Quick Whole Grain Banana Pancakes

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Click here to watch the toddler and I make these pancakes on video

Yesterday was my first breakfast with the toddler in a week and I wanted to make something special! Staring at some brown bananas and about nothing else, this is what I came up with and…. it WORKED!

They were delicious! The toddler devoured them with just a bit of syrup. Just look at him, how cute? I couldn’t pick so I posted all three pics.

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I chose a smear of low sugar strawberry jelly and a handful of blueberries. Not a bad 2 point breakfast, is it? ;~)

Whole Grain Banana Pancakes

  • 1 large overripe banana
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup (4oz) skim milk
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¾ cup (90g) whole wheat flour

Mash the banana in a medium bowl. Add the egg and milk. Whisk until frothy.

In a smaller bowl, add the flour, baking soda, baking powder and nutmeg. Sift into the banana mixture. Mix until just blended.

Pour batter in a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Cook about 1-2 minutes a side, small bubbles will form but not as many as traditional pancakes. I just peaked underneath for a light brown color, then flipped.

Just a few more pics, I was a little camera crazy!

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Click here to watch the toddler and I make these pancakes on video

09/13/08 Update: I didn’t have milk and replaced the 1/2 cup milk with 1/4 yogurt. The batter was super thick (mostly because I forgot the 1/4 cup water) but they came out delicious in the waffle iron!

Also check out:100% Whole Grain Pancakes

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
8 1 pancake
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
61 1g 2g old: 1 new: 2
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
3g 0g 12g 3g
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88 Comments and 0 Replies

  1. AlliJag

    Ohmygosh Roni! The toddler is gone for a week and he looks like a new boy (yes I said boy!) in those pictures! He is growing up so fast! I think maybe it’s the longer hair that makes him look about five! Too darn cute! Glad to hear the Roni/Ryan team is back in action and that your recovery is going well! :)

  2. Tammy

    LOL Believe it or not…we’ve missed Ryan too! :) Glad he is home, and glad you were snap happy!

    I made my own similar version of whole wheat pancakes for dinner last night! It was one of those nights we were all in and out of the house at different times, so pancakes were something all the teens could cook on their own when they had time. We love breakfast for dinner! And for breakfast!

  3. Sulyn

    I made these this morning. They are a real treat. My husband really liked them, especially since they have no added sugar. I’ll be making your banana muffins this afternoon. Thanks for the ideas and inspiration!

  4. tara

    yum! just when i was running out of breakfast ideas! we are trying to clean out the pantry before moving so this will be perfect :)

  5. Lisa

    I made these this morning and they were so yummy. The only thing is I didn’t have nutmeg so I used pumpkin pie spice!!

  6. melanie

    These look great. I think I found the best pancake recipe yet! They sound so easy. I’ve found ones with “different” ingredients (cottage cheese – not a fan)or ones that make alot of servings (9 in a great number). Plus I think these might remind me of my Grammy’s banana bread. I will have to try these over the weekend. Maybe add some chopped pecans.

    * I saw the poster before me used Pumpkin pie spice. I thought I wonder if you could sub the banana with pumpkin.

    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Tamela

    These sound delicious! Bananas are my favorite pancake ingredient!

    I just have to say, those are the blue-est blueberries I’ve ever seen!!!

  8. Melissa

    These sound great. I was wondering about your thoughts on egg substitute. I discovered it a few months ago and we just about live on it. I actually think they taste better scrambled than real eggs. Thoughts?

  9. Rebecca

    Another winner. I made these with my 6 year old this morning and we both loved them. She had hers with a dollop of banana cream pie yogurt and strawberries. I do have one observation on your ingredients. You wrote 120 gm of whole wheat flour or 3/4 of a cup. Both of my bags of whole wheat flour show 30 gms as a 1/4 of a cup so 3/4 of a cup would be 90 grams. Am I confused on the amounts. Still yummy and will definetely make them again.
    My daughter wanted to make them because “little Ryan” was eating them. She was disappointed that there was no video for them.
    As always thanks

  10. roni

    Melissa – Eggs in a carton creep my out. It’s a personal problem I have. LOL So I rarely use them.

