Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Quick Whole Grain Banana Pancakes

2 WWPP Posted by 9 years ago 88 Comments

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

See other recipes using: banana, nutmeg, whole wheat flour

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    November 9, 2010

    Thanks for the video link! I watched how you did it and got better looking pancakes! I need more practice haha. Thanks alot! Ryan's really cute!


    April 9, 2011

    Your pancakes have gone cross-continental. I live in Paris now, and I make them every Monday morning for my lovely Italian flatmate and any miscellaneous visitors. Lashings of maple syrup and Jack Johnson are obligatory... Thank-you for all of your recipe ideas. I am a longtime reader, first time commenter. But I appreciate your blog(s) a lot!


    August 11, 2011

    Does anyone know the points plus value of these? Or even just the carbs and protein and I can figure it out. Thanks


    October 1, 2011

    I made these today, subbing canned pure pumpkin for the ripe banana. They turned out super moist and fluffy. I have made them in the past with the banana, and they are delicious that way as well. :)


    February 14, 2012

    Hi Roni, I just joined weight watchers and I made your Quick Whole Grain Pancakes this morning but I noticed the WW Points are from June, 2008. I am such a newbie..I don't know how to calcuate the points. Would you be able to help me. They were very good. I really, really, really like your website and recipes. Thank you very much


    February 18, 2012

    I updated the NI! Hope that helps. :)


    February 21, 2012

    Still my go to pancake recipe: this time with pear slices, coconut and caramel. Not so healthy but still awesome. Thank-you! Frances P.S. Happy Pancake Day, hope you celebrate!


    February 22, 2012

    You don't have pancake day??! You Americans are missing out! For us, Shrove Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, was traditionally the day when you use up all your fattening things - eggs and butter etc - before fasting for Lent. So, pancakes! Now of course we just eat pancakes and forget about the fasting after :) They even have races with frying pans to celebrate. Cool no? I think you should start a new tradition! xx


    February 22, 2012

    P.S. It was yesterday though... would have to be a belated celebration!


    February 22, 2012

    Some may celebrate it like that. I'm just oblivious to those type of things for some reason. Iol


    April 14, 2012

    Finally an wonderful and simple, most important FILLING pancake recipe. Topped mine with strawberries (which I froze and thawed, they made their own syrup). Going to freeze the extras for quick breakfasts. Delicious. Thanks Roni!!


    July 1, 2012

    Can I use whole wheat flour instead of oats? If so, would it be the same amount as oats?


    July 1, 2012

    I'm not sure what you are asking. I only use Whole Wheat Flour. There are no oats in this recipe.


    July 1, 2012

    Oh gesh, my bad! For some reason I thought it was an oatmeal recipe, forgot it was a flour recipe!


    July 11, 2012

    I made these this morning, and they were aboslutely amazing! I had a really over-ripped banana that I used and my pancakes were so sweet and delicious! They melted in my mouth! I used soy milk instead of skim, and they turned out so fluffy! I will definetly save this recipe, because these are amazing! :d


    September 4, 2012

    He was probably in heaven when he ate them. I would be in heaven to I mean pancakes are good as it is. Put maple syrup on them and your in heaven.

    Barry Driver

    November 28, 2012

    I got what you intend, thank you for posting. Woh I am thankful to find this website through google.


    May 4, 2013

    If these pancakes were dropped on either side of a war, enough for every person to have a pancake, all fighting would stop until everyone finished their pancakes. Yes, they are THAT GOOD!!! :)