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 healthy pancake option. This banana pancake recipe is truly a treasure. The pancakes taste incredible, they use simple ingredients, and they turn out fluffy every time! This easy recipe is one you'll want to use again and again for a scrumptious healthy breakfast.
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. Avoid overripe bananas that are black.
- 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 work great in this recipe. Use your favorite kind! You can also use a little Greek yogurt for extra protein.
- 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, until golden brown. Repeat this step with the remaining batter. You should have 6 pancakes.
6. Garnish with fresh bananas, butter, and/or drizzle with maple syrup.
Tips for the best Banana Pancakes
- Make sure your baking soda and baking powder are not expired. When we use expired leavening agents, the pancakes do not rise and result in dense and flat pancakes that are anything but fluffy.
- Mash the bananas really well. This can only be done when they are ripe enough, so make sure you choose perfectly ripe and soft ones so you can mash bananas easily.
- Make it vegan. Using a flax egg and plant-based milk can make these homemade banana pancakes perfect for any vegans in the family. It also adds extra fiber to the pancakes.
Add-ins and Substitutions
- Substitute the milk. Almost any milk will work in this recipe. If you are staying away from dairy try almond milk, coconut milk, or soy milk.
- Add fresh fruit. Try adding blueberries, chopped strawberries, pineapples, or raspberries.
- Substitute the flour. You may use whole wheat flour instead of white flour, or you can make these gluten-free with some gluten-free all-purpose flour or oat flour.
- Add chocolate and nuts. For more flavor, add some chocolate chips, almond butter, or chopped walnuts to these fluffy pancakes. They go great with the banana flavor. You can even add chocolate protein powder to this great recipe.
How to store and reheat them
Store these Healthy Banana Pancakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for next time. They can last for up to 5 days. Just reheat the leftover pancakes in the microwave or in the oven.
HEALTHY BANANA PANCAKES FAQs
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
- Puree the bananas with potato masher or fork.2 medium bananas
- Add almond milk, eggs and whisk until smooth.½ cup almond milk (or milk of your choice), 2 eggs
- 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.1 cup flour, 1 tsp baking powder, ½ tsp baking soda
- 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!