This recipe is a great way to use up overripe bananas. They will keep in the refrigerator for a couple days and can be reheated in the oven or microwave. You can also freeze them. We love these pancakes with banana slices on top and maple syrup. Children as well as grownups will ask for more! You can double the recipe.

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt, (optional)
2 tablespoons white granulated sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk
1 large banana, peeled and mashed


Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add sugar, melted butter, vanilla extract, egg and buttermilk. Mix with spoon. Fold in mashed banana. I use 1/3 cup of batter for each pancake and cook on hot griddle or in skillet until brown on both sides. Makes 6 – 8 pancakes.

Note: I always add a little butter to my griddle or skillet when cooking but you can use oil or cooking spray.

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  1. Terri Fant says:

    I made these this morning with a side of bacon. Delicious

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