Banana Nut Pancake Recipe

Banana bread pancake recipe from A Beautiful MessElsie and I have a theory that pancakes are almost always best at home. I think it's the pajama effect. Not that you can't wear your PJs to a diner. You could. Maybe your PJs are adorable. Mine… should stay home. So if I want pancakes in my comfy PJs, I'm gonna have to stay in and make them.Perfect banana nut pancakesNot only are these banana nut pancakes (think fluffy banana bread), they also have layers of deliciousness in between. You'll see. First let's talk batter.

Banana Nut Pancakes, makes 10 medium-sized pancakes

1 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup toasted walnuts
1-2 ripe bananasEasy banana pancake recipeIn a bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, sugar and salt. Then stir in the egg, buttermilk and water until nearly no lumps remain. Stir in the toasted walnuts. 

Heat a pan over medium heat with a couple tablespoons butter or oil. I like to use oil to get that crispy pancake edge. Once your pan is heated pour in about 1/4-cup of the batter. Quickly lay 3-4 slices of banana into the batter. Let the pancake cook until it begins to bubble about 2-3 minutes. Then flip and continue cooking, until it's cooked through (another minute or two).Fluffy buttermilk and banana pancakes!You can serve these warm with butter and maple syrup. Or you can get fancy:Peanut butter pancakesAdd a layer of peanut butter. Yum! Bananas and peanut butter and meant to be.Nutella pancakesAdd a layer of Nutella. Boom. Nutella on pancakes is divine.Banana nutella pancakes!Enjoy these! xo. Emma

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  • Emma, thank you so much for this great recepy.
    Love the bananas in the mix. Delicioso 🙂

  • The pancakes taste great! Especially when layered with chocolate and peanut spread in between ♡ Just a tip when using gluten free flours: you might wanna add more of it, otherwise you’ll have a really wet batter 🙂

  • Oh my low carb lord! I’ll be trying this once I’m off the LC philosophy. At least once. Even if it means I’ll have a banging headache for two days after…

  • My husband doesn’t care for them but I love almond flour pancakes. They are sweet and slightly crunchy and super yummy even without any toppings.

  • Thanks for the recipe!! I tried making them and they’re just magnifique!! I really love your blog! 😀


  • This looks delicious! I should try making some for my sister. Thanks for sharing!^^

  • OH MY GOODNESS! My mouth is watering just looking at this picture! Definitely trying this out this week!

  • I’m so fan of Nutella!!! :DD i have to try them!! :DD

    (an easy way to combine a vest!)

  • Whoops, didn’t quite read the directions carefully enough, mashed the bananas first, and added them in. Banana bread pancakes instead, still a winner!

  • Yum! I’m getting some Nutella and making these with my grandson! Happy Easter! Linda

  • This looks freaking delicious I’m so making this tomorrow

    <3 Jenelle

  • OMG Delicious!

    I had to put the link to your blog.
    I hope you don`t mind 😉

    From Portugal,

  • Oh my! This is decadent! I need to have this on a treat Sunday breakfast 🙂

  • heaven on a plate! i’m going to make these for easter dinner i think. breakfast for dinner is always a good call! 🙂 and i would totes rock my pj’s in public and meet you for brunch, lol.

    p.s. all through this post i was humming jack johnson’s banana pancakes in my head 🙂

  • ACK!!! I AM SO HUNGRY! Haven’t had breakfast yet… and I am absolutely hypnotized. MUST.. GO… EAT… PANCAKES.. NOW

  • OMG Delicious!!!

    I had to put a link to your blog 🙂
    Hope you don`t mind!

    From Portugal,

  • YUM!! I had my first banana nut pancakes in Hawaii a few months ago and they were amazing! Can’t wait to try these. Oh and I LOVE nutella! 🙂

  • Totally agree with the pajama effect…and slippers too.


  • Pancakes are definitely better at home! And stacked with nutella and peanut butter to boot? Ohhh sooo delicious!

  • I think I’ll be indulging in these on Easter Sunday!

  • I didn’t even have to read this post. The second I saw the title I knew I’d be trying this out. I don’t even really like pancakes, but there’s no way I could pass these up.

  • Omg this looks amazing!!!

    Please check out and follow my blog! I’d really appreciate it! <3

  • Oh my word, that looks so delicious. Pancakes are one of my favorite foods.

  • OMG! Getting hungry just by looking at this post!
    Your blog is so inspiring for me, you really show that a blog can, with hard work, become a fulfilling job and make so many people happy. Congrats and have a happy easter!!

  • If you ever come to Columbia, MO try Cafe Berlin. Best pancakes I’ve ever had. And they have an awesome Bloody Mary. Locally owned. Eclectic. Fun place.

  • i definitely should not have read this post hungry.


  • I hate to be the inevitable “is that a typo?” person, but…… The 1c of flour… Is that a typo? I am making these right now, and ended up needing to add nearly 2c of flour(about 1 3/4 or so) to get them even near correct consistency…. I make from-scratch pancakes like these pretty frequently, and we like them thin, and a 1-to-1 ratio of flour and liquid is usually how I roll….. I dunno, just wondering. I do really love the flavor though! They taste just like banana bread!

  • These look absolutely amazing. I would add a few slices of banana instead of the maple syrup. Def gonna try them this weekend.

  • I’m going to make these next weekend! They look really tasty!

  • Made it this morning with chunky peanut butter. It is going to be a good day.

