Banana Pancakes

Makes about 1 1/2 Dozen

There are a few ways to make banana pancakes: You can top your favorite pancake recipe with sliced bananas, add banana to the pancake batter, or add fruit slices to pancakes as they cook. Our kid-friendly recipe is an innovative twist on the last approach. Each miniature flapjack has a banana slice in its center.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for sauteing banana slices

  • 2 bananas, peeled and sliced into ¼-inch-thick rounds


  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees. Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Add egg, milk, and butter; whisk until combined but still slightly lumpy.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Place 5 banana rounds in pan, about 3 inches apart. Spoon 1 tablespoon batter over each; cook until large bubbles cover surface, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip, and cook until bottom is golden, about 1 minute more. Transfer to a baking sheet, and keep warm in the oven.

  3. Repeat with remaining banana rounds and batter. Saute extra banana slices in butter until golden; serve with pancakes.

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