Banana Bread Pancakes

by Megan on July 22, 2013

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You guys, it’s been summer in Michigan like whoa. And honestly the thought of turning on the oven for ONE WHOLE HOUR to eat banana bread is just too much to bear. (Or at least until I give up on stayin’ cool). Don’t fret though! These pancakes solve that banana bread debacle in one awesome breakfast eatin’ swoop.

And with a little bit of butter on each warm pancake, they just really and truly taste like banana bread straight from the oven. Just consider these banana bread in a pancake outfits. Flatty patties. Solvin’ problems, you guys, one pancake at a time.

Banana Bread Pancakes // take a megabite

So, I’m just really excited to have gotten Adrianna’s Pancakes cookbook. You see, she knows her way around a pancake. I mean, her whole book is dedicated to sweet and savory pancakes alike! (SUCH a good idea.) I totally recommend it. The first ones I made from her cookbook were the straight up buttermilk guys. I ate them for dinner, standing in my kitchen all Pretty Woman-like (but without the prostitute side story). I cooked them up with blueberries and raspberries. These were my second ones and you better believe I’m going to be making plenty more. Brinner forever.

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Banana Bread Pancakes (makes 8+ pancakes)
Recipe adapted from Pancakes by Adrianna Adarme

Ingredients:

dry –

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 T light brown sugar
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1/4 t cinnamon
  • 1/4 t kosher salt

wet –

  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananans (about 2)
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 1 cup buttermilk, shaken
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 t vanilla extract

mix ins + toppings –

  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • maple syrup and butter to top
  • butter or oil for the skillet

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl whisk together the dry ingredients. In a smaller boil whisk together the wet  ingredients. All at once add the wet to the dry and mix until just combined. Fold in the walnuts.
  2. Preheat your skillet over medium heat and brush with butter or oil. Using 1/4 cup measuring spoon, scoop the batter onto the warm skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until small bubbles form on the surface of the pancakes, then flip. Cook on opposite side for 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown.
  3. Transfer cooked pancakes to a  baking sheet in a 200F oven. Repeat until all the pancakes are done. Serve with butter, maple syrup, and more walnuts.

Yay! Click HERE for a printable pdf of the recipe above.

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{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

Sarah July 22, 2013 at 12:51 am

I want to eat breakfast in your life forever. It seems like the magical land of breakfast, where every meal is breakfast, and it’s all amazing and there’s ice cream too. Breakfast Dreamz.

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Megan July 22, 2013 at 10:03 am

Thanks Sarah! That means so much. Breakfast is my favorite, and I wish every morning could be a pancake heaven. 🙂

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Tieghan July 22, 2013 at 1:26 am

Banana bread pancakes are the best! Love them so much!! Heck yes!

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Megan July 22, 2013 at 10:04 am

Thanks, Tieghan. Breakfast love for all!

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Sophie July 22, 2013 at 2:20 am

Love banana bread pancakes! I’m thinking chocolate chips or peanut butter {or both.} would be good in there… 🙂

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Megan July 22, 2013 at 10:05 am

YES. Those would totally both be a super good addition. Maybe even a peanut butter syrup?

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Sophie - thestickyandsweet July 22, 2013 at 4:25 am

I can’t tell you how happy this recipe makes my tummy. What a yummy idea!

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Megan July 22, 2013 at 10:06 am

Thanks, Sophie!

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Sandi July 22, 2013 at 8:41 am

You make it look like so much fun to eat pancakes —

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Megan July 22, 2013 at 10:07 am

Oh, Sandi! You’re just makin’ my day with comments like this. If we were neighbz I’d totally invite you over for a pancake party.

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Erika July 22, 2013 at 10:22 am

Oh Yea Hell Yea.. Pancakes all day. Oh and I’m moving in with you because your breakfast is better than Waffle House.

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Megan July 24, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Pancakes for our whole life. Can’t wait for you to move in! I’ll make pancakes and you fry the chicken.

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Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking July 22, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Love! Banana bread pancakes rank right up there with blueberry or carrot cake pancakes!!! I could eat pancakes for every single meal, for sure!

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Megan July 24, 2013 at 4:02 pm

You know what’s up, Stefanie! We should go on the pancake diet.

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Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen July 22, 2013 at 1:44 pm

HECK YES! I love these pancakes so glad you loved ’em too! YAY!

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Megan July 24, 2013 at 4:03 pm

<3!! They are a banana bread miracle! Thanks for having mad skillz, Adrianna!

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Jayne July 22, 2013 at 10:56 pm

This is clever! No need to turn on the oven to get banana bread at all. I am tempted to make pancake brownies just so I can have brownies in a flash. I’ve got every ingredient to make these pancakes except bananas. -_-” Soon, I will.

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Megan July 24, 2013 at 4:03 pm

I love when the ingredients are on hand. Totally means it’s meant to be.

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Amy | Club Narwhal July 23, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Oh, Megan, this Michigan heat has been killing me! Though we have had a lovely few days 🙂 I love banana bread more than a normal person should and but never thought to make the delicious stuff into pancakes. Needless to say, I am super pumped about these!

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Megan July 24, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Right?! I’m so glad this week is breezy and awesome! It’s perfect baking (and napping) weather!

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Ana Fernandez July 23, 2013 at 12:44 pm

om nom nom they looks delish girl! Love pancakes and this banana bread pancakes are the perfect way to stay out of the oven

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Megan July 24, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Thanks, Ana! <3

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cindy July 23, 2013 at 12:58 pm

girl, you know how to do weekend breakfast up right!

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Megan July 24, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Breakfast diet.

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Nicole July 23, 2013 at 3:21 pm

This summer has been pretty brutal in the heat and rain department, but these banana bread pancakes make it all better! So pretty!

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Megan July 24, 2013 at 4:04 pm

For real! The storms come out of nowhere! It’s kinda redonk. And yeah! Pancakes totally help. 🙂

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Laura Dembowski July 23, 2013 at 8:43 pm

Yay for pancakes! These look great and like the perfect banana bread substitute.

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Megan July 24, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Thanks, Laura!

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Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion July 24, 2013 at 1:30 pm

What a great idea. My sister is vising soon and I always like to do pancakes at least one morning!

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Megan July 24, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Thanks, Tracy! You’ve got a lucky sister!

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Aggie July 24, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Um, yes please. Pass me a plate of these!! They sound delicious.

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val July 25, 2013 at 9:02 am

I could eat plate after plate of this deliciousness.

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Khloe Lo July 27, 2013 at 2:36 pm

that looks so yummy!!
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Cameron January 25, 2014 at 12:09 pm

I think you may have included a typo for the coconut oil. It says 3/4 cup, but that seemed like a lot so I double checked on Adrianna’s cookbook that you reference. She calls for 1/4 cup of oil. I just wanted to mention it to ensure everyone ends up with an awesome result. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Im excited to share it with my family.

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Megan January 25, 2014 at 12:23 pm

You’re so right, Cameron! It’s fixed now. Thank you so much!

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mellie January 17, 2015 at 3:02 am

Hi, these look amazing thank for sharing we are going to make these Sun. I make and freeze pancakes all the time. Just a nice alternative to cereal for my kids on school mornings. Can these be frozen as this isn’t your typical generic pancake recipe (additional wet ingreds. have me wondering) it is the MOTHER LOAD of pancake recipes? Thanks again for taking the time to share this recipe.

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