Healthier Banana Pancakes with Brown Sugar Glaze


Nothing says Sunday morning like PANCAKES! Up your brunch game with these banana, blueberry, brown sugar ones.

Best for: Granting new life into your overripe bananas, and unexpected nutrients into your pancake stack.

Musical Pairing: This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” by Natalie Cole

This is how I felt the moment I thought of this recipe. I’d struggled with so many “so close” homemade pancake batters lately. Too runny, too thick, just weird. Enter: my bad habit of buying bunches of bananas and promptly forgetting about them. Best case, I remember in time to freeze them for smoothies. More likely case, I simply forget until they’re beyond home and impossibly speckled with black dots.

Merge this with the fact that I’ve become a huge at home brunch person through shelter-in-place. I wake up on the weekends ready to do something, and the nearest target is my kitchen. So, I thought, why not merge these two habits together? Enter, healthy (over-ripe) banana pancakes.


  • 2 overripe bananas
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Sprinkle of nutmeg and cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 tbs all purpose flour
  • Oil to coat pan
  • Toppings – Berries, banana, brown sugar


  1. In a large mixing bowl, mash bananas with fork till smooth. Add in baking powder, vanilla, and a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg. Whisk with fork.
  2. Crack two eggs into the bowl and whisk further. Add the 5 tbs flour and stir till incorporated.
  3. Heat up griddle or saucepan. Coat with oil, then add pancake batter. Cook for about 4 min on each side or until the batter bubbles. Remove and enjoy!
  4. Made ~15 small pancakes for me. I topped with brown sugar, bananas, and blueberries 🙂

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