  • OMG! Amazing pancakes!

    Lulu xx

  • I think I should look for someone who makes me pancakes for breakfast now and then…

  • this looks so yum yumyummy!! Gosh, photos melted my heart! 😛 can’t wait to make them myself! Thanks a lot for sharing! 🙂 XXX

  • WOW… an awesome idea….
    i’ve been making crepes with banana,nutella and peanut butter…


  • I have to try the fancy version for sure! Sounds so good. Banana+Pancakes+Nutella+Peanutbutter = Heaven

    Thank you for sharing!

  • This looks amazing – definitely trying this! My only question (and it’s probably a dumb one) – is how and when do you add the bananas?

  • So glad I found these. They’re definitely going on my list of things to make. Never thought of putting nuts in pancakes. Thanks for the tip 🙂

  • Just woke up and made these. A few adaptations such as pecans not walnuts, and just enough milk to make a thick batter, not buttermilk, and a bit of guessing as not familiar with cups! Turned out beautifully. I liked the softened slightly caramelised slices of banana and the crunch of the nuts 🙂

  • Oo, so yummy. Today I had for breakfast Nutella with cake but that looks so good too. Have a great day.

  • These look sooo good, I’ve never made this type of pancake (the super thin crepe kind are traditional here) but you have just completely sold them to me!

  • Totally mouth watering… I just started drooling 🙂


  • These actually look super delicious, but I definitely would not be able to eat them for breakfast. A midnight snack is more like it!

  • Haha, I just changed into my PJs and I’m starving! These look too good, I’m going to have to make them right now instead of tomorrow morning! xx

  • This looks so delicious. I’m going to have to try this sometime soon, in the meantime, to the kitchen I go!

  • Putting nutella and peanut butter on pancakes is the best idea! Those look super yummy!

  • YUM, those look amazing! I love banana nut anything, throw PB and chocolate on there and I’m in heaven!

  • Breakfast is 100% my favorite meal of the day, and these look absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to try them! xoxo

  • Yummy! I was planning to make banana pancakes tomorrow! great idea! 🙂


  • This was so cruel to read and see before I curled up for bed. Breakfast for dinner is almost necessary now…

  • I had no idea my mouth could produce so much drool just by looking at pancakes!

  • Not cool guys! I wasn’t hungry until I saw these photos!

    The Occasional Indulgence

  • Holy Hot Tamale these look and sound absolutely heavenly.


  • Looking yummy.. wanna try in my weekend.. thank for share, Lovely.. 🙂

  • Yumm this looks delicious, my two favourites; peanut butter and nutella!! Delicious, can’t wait to try it out!

  • Wow that sounds absolutely delicious, excuse my while I drool over here. I had porridge today with banana, doesn’t seem to really come close to your delicious breaky! Thanks for sharing the recipe :).


  • Virtually any recipe with Nutella is an instant success in my household!

  • Why oh why would you do this to me? I’m practically drooling over here.

  • Oh my !

  • Oh man these look delicious! I love peanut butter on pancakes, but I’ve never tried nutella!


  • As I was scrolling down to view the photos in this post they just kept getting better and better! What?! Nutella on your pancakes?! Yes, please!

  • Yum! We have a recipe for cinnamon bun pancakes with icing syrup and we love to try new flavors. Thanks for sharing!

  • Oh my these look amazing! I will definitely be adding this to my ‘Need to bake’ list.

    -Hannah x

  • Emma, ou sure do know the way to my heart! As soon as I saw the Nutella, I knew it was game over 😉

    Emily B

  • Yum face! These look incredible. Aren’t pancakes THEE most fun food to photograph?!

  • Anything banana nut is pretty much a winner in my book. These just sound awesome!!
    xo Heather

  • These photos! I want some for dinner tonight. The Nutella is everything.

  • These sound like the best pancakes ever!

    xo Jennifer

  • I love banana pancakes & a smear of peanut butter on top is perfection! I will definitely try adding walnuts to mine when I can eat nuts again (yay braces!).
    xx Allison

  • Perfect recipe for this weekend! Love it 🙂

    ♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}

  • Wow those look absolutely sinful! I’m changing into my PJs right now!!!

  • Yum! I’m always too lazy to make them + end up going to our diner 😉

  • OH MY GOD. A huge pile of deliciousness! I love Nutella on Banana Pancakes, never thought about PB. Good thing the next weekend is not far away and I have a new skillet.

  • I can eat almost anything for breakfast, but I hate the look of American pancakes. They’re so incredibly thick, not my taste. And that syrup… 😛
    Other than that, I should definitely try to mix banana in my regular pancake mix 🙂

  • Here I am again, reading your blog hungry. I should have learned by now! 🙂 YUMMMMM.


  • this looks sooo delicious! deffinitely making some of these this weekend! thanks for sharing!

  • DELICIOUS. This looks seriously so good. I’m thinking breakfast for dinner…

    Juliette Laura

  • These look INCREDIBLE. I think Pancakes for dinner is happening on Saturday!

  • These look amazing! I can’t wait to try them on a sunday morning!


  • These look SO yummy! It’s a shame I didn’t have this recipe earlier! I made some makeshift banana nit pancakes this morning! Can’t wait to try these out.

  • Oh my…I’m obsessed with banana pancakes. I just made them for my daughter this morning! But totally never though of putting peanut butter on them…wow, yum! THANKS:-) Christina

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