Whole Wheat Brown Sugar Banana Bread Pancakes.
They taste good with cherries.
Apples and bacon too.
They make slept-in mornings with toothpaste stains eight thousand times better.
They are what my dad stuffs with blueberries.
They probably wouldn’t be good with things like broccoli or beans… because that’s just weird.
Oh! But they do taste good with potatoes. Hmmpf.
They taste extra excellent with ice cream on top.
Even better steaming hot with oozing butter… then ice cream on top. Plus a sweet strawberry.
They save marriages. Mine included.
They aren’t the best choice for breakfast when you want to wear a string bikini.
They often slip you into a welcoming food coma that causes you to desk nap.
They are darn good.
They are cake. For breakfast. Win. Obvious win.
Seriously. Cakes for breakfast?! Whoever decided this was genius.
Now hold your horses. I’m well aware that banana pancakes are not a new development. I mean, according to my iTunes, Jack Johnson wants to make them for me all the time. He’s super sweet.
I feel bad declining him day after day.
But it’s the combination… the bananas, the brown sugar, the maple vanilla glaze… that has etched this breakfast into the rotation at our house. This is a thing. A big thing. It’s like… banana bread… in pancake form. For reals.
There is a reason this is huge. When I make banana bread, it mysteriously disappears within 24 hours. Sometimes it even disappears before the other member of this household arrives home from a long, strenuous day at work. I have no idea how. Really I don’t. It just… evaporates into thin air. I think it might have something to do with the “skinny slice rule.” You know… skinny slices don’t count. Yeah.
So now people can eat banana bread without stuffing an entire loaf down their face. I find this to be extremely beneficial. And satisfying.
Whole Wheat Brown Sugar Banana Bread Pancakes
makes 12 pancakes
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2/3 cup milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 large ripe bananas, mashed
2 tablespoons butter, melted
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large bowl. Measure out the milk and add the vanilla extract to it. Whisk together the dry ingredients and add in milk and vanilla, stirring to combine. The mixture will still be dry. Add in mashed bananas and mix. Add in melted butter and stir until batter is somewhat smooth.
Heat a skillet or grilled on medium heat. Using a 1/3 cup measure, spoon batter into rounds and cook until bubbles form on top – about 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook for a minute or two more. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve hot with butter and syrup, or the vanilla maple glaze.
Note: if you don’t have/can’t find whole wheat pastry flour, use 1 cup of regular whole wheat and 1 cup of all purpose. Or 2 cups of all purpose.
Vanilla Maple Glaze
1/2 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir until smooth. Pour over pancakes.
Want to come for breakfast? You can bring the bacon.
448 Comments on “Whole Wheat Brown Sugar Banana Bread Pancakes.”
Jack Johnson… you are too much. Now that song will be in my head all morning. Thanks!
oh my goodness! You would think those pancakes couldn’t get any better and then you added the maple glaze.
Heaven on a plate! :)
oh and your pics of your pancakes gave me an idea for the next tie I make them.
-Cut through all of them like pizzas and pour the syrup down in the crevasses ohhh yes! :)
this beats a bikini any day!
I have GOT to try the vanilla maple glaze. I think I could probably just drink that stuff! :)
It is deadly.
I’ve been running a fever the past three days and I still want these!
Banana pancakes are the best kind (in my book). I also like to throw some chocolate chips in there….it is a cake after all :) These look fantastic
I loooove the banana chocolate combo! P.S. I have been having trouble commenting on your blog! It won’t submit my comment??
Oh my goodness. These pancakes look fabulous. I love how fat and fluffy they are…awesome!
I won’t bring bacon, but I”ll bring my stomach.
Wow! I made pancakes this morning and now i’m seriously gutted that I didn’t see this post beforehand! These look amazing! But I do think my bikini would have to turn into a one piece!
First of all, wow those look and sound so amazing aaaaaand I will need to be making them this Saturday. Secondly, that first picture of the stack of pancakes is incredible. You are a very talented photographer!
Aw, thanks Laura!
My family would LOVE these! :)
i love pancakes … and bananas …. and brown sugar. These are awesome! My other favorite pancake – buttermilk brown sugar with thin slices of peach added after they have been dropped in the hot pan. They are like eating peach cobbler for breakfast – super win!
Those sound AMAZING.
On my way with the bacon. Those look fantastic. I love the syrup.
I’m there!!! Lol, Banana Pancakes is probably my favourite Jack Johnson song. I’ll come over, we can eat these, and “pretend like it’s the weekend now”… even though it’s only Wednesday. ;)
Let’s do it!
