Banana Nut Pancakes

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


9 pancakes

Updated: Mar. 11, 2023
I enjoy these versatile banana nut pancakes. Besides being a satisfying breakfast, they can be a deliciously different dessert. —Diane Hixon, Niceville, Florida
Banana Nut Pancakes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup whipped topping
  • 1 cup pancake mix
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 medium ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Optional: Sliced ripe banana and chopped pecans


  1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Mix in whipped topping (mixture will be stiff); set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine pancake mix and sugar. Beat the egg, milk and oil; add to pancake mix and mix well. Fold in banana and pecans.
  3. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a lightly greased hot griddle; turn when bubbles form on top of pancakes. Cook until second side is golden brown. Serve with cream cheese topping and, if desired, bananas and pecans.

Banana Nut Pancakes Tips

How can you tell when the griddle is hot enough for the pancakes?

Do a sizzle test! Splash a few drops of water on your griddle to see if they sizzle. The sound will tell you if it's ready for your pancake batter.

What else can you serve with banana nut pancakes?

Serve your banana nut pancakes with a dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of pancake syrup. You can also try them Elvis-style with peanut butter spread and crumbled bacon on top.

Can you make banana nut pancakes ahead of time?

You sure can make banana nut pancakes ahead! Like other pancake recipes, they'll last about 5 days in the fridge. You can also freeze pancakes, stacked between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container or storage bag, for about 2 months. When you're ready to eat, reheat them in the microwave, oven or toaster.

Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

3 pancakes: 543 calories, 34g fat (12g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 624mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 5g fiber), 12g protein.