Homemade pancakes are a delicious breakfast staple that we make practically every weekend. There is something so wonderfully satisfying about cutting into a tall stack of fluffy, moist, and tender pancakes dripping with maple syrup. We add bananas to a classic foolproof Bisquick pancakes recipe to put a fun and tasty twist on everyone’s favorite morning treat. I’m just going to say it: The family is going to go bananas for this ultimate Bisquick pancake recipe!
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Why We Love ThIs Recipe
Stacks of soft and tender pancakes are what weekend dreams are made of. Lightly sweet, warm, fluffy, and satisfying – a good pancake is the top breakfast comfort food. We love to add sweet bananas to take this classic morning favorite to another level!
The recipe we are sharing here is similar to our popular Ultimate Bisquick Pancakes and Pumpkin Pancakes recipes but includes fresh bananas for a fruity twist.
These banana pancakes are made with Bisquick for a no-fail batter that uses 6 simple ingredients! Everything is combined in one bowl, and the flapjacks quickly cook in 10 short minutes in a skillet or on a griddle. So the golden pancakes are as easy to make as they’re yummy to devour.
The best banana pancakes are perfect to slather with butter and generously drizzle with maple syrup… And a sprinkling of chopped nuts makes them taste like banana bread pancakes!
Every bite of fluffy banana pancakes melts in your mouth and leaves you wanting more. Kids, adults – and even those teens with particular tastes – will absolutely love these delicious pancakes for a fun breakfast treat. Make a batch in just 15 minutes to add some pep to any morning routine!
Looking for a great recipe to use that discard from your sourdough starter? Make our recipe for Sourdough Pancakes and add bananas!
Ingredient Notes and Substitutions
You likely have most if not all of the 6 ingredients you need ready to go in the kitchen right now. And I highly suggest you keep them stocked at all times… You never know when you’ll wake up with a hankering for homemade pancakes with bananas!
- Bisquick baking mix – No Bisquick? Not a problem! Make your own baking mix to use in this and other recipes that call for a boxed baking mix.
- Eggs – Use large eggs for the best results.
- Bananas – The riper the better!
- Milk – We prefer whole milk, but you can also use low-fat milk such as 2 percent. You can also use a dairy free alternative like almond milk or oat milk.
- Butter – we used unsalted butter, but you can also use salted butter if you want a hint of salty flavor.
- Baking powder – this makes the pancakes extra fluffy so don’t skip this one!
Make the ultimate pancakes without bananas! Get our ultimate Bisquick pancakes recipe for banana-free pancakes.
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Heart Smart Bisquick Mix is also a great option you can use to make these fluffy banana pancakes.
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Kitchen Tools Needed
- Electric Griddle (or any type of flat-top griddle) or skillet
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How to make the Best Banana Pancakes
Preheat and oil the griddle or skillet.
Mix together everything but the bananas with a whisk or fork until just blended.
Mash one of the bananas (reserve the other to slice) and gently fold it into the pancake mixture. There may be some small lumps.
Slice the second banana into round slices and set aside for garnish.
Once the pancake mixture starts to bubble, it’s ready to cook.
Depending on the size of pancakes you prefer, use 1/4 to 1/3 cup of batter for each banana pancake. Add pancake batter to the griddle.
Cook pancakes for about 1-2 minutes, until there are bubbles across the top of the pancakes and the edges are dry. Using a pancake turner, turn and cook the other side until the pancake is golden brown.
Keep the bananas warm until they are all ready to serve.
Top with sliced bananas and serve hot with butter and warmed maple syrup or honey. Garnish with chopped walnuts or pecans, if desired.
Frequenty Asked Questions
You can easily substitute the Bisquick in this recipe by making your own homemade baking mix with this easy recipe: How to Make Homemade Bisquick.
I recommend using butter for the absolute best taste. However, if you need to use canola oil or another type of oil for dietary concerns, then use that. I do not recommend using margarine as the ingredients in it can vary between brands and provide inconsistent results.
If your banana pancakes are mushy then they are likely undercooked. Be sure to wait to see bubbles on the top of the batter, and look for drying edges before turning the pancake. Pancakes should be golden brown when fully cooked.
The secrets to great pancakes are to avoid overmixing the pancake batter, to wait until the batter bubbles before pouring it onto the griddle, to let the pancake rise and bubble before turning, and to just turn the pancake once when cooking. These secret tips will give you the best pancakes ever.
The Full Banana Pancakes with Bisquick Recipe
Bisquick Banana Pancakes
- 2 cups Bisquick baking mix (see notes for a DIY baking mix)
- 2 large eggs, slightly beaten
- 2 ripe bananas
- ¾ cup milk
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- Lightly grease griddle or skillet with cooking oil. Heat electric griddles to 350°F, or heat skillets over medium-low heat.
- Mix baking mix, eggs, milk, butter, and baking powder together in a medium bowl with a whisk or fork until just blended. Mash one of the bananas (reserve the other to slice) and stir into the pancake mixture. There may be some small lumps. Once the pancake mixture starts to bubble, it's ready to cook.
- Thinly slice the second banana into round slices and set aside for garnish.
- Depending on the size of pancakes you prefer, use 1/4 to 1/3 cup of batter for each banana pancake. Add pancake batter to the griddle. Cook pancakes for about 1-2 minutes, until there are bubbles across the top of the pancakes and the edges are dry. Using a pancake turner, turn and cook the other side until the pancake is golden brown.
- Top with sliced bananas and serve hot with butter and warmed maple syrup or honey. Garnish with chopped walnuts or pecans, if desired.
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