GAH! Just by adding “bread” to banana pancakes, you just helped this recipe jump to #1 on my MUST MAKE list.
Would it be possible to sub the butter for egg/oil?? We don’t keep butter in our house SORRY :(
Hahah this is funny… I actually was writing down how I *thought* this recipe would work and included an egg because that’s usually how I made my pancakes from scratch! It wasn’t until after I made them that I realized I forgot the egg. Oops. I definitely think you could try 1 egg or maybe just 1 tablespoon of vegetable/canola/coconut oil?
I really want to make these this weekend! They are mouth-watering!!
I love the skinny slice theory, I’ve been known to cut many skinny slices because “they are so small it can’t hurt”! That’s my story and I’m sticking to it haha. Those pancakes look divine!
Those look delicious!!
Such beautiful pancakes! I want them in my life immediately.
You had me at vanilla maple glaze. Seriously. I’m bookmarking this page for next weekend!
Yummy! Banana pancakes are my favorite!!!
These look beautiful! Love the whole wheat pastry flour in this recipe – healthy and lighter.
I don’t think pancakes get any better than this!! That vanilla maple glaze looks amazing.
Wow! Those look so delicious!! I am salivating. I think I want them so bad because here in Australia the price of our bananas have gone through the roof due to recent natural disasters and they are about $13/kg!! Totally nuts!! So I have not had a banana in about 3 months, and I so miss them!! However, I can make that amazing maple glaze, so thanks for sharing that with us:)
It may be cake for breakfast but at least it contains whole wheat flour and bananas. Those are healthy! I would add flaxseed to my batter just to amp up the nutrition profile, but that is just me.
I also <3 peanut butter, so I'd probably add a blob of that on top of my stack as well. :)
IM COMING OVER! but for reals (I love that you said that!) I am bookmarking and making this!
Definite win. Heaven on a plate.
Banana pancakes are my fab. If only I had more time in the mornings! Anticipating the weekend so I can get to baking!
The next time I am in trouble, Keith is totally getting these!!!
These look awesome…. but you also need to check out my post. http://cookingonwhim.blogspot.com/2011/06/pineapple-upside-down-pancakes.html
I was in Sea Isle last week and made these. I am positive that you would make these WAY BETTER than I did, but I bet you will appreciate them anyway!
Ohhh M. Gee.
holy moly girl!
the photos are splendid. makes me just want to REACH into my screen and eat these!
The recipe is of course stellar. And the Vanilla Maple Glaze…could I just put a straw into that and drink it, please? :)
seriously, my diet has gone to pot since i discovered your blog. but i do have a very happy boyfriend.
AMAZING!!! *drool* ….
Hold on – I have to run to the store really quick for bacon but I’ll be over in a few secs :)
WOW– these look so thick! My pancakes are always sad little rejects :-)
I will always bring the bacon if I can have the pancakes! That is the rule in our house…if bacon is served, pancakes will be made! These sound amazing!
It has whole wheat AND bananas, therefore I firmly believe that this is a truly healthy breakfast. And butter counts for dairy right?
Haha I actually DO think it’s healthy! Well, minus the sugar bomb glaze. ;)
Oh my word. I just want to eat the butter and glaze off these!
My husband told me this weekend he doesn’t like pancakes.
Doesnt. Like. Pancakes.
Who is this man I married??
Oh well, more for me.
I will definitely bring bacon if it means I get these pancakes. Yum!
Love pancakes. Love banana bread. Love it all.
Holy moly could those pancakes get any thicker or fluffier? Amazing!
These look so amazing! They are so thick and fluffy! And they are made with whole wheat flour! And no eggs! And fruit! Totally healthy. Thanks for adding the info about the pastry flour, so I didn’t have to ask!! Now, I always make banana bread with chocolate chips…so that will probably have to be added to these pancakes to make it even more like banana bread (Or maybe…that’s too much? Is that possible??).
I think they are so thick and fluffy from the wheat flour – the are pretty dense but delicious. And I agree – I always add chocolate to my banana bread but was trying to keep this a little healthier… you know, with all the sugar on top. ;)
amazing. I now know what is for dinner tonight. with a fruit smoothie so I feel better about the sugar I am going to consume.
This is going to be in my belly. SOON.
I completely just burst out laughing at my desk when I read that line about Jack Johnson wanting to make you banana pancakes all the time. Thanks for solidifying my reputation as that weird office girl. ;)
Woah. Serious woah. I have a long list of pancake recipes to try, but yours just moved to the top. Is it Saturday yet?
Um I just ate a Luna bar at my desk for breakfast. YES I would love to come over and have these! :)