These kid-friendly Healthy Banana Pancakes are easy to make and so fluffy and tasty. And there’s no added sugar! These are a must-try for any pancake lover.
Since my husband and I are trying to cut back on sugar, but both love pancakes, I’ve been experimenting a lot in the kitchen trying to come up with a healthier alternative. This banana pancake recipe is truly a treasure. The pancakes taste incredible, the ingredient list is simple and they turn out fluffy every time!
If you are following my blog along, you’ve already noticed that I am adding step-by-step photos and instructional videos to all of my recipes. A lot of people enjoy just scrolling through the photos and getting an idea of what goes into a recipe. So, now you’ve got a delicious recipe and step-by-step instructions – it is a “no fail” scenario. Good morning and let’s start cooking!!!
- Ripe Bananas. The key word here is “ripe.” Not only do ripe bananas add extra sweetness, but they also make smoother pancake batter with fewer lumps.
- Eggs. A lot of you have asked if eggs can be substituted in this recipe. I have tested some common egg substitutes and the results weren't good. Sorry, but this recipe requires eggs.
- Milk. Both dairy and nut milk works great in this recipe. Use your favorite kind!
- Flour. Use regular white flour or whole wheat flour.
- Raising ingredients: baking powder + baking soda make the fluffiest pancakes!
How to make these Healthy Banana Pancakes
1. To prepare the pancakes, puree the bananas with a potato masher or fork until smooth. Add almond milk (you may use regular milk if you prefer).
2. Add the eggs and whisk the mixture.
3. Add flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
4. Mix the batter gently and try not to over-mix. A few lumps are OK. 🙂 If the mixture looks too thin, add a little extra flour. Heat up a non-stick skillet on medium heat. Using ⅓ cup as a measure, scoop the batter onto the skillet.
5. In about 1 minute you should see some bubbles appear. Flip the pancake over and fry for another minute. Repeat this step with the remaining batter. You should have 6 pancakes.
6. Garnish with fresh bananas, butter, and/or drizzle with maple syrup.
How easy was that? I cannot wait for you to try these banana pancakes, friends!!!
HEALTHY BANANA PANCAKES FAQs
What kind of milk will work best?
Almost any milk will work in this recipe. If you are staying away from dairy try almond, coconut, or soy milk.
What kind of flour to use?
You may use whole wheat flour instead of white flour.
What can I add to these Healthy Banana Pancakes?
Try adding blueberries, chopped strawberries, pineapples, walnuts or chocolate chips.
My pancakes didn't turn out well. What went wrong?
I am sorry to hear that, but give these another chance. The most common reason is not using RIPE bananas and also not mashing them well. Also, did you use the correct baking powder and baking soda measurements?
Fluffy, sweet, and yummy, these banana pancakes are always a hit at our breakfast table! I've shared this recipe with many of my friends and their kids love these too!
KIDS LOVE THESE HEALTHY BANANA PANCAKES!
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Healthy Banana Pancakes
- 2 medium bananas
- ½ cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup flour (I use Organic Unbleached White All Purpose Flour)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- Puree the bananas with potato masher or fork.
- Add almond milk, eggs and whisk until smooth.
- Add flour, baking powder and baking soda. Mix the batter gently and try not to over mix. A few lumps are fine. If the mixture looks too thin, add a little extra flour.
- Heat up a non-stick skillet on medium heat. Using ⅓ cup as a measure, scoop the batter onto the skillet.
- In about 1 minute you should see some bubbles appear. Flip the pancake over and fry for another minute. Repeat this step with the remaining batter. You should have 6 pancakes.
- Garnish with fresh bananas and drizzle with maple syrup. Enjoy!
Delicious! Best healthy banana pancake recipe I’ve come across. Thank you!
Tania Sheff says
Thank you, Liz!
I have searched high and low for a good banana pancake recipe, they've all been flat and soggy but these are the BEST pancakes I've ever had, even ones without banana! My 9 month old daughter loves them and we add blueberries sometimes to the mix and she shovels them in! I lost the recipe and couldn't remember your site but so glad I found it again!
Tania Sheff says
Thank you so much, Lauren! It means a lot to me!
These banana pancakes are totally awesome-my son couldn't get enough of them! I doubled the batch using almond milk, 6 small extremely ripe bananas, a pinch of Himalayan Sea Salt, a pinch of cinnamon, a dash of nutmeg, and some chopped walnuts and these pancakes turned out to be the "Best banana pancakes ever!" Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful recipe with everyone.
Tania Sheff says
Thank you, Gwen! This means a lot to me!
My daughter devoured them. She said they are the best pancakes ever! We added some cinnamon to the mix. I think next we might add a little more bananas but great as is 🙂
Tania Sheff says
Thank you so much, Dara!