Banana Bread Pancakes

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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.

Banana Bread Pancakes // take a megabite

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


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


  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 thoughts on “Banana Bread Pancakes”

  1. 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.

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

    1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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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