These delicious and filling banana cinnamon pancakes are made to share. When garnished with toasted walnuts, sliced bananas, and drizzled with maple syrup, every bite is a fork full of delicious flavors!
The secret to this pancake recipe is to mash the banana into the batter. The mashed banana will act as a binding agent, making for light, delicate pancakes. This is a great way to use up leftover bananas as well because the riper they are, the sweeter they will taste in the batter.
When making this recipe, you want to make sure the batter still holds together when pouring it into the frying pan but is not thick enough to have clumps.
Another way to make a delicious batter is to whisk all your dry ingredients first, especially the baking powder. This will ensure that the pancakes will rise evenly. Then you can incorporate the wet ingredients.
What You Need To Make Banana Cinnamon Pancakes
The majority of these ingredients can be found in your baking drawer or pantry. If you are not a fan of walnuts, try using sliced almonds, fresh berries, or even whipped cream.
- Baking powder
How To Make Banana Cinnamon Pancakes
Combine the dry ingredients: In a large bowl, add all your dry ingredients and whisk to combine. This will ensure that every pancake will rise evenly.
Add the wet ingredients and mix: Mash bananas with a fork. Add mashed banana, milk, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients. Whisk to combine until no clumps remain.
Cook the pancakes: Heat a large frying pan on medium heat. Add 1 tbsp of butter, followed by ⅓ cup of batter into the pan. Cook for two minutes or until one side is golden on the edges and there are bubbles around the top of the pancake. Flip and repeat until all the pancakes are cooked.
Stack and serve: Once all your pancakes are ready, stack them high, top with toasted walnuts and sliced fresh banana, and drizzle with maple syrup. Enjoy!
How can I add more protein?
If you’re looking for a protein-rich pancake, I suggest adding a scoop of protein powder. Depending on how dry the protein powder is, you may need to thicken the batter. Try a tablespoon of milk at a time until it gets back to the proper consistency.
Do cinnamon and banana go together?
Cinnamon and banana are the perfect pair and taste amazing together in this pancake recipe.
Can I use a pancake mix?
You can definitely use pancake mix if you’re looking for a quick fix. Just substitute the dry ingredients for the pancake mix and follow the pancake mix instructions. If you’re looking for a twist, add the cinnamon and mashed banana into the pancake mix as well as the sliced banana on top.
Banana Cinnamon Pancakes
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 ripe banana mashed
- 1 large egg
- ¾ cup milk
- 1 banana sliced to garnish
- maple syrup for serving
- ¼ walnuts crushed to garnish
- In a large bowl, add all your dry ingredients and whisk to combine.
- Add mashed banana, milk, and vanilla extract.
- Whisk to combine until no clumps remain.
- Heat a large frying pan on medium heat, add 1 tbsp of butter followed by ⅓ cup of batter into the pan.
- Cook for 2 minutes or until one side is golden on the edges and there are bubbles around the top of the pancake.
- Flip and repeat until all the pancakes are cooked.
- Once all your pancakes are ready, stack them high, top with toasted walnuts and sliced fresh banana, and drizzle with maple syrup.
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Matthew is a recipe developer and food photographer based in Canada. He enjoys all things food, drink and makes his best decisions with a mimosa in hand.