Stack of vanilla pancakes with caramelized bananas on a blue plate

Vanilla Pancakes with Caramelized Bananas

Vanilla pancakes topped with caramlized bananas
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 7 3-inch pancakes
Calories 328kcal
Author I Heart Eating



  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup milk¹
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt²
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Caramelized Bananas

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 bananas (not overripe), in 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)


  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Make a well in the dry ingredients, and add the wet into the dry; mix until just combined.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat. Grease skilled with butter or nonstick cooking spray.
  • Add 1/4 cup batter per pancake.
  • Cook until bubbles form and the edges start to look dry, about 2 minutes.
  • Flip pancake over, and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the other side is lightly browned.
  • Meanwhile, make the caramelized bananas.
  • Melt the butter in a separate skillet over medium-low heat.
  • Add the butter and let it melt.
  • Once the most of the butter has melted, stir in the sugar; continue stirring until the sugar melts.
  • Add the banana slices, and cook until the bananas begin to soften and caramelize.
  • Flip bananas over and continue cooking until the other side has caramelized, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the pecans, if using, and stir to combine.
  • Pour the banana sauce over hot pancakes.


  1. Anything from skim to whole milk will work.
  2. If using vanilla Greek yogurt, increase the milk to 1 cup.
  3. Nutrition values are estimates. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 222mg | Potassium: 371mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 1.7mg