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French Banana Pancakes Recipe

French Banana Pancakes Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for French Banana Pancakes

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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."

MY REVIEW User ID: 6956004 8194
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2013

"Wonderful! Short on time but wanting to try this, I made the filling and served it over waffles from the freezer. It was delicious! I didn't have half and half on hand so I used the 2% milk I had. Worked fine with fewer calories. I'm going to make the pancakes the day before Easter and reheat them while making the topping, making it a quick breakfast before church."

cheryl956 User ID: 1656985 10941
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2013

"I'm going to try this on my very picky grandson, hope it works !"

Gessica User ID: 1193660 10939
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2012

"Wonderful-one of my husbands favorites!"

Monarchsmomma User ID: 1811632 5028
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"I have been making these lovely crepes for many years. I like to slice the bananas for a prettier presentation & easier eating."

KayDee10 User ID: 5643803 6772
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2011

"I first tried this many years ago. I served it to my whole family and my grandpa (who was a just-give-me-a-pancake-as-big-as-my-plate-and-as-fluffy-as-my-pillow kinda man) LOVED it! I will always remember that. Try it. You won't be disappointed!"

Honeydrop2004 User ID: 3618976 8091
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2010

"Was excellent! The crepes consistency was perfect. Had to add a bit more butter for the sauce but I used milk instead of cream. A good twist on banana pancakes."

emmylilg User ID: 4362139 6135
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2010

"Really good and super easy to make. Everyone loved it"

khegeman User ID: 2379383 8182
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2010

"Very good and easy to make"

micheleclow User ID: 6777152 5011
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2010

"These are worth the extra effort."

karlbon04 User ID: 4305156 5919
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2009

"I made this for my daughter for breakfast and she loved it! I used boxed pancake mix (just cuz I didnt have all ingred on hand) and spread the batter thin in the pan, it worked out great and easy to make. I didnt have half and half on hand either but used the same amount of evaporated milk and worked out great also. Thanks for sharing a great recipe, I will make it again!"

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