How To Make Banana Pancakes With Pancake Mix


If you want to know how to make banana pancakes with pancake mix, then you have come to the right place. The following article will show you how to make banana pancakes with pancake mix.

Learn how to make banana pancakes with pancake mix with this easy recipe. If you’re bored of plain hunger pancakes, here’s a fun way to change things up!

How To Make Banana Pancakes With Pancake Mix

Banana Pancakes are easy to make and one of the best ways to use ripe bananas. This is like having Banana Bread in pancake form.

The pancake batter can be made ahead and refrigerated overnight, plus the pancakes reheat really well. Also, the kids love these so we’re winning the breakfast battles with this recipe.

Stack of banana pancakes drizzled with maple syrup

We love fluffy homemade pancakes from Ricotta Pancakes to Dutch Baby Pancakes. If you are looking for a new favorite breakfast, these Banana Pancakes are a must-try. They are also very easy to make.

Banana Pancake Recipe Video:


A New Family Favorite!

When we find a new family favorite, we always know it’s a hit when it lands on our regular rotation. These Banana pancakes were a big win with everyone in the family. Here’s Why:

  • Make-Ahead Batter – you can cover and refrigerate the batter overnight then make the pancakes the next day using cold batter right out of the fridge. This is perfect for busy mornings or camping trips.
  • Reheat Well – these pancakes can be reheated on a skillet, in the toaster, or in the air fryer until warmed through.
  • Soft and Moist – these pancakes have a tender crumb and go down easy.
  • Naturally Sweetened – most of the sweetness comes from the bananas. You can omit the 1 Tbsp of sugar if you are cutting out processed sugars.
Slice removed from banana pancakes to show center texture

Ingredients for Banana Pancakes

The key to making great banana pancakes is in using overripe bananas. Just like with making Banana Bread, the more overripe, the sweeter your recipe will be.

  • Bananas – 2 medium bananas should be about 1 cup mashed
  • Dry ingredients – (basic pantry staples) all-purpose flour, only 1 Tablespoon sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  • Buttermilk – activates the baking soda and adds a hint of tangy flavor.
  • Eggs – these can be cold, right out of the fridge
  • Butter – adding melted butter to the batter makes the pancakes rich and moist.
  • Vanilla extract – use real vanilla extract for the best taste
Ingredients for making banana pancakes with very ripe bananas

How to Make Banana Pancakes

  1. Mash Bananas – use a fork to mash the bananas into a chunky applesauce consistency.
  2. Combine wet ingredients – whisk together buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, mashed bananas, and melted butter.
  3. Combine dry ingredients – whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the center.
  4. Whisk wet and dry ingredients – mix just until combined, and do not overmix. The batter should be lumpy.
  5. Cook pancakes – Heat a cast-iron skillet or non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add 1 Tbsp oil then sautee for about 2 minutes per side.
How to mash bananas and make banana pancakes batter

Pro Tip: Use a trigger release ice cream scoop for easy and even portioning of the batter into the skillet. It’s also less messy.


Since hearing this song years ago, I’ve had a hankering to try banana pancakes. Unbelievably, I never have…until Saturday.

This weekend I had 3 pretty ripe (yellow with some browning) bananas. I was making pancakes and breakfast for my friend and kids.

I decided to end the long-awaited-yet-highly-anticipated-hankering-for-banana-pancakes (don’t you just love long hyphenated words?) that I have had. So, I mashed them up and added a few other ingredients to the pancake mix I had on hand.

A little experimentation resulted in an excellent pancake/flapjack that was even more delicious than I thought a banana pancake would be.

Really, these are a ‘must-try.’ They are moist, flavorful, and filling. Also, they hold their shape like a pancake or flapjack.

They are excellent with a variety of toppings: peanut butter, Nutella, honey, syrup, butter, jelly, fresh fruit, and/or whipping cream.

Convenience is always nice for breakfast foods. By using a pre-made pancake mix this recipe can be prepped in just a few minutes! I will be making banana pancakes regularly from now on.


  1. Mix mashed up ripe bananas, syrup, vanilla, water, and pancake mix in a bowl.
  2. Heat pan or skillet to medium heat or 350 F.
  3. Spray non-stick cooking spray onto surface of pan or griddle. Once the griddle is hot (test by dropping a drop of water on the pan—it should make a hissing sound and evaporate quickly), pour 1/4-1/2 cup of batter onto the pan.

    Because of the banana, these pancakes will be heavier and a little more difficult to flip than a normal one.If the side face-down is cooked to a light brown and most of the air bubbles are popped you should try to flip it. You get a good scoop underneath almost the entire pancake with a spatula, and they will flip just fine.Cook the other side until light brown or cooked through as well.
  4. Top with one or more of the following: syrup, peanut butter, Nutella, butter, jelly, honey, marshmallow creme, fresh fruit, whipping cream, ice cream, etc.

Makes 20 4-inch pancakes

Prep. 5 minutes

Cook 3 minutes per pancake

Easy banana pancakes

  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:5 mins
    • Cook:10 mins
  • Easy
  • Makes 12 pancakes

Turn overripe, blackened bananas into sweet and fluffy American-style pancakes. Serve with syrup and crunchy, toasted pecan nuts as a delicious brunch treat



  • 350g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250ml whole milk
  • butter, for frying

To serve

  • 2 just ripe bananas, sliced
  • maple syrup (optional)
  • pecan halves, toasted and roughly chopped (optional)


  • STEP 1Sieve the flour, baking powder and a generous pinch of salt into a large bowl. In a separate mixing bowl, mash the very ripe bananas with a fork until smooth, then whisk in the eggs, vanilla extract and milk. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients, tip in the wet ingredients and swiftly whisk together to create a smooth, silky batter.
  • STEP 2Heat a little knob of butter in a large non-stick pan over a medium heat. Add 2-3 tbsp of the batter to the pan and cook for several minutes, or until small bubbles start appearing on the surface. Flip the pancake over and cook for 1-2 mins on the other side. Repeat with the remaining batter, keeping the pancakes warm in a low oven.
  • STEP 3Stack the pancakes on plates and top with the banana slices, a glug of sticky maple syrup and a handful of pecan nuts, if you like.

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