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Banana Bread Pancakes with Peanut Butter Syrup

Banana Bread Pancakes with Peanut Butter Syrup Recipe l

Ever since making banana bread waffles, I’ve wanted to try banana bread pancakes. We always seem to have a couple of bananas that are too ripe or just starting to get too ripe. So the other night (Yes, night. That’s when we have time to make breakfast food!), I decided it was about time I give them a try.

Banana Bread Pancakes with Peanut Butter Syrup Recipe l

These pancakes are loaded with chunks of banana and lots of cinnamon and nutmeg. All of the banana makes these slightly denser than your average pancake, but the result is a pancake that tastes a lot like a warm, thick slice of banana bread. Using whole wheat flour and non-fat buttermilk makes these a healthy option for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Banana Bread Pancakes with Peanut Butter Syrup Recipe l

I knew right away that I wanted to top these pancakes with a simple peanut butter syrup. I already put peanut butter and a little syrup on my pancakes, so I figured I may as well mix them together with a little vanilla extract. So good! You may just find yourself pouring the syrup over more than just pancakes. . .

Banana Bread Pancakes with Peanut Butter Syrup Recipe l

Banana Bread Pancakes with Peanut Butter Syrup

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


For the Pancakes

  • 1 Cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 Cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large bananas, very ripe
  • 1 1/3 Cups buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted and cooled

For the Syrup

  • 1/2 Cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 Cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt until well-combined.
  2. In a medium bowl, mash bananas. Add in milk, vanilla extract, and butter. Stir until blended.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  4. Bring a skillet or griddle to medium heat. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  5. Pour 1/3 cup of batter onto hot skillet. Using measuring cup, lightly spread out batter in a circular form. Cook until bubbles begin to appear on the surface, about 2-3 minutes and flip. Cook for another 1-2 minutes. Serve with peanut butter syrup.
  6. To make the Peanut Butter Syrup: In a microwave safe bowl, stir together maple syrup, peanut butter, and vanilla extract. Microwave for 30 seconds and then in 5-10 second intervals until mixture is warm, runny.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 645Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 821mgCarbohydrates: 117gFiber: 8gSugar: 53gProtein: 15g

Nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and may not always be accurate. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.

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This recipe is loosely adapted from How Sweet It Is and is linked with Strut Your Stuff Saturday, Time to SparkleWeekend Potluck, What’s Cookin’ WednesdayWhat’s in Your Kitchen Wednesday.


Saturday 10th of August 2013

My mom said when I was younger I refused to eat pancakes until she started putting the peanut butter syrup on them. My husband thinks I am totally weird every time I put it on them. Now I love all kinds of pancakes so I am definitely going to have to try this recipe!

Laura (tutti dolci)

Friday 5th of April 2013

Love this twist on banana bread, and that syrup... I'm drooling!

Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013

Peanut butter syrup sounds unbelievable! I think I could just eat that plain! ;)

Carla @ Carlas Confections

Monday 1st of April 2013

I love that these have chunks of bananas in it. Sounds so delicious!

sarah k @ the pajama chef

Monday 1st of April 2013

i love the sound of this syrup! awesome idea :)

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