Bananas are one of the most popular breakfast foods for babies and toddlers. They're a healthy, yummy treat that kids love! One way to make it even more exciting is with these easy banana pancakes. Babies, toddlers and kids of all ages will enjoy these pancakes. They are easy to eat with your hands or with a fork!
Banana pancakes have become a staple in our house. They're an easy breakfast that I can make over the weekend and then keep in the fridge for a quick weekday breakfast. Little A is a huge fan of pancakes but I was always hesitant to buy the grocery store ones because of how much added sugar is in them.
One day we had a bunch of extra bananas so we decided to try making banana pancakes and they came out great! It's a simple recipe that Little A can help make with me and are completely customizable! I love adding in a little strawberry while Little A loves adding blueberries to hers.
The trick I learned to making these is to make sure you include baking powder - this is what makes the pancakes light and fluffy! You can make these without, but you'll find the pancakes come out more flat.
- How to Make Banana Pancakes
- Calories and Nutrition
- Pancake Tips and Tricks
- How to Make Banana Pancakes in a Dash Waffle Maker
- Pancake Mix-in and Topping Ideas
- Can Babies Eat Banana Pancakes?
- How to Store Leftovers
- How to Freeze Pancakes
- More Healthy Breakfast Recipes for Kids
- Pin For Later
To make this recipe, you'll need:
- Mashed bananas (a little chunky is ok)
- Baking powder
- Optional: Any mix-ins (like strawberries, blueberries, etc.)
How to Make Banana Pancakes
- Mix the ingredients together in a bowl.
- Pour mixture onto a hot pan and cook until browned on both sides.
You can make these pancakes with any mix-in you want; just add them to your pancake batter before cooking. Some of our favorites include blueberries, strawberries, applesauce and nutella.
Calories and Nutrition
Calories and nutrition will vary depending on the ingredients you use and any additional mix ins. To get the most accurate nutritional information, I recommend using a recipe builder, like the free one on My Fitness Pal.
Serving Size 1 pancake
Number of Servings 8
Calories 31 - Total Fat 1 grams - Saturated Fat 0 grams - Trans Fat 0 grams - Unsaturated Fat 1 grams - Cholesterol 47 milligrams - Sodium 25 milligrams - Carbohydrates 3 grams - Fiber 0 grams - Sugar 2 grams - Protein 2 grams
Pancake Tips and Tricks
- It's important to make sure the pan isn't too hot before you pour batter on it.
- Don't forget to flip them over! Pancakes should cook for about three minutes on each side.
- This recipe is also great to be used as a base for waffles! I like to use this dash mini waffle maker to make perfectly sized waffles.
- To keep this recipe healthy, try swapping out maple syrup for mixed berries as a topping. I like to buy a bag of frozen mixed berries, heat it up in the microwave and then pour it over the pancakes.
How to Make Banana Pancakes in a Dash Waffle Maker
We got a Dash mini waffle maker for Valentine's Day and it's quickly become one of my favorite kitchen gadgets. I think it's the best $10 my husband has ever spent! Banana pancakes are perfectly made in them in under 5 minutes.
To make them in the waffle maker, preheat the waffle maker and spray with a little cooking spray. Pour in a little batter - enough to cover the mold, but not so much that it spills out.
Close the waffle maker and allow to cook for about 3-4 minutes, or until both sides are browned. Remove the waffle and repeat the process with the rest of the batter!
Pancake Mix-in and Topping Ideas
Banana pancakes can be customized with different mix-ins and toppings! A few of our favorites are:
- Chocolate chips (try to use semi-sweet)
- Peanut Butter (or your favorite nut butter)
Can Babies Eat Banana Pancakes?
These pancakes are great for babies that are starting to eat solid food because they're soft and easy to eat. If you're planning to give to a baby, make sure all the mix-ins are also soft and easy for babies to eat.
How to Store Leftovers
Once the pancakes have completely cooled, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
When you're ready to eat, heat them up in the microwave for about 30-60 seconds and then top with your favorite toppings!
How to Freeze Pancakes
This is a great recipe to make a huge batch of and freeze for a quick breakfast!
To freeze, make sure the pancakes are completely cooled and then wrap in plastic wrap. Store the wrapped pancakes in a freezer bag for up to 6 months.
When you're ready to eat, take out as many pancakes as you want and microwave in 30 second increments until the pancakes are hot. Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
More Healthy Breakfast Recipes for Kids
- 1 banana, mashed
- 2 eggs
- ⅛ tsp baking powder
- In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients and optional mix ins (see below for some ideas)
- Pour a small amount of mixture on a hot pan and cook until browned on each side, about 3 minutes on each side
This recipe can be customized with a variety of mix-ins! A few of my favorites are blueberries, strawberries, chocolate chips or nutella.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 31Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 25mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g