Breakfast is undoubtedly our favorite meal in this house and our favorite meal is pancakes!
Every Sunday we make delicious banana and blueberry pancakes and the kids love them.
The best part about these kids banana pancakes is that the recipe is easy enough for kids to actually make them.
The highlight of our Sunday mornings is when the kids help my husband make the pancakes. Not to mention, they love adding chocolate chips to their pancakes.
Delicious Kids Banana Pancake Recipe Details:
Recipe Difficulty: Medium (be careful around the griddle)
Batch Size: Makes ~12 – 14 pancakes about 4 – 6 inches in size
Recipe Prep Time: 15 min
Additional Time: 15 min to cook
Total Time: ~30 min
Why We Love These Kids Banana Pancakes
Everyone in our house loves these pancakes. The texture isn’t quite as fluffy as the box made pancakes, but the banana’s add a blast of flavor that you’ll really enjoy.
The best part about these pancakes, in my opinion, is that they are so customizable.
In the fall, we add a pumpkin pie spice to make pumpkin spice banana pancakes. In the summer, we add blueberries of strawberries.
Got a sweet tooth, add a few chocolate chips or even some coconut. All of these add unique flavors to the pancakes and compliment them really well.
My personal favorite is adding fresh blueberries to the pancakes. They add a burst of flavor that you’re absolutely going to love!
Other yummy recipes:
- The World’s Best Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
- The Best Healthy Banana Blueberry Muffins Your Kids Will Actually Love
- Super Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls That You’ll Love
How To Make Banana Pancakes
If the talk about different flavor combinations didn’t sell you on how good these really are, maybe the simplicity of them will.
Like I said before, these kids banana pancakes can actually be made by your kids.
There’s only a handful of ingredients, they are low on sugar, and they only take about 25-30 minutes to make!
Perfect for a healthy pancake meal on a Sunday morning.
The Best Pancake Batter Mix
For this recipe you’re going to need two bowls. I like to use a small and a medium size bowl.
We’re going to start with the dry ingredients and the small bowl. Add the flour, flax seed, sugar, and baking powder to the small bowl.
No need to mix them up right now, we’ll mix them in a little bit.
Now that we’re done with the dry ingredients, it’s time to move on to the wet ingredients.
Start by adding the ripe bananas to the medium size bowl. Once you’ve got them in the bowl, smash them until you don’t see any large chunks left.
This is definitely my kids favorite part of making these pancakes. They love smashing the bananas.
With the banana’s smashed, it’s time to add the rest of the wet ingredients. Add the oil, vanilla, egg, and milk to the medium bowl and stir them with a whisk.
I typically like to mix all the wet ingredients, except the milk, first before I actually add the milk.
Don’t know why I do that, I just feel like it gets a better mix without the milk in there.
Next you’ll want to slowly stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
The batter will seem a little runny when they are all mixed together. This is normal.
At this point, we’re almost ready to get these delicious pancakes on the griddle. If you’re looking to add fruit or chocolate chips to this recipe, now is the time to prep them.
With the batter made and any additions ready, it’s time to get these on the griddle.
I normally heat our electric griddle up to 275 degrees, any higher than that and they cook to fast.
With the griddle heated up, I use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to drop batter into 4-6 inch pancakes. I can normally fit 6 on the griddle at a time.
When you get the batter on the griddle, add the fruit or chocolate chips right away. That way they have a chance to sink into the batter.
When you’re pancakes start to bubble on top, it’s time to flip them.
I like using a wide spatula for flipping my pancakes. Sometimes I get creative and make bunny shaped pancakes and the big spatula helps make sure I don’t wreck the ears when I flip them.
This recipe makes about 1 dozen pancakes that are about 4-6 inches in size.
Here’s an insider tip for you though… Kids Love Tiny Pancakes. Try making a bunch of small 1-2 inch pancakes and you’re kids will love them!
We’ve made these pancakes so many times now that my kids know the recipe by heart. Give it another year and our Daughter will be making these without assistance!
Ingredients For Kids Banana Pancakes
- 1 1/4 Cup Bob’s Red Mill Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 1/4 Cup Milk
- 1 Egg
- 2 Ripe Bananas
- 2 TBSP Oil (Canola or Olive)
- 1 TBSP Flax Seed
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Blueberries or Other Fruit (optional)
- Chocolate Chips (Optional)
Steps To Make Kids Banana Pancakes
Step 1: Heat electric griddle to ~275 degrees
Step 2: In a small bowl add 1 1/4 Cup Flour, 1 TBSP Flax Seed, 2 tsp Baking Powder, and 1 tsp Sugar.
Step 3: In a medium bowl add 2 ripe bananas and mash until no chunks are visible.
Step 4: In the medium bowl with bananas, add 1 1/4 Cup Milk, 2 TBSP Oil, 1 Egg, and 1 tsp Vanilla Extract. Mix until all ingredients are blended well.
Step 5: Add Dry Ingredients to the Wet Ingredients, slowly mixing until everything is blended well.
Step 6: Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, drop batter onto the griddle in 4-6 inch pancakes. Add fruit or chocolate chips to the pancakes at this point.
Step 7: Cook the pancakes for 3-4 minutes on each side or until they are brown. They will start to bubble when they are ready to flip. Cook times will vary depending on the griddle you are using.
Eat and enjoy!
Give the recipe a try and let us know in the comments below how you liked them!