Pancake Bananas
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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 10mins
Serves or Makes: 4


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/ 4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Nonstick spray
  • 4 medium ripe bananas, sliced 1/2-inch thick
  • Butter, for serving
  • Fresh fruit, for serving
  • Maple syrup, for serving


  • Step 1

    In a medium bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

  • Step 2

    In another medium bowl, whisk buttermilk, egg, olive oil and vanilla. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix until just combined (do not overmix).

  • Step 3

    Heat a large skillet over medium heat and coat with nonstick spray.

  • Step 4

    Working in batches, dip banana slices in pancake batter. Use a fork to coat completely, letting any excess batter drip off. Add banana slices to skillet, being careful not to overcrowd pan. Cook for 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Repeat with remaining bananas.

  • Step 5

    Serve with butter, maple syrup and fresh fruit, if desired.