This recipe for banana pancakes is simple and quick, using basic ingredients that you likely already have. You can have them ready in under 20 minutes. It's a great way to use up those overripe bananas on your countertop!
Recipe instructions Banana Pancake
In a medium mixing bowl, mash the bananas.
Add the milk, vanilla extract, butter, and egg to the mashed banana and mix with a whisk.
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix together. The texture should still be quite lumpy.
On a flat griddle or in a large nonstick skillet, melt the butter and oil together using medium-high heat. The oil will help prevent the butter from burning.
Add a scoop of batter per pancake to the hot pan. You should be able to fit 2-4 pancakes in the pan, unless you're using a griddle. Make sure to leave enough room to flip the pancakes. Cook the pancakes for a few minutes until small bubbles appear in the center and the edges are firm.
Carefully flip the pancake with a spatula and cook the other side for a couple of minutes.
Serve the pancakes immediately with your preferred toppings or keep them warm in a slightly heated oven on a baking sheet while cooking the remaining pancakes.
The pancakes can be stored in the freezer for up to 3-4 months. After cooling them completely, place them on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and freeze them until they are completely frozen.
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