Easy Banana pancakes with mixed berries

Banana pancakes with maple syrup

I first made these Easy Banana pancakes with mixed berries after smelling the aroma of ripe bananas and having inexplicable craving for banana pancakes.

It’s not something that I ordinarily make for breakfast but I decided that enough is enough, I am making my own banana pancakes!

Banana pancakes are usually a bit boring and I paired it with mixed berries for some flavor contrast. I wondered whether the same batter could be used for banana fritters and adapted it slightly for my Banana fritters recipe.

How to elevate a simple pancake recipe

  • Use overripe bananas to add depth of flavor and intense sweetness.
  • Add a little lemon juice is to prevent the banana discoloring.
  • Adding the melted butter to the batter gives it a soft and tender crumb.

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Banana pancakes with maple syrup

Easy Banana pancakes with mixed berries

These tender and fluffy easy banana pancakes served with mixed berries and maple syrup make a delicious breakfast.
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Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 327kcal
Author: Razena Schroeder

Ingredients

Pancakes

  • 260 grams banana (approximately 2 extra large banana)
  • 2.5 ml lemon juice (approximately 1/2 teaspoon)
  • 1 egg (large)
  • 30 ml fine granulated sugar (approximately 2 tablespoons)
  • 187 grams cake flour, sifted (approximately 330ml or 1 1/3 cups)
  • 10 ml baking powder (approximately 2 level teaspoons)
  • 250 ml milk
  • 30 ml butter (melted (approximately 2 tablespoons))
  • 1.25 ml salt (adjust to taste)
  • 30 ml oil or butter (to brush the pan)

Garnish

  • 250 ml mixed berries (strawberries, blackberries, raspberries for serving)
  • 60 ml Maple syrup or honey (as required)

Instructions

  • In a medium size bowl break up the banana then mash it with a fork until mostly smooth with a few small lumps.
  • Add the lemon juice to prevent the banana browning.
  • Add the egg and sugar and whisk together until combined.
  • Add the milk and mix lightly.
  • Add the sifted flour and baking powder and salt and mix until combined but not smooth.
  • Lastly add the melted butter.
  • Take care not to over mix.

To cook the pancakes

  • Heat the pan on medium and brush oil onto the surface of the pan, then wipe it off with a piece of paper towel.
  • Drop 60ml or 1/4 cup per pancake onto the hot surface.
  • When it starts to bubble, flip the pancake and cook for another 30 seconds on the other side. Serve with mixed fresh berries and maple syrup.

To cook the fritters

  • Heat the pan on medium and add the oil for frying.
  • Drop 30 ml of batter per fritter and cook until you see bubbles appear on the surface.
  • Flip and cook on the other side for another 30 seconds. Remove and allow to drain on kitchen paper towels.
  • Sprinkle with the sugar and cinnamon mixture.

Notes

To make it a bit more wholesome, you may replace 1/2 cup of the flour with wholewheat flour. This may require additional milk.
If you don't want to use maple syrup, cut up the strawberries and add some honey or granulated sugar before adding the rest of the berries. Allow to macerate for at least 20 minutes before using.

Nutrition

Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g (17%) | Protein: 6g (12%) | Fat: 11g (17%) | Saturated Fat: 6g (30%) | Cholesterol: 52mg (17%) | Sodium: 184mg (8%) | Potassium: 464mg (13%) | Fiber: 3g (12%) | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 8.1% | Vitamin C: 6% | Calcium: 14.4% | Iron: 4.1%

Nutritional information for the recipe is approximate only and we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given.

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28 Comments

  • Reply
    Amanda@ChewTown
    October 23, 2015 at 7:59 am

    Banana pancakes are utter perfection. These look so amazing with your topping of mixed berries.

    • Reply
      Razena
      October 23, 2015 at 10:00 pm

      I love something fresh and colorful with breakfast, and fresh berries fit that bill perfectly.

