Today is Banana Lover’s Day, so why not start the day off with the BEST banana pancakes!
- 1 cup (125 grams) all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Pinch fine sea salt
- 1 cup (235 ml) buttermilk, see the notes section for alternatives
- 1 large egg
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 ripe banana, mashed with a fork
- Warm maple syrup, sliced bananas, and chopped nuts for serving
- In a large bowl, use a fork or whisk to combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and the salt. Mix well.
- In another medium bowl, use a fork or whisk to combine the buttermilk, egg, melted butter and the mashed banana. Mix well. (If you a doing this ahead of time, cover flour mixture and buttermilk mixture then keep in the refrigerator until ready to make the pancakes. For the fluffiest pancakes, keep the two mixtures separate until you are ready to make the pancakes).
- Heat a large skillet or griddle to medium heat. You know when the pan is ready if when you splatter a little water onto the pan surface, the water dances around the pan and eventually evaporates.
- Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, pour in the buttermilk mixture and use a fork to stir the two mixtures until combined. It is okay if the batter has small lumps, in fact, you want that – it is important not to over mix the batter.
- Lightly spray hot skillet or griddle with non-stick cooking spray or lightly brush with melted butter. Then, use a 1/4-cup measuring cup to spoon batter onto the skillet or griddle.
- When you notice the edges of the pancake look dry and little bubbles start to appear on the top surfaces of the pancake, turn over. This takes about 2 minutes. Once flipped, cook another 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly browned and cooked in the middle.
- If serving right away, serve warm topped with sliced bananas, chopped nuts, and warm maple syrup. If you need to keep leftover pancakes warm, place into a 200-degree F oven up to 30 minutes.