Bananas Foster Pancakes

I hope that everyone had a great weekend! My whole family came out to visit – mom, dad, brothers, aunt, uncle, and cousin – and it was a lot of fun. We ate plenty of delicious food, drank lots of good wine (obviously), and just enjoyed each other’s company. Kramer’s aunt gave us a balloon animal kit to play with, and my brothers had the most fun with that, and Kramer manned the bar when we had everyone over for pre-dinner cocktails. Now, I suppose, it’s time to get back to the real world, but with New Year’s Eve and our second wedding anniversary coming up this weekend, there’s still plenty to look forward to.

Kramer and I made these pancakes last weekend, actually, to prepare ourselves for the holidays and to enjoy a leisurely breakfast together. The caramelized bananas and cinnamon were a welcome pick me up on a lazy Sunday morning, and they are super easy to make. I didn’t add any, but a little brandy or whisky would probably take these up a notch – let me know how you fare if you go that route! I kept it simple, though, by just adding some cinnamon to my favorite pancake batter, then brushing some bananas with brown sugar and butter. The result is a sweet breakfast treat that will keep you warm and happy as the cold sets in. I can’t think of a better way to spend the holidays than by whipping up these pancakes and just relaxing. Enjoy!

Bananas Foster Pancakes
Your ingredients.

Bananas Foster Pancakes
Combine your flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.

Bananas Foster Pancakes
Whip your egg whites until foamy.

Bananas Foster Pancakes
Whisk together your egg yolks, milk, vanilla, and oil.

Bananas Foster Pancakes
Add the foamy egg whites to the oil mixture and whisk to combine.

Bananas Foster Pancakes
Add the egg mixture to your flour mixture, whisking until just combined.

Bananas Foster Pancakes
Melt together your brown sugar and butter.

Bananas Foster Pancakes
Add about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake to your greased pan and cook over medium heat, until bubbling.

Bananas Foster Pancakes
Add your bananas slices to each pancake.

Bananas Foster Pancakes
Then brush with the brown sugar mixture.

Bananas Foster Pancakes
Flip and cook through on the other side.

Bananas Foster Pancakes
Set aside and keep warm in your oven until ready to serve.

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Bananas Foster Pancakes
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Serves: 15-18 pancakes
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 heaping teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup olive or vegetable oil
  • 2-3 bananas, sliced thinly
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  1. Combine your 2¼ cups of all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl and set aside. Separate your egg yolks and egg whites. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, milk, vanilla, and oil. In a small bowl, whisk the egg whites until foamy, about 5 minutes, then fold them into the egg yolk mixture. Whisk the wet mixture into the dry mixture quickly, until just combined. Melt your butter and brown sugar together, until combined. Add more brown sugar if the mixture seems too thin, but be sure it is thin enough to brush onto the pancakes. Set aside (you may need to heat it up again to get it liquid enough to spread).
  2. Preheat your oven to 250 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Place about a teaspoon of olive oil in your pan, then heat over medium-high. Use a paper towel to wipe the oil around the surface of the pan, so that there is a very thin layer of oil without being any large pools of it in the pan. Pour about ¼ cup of batter for each pancake. Cook until bubbling, then add your banana slices to the pancakes and brush lightly with the melted brown sugar and butter. Flip, and cook for another 2 minutes or so, until cooked through. The bananas will caramelize nicely, as will the brown sugar and butter mixture.
  3. Place each cooked pancake onto your baking sheet, and when the sheet is full, put them in the oven to keep warm. Keep cooking until you have used all of your batter. Serve with plenty of maple syrup and a sprinkle of cinnamon.


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  2. Anthony says:

    I’m generally a “plain pancake” kind of guy, but those look tasty.

    And happy forthcoming anniversary! :)

  3. Sounds like you guys had a wonderful time with family – that’s what its all about (and lots of eating too, of course).
    These banana’s foster pancakes look fantastic. I love all the delicious breakfasts you guys make. We’re coming over for breakfast sometime! 😉

  4. Corrie says:

    Ohh That looks SO delicious!! Can’t wait to try it!

  5. Deanna B says:

    I bet some spiced rum would be fabulous. I can’t wait to make these for the banana lovers in my life.

  6. Rhonda says:

    I don’t like bananas unless they are cooked, or in something. These pancakes look awesome.

  7. Tracy A. says:

    I have only recently gotten into making breakfast foods (other than scrambled eggs and English muffins) and these look just wonderful – I’ll have to give them a try!

  8. I tend to either be on a banana kick, eating them all the time, or being completely indifferent to their existence. I haven’t been interested in them lately, but these pancakes are bringing me back around! =)

  9. Hannah says:

    Happy early anniversary! I swear if you caramelize anything, it becomes amazing.

  10. Delicious! Love bananas foster and love pancakes! What a great combination!

  11. Awww, your family looks so happy to be together! I’m kind of disappointed I didn’t get a chance to take pictures this year… As amazing as it was to just enjoy the time with my family (aunts, uncles, cousins, cousins’ kids, in-laws, etc.), I would have liked to document it a little better. And those pancakes! My God, I can only imagine how envious your neighbors must be, smelling those in the morning.

    Happy almost New Year! :)

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