Banana pancakes are such a weekend staple. And every time I make them I can't help but sing the song by Jack Johnson. These banana pancakes are light, fluffy and delicious! Buttermilk is always my go to ingredient for the most perfect pancakes out there.
Fluffy buttermilk pancakes full of, but not overloaded with, sliced bananas. Sprinkle on some blueberries and walnuts for an even yummier breakfast!
In the years I've been making pancakes there has always been key ways to get soft fluffy pancakes.
don't overmix the batter
add the wet to the dry ingredients, not visa versa
It's the most golden rule of pancakes, don't overmix the batter, but it's for a good reason. The more you mix and mix and mix the less fluffy your pancakes will be. Give them a quick stir and it's really okay if it's not completely mixed in, just leave the lumps. This lets more air stay in the batter and gives you all that nice fluff.
Buttermilk is essential for pancakes! If you aren't currently using buttermilk in your homemade pancakes I highly suggest you give it a try. It adds the yummiest flavor and a great texture. Buttermilk is actually has a lot less fat than milk, I also use buttermilk in cakes because it makes everything so tender. But since buttermilk is acidic you have to counter balance that by adding baking soda.
Did you know baking powder has baking soda in it? But depending on how much acid is in your recipe it's best to use both baking powder AND baking soda. I stick with 1/2 tsp baking soda per 2 cups liquid and it works well.
Whenever we make pancakes it fills the whole house with that pancake smell. Everyone is always eagerly waiting at the breakfast bar for them to be done. I don't know about you guys but my kids LOVE pancakes. It's surprising how many pancakes they can shovel away when we make them. Who knows where they put them all!
Is breakfast your thing? Try out some favorite breakfast recipes of mine!
Perfect Puffy Lemon Zest Dutch Baby
Ham, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Sandwich
Sweet Crepes with Lemon Curd and Blueberries
Savory Southwest Crepes
2 c flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3 tbsp butter, melted
2 c buttermilk
2 bananas, peeled and sliced
additional toppings: walnuts, blueberries, maple syrup
In a large glass bowl melt the butter. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time, and the buttermilk until fully combined
In a separate bowl sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together, give it all a stir
Make a well in the middle and add the wet ingredients
Use a spatula to combine the wet and dry ingredients, scraping the sides just before the batter comes together, lumps are okay
Toss in the bananas and give it one more stir
Heat a pan over med/low heat, rub it with butter
Use an ice cream scoop to scoop the batter on to the pan, flip once bubbles start to form
Cook until the inside is cooked through
Top with butter, blueberries walnuts and maple syrup!