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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

Ingredients

  • PANCAKES:
  • 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
  • FILLING:
  • 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

Directions

  • 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

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.

Reviews for French Banana Pancakes

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2015

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2015

"Delicious and easy."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2013

"One of my family's favorites."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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!!!"

MY REVIEW
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?"

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2013

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2012

"Wonderful-one of my husbands favorites!"

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2010

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2010

"Very good and easy to make"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2010

"These are worth the extra effort."

MY REVIEW
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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