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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 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

1 serving (2 each) equals 403 calories, 18 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 117 mg cholesterol, 284 mg sodium, 55 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g 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

Nutritional Facts

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

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Reviewed Mar. 22, 2014

"The flavor is terrific! we love this recipe even my husband who don't like a crepe type pancake You have to try this one..."

Reviewed Aug. 20, 2013

"One of my family's favorites."

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."

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!!!"

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?"

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