Fluffy Banana Pancakes

Hey foodies, I’ve missed you. I know, I’ve been gone for long but great thing is I’m back and with new recipes to boot.

I have been meaning to share this recipe for a while now but I kept on postponing. I have made banana pancakes before but I used to blend the ingredients together to ensure the bananas were completely mashed. This one time, I was in a rush so I decided to just roughly mash the bananas and the result was genius. I had guests over and would you imagine they finished the pancakes even before the chocolate cake was over.

The cast of characters
The cast of characters


3 very ripe bananas

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla essence

3 tbsp sugar

2 cups all purpose flour

1 tbsp baking powder

1/4 tsp nutmeg powder – optional but you don’t want to leave it out

3/4 cup milk/ water – I used water

Vegetable oil for frying


Start by mashing the bananas. In a bowl, using a fork mash the bananas.


After a few minutes of mashing;

DSCN0354One by one, beat in the eggs.

DSCN0355Then stir in the vanilla essence.


Add the sugar.


In another bowl mix the flour, baking powder and the nutmeg.


Add a third of the flour mixture into the banana and egg mixture then add half of the milk/ water and stir. Repeat this step then finish with the flour mixture.

in goes the flour.
in goes the flour.

Note: In case you find the batter a bit viscous, you can add more milk/water to achieve your desired consistency. Since, I was aiming for fluffy pancakes I didn’t add more water.

The batter is done
The batter is done

Now to the cooking, if you have a non stick pan use it, in case you don’t have one like me start by pre heating your pan. This will prevent the batter from sticking. Once the pan is heated add about a tablespoon of oil and let that heat. Then add the batter, as for the size it all depends of your ability to flip the pancakes over :-) .

Since the batter is thick, you can spoon it over to get drop scones or you can pour it out to get a pancake. I tried both methods.

Cook lightly on both sides, when bubbles appear on the top side the pancake is ready to be flipped. Keep a keen eye since pancakes tend to burn if not turned at the right time.

DSCN0377The flip side


And we are done!


Finally serve them up warm and drizzle over your favourite syrup. I just top them up with honey.


Extremely fluffy and the banana and nutmeg flavour, spot on. I dare you to try them.



  1. We’d missed you! :) What determines how fluffy pancakes get?

  2. Yaani you made from scratch…I’ll still use my store bought pancake mix but add bananas.xx

  3. I will totally try this one tomorrow morning for Jeff and my bros!

  4. Yummmmm!We ate them for two mornings..hehe!

  5. will try this recipe definately, just to clarify when a recipe calls for buttermilk, putting maziwa mala will do?? Thanks alot

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