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Easy Banana Pancakes

So, I inevitably have bananas that get to a point where I won’t eat them. Too ripe, too soft, too mushy, and very bad for my not-so-good digestive system. I have made banana brownies, pina coloda blondies, this banana sheet cake, etc. My grandfather doesn’t eat muffins or breads, so those don’t get made either. But you get sick of the same ol’ same ol’ and thus I decided to throw a bunch of ingredients in a bowl and see if it turned out. Thus these pancakes were made.

Easy Banana Pancakes

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Easy to make banana pancakes that will please everyone...even banana haters since the banana flavor is not strong or even noticeable.


  • 2 bananas
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup pancake flour


  1. In a small mixing bowl, mash your bananas.
  2. Add your melted butter and stir to combine.
  3. Add all of the ingredients through molasses and mix thoroughly until everything is well incorporated.
  4. Stir in your pancake flour. If the consistency is too runny, add additional pancake flour a teaspoon at a time until it reaches your desired consistency.
  5. Heat your griddle and lightly grease the surface. Pour on the batter to the size you desire. The batter makes either two large pancakes or four smaller pancakes.

I did not actually take a picture of these pancakes before they got eaten, sadly. The ingredients may seem a bit on the odd side, but they go very well together and even my grandfather who, as I said, really isn’t a banana bread, muffin, or cake fan enjoyed these pancakes.

Serve them with some delicious maple syrup or sprinkle them with powdered sugar and cocoa. If you want to get more adventurous, you can add some mini chocolate chips and finely chopped nuts to the batter. I think these would go excellently with a brown sugar glaze I concocted, too.


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