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Banana bread pancakes, topped with bananas and almonds.

Banana Bread Pancakes

These soft and fluffy banana almond pancakes have all the flavor of banana bread, with cinnamon and nutmeg for spice, and crunchy almonds.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 pancakes


  • Non-stick Griddle


  • ¾ cup mashed, over-ripe bananas (about 2 medium/large bananas)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp coarse Kosher salt (if using table salt, use half the amount)
  • ¼ cup almonds, roughly chopped, for garnish
  • softened butter, pure maple syrup, and sliced bananas, for serving


  • In a bowl, mash the bananas as smoothly as you can, then whisk in the buttermilk, egg, melted butter, vanilla and almond extracts, and brown sugar. It's okay if there are small lumps of banana all throughout.
  • Separately, whisk together the flour, spices, baking soda and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, and whisk just until moistened.
  • Let the batter rest for a couple of minutes while you preheat the griddle to between 310-315 degrees F.
  • Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to portion the batter onto the griddle, leaving enough room for the pancakes to spread. Cook the pancakes on one side until golden brown underneath, and you can easily flip them over, then cook on the other side until cooked through.
  • Serve hot with soft butter, maple syrup, sliced bananas, chopped almonds and a sprinkling of cinnamon.


Serve the pancakes hot off the griddle, or keep them warm on a baking sheet, in a 200-degree oven while you cook the rest of the batter.
Refrigerate leftover pancakes in an airtight container for up to 3 days, or wrap well and freeze for 3-6 months.
Re-warm leftover/frozen pancakes in the microwave, or in a toaster.
Keyword Almond, Banana Bread, Pancakes