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Banana Pancake for One

Get a delicious start to the day with this tender and hearty pancake recipe for one. I like to experiment with different extracts, like coconut or almond, in place of the vanilla. —Carmen Bolar, The Bronx, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    1 pancake


  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 medium ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Maple syrup or spreadable fruit, optional


  • In a small bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Combine the banana, egg, and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • Pour batter onto a hot griddle coated with cooking spray; turn when bubbles form on top. Cook until the second side is golden brown. Serve with syrup or spreadable fruit if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 323 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 212mg cholesterol, 272mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 4g fiber), 12g protein.

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  • smellymel75
    Jan 10, 2021

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  • Molly Katherine
    May 23, 2019

    Very nice recipe, perfect size for one person to have a generous brunch. I added a pinch of salt, a touch of molasses, walnuts, and just a splash of milk. Everything but the milk was just my flavor preference, it needed a touch more liquid so that’s what the milk was for. Very nice recipe, I’ll make it again soon.

  • Chiruken
    Jun 11, 2018

    I used a Waffle Iron instead of a griddle or pan. This recipe makes a HUGE waffle! Very tasty and filling. Only change I made was to add a pinch of salt. This recipe has quickly become a Family Favourite. =^_^=

  • Mike
    May 28, 2018

    I forgot to include the vanilla extract the first time I made these, but they were still great regardless! I've been thinking about them ever since I made them a week ago!

  • Queenlalisa
    Feb 7, 2017

    Ok. These are really flavorful and cooked up a beautiful golden brown color. Smelled and tasted delicious. They are not a traditional pancake. More dense than fluffy. My daughter loved them.

  • 1FarmGirl
    May 28, 2012

    Pretty good, my 10 year old daughter made these. They do turn out doughy in the middle if you don't cook them on real low and spread them out. I liked it that they have no milk or sugar and still tasted good! We may try to add a little water to thin them out next time so they will cook easier for the kids! We doubled the recipe and it made about 8 small pancakes. Would be fun to add other flavors to this.

  • 10206090
    Feb 16, 2012

    Next time I am only using half a banana. It was too dense and was still runny in the middle.

  • dgripp52
    Sep 27, 2011

    Wonderful! And NO milk. What a great way to use up ripe bananas! Works well in the waffle iron, too.

  • danielleylee
    Sep 11, 2011

    This recipe makes 3 small pancakes! We added pecans for some texture and pumpkin pie spice for more flavor. These pancakes are dense not fluffy. Will make again.

  • Char1982
    Feb 14, 2009

    This is a great recipe I am single and every recipe I have for pancakes makes way too much I tried this and it was the perfect size and it tastes great too!