Recipe Review

These Mini Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes Are the Tasty Spin on Breakfast You’ve Been Missing

published Jul 22, 2022
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Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Cyd McDowell

I often lament that — despite my best efforts — my cooking skills are limited. Now, however, the time has come for me to finally be able to talk about the one thing I can cook very well: pancakes. I proudly claim that the fluffy, soft, and sweet breakfast staple is my best dish. Honestly, it’s the only thing my family and friends will let me cook when I visit over the holidays.

The first time I made them for my partner, I went to grab syrup and came back to see that they had spread a healthy helping of peanut butter on them. I was appalled. Until then, I’d never seen someone combine pancakes and peanut butter. As the old saying goes, however, you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover because after tasting it, I understood the appeal.

So, when I saw health and wellness guru Emily’s (@ohemgoodness on Instagram) mini peanut butter banana pancakes recipe, I was absolutely intrigued. 

The great thing about this recipe is that you can make it using your favorite pancake batter, or you can use her gluten-free, low sugar, and vegan batter recipe instead. After making your preferred batter, set it aside, then slice your banana into thick round slices. Garnish each piece of banana with a hefty helping of your favorite peanut or nut/seed butter.

Next, place each slice into the pancake batter, one-by-one. Be sure most of the pancake batter is off the fork before the batter is added to a heated pan and over medium heat, pour a tablespoon of oil into a pan.

With the peanut butter side up, add the banana slices to the heated plan and cook for three minutes on one side before flipping it on the other for another minute or two of cooking. You’ll know it’s done when the batter starts turning golden brown and begins to bubble. Once they’re done, you can serve them nice and hot or let them cool off and store them for up to three days in an airtight container.

Still looking for more decadent pancake experiences? Add this tiramisu pancake recipe to your list.