    Rebecca – Thanks for catching that!! I don’t know where my head was!

    I did use 90grams, but nutritiondata still lists the grams for a full
    cup (120) even though I listed .75 of a cup. I wasn’t paying

    Thanks again! Glad you’ll are liking them!

  11. Amanda


    When you posted this, I just happened to have 1 brown banana sitting on the counter. “What am I gonna do with 1 brown banana?” I thought to myself since my current favorite banana muffin calls for 2-3 bananas. When I saw this post…I thought it was perfect. So I made them this morning with my lone banana to celebrate the first day of summer vacation for my son. The kids all enjoyed them. (I used cinnamon instead of nutmeg.)

    I love that you get a good sized pancake for just 1 point…usually they’re 2 or 3 per.

    Hubby won’t like them because he hates all things with baked banana. But it’s got me thinking…applesauce instead of banana? I’m gonna hafta try that.

  12. Janice

    Ok, I did not have a banana but after reading this I was in the mood for pancakes so I substituted 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce and some blueberries I had in the fridge. They were great. Also, I do not have children and my man only eats cereal or egg white omelets so I froze the rest for later. They freeze well and now I can have them anytime. Thank you for sharing all your great recipes, Roni.


    tried these today and they were good but i didnt have rip bannana and tried to use one not rip not recamended you can really tast the un rip banana will do this again when the bananas are rip now whats for dinner lol i love this site i use it at every meal now thanks roni im a man that cooks lol

  14. Erica

    I just made these & they are great. I love the strawberry preserves instead of syrup! The kids & dh also loved them! Thanks for another great recipe, I was glad that you added the video!

  15. Jennifer

    I just made these this morning. They were really tasty! I have one more banana & egg to use up so I may another batch today and freeze ‘em all for a quick and easy breakfast on my way to work. Great idea! Thank you for all of the delicious recipes and ideas.

  16. Beth M.

    I had some over-ripe bananas sitting on my counter and kept trying to think of what to do with them….we’ve exhausted the frozen banana and banana bread routes…and then I remembered you had these. They were a wonderful alternative to our normal Sunday breakfasts and a great way to use the bananas. I’m on a “waste nothing” mission for the next two weeks….no eating out…and eating only what is in our kitchen….so I’ll be frequenting this site for ideas! Come up with some more bulgur recipes in your “spare” time :-)

  17. Sheri

    I just have to thank you, Roni, for this great recipe. I make a big batch of waffles and freeze them at least 2-3 times a month. I pop them into my toaster oven, get the toddler in the car, and “share” my breakfast as we run errands. He loves them and I know they are healthy. Thanks again for sharing.

  18. Lindsay Morrison

    I loove pancakes. I can’t wait to make these. But I was wondering how much of the batter did you use for each pancake??
    Thanks. =]

  19. roni

    Hi Lindsay! I usually use about 1/8-1/4 of a cup bur rarely measure. You can really make them any size you want, just adjust the nutritional info based on the total number. Hope that helps!

  20. samirra

    What an excellent recipe!! I doubled it, and added white chocolate chips to the batter and toasted almonds on the top..delcious!
    Thank you

  21. Renae W.

    Those look great and would be a great go-to freezer item! I have a tip about freezing bananas…I puree them in the food processor and freeze the puree in ice cube trays. After they are frozen I store the nanner cubes in a freezer bag; it takes around 5-7 cubes to make one banana in a recipe, depending on the size of your tray. I buy the “too ripe” bananas at the store for half price and freeze them. It’s easy for me to use half a banana in my smoothies this way. I *ADORE* your site! It has helped me more than you could ever know! Thanks a million!

  22. Qiting

    I just tried this recipe today and it turned out really really good! but instead of nice round pancakes, i got a pile of ugly looking ones. Please share how yours turn out sooooo beautiful! Thanks!

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