  • Reply
    Ange
    October 23, 2015 at 1:26 am

    What a versatile batter! I’ll have a banana fritter with a stack of pancakes please! Yum

    • Reply
      Razena
      October 23, 2015 at 1:56 am

      I love recipes that can be multipurpose. This one is lovely both ways 🙂

  • Reply
    Olivia @ Olivia's Cuisine
    October 22, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    My grandmother always made banana pancakes for us. However, she would slice the bananas and add them to the batter. Then she would sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top of the pancakes and we would devour the whole batch. Oh, how I miss those days!

    Definitely putting your recipe on next week’s menu. You brought me good memories with your post! 🙂

    • Reply
      Razena
      October 22, 2015 at 8:11 pm

      I am pleased that the post brought back happy memories for you, as it did for me. My mum also liked the banana slices in her banana fritters instead of having it all mashed up 🙂

  • Reply
    Rafeeda @ The Big Sweet Tooth
    October 22, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Can I have that right now? 🙂

    • Reply
      Razena
      October 22, 2015 at 3:25 pm

      You have to wait until the next batch in shaa ALLAH 🙂

  • Reply
    Donna
    October 21, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    We love banana pancakes around here – they are so easy, and your version sounds great 🙂 Glad the fritters worked out for you!!!

    • Reply
      Razena
      October 22, 2015 at 3:24 pm

      Haha… the fritters worked out too well! I ate them before taking a photo. At least I have an excuse to make another batch soon 🙂

  • Reply
    Claudia ! Gourmet Project
    October 21, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    You made my day with this banana pancakes, just the picture made me smile and slurp!

    • Reply
      Razena
      October 21, 2015 at 2:53 pm

      Haha… I hope you try it sometime and let me know what you think 🙂

  • Reply
    shobha
    October 21, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    Perfect breakfast !

    • Reply
      Razena
      October 21, 2015 at 2:53 pm

      It’s quick and easy 🙂

  • Reply
    Manju | Cooking Curies
    October 21, 2015 at 10:09 am

    My son loves banana pancakes. Always nice to have one more good recipe on hand 🙂

    • Reply
      Razena
      October 21, 2015 at 10:21 am

      I hope he likes this one too 🙂

  • Reply
    Silvia @ Ribas with Love
    October 20, 2015 at 5:28 am

    I love banana pancakes and haven’t made them in a long time. Nice recipe!!

    • Reply
      Razena
      October 20, 2015 at 11:09 am

      Thanks Silvia. I hope you try this and let me know what you think 🙂

  • Reply
    Amanda @ Cookie Named Desire
    October 20, 2015 at 1:11 am

    This sounds so good! But honestly, I hope you don’t give up on the banana fritters. It’s been years since I’ve had them and I am sure yours would be fantastic!

    • Reply
      Razena
      October 20, 2015 at 11:08 am

      Haha, no way can I forget the fritters… I ate them all and then realized I had not taken any photos 🙂

  • Reply
    Mark
    October 19, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    We had pancakes with strawberries and yogurt this morning for breakfast. I love them so am always looking for new ideas. These look great! Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply
      Razena
      October 20, 2015 at 11:07 am

      You are most welcome. I hope you try them and let me know what you think 🙂

  • Reply
    Sandi (@sandigtweets)
    October 19, 2015 at 7:42 am

    These pancakes look incredible. I love the bananas you used to sweeten them.

    • Reply
      Razena
      October 20, 2015 at 11:07 am

      Thanks Sandi. The sweeter the banana, the less sugar required so I tend to use very ripe bananas.

  • Reply
    Nagi@RecipeTinEats
    October 19, 2015 at 1:33 am

    I’ve never tried pancakes with banana IN the actual pancake!! I love this, thank you!!

    • Reply
      Razena
      October 20, 2015 at 11:06 am

      You are most welcome :). Adding the banana in the batter means I use less sugar, which is always a plus, coming from a family of diabetics.

  • Reply
    Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes
    October 18, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Now that is the perfect stack of pancakes, yum! Definitely have to make these one lazy weekend for breakfast.

    • Reply
      Razena
      October 18, 2015 at 10:29 pm

      Thank you 🙂 They are quick and easy to make, so perfect even for the laziest of days. Let me know how they turned out for you 🙂

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