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Banana Blueberry Pancakes Recipe

Banana Blueberry Pancakes Recipe

This recipe is a favorite in our home. My kids don’t even realize how healthy it is! —Kelly Reinicke, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 min./batch YIELD:7 servings


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/4 cups fat-free milk
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • Maple syrup, optional


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flours, sugar, baking powder and salt. Combine the egg, milk, bananas and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • 2. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a hot griddle coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with blueberries. Turn when bubbles form on top; cook until second side is golden brown. Serve with syrup and sliced bananas if desired.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled pancakes between layers of waxed paper in a resealable plastic freezer bag. To use, place pancakes on an ungreased baking sheet, cover with foil, and reheat in a preheated 375° oven 6-10 minutes. Or, place a stack of three pancakes on a microwave-safe plate and microwave on high for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 14 pancakes.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 195 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 317mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fruit.

Reviews for Banana Blueberry Pancakes

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Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 260374
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2017

"These were absolutely delicious! The banana flavor was excellent. Definitely the perfect portion of ingredients. I have used box pancake mix to save time. I just use the Box pancakes mixed with the vanilla extract and fruit. Turns out perfect every time."

moralesae User ID: 6229301 259531
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2017

"These were so yummy! I used whole wheat graham flour which gave them a really great textural contrast. And I used a few chocolate chips in place of the blueberries. Just a drizzle of syrup is all you need because of the sweet bananas. My 4 yr old loved them too.:)"

Mona User ID: 8969261 256850
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2016

"Absolutely delicious! Moist, sweet enough to go without syrup. Served with a tablespoon of peanut butter and got rave reviews!"

Jayne125 User ID: 8822627 246458
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2016

"Didn't use the all purpose flour, just stuck with wholewheat and went for 2 bananas instead of 3 and they turned out delicious. Super fluffy and nice and easy to make!"

hkpepin User ID: 3030797 234835
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2015

"Excellent! I used 2 bananas and felt that was just right. I wish that I had mashed them more thoroughly and next time I would add a little cinnamon. Otherwise I followed the recipe and myself and both kids devoured them. Made about 15 medium sized pancakes and took about 30 minutes to cook them all. quick and delicious!"

s_pants User ID: 174050 228877
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2015

"We really enjoyed these pancakes. They were very thick, but still delicious and cooked completely. Next time I might try adding a little extra milk.."

Corwin44 User ID: 7541400 227694
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2015

"These are very good pancakes. I doubled the recipe and prepared the cakes on my griddle that I buttered. I didn't have any banana so I just used fresh blueberries. My batter was the perfect consistency., but if your batter is too thick a little extra milk should do the trick. The pancakes were easy to make and my family really enjoyed them. Next I make these I will try with banana."

trentonjoe User ID: 7887135 69438
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2014

"The pancakes were very tasty but super thick. As written the batter was almost scone like. I added a little extra milk (1/4 cup?) and it made the the mixture workable. I prefer thinner pancakes because they are easier to cook. The positives were: they tasted so good I didn't use syrup, they were very filling, and close to being healthy."

JennyJ2B User ID: 7662683 207856
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

"We enjoyed these a lot; I did, however, add 2 Tablespoons melted butter and I used whole milk since I used buckwheat flour instead of whole wheat. They were healthy and tasty - a winner! I'll make them again for sure. :-)"

LorieWhite User ID: 7354423 63443
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2013

"I only had self rising flour, so I used that and omitted the baking powder. And I used 2 bananas instead of 3 and it was perfect! My 5 year old daughter and my picky husband loved them. I put just a tad bit of syrup on mine and they were delicious! Saving this recipe and using again!"

hollybay1 User ID: 7320290 162689
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2013

"As is, the recipe didn't work. It was way too floury and didn't have enough liquid to mix. I added buttermilk to make the constancy more on the liquidy-but-still spongy side. With my modifications it turned out great I would make again. Maybe add a tsp. nutmeg and cinnamon."

stevennicole User ID: 2190603 89148
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2013


stephaniew24 User ID: 3810956 155712
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2012

"I had fresh blueberries that we just got from the farmers market and wanted to use them. I thought to make these because they sounded so good and with all the reviews. Instead of the wheat flour that I did not have on hand I used All-Purpose flour and 1 1/2 bananas and everything else to the exact. Neither did I or my son enjoy the recipe. Wish we had because it looked and sounded so good. And syrup on them does not taste well on them. I tried the first one with everything and then the second, tried it with no blueberries. Not something I will make again. Was disappointed."

senrich User ID: 6700260 157924
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2012

"very delectable and easy to make"

Ruthie505 User ID: 6749924 162687
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2012

"I love this recipe! it is light and the entire family gobbles it up!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!"

flower224 User ID: 6443925 158235
Reviewed May. 28, 2012

"made it exactly except for i only had 1 banana instead of 3. Tasted great. my kid and husband ate them up quickly and i was happy to give them something with whole wheat flour that had good taste."

happymammaofthree User ID: 6560660 154871
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2012

"I followed the directions exactly, and it did not turn out at all. Was very gooey in the middle. I even tried adding flour to it, and it was still not good."

strayxdogxstrut User ID: 5418908 89147
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2011

"These didn't turn out so well, I followed the recipe exactly, but the middle was all gooey. Maybe less banana or more flour would help to dry them out a bit."

MY REVIEW User ID: 4316811 158232
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2011

"I love this! I used all-purpose flour as I did not have wheat, only 2 bananas, put a little cinnamon in this and sprinkled with the blueberries, amazing!"

Cincity57 User ID: 5233551 162568
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2011

"Easy, thanks for posting"

Zafira Fauxhall User ID: 4054064 77550
Reviewed May. 16, 2010

"I made these this morning for Sunday morning breakfast and my guys loved them! I did make a few changes... I used honey in place of the sugar, omitted the salt, used only 1 banana, added a tsp. of cinnamon and 1 tablespoon of walnut oil. We topped the pancakes with a combination of warmed, fresh blueberries and fresh strawberries topped with a sprinkling of chopped walnuts and a dusting of powdered sugar. Yum! This recipe will be the starting point for all pancake breakfasts at our house from now on!"

vt_pure_angel User ID: 4785804 77549
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2010

"Great recipe! I added 1/4 tsp of nutmeg & didn't have whole wheat flour so ground up quick Oats into flour. Will make this again using whole wheat as soon as I get to the store!! :) Thank you for sharing!"

Kimber1 User ID: 1409657 85083
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2010

"This is the best pancake recipe I have ever made. I don't even buy pancake mix anymore. The only change I have made is to mix 1/2 cup chopped pecans at the end. We call it dessert for breakfast."

hlpnhnds User ID: 988175 89140
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2010

"Really excellent pancakes. You don't need the syrup for sweetness. A family "10"."

jldileo User ID: 2987320 207855
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2008

"These pancakes are fantastic!!! The first "homemade" (non-mix) pancakes I have made, and will make again and again. Thank you for this recipe!"

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