Banana Pancakes with Syrup

Tried this for Christmas Eve brunch.  Ah, who doesn’t love brunch? 

The pancakes I made were a little doughy, so if you have any suggestions on how to lighten them up I’ll definitely make this again!


  • 3 large bananas, peeled, divided
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted, divided
  • 3/4 cup (packed) golden brown sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 2 cups self-rising flour (I used all-purpose)
  • 2 cups buttermilk (I used 1% milk)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 t vanilla (I added this)
  • 1/2 t all spice (I added this)
  • Additional melted butter


Cut 2 bananas into 1/4-inch-thick rounds. Combine 1/4 cup melted butter, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1/4 cup water in heavy large skillet. Boil over medium-high heat until mixture thickens slightly, about 2 minutes. Stir in vanilla extract and sliced bananas. Remove syrup from heat.

Whisk flour and remaining 1/4 cup sugar in large bowl. Mash remaining banana in medium bowl, then whisk in buttermilk and eggs. Stir banana mixture into dry ingredients (some lumps will remain). Mix in remaining 1/4 cup melted butter.

Preheat oven to 200°F. Heat griddle over medium heat; brush with additional melted butter. Working in batches, pour batter by 1/3 cupfuls onto griddle. Cook pancakes until golden, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer pancakes to baking sheet; place in oven to keep warm.

Serve pancakes with caramel-banana syrup.



One Response to “Banana Pancakes with Syrup”

  1. Jane Says:

    Hey Kris,

    All your recipes sound great! I was reading the banana pancake recipe (cause we all have RIPE bananas on the counter) and thought this would be a good one to make cause who does not like bananas!

    buttermilk is a little lighter than regular milk, but who has that on hand. I add 1 TBSP of cider vinegar per 1 c. of milk.
    Yhis website explains mote on that.

    Hope that on some of the solution.
    I’m going to try them on the family 🙂

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