Christmas Breakfast: Wonderful Banana Pancakes


Banana Pancakes are wonderful for Christmas breakfast or anytime of the year. This recipe is really simple and healthy. The mixture of whole wheat and all purpose flour, nonfat buttermilk and bananas. With 209 calories and 6 grams of fat, they can’t be beat. Enjoy during the holidays or anytime of the year.

Banana Pancakes

Cook Time:

20 minutes

Prep Times:

20 minutes


12 to 16 servings


3/4 cup all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons whole-wheat flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups nonfat buttermilk
About 3 tablespoons melted butter or margarine
2 ripe bananas (3/4 to 1 lb. total), peeled and thinly sliced


1. In a bowl, mix all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt.

2. In another bowl, whisk to blend eggs, buttermilk, and 3 tablespoons butter. Add to dry ingredients and stir just until batter is evenly moistened.

3. Ladle batter, 1/4 cup at a time, onto a lightly buttered medium-hot (350°) griddle or lightly buttered 10- to 12-inch nonstick frying pan (or use 2 pans at the same time) over medium heat. Scatter 3 to 5 banana slices onto each pancake and cook until edges of the cake look dry, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn with a wide spatula and cook until browned on the bottom, 3 or 4 minutes longer.

4. Serve pancakes immediately, or place in a single layer on baking sheets and keep warm in a 200° regular or convection oven until all are cooked.

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