Pancakes are always a weekend breakfast treat and these strawberry banana pancakes are going to take a simple recipe of regular pancakes to the next level! With fresh strawberries baked in the pancake mix these will be perfect for breakfast or brunch!
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Why These Strawberry Banana Pancakes are the Best!
What makes the perfect pancake? Fluffy, light and the perfect vessel for soaking up a delicious sweet syrup! These pancakes are all that with the addition of my favorite fruit combinations, strawberries and bananas! The bananas add a sweetness to the pancake that complements the strawberry slices.
ripe banana- overripe bananas are the best for baking. The riper a banana is the sweeter it becomes. it is also easier to mash when it is overly ripe.
flour-I used all purpose flour for a lighter, fluffier pancake but you can substitute white whole wheat flour for a pancake with a higher fiber content.
melted butter- gives the pancakes flavor and moisture.
In a large bowl mix the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
In a separate bowl use a fork to mash the banana. Add the remaining wet ingredients; egg, melted butter, milk and vanilla extract to the mashed banana.
Use a spatula to combine the dry ingredients with the banana mixture. Don’t worry if there are a few lumps, pancake batter is typically lumpy.
Once the pancake batter is mixed, heat a griddle or a large skillet over medium-high heat. The best part about using a griddle is that you can cook more pancakes at one time.
When the griddle is hot spray with cooking spray and use a ¼ cup measuring cup to portion out the batter. Pour the batter onto the hot griddle. Quickly add the cut strawberry slices in a pretty pattern on top of the pancake batter. Repeat this process with the remaining batter.
The pancakes are ready to flip when you see small bubbles on the top of the pancake start to pop. Use a thin spatula to carefully slide under the pancakes and flip over. The strawberries will slightly roast from the heat of the griddle as the pancake finishes cooking. The second side will not take as long to cook, just a couple of minutes.
Once you have your pancake stacks its time to add the toppings! I love these pancakes with either pure maple syrup or a strawberry syrup. Here's a few other ideas for your strawberry pancakes.
- fresh strawberries, sliced
- banana slices
- whipped cream
- chocolate syrup or chocolate chips
- We all want fluffy pancakes so allow your pancake batter rest while the griddle is heating for 10 minutes.
- Double the ingredients to make a big batch if you are serving a larger family.
- Keep your pancakes warm by placing them on a baking sheet in a 200 degree oven if you are making multiple batches.
Why Won't My Pancakes Get Fluffy?
There could be two reasons why your pancakes are not light and fluffy. One, you overmixed the batter trying to mix in all of the lumps. Trust me a few lumps is totally normal and will cook out. Two, you did not allow the pancake batter to rest for ten minutes before cooking. Allowing the batter to rest gives the gluten in the flour time to relax.
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Strawberry Banana Pancakes
- griddle or large skillet
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- ripe banana
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup sliced strawberries
- In a large bowl whisk together the dry ingredients flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
- In a separate bowl mash the banana. Add the remaining ingredients egg, melted butter, milk and vanilla extract.
- Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and stir until no streaks of flour remain.
- Heat a griddle or a non stick skillet over medium heat. When the griddle is hot add a ⅓ of a cup of the pancake batter at a time to make 6 pancakes. Quickly add the sliced strawberries in a pattern on top of the uncooked pancake.
- After 2 minutes or when small bubbles form begin to pop on top of the pancake it is time to flip. Use a thin flexible spatula to flip the pancakes.
- Let the pancakes cook another 2 minutes or until golden brown.