These peanut butter banana pancakes are what happen when you have one brown banana, some left over peanut butter chips and a toddler demanding pancakes at 7 am on a Saturday morning. These pancakes are made from scratch, fluffy and packed with flavor.
What's the secret to making the best peanut butter banana pancakes?
There's actually a few secret to making these pancakes the best peanut butter banana pancakes.
First, you're going to want to use an overly ripened banana that is almost complete brown.
Second, sifting your dry ingredients makes a world of difference! Next, the secret ingredient is a pinch of cinnamon.
Next, the secret ingredient is cinnamon! It gives the pancakes that special je'ne c'est quoi.
Lastly and probably the most important secret to making the best peanut butter banana pancakes is this: Cooking your pancakes over medium-low heat. This ensures that each pancake cooks all the way through without burning. Sure it takes a little longer to cook but, this ensures perfectly cooked pancakes. Nothing is worse than pancakes that are raw in the middle, cooking them over medium-low heat helps you avoid that.
Can I make these peanut butter banana pancakes using a store-bought mix?
Yes and no. I can't guarantee that if you use a store-bought mix that you'll have the same texture or fluffiness as the peanut butter banana pancakes made with this recipe. So because of that, I don't recommend it.
If you insist on using a store-bought mix, you would make the mix as the box instructs. Then, you would add your mashed banana, cinnamon and peanut butter chips. Keep in mind, the mashed banana will make your pancake batter runnier than normal, so you may need to adjust the amount of dry mix you add in.
The BEST Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes
- 1/⅓ cups all-purpose flour
- 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 1 ¼ cups milk
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons butter melted
- 1 over-ripe banana mashed
- ½ cup of peanut butter chips
- fresh banana slices garnish
- extra peanut butter chips garnish
- whipped cream garnish
- In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
- Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg, banana and melted butter; mix until smooth.
- Mix in peanut butter chips.
- Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium-low heat.
- Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately ¼ cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and remove from heat once cooked through.
- Lightly, oil the pan after each pancake to ensure they none of your pancakes stick.
- Top pancakes with fresh banana slices, peanut butter chips and whipped cream.