Banana Bread Pancakes

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Banana Bread Pancakes for one are light and fluffy. Easy, too!

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Ahh – where has this day gone?!

I’ve spent far too much time watching the The Hard Times of RJ Berger, trying on vacation outfits, and mindlessly surfing the Internet to call this day productive, however, I DID whip up a very “weekend-like” dish for brunch this morning - Banana Bread Pancakes!

I went, well, bananas for the Brown Butter Banana Muffins I made earlier this week and was still craving a taste of ‘em after I polished the last one off the other day. Instead of making another batch of muffins though, I turned the recipe into pancakes!

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Banana Bread Pancakes

Print this recipe!

Serves 1

Ingredients:
1 large ripe banana
1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon agave nectar
2 Tablespoons whisked egg
1 Tablespoon melted butter
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup minus 1 Tablespoon self-rising flour (here’s how to make your own!)

Directions:

  1. Mash banana in a medium sized bowl then whisk in agave nectar, egg, butter, cinnamon and vanilla. Fold in flour, then cook on a non-stick sprayed flat top skillet until done.

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I’m so jazzed about how fluffy these were!

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And they flipped so nicely. I’m usually just the worst at flipping pancakes…

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Sometimes when I’m enjoying flavored pancakes I like to serve the syrup on the side. They’re so good by themselves that they don’t really need anything extra.

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Ok, the extra slurp of syrup was divine!

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Alrighty, Ben and I are off to babysit my sweetie pie nephew tonight. Hopefully tomorrow will be a more productive day! ;)

Have a good night!

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What’s your favorite batter bread?

a. Pumpkin bread

b. Zucchini bread

c. Banana bread

d. Poppyseed bread

e. Other, I’ll tell you below!

My favorite batter bread is Poppyseed bread. My Mom makes this insane, sugary glaze that she puts on top of it that crunches when you bite in. Might be in my Top 5 favorite things she makes, and she only seems to make it around the holidays!

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Comments

  1. Pumpkin bread is definitely my favorite! With chocolate chips :)

  2. Mimi 04.16.2011

    Holy cow, those look delicious! I’m a fan of anything banana, including bread. But, I can’t pass up pumpkin bread in the fall.

    Oh, and lemon bread is great, too!

  3. Sara 04.16.2011

    PUMPKIN BREAD!!!!!

    I miss the holidays now. Sigh. I’m perpetually nostalgic for November-December.

  4. Amanda 04.16.2011

    Three way tie-Great Harvest’s pumpkin chocolate chip bread, banana bread made with sour cream and my nana’s zucchini bread! My Great Harvest sent me an email about a blueberry lemon batter bread that they were sampling this month. I am sure that would be DIVINE as well!

  5. jennyv 04.16.2011

    I would typically say PUMPKIN ANYTHING… therefore, leaving pumpkin bread as numero uno. However, my grandma’s poppyseed bread is DELICIOUS! Her secret is that she uses OJ in it — and just like your mom’s, the highlight is that it crunches when you bite in to it do it all the sugary goodness on top.

    I LOVE sweet breads…

  6. Those pancakes look amazing! I love pumpkin/zucchini bread. I could chow down on a whole chunk of that stuff!

  7. Those look amazing!

    I heart banana bread batter, but zucchini CAKE batter is BOMB.

  8. Dave and Sarah 04.16.2011

    We tried a similar idea this morning, trying to turn lemon poppy seed muffins into pancakes for our upcoming Foodbuzz 24×24 meal. We tried a Martha Stewart recipe and as we were getting it ready Sarah said, “I am fairly certain that Martha Stewart always changes one minor thing in her recipes so that we fail and she can say that she will always be better than us.” Wouldn’t you know it, they didn’t turn out! Dang you Martha!!! Sigh.

  9. Emily 04.16.2011

    Such a hard question! I think I have to go with Zucchini bread, though. My dad makes tons of loafs every summer with zucchini straight from his garden, ahhh reminds me of growing up!

  10. It’s so hard to choose a favorite, but I’ll have to go with pumpkin bread! Those pancakes look delicious!

  11. Zucchini bread is my favorite! With cream cheese :)

  12. Kate 04.17.2011

    Those look AMAZING. I’m all about banana bread.

  13. Lauren 04.17.2011

    Going to the kitchen now to make some banana pancakes. Yum!!

  14. julie 04.17.2011

    banana bread ftw, always.

    question, why self rising flour? is it different from regular flour? is this a stupid question?

    • Iowa Girl Eats 04.17.2011

      No it’s not a stupid question! The original muffin recipe was from a show about recipes made with only 5 ingredients. To save an ingredient, the host used self rising flour, which already has baking powder mixed in!

  15. Rachel 04.17.2011

    Zucchini Bread, most definitely!

  16. Julia 04.17.2011

    Love banana bread batter. Especially if it’s got all the ‘bad’ elements like white flour and white sugar. Somehow it tastes extra good that way :)

  17. Wow I am loving those pancakes! That’s how you do breakfast right :D

  18. Zucchini bread or lemon poppy seed bread. Both are so good! I love quick breads!

  19. You had me at muffins and pancakes.

  20. Amanda 04.17.2011

    I have a serious addiction to banana bread — a yummy recipe from Cooking Light magazine. I can’t make it anymore because I eat the whole loaf!! The pancakes look fantastic!

  21. Ms.S 04.17.2011

    Pumpkin bread. I’m pretty much obsessed. SO dang delicious – and perfectly captures the taste of fall, in my opinion.

  22. Stephanie 04.17.2011

    These look awesome! Zucchini bread is my favorite! Well, and banana. But, I always have a hard time getting the middle baked enough while not having the top and sides get too done! It’s frustrating!

    • Iowa Girl Eats 04.17.2011

      You should try lowering the temperature and baking it for a little longer!

  23. Monica 04.17.2011

    What a creative idea for pancakes, and they look so beautiful!

    Pumpkin is my favorite.

  24. Audrey 04.17.2011

    I would have to say carrot (without the raisins and nuts-yuckie!). I love carrot muffins! I may be the only person born with a love of whole wheat nuttiness in baked goods and breads.

  25. Mac 04.17.2011

    Pumpkin! Can’t wait to try those banana bread pancakes!

  26. Schyler 04.18.2011

    Would you be willing to share your mom’s lemon poppyseed bread recipe?? I was planning to make it for Easter and I’d like to use a tried and true recipe!

  27. chloe@ 321delish 04.18.2011

    These look divine!

  28. Mindy Knows 04.19.2011

    YUM! Those look delish! I’m definitely going to give them a try. Just had some amazing zucchini/carrot bread as a snack. 2 full zucchinis in one loaf :D

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