Banana Pecan Buttermilk Pancakes

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Banana Pecan Buttermilk Pancakes is a simple pancake recipe, but the flavors in this breakfast treat are anything but simple! Outstanding, fluffy goodness in every bite!

banana nut pancakes, close up



Happy Birthday Mr. Wonderful!!!  The love of my life, best friend and best father a gal could dream up.  So, after so many years of doing things for Mr. W that I often enjoyed more than he (although he would never tell me that), I decided to make this birthday all about him; what he likes, what he likes to do, what he likes to eat.

There are no traditional gifts, just 7 magical days of experiences.  Day 1 started out with our daughter Em and I waking him up and telling him about his week long birthday celebration and Day 1 was about celebrating with his 3 best buds.

On day 2 we celebrated with our closest friends.  Day 3 was a celebration with relatives.  Days 4-6 were just our family.  The best celebration was with Mr. W, Em and I.

Day 6 is Mr. W’s birthday and we celebrated with our family.  All the food I made are his favorites.  Starting with breakfast I made him Banana Pecan Buttermilk Pancakes and Candied Bacon.  He absolutely loves this breakfast.

Banana Pecan Buttermilk Pancakes

The Banana Pecan Buttermilk Pancakes and Candied Brown Sugar Bacon were so delicious we did not even need maple syrup.  The best part is, they are not heavy, so they won’t weigh you down. 

banana buttermilk pancakes close up

The pancakes taste almost like the best banana bread you have ever had in your life, but with the texture of a light and fluffy pancake.  The bacon, oh heavens…  It is bacon, covered in brown sugar.  Need I say more???


With love, from our simple kitchen to yours. 

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stack of banana nut pancakes covered in maple syrup and slices of banana

Easy Banana Nut Pancakes

Donna Elick
My Banana Nut Pancakes are sure to be a new breakfast favorite. Banana bread flavor in a fluffy pancake — you won't even need maple syrup!
5 stars from 1 review
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Method Stovetop
Servings 16


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose-flour
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 mashed large bananas, about 1 cup
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter, or your choice of flavorless oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, or walnuts


  • Banana slices
  • Maple syrup
  • Butter
  • Pecans or walnuts
  • Berries


  • In a large bowl combine all of the dry ingredients (flour, brown sugar, baking powder). Whisk until combined.
  • Add the mashed bananas, buttermilk, butter, vanilla, and pecans. Mix until well combined.
  • Allow your batter to rest while you heat your griddle or pan on medium-low heat on the stove.
  • Spray cooking spray on your pan or griddle and then pour about ⅓ of a cup of the batter onto the warm pan and cook until the pancake starts to bubble on top.
  • Flip the pancake over and allow it to finish cooking until golden on the bottom.
  • Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you have no more batter.
  • Enjoy your pancakes with more banana slices and syrup or topping of your choice!

Donna’s Notes

If you notice your pancakes getting too dark while cooking them, turn the heat down.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 117cal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 108mg | Sugar: 6g | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published June 2011.

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  1. Perfect with the candied bacon or just by themselves. Pancakes are the love of my life on the weekend!!!

  2. Donna,
    these look delicious and with the bacon….YUM!!!
    However, I am afraid to make the bacon for fear I won't ever want it regualar again.

  3. I really hope to find you in my kitchen making this tomorrow morning when I wake up.

  4. Those are fine looking flapjacks. How could you not love them? I hope Mr. W enjoyed every day of his celebration. Have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  5. A little hint on the bandanna pancakes: if you peel and slice them, put the in a Baggie and freeze overnight, you can pull them out early and they will throw creating a really thick yummy syrup in the Baggie. It adds a great depth of flavor and nice workable texture. Bon appetit!

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