes are great any morning! Change it up by making our banana oatmeal pancakes or peanut butter banana pancakes – all delicious.

Banana Pancakes stacked on white plate

quick & Easy breakfast

Hello again! It’s Alicia from The Baker Upstairs, and I’m excited to share one of my family’s favorite breakfast recipes with you today. My kids are totally obsessed with these banana pancakes, and request them almost every weekend for breakfast (we sometimes even make Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes).

They’re simple and quick to make, and use ingredients that we nearly always have in the house. They have a fantastic banana flavor, and are totally delicious with butter, syrup, and sliced bananas on top!

We love that these pancakes are so simple, but they really are so packed full of flavor that I think you’ll agree they’re the best and easiest banana pancakes. 😀

Banana Pancakes ingredients in bowls

easy ingredients

The ingredients needed for this pancake recipe are pantry staples. Here is what you’ll need to make these banana-filled pancakes:

  • flour
  • sugar
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • bananas
  • milk
  • eggs
  • vanilla
  • oil

We always have these on hand, and whether your bananas are ripe or overripe, they still work for this recipe. We just like to have fresh bananas to top them off with too.

Easy Banana pancake batter in bowl

How to Make Banana Pancakes

The banana pancake batter takes just a few minutes to mix up, and you don’t even need a mixer!

One of the keys to pancake perfection (in my opinion) is to let the batter rest for 5-10 minutes before pouring it onto the hot griddle. I always find that my pancakes are lighter and fluffier if I let the batter rest a little before cooking. It also helps the batter thicken just a little bit, which makes it easier to pour.

MIX. To make these, you’ll combine the dry ingredients in a bowl. Then, mash your bananas and add the other wet ingredients. Combine the two and mix well (a few clumps are fine!)

GREASE. My griddle has a non-stick ceramic coating, so I don’t ever grease it, but if you’re using cookware that isn’t non-stick, a little butter or cooking spray will help the pancakes come off the pan cleanly.

COOK. You’ll spoon about ¼ cup of batter onto your griddle and cook for about 3-4 minutes (or until bubbles form on top), then flip and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.

TOPPINGS. We ate our banana pancakes drenched in maple syrup, but these pancakes would also be really yummy with

You really can’t go wrong here! These pancakes are so light and fluffy, and taste amazing!

How to make banana pancakes pictures - on griddle

Storing, Freezing & Reheating

How to store/Freeze banana pancakes? Place in a ziploc bag and store in the fridge for up to 4-5 days. To freeze, place cooled pancakes in an even layer on a parchment-paper lined baking sheet. Let freeze for about an hour. Doing this will prevent the pancakes from sticking together.

Then, you can stack (for even more safety you can add waxed paper between each pancake) and place in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag. You can keep these in the freezer for up to 2 months.

How to reheat Banana Pancakes? You can reheat pancakes in the microwave, or you can place on a baking sheet and cover with foil. Bake for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees. Even the toaster can work to reheat the pancakes.

Banana Pancakes stacked on plate with fresh bananas on top

Nothing like warm, delicious Banana Pancakes on a holiday or weekend morning!! We hope you enjoy these delicious and fluffy Banana Pancakes!

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Banana Pancake Recipe

5 from 19 votes
Light and fluffy Banana Pancakes that are simple and so full of flavor. Everyone loves these pancakes that are perfect topped with Nutella, chocolate syrup or even buttermilk syrup. 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 469 kcal
Author Lil' Luna



  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork until only small chunks remain. Add the milk, eggs, vanilla, and oil, and mix until combined.
  • Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, and mix until just combined (a few small lumps are fine). Let sit 5 minutes.
  • While the batter is resting, preheat a skillet or griddle over medium heat. Spoon the pancake batter onto the hot griddle by ¼ cup scoops. Cook 3-4 minutes, or until bubbles form over the surface of the pancake, then flip and cook an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve warm with sliced bananas, butter, and syrup.



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About Alicia

Hi! I’m Alicia and I blog at The Baker Upstairs. I am in love with all things food! I love to bake bread, cupcakes, cookies… you name it! When I’m not baking, I am running after my two adorable little girls, working as an RN, knitting, reading, and trying to squeeze in time with my husband every day.

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  1. Your offering of recipes is WONDERFUL . Some I tried and were a success, some I still need to try, but my list gets bigger after every email I read. The pancake recipe in your email of 3/16, you mention a Buttermilk Syrup. Might you have a recipe for it. I make gluten free pancakes and this syrup sounds like I could try it also.

    Thank you for all your hard work in keeping all your FOODIE friends HAPPY.

  2. 5 stars
    SO HAPPY to have found another recipe that will use up my old bananas. Pancakes have been a weekly regular these days, and this Banana batter is awesome! Thank u

  3. 5 stars
    I decided to be a fun mom and venture out past traditional pancakes. I’m so glad I did my kids absolutely loved these! They were so easy to make too.

  4. 5 stars
    These banana pancakes are wonderful! The bananas make them so fluffy & they add a delicious taste! Add some Nutella on there & oh, my..heavenly!! Thanks!

  5. 5 stars
    I love adding bananas to recipes! These were so light & fluffy! my kids loved them! we had the homemade buttermilk syrup on them, which made them even better!

  6. Love this recipe and so does my daughter! Wondering if i can keep The extra Batter stored in the fridge for the next day? Or Would it be better to Use all the batter and store leftover pancakes and toast theM the next day?

  7. 5 stars
    I’m so glad I took a chance and made these ! The best pancake recipie I have ever made 🙂 I always hated making pancakes ( my husbands favorite ) because they never turned out but these were amazing thank you!

  8. 5 stars
    In the height oF the CORONA viruS pandemic, where im TryinG to save EVERYTHING in my kitchen,, i was so glad thaT i stumbled Upon your reCipe. i had 2 over ripe bananas which i wanted to use in something – i got your recipe anD followed it to The tee . it was the most amazing pancakes ever . HUsband ABSOLUTELY loved it. Thank you for making me look good at BreakFast this morning .

    1. You are so welcome!! Glad you found this recipe. I know what you mean about trying to save everything. Thank you!

  9. 5 stars
    These are amazing!! I added 1/4 of a tsp of canil and they were all gone in no tIme at my house. I will be making these again in the future.

    1. That’s what I love to hear! I am glad you tried them. Thank you so much for letting me know!

  10. 5 stars
    HUGE family hit! Even my son’s friend who was eating with us had me send the recipe on to his dad. So fluffy and delicious!

  11. 5 stars
    Very surprised at how fluffy and delicious these were. Letting sit 5 minutes before frying is a MUST. Thank you so much for that tip.

  12. 5 stars
    I make these almost every weekend for my kids. They have been loving these pancakes since they were 3( now 8).
    Thanks for this recipe.

    1. Oh you’re welcome! That makes me so happy that these have become a staple and family tradition. So so awesome!

  13. 5 stars
    The whole family loves these! I incorporate all wet ingredients in bowl first, then add dry, which takes minimal mixing. This makes them the fluffiest ever…mmm!

  14. Just made these and they’re wonderful. I bought a large box of discount bananas and am looking to prep the heck out of them. Do these pancakes freeze well? And can the batter be prepped a day beforehand?

    1. Yay! I’m glad you enjoyed them. Yes, they freeze excellent! However I wouldn’t suggest preparing the batter the day before. I’d highly recommend making the batter the day you are planning on cooking them.