This easy fluffy banana pancake recipe yields generous, light, and airy pancakes, loaded with banana bread flavor.

Easy Fluffy Banana Pancakes

  • Author: Delphine Fortin
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast


This easy fluffy banana pancakes recipe yields generous light and airy pancakes, loaded with banana bread flavor. With just a handful of pantry staples and ripe bananas, you can make your dream breakfast come true as often as you want!



  • 1 and 1/2 cups (180g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons (25g) sugar (optional)
  • 2 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 pinch cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 medium ripe bananas
  • 1 cup (240 ml) milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) canola oil


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, sugar*, baking powder, cinnamon if using, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, mash the bananas with a fork (it’s ok if small chunks remain). Add the eggs and pour in the milk and canola oil, mixing until just combined.
  3. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, and mix until just combined (do not overmix). Let sit for a couple of minutes.
  4. Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat. For each pancake, spoon about 1/4 cup of the batter onto the skillet. Cook until bubbles form over the surface of the pancakes, then flip with a thin spatula, and cook 1 or 2 additional minutes.
  5. Serve warm, with maple syrup drizzled on top and extra toppings** of your choice.


* If you use very ripe bananas, you can just skip sugar in the recipe if you want. Ripe bananas are naturally sweetened and should do the job.

** Here I used caramelized banana slices: just melt some butter in a skillet, add 2 sliced bananas and 2 Tablespoons brown sugar. Cook until golden and syrupy, about 5 minutes, stirring from time to time.

Keywords: Easy banana pancakes