These little banana pancake bites are a fun twist on classic baby banana pancakes. Banana slices are dipped into a banana pancake batter for a double banana treat!

Banana pancake bites served with raspberries and sliced bananas

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Oatmeal banana pancakes are one of the first foods I made for my little guy. I make them pretty often for him but wanted to try something a little different. I dipped banana slices into pancake batter and cooked them on both sides until golden. These banana pancake bites are soft, sweet and the perfect breakfast treat!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

Here is what you’ll need to make these banana pancake bites:

Ingredients to make banana pancake bites. See recipe card for detailed ingredients.
  • Bananas: The main source of sweetness for these pancakes. Try to use bananas that are very ripe with several brown spots. The riper the banana, the sweeter the pancakes!
  • All-Purpose Flour: The base ingredient for the pancake batter.
  • Egg: Used as a binder to help hold the pancakes together.
  • Cinnamon: Provides an extra warm spice and subtle sweetness.
  • Vanilla: For added flavor.
  • Baking Powder: Used to make the pancakes more fluffy in texture.
  • Butter/Oil: To grease the pan.

PROCESS

  1. Preheat a pan on medium, low heat.
  2. Blend the banana, egg, ground cinnamon, and vanilla together until smooth.
  3. Pour this mixture into a bowl and add in the flour. Stir until the batter is smooth.
  4. Slice the second banana into thin coins and dip each slice into the batter, making sure it is coated on all sides.
  5. Add a little butter to the preheated pan and add in the coated bananas. Once bubbles begin to form, flip over the bananas and cook for a couple of minutes on the other side.
Steps to make banana pancake bites. See recipe card for detailed instructions.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS

Let the pancake bites completely cool and store them in an airtight container for up to 2 days in the refrigerator. To freeze, store in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag for up to 2 months. You may reheat on low heat in a pan or simply microwave for 20-30 seconds, or until warmed through!

SUBSTITUTIONS

  • Egg: You may replace the egg with 2 tablespoons of milk or a dairy-free alternative. You may also replace it with a flax egg.
  • All-purpose flour: You may replace the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour or oat flour.
  • Cinnamon/Vanilla: These two ingredients are optional, but add great flavor to the pancakes.
Banana pancake bites plated with raspberries and bananas

RECIPE NOTES

  • Low heat is very important in this recipe! These banana bites can burn easily if the heat is too high, so make sure to cook on low heat but make sure that your pan is preheated before adding the batter. 
  • Use a very light layer of oil when greasing the pan, wiping away any excess. This helps the pancake bites to get that smooth, brown color.
  • You may blend the flour together with the other ingredients, but I chose to stir it in separately so that the pancake batter would be thick to easily cling to the bananas.
  • I usually like to use one overripe banana and one ripe banana in this recipe. I use the overripe banana to blend into the batter for maximum sweetness and use the normal ripe banana to slice and dip into the batter. Using an overripe banana to slice and dip into the batter would be too mushy and difficult to work with.
  • I love using this nutribullet blender to blend the ingredients into a smooth batter!
Banana pancake bites plated

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Banana pancake bites served with raspberries and sliced bananas

Banana Pancake Bites

These little banana pancake bites are a fun twist on classic baby banana pancakes. Banana slices are dipped into a banana pancake batter for a double banana treat!
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: stuffed pancake bites
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 servings

Ingredients 

  • 2 medium ripe bananas
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • butter/oil (to grease pan)

Instructions

  • Preheat a pan on medium, low heat.
  • Blend the banana, egg, ground cinnamon, and vanilla together until smooth.
  • Pour this mixture into a bowl and add in the flour. Stir until the batter is smooth.
  • Slice the second banana into thin coins and dip each slice into the batter, making sure it is coated on all sides.
  • Add a little butter to the preheated pan and add in the coated bananas. Once bubbles begin to form, flip over the bananas and cook for a couple of minutes on the other side.

Notes

  • Low heat is very important in this recipe! These banana bites can burn easily if the heat is too high, so make sure to cook on low heat but make sure that your pan is preheated before adding the batter. 
  • Use a very light layer of oil when greasing the pan, wiping away any excess. This helps the pancake bites to get that smooth, brown color.
  • You may blend the flour together with the other ingredients, but I chose to stir it in separately so that the pancake batter would be thick to easily cling to the bananas.
  • I usually like to use one overripe banana and one ripe banana in this recipe. I use the overripe banana to blend into the batter for maximum sweetness and use the normal ripe banana to slice and dip into the batter. Using an overripe banana to slice and dip into the batter would be too mushy and difficult to work with.
  • I love using this nutribullet blender to blend the ingredients into a smooth batter!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Banana Pancake Bites
Amount per Serving
Calories
176.72
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
3.14
g
5
%
Saturated Fat
 
0.93
g
6
%
Trans Fat
 
0.01
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.74
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1.05
g
Cholesterol
 
81.84
mg
27
%
Sodium
 
139.08
mg
6
%
Potassium
 
491.1
mg
14
%
Carbohydrates
 
34.47
g
11
%
Fiber
 
4.23
g
18
%
Sugar
 
14.64
g
16
%
Protein
 
5.39
g
11
%
Vitamin A
 
195.06
IU
4
%
Vitamin C
 
10.28
mg
12
%
Calcium
 
84.78
mg
8
%
Iron
 
1.25
mg
7
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    We love these banana pancakes. I used this recipe for the first time without the banana bites and they were also great on their own. I will be using these again!

    1. Thank you!! Depending on the type of pan you use (if it’s a good nonstick pan) you may not need anything to grease it at all! I hope that your little one likes them if you try them out!😊

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