Banana pancakes have long been a favorite in my home. The addition of ripened bananas makes a classic breakfast just a little sweeter. My kids especially love them when I sprinkle in a few chocolate chips!
If you’re currently making pancakes using a store bought mix I bet you’ll be surprised by just how easy it is to make them from scratch. It’s truly not hard! You’ll feel great knowing exactly what ingredients are in the pancakes plus you likely already have everything you need on hand!
This recipe uses only 8 ingredients and takes about 20 minutes to make.
Here’s a quick tip for you! I add a small dab of butter (ghee or coconut oil works great too) to my nonstick pan before adding my pancake batter. It flavors the entire pancake far better than spreading butter on after it’s cooked (we skip that) and your kids may consume a bit less butter this way. I don’t know about you but mine can get heavy handed with the butter knife.
These pancakes are just perfect on the weekend when the whole family is together or on a weekday morning if you have a few spare minutes. I so hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- 1 beaten egg
- 1½ cup milk
- 1½ ripe bananas, mashed
- ⅓ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Combine your flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Stir.
- Stir in your beaten egg, milk, and mashed bananas.
- For each pancake pour about a ¼ cup or less (depending on if you like smaller pancakes) onto a hot skillet or griddle. I prefer a nonstick pan with a small dab of butter.
- Sprinkle a few chocolate chips on the side facing up.
- Cook on each side on medium heat until your pancakes are a golden brown.This typically takes approximately 2 minutes per side.
- Top with syrup, sliced bananas, and a few chocolate chips.