French Banana Pancakes Recipe
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French Banana Pancakes Recipe

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These pancakes are a real breakfast favorite in our family. Even our 8- and 10-year-old daughters make them all by themselves when they have friends spend the night. Now their friends' mothers are asking for the recipe! —Cheryl Sowers, Bakersfield, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:5-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 5-6 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • 5 to 6 firm bananas, halved lengthwise
  • Whipped cream and additional cinnamon, optional

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 403 calories, 18g fat (11g saturated fat), 117mg cholesterol, 284mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. Sift flour and confectioners' sugar into a bowl. Add milk, eggs, butter, vanilla and salt; beat until smooth.
  2. Heat a lightly greased 6-in. skillet; add about 3 tablespoons batter, spreading to almost cover bottom of skillet. Cook until lightly browned; turn and brown the other side. Remove to a wire rack. Repeat with remaining batter (make 10-12 pancakes), greasing skillet as needed.
  3. For filling, melt butter in large skillet. Stir in brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir in cream and cook until slightly thickened. Add half of the bananas at a time to skillet; heat for 2-3 minutes, spooning sauce over them. Remove from the heat.
  4. Roll a pancake around each banana half and place on a serving platter. Spoon sauce over pancakes. Top with whipped cream and dash of cinnamon if desired. Yield: 5-6 servings.
Originally published as French Banana Pancakes in Taste of Home April/May 1994, p25

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GStaelens User ID: 1765741 235951
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015


Uqaq User ID: 4935502 220094
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2015

"We've been making these for years. Delicious."

DebbieT User ID: 221944 216751
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2015

"Delicious and easy."

sjmdam User ID: 4248228 6148
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2014 Edited Oct. 18, 2015

"The flavor is terrific! We love this recipe even my husband who does not like a crepe type pancake You have to try this one... I made extra filling to serve with this."

Cheriwar50 User ID: 7379343 8302
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2013

"One of my family's favorites."

Peruanadecorazon User ID: 7341249 8195
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2013

"I love the filling but I would suggest less butter. When it cools a little it is easy to spot pools of butter separated from the cream. I guess the flavor won't suffer much if less butter is used."

chilipower User ID: 6100887 8485
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2013

"Super yummy!! I've never tasted anything quite like it. The filling is perfect to top on frozen waffles or french toast! Five star recipe!!!"

ellenhguidry User ID: 3806286 6831
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2013

"Haven't made, but want to ASAP, based on reviews. What's the best way to keep warm so everyone can eat together?"

mcjaeger68 User ID: 4138737 8092
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2013

"This recipe was really easy and also good. If you want a lighter version, use no sugar in the batter and soy/almond milk instead of milk."

7sophie14 User ID: 6995159 5261
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2013

"Yummy and quick! Perfect for "breakfast at supper." I will try it with some type of nuts, maybe pecans, next time."

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