Healthy Banana Pancakes Recipe

With the weather how it has been lately (snowy, and in the negatives), it has made it very easy to stay in and hibernate.  To be honest, it has actually been quite nice not having to rush around, having family dinners more throughout the week, and full family days on the weekend without anything else on the agenda.  Since my Sundays have strayed from the NYC boozy brunch variety, I figured it’d be nice to spruce up our Sunday mornings at home with a yummy start to the day, and what better way to do that than with delicious Banana Pancakes!


Healthy Banana Pancakes Recipe


1 cup all-purpose flour (or you can do 1/2 C all-purpose, 1/2 C whole wheat flour)

1 tablespoon white suga

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 egg, beaten

1 cup milk

2 tablespoons applesauce

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 medium ripe bananas, mashed


1.  Combine all dry ingredients – flour, white sugar, baking powder and salt.   In a separate bowl, mix together egg, milk, applesauce, vanilla, and bananas.

Tip:  The cleanest and easiest way to mash your bananas is to throw them into a plastic bag, and mash them in there.  This makes it easy to get all the lumps out, and when your bananas are mashed, you just cut a hole in the corner of the bag, and squeeze the mashed bananas out.  No extra dishes, and so easy!

2.  Stir flour mixture into banana mixture.

3.  Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium low heat. Pour the batter onto the griddle/pan, and cook until pancakes are golden brown on both sides.

Note:  These will take a bit longer to cook than regular pancakes in order to ensure that the pancakes cook through.  If you cook at a higher temperature, the outside will be cooked, but the insides will be mushy, so make sure to cook at the lower temperature for best results.

Perfect Pancakes Tip:  The easiest way to get all your pancakes the same size is to use a 1/4 C measuring cup.  It eliminates the messy spills when you pour it straight into the pan, and they come out looking so nice.

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These pancakes turned out really good, and everyone gobbled them up quickly.  To throwback to something I loved as a child, I added some chocolate chips to some of them as well.  Oh my, so scrumptious.  It was like eating dessert for breakfast.  I’d definitely recommend you give that version a try as well.  It’ll make your day!


What do you have for breakfast on the weekends?


  1. Yummy! I’m not usually a pancakes/waffles person during brunch, but man does this weather make you crave carbs.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe and can’t wait to try them.
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    • Simply Bubbly says:

      I’m actually more of a savory eater, but my family LOVES pancakes. These are definitely a nice switch up from your typical pancakes. Hope you enjoy!

  2. These look yum! My 3 year old loves bananas… I think she would really like these!
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  3. Those pancakes do look lovely – and delicious too! I like your tip for mashing bananas. Stopping by from #SITSblogging.
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  4. This recipe looks yummy but I will say the best part is the tip about smashing the bananas. That is one of those “Now why didn’t I think of that.” tips for sure. I think I will give these a try this weekend since my son never says no to pancakes. :)
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  5. Hope you’re keeping warm! These sound like a yummy breakfast. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

  6. I love banana pancakes- but hubby is not a fan of them :( I like to make two batches of pancakes though- his kind and mine. We freeze the leftovers and just pop them in the microwave for breakfast throughout the week, then we both can have our faves :)
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  7. These sound super yummy! I’d probably add in some chopped nuts just like banana nut bread =) #SITSBlogging
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  8. These banana pancakes sound delicious…now to find someone to make them for me! #SITSBlogging
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