Banana and Blueberry Pancakes

Banana and Blueberry Pancakes

Weekend mornings will not be complete without breakfast with the family. It is your chance to sleep in until the late hours because, hey, it’s the weekend—meaning no work or school. You can go easy, relax and have sweet banana and blueberry pancakes for breakfast. It’s quick and simple, and you can whip them up in less than 30 minutes. Making your own pancake batter from scratch is so rewarding that you'll wonder why you've never done it before.

What is Banana and Blueberry Pancakes

A closer look at Banana and Blueberry Pancakes

If you love bananas and pancakes, then why not combine them both? This recipe is a great way to use up overripe bananas that have been sitting in your fridge for so long. Also, with just a few ingredients, you will be able to prepare a new exciting dish that adults and kids will love. From the regular, classic, good old pancakes, humans never stop in their pursuit of flavor. They experiment, they innovate, and they come up with different varieties and combinations that are surprisingly good. Because of the added banana, this pancake is a little denser than usual but is also more moist, sweeter, and chewier. It has the right amount of sourness because of the blueberries, but balances it out with the sweetness of the banana. A perfect blend of flavors that tastes like rich and smooth velvet in the mouth. It is slightly bluish in color with a hint of banana fibers. It’s plump and a little heavy compared to the regular ones. You can serve it with some maple syrup on top, a few fresh blueberries, or add some whipping cream and a dollop of ice cream to make it a dessert-breakfast for kids. This goes best while drinking warm milk or your go-to coffee while reading your favorite book in your sweet little corner.

So without further ado, let’s go and see your pantry to see if we've got the ingredients for some banana and blueberry pancakes this coming weekend!

How to Make Banana and Blueberry Pancakes

  1. Thaw frozen blueberries in a pan over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, or until they become soft and a little watery. Set it aside.
Thawing frozen blueberries

2. In a separate bowl, mash the bananas until mushy, then add the flour, egg, baking powder, and salt.

Mashed banans
Adding the flour, egg, baking powder, and salt.

3. Heat your non-stick pan and add some butter until it melts. Pour some of the banana-pancake batter mixture into the pan and top with some blueberries.

Pouring banana-pancake batter mixture

4. When bubbles form, flip the pancake and cook until golden brown. Repeat the process with the remaining pancake batter.

5. Transfer it to a plate and serve it with maple syrup.

Serving it with maple syrup.

Tools

Banana and Blueberry Pancakes using fork
  • Mixing bowls, measuring cups, and spoons are needed for this recipe. Ensure that they are both durable and simple to clean. I recommend using either stainless steel bowls or glass bowls as they will not leave any odor or grease when washed.
  • When cooking the pancakes, it is recommended to use a non-stick pan to make sure you can easily flip them. This will also ensure even cooking and eliminate the possibility of undercooked pancakes.
  • You can mash the bananas using a fork or potato masher, especially if dealing with small batches. However, if you are preparing this dish for a large group, you can use a blender to mix everything together all at once. That also includes your pancake flour mixture.

Notes

A bite of Banana and Blueberry Pancakes
  • It is very important to use ripe bananas for this recipe. In fact, overripe bananas work best because they add more banana flavor and texture to the pancakes, making them more moist on the inside.
  • In addition, fresh blueberries can be used in place of frozen ones. This will still give it the fruity flavor that we are looking for, but it will be less watery compared to the frozen ones. Also, it will be less likely to add color to the pancake batter.
  • You can add some maple syrup on top of your cooked pancakes to make them sumptuous. If you are feeling extra, go ahead and add some whipping cream or a dollop of ice cream for a more delightful breakfast-dessert.
  • You can replace blueberries with other types of fruits depending on what you prefer and what is available in your pantry.
  • There are times when I want my pancakes with a little bite and texture, I decided to add some chopped walnuts and almonds to the batter. It’s surprisingly addicting to have something to much on. Different types of flavors and texture in one bite that is bursting in your mouth. You can add different nuts, such as cashews, pistachios, or almonds. Depending on what you prefer.
  • If maple syrup is not available, I use raw honey instead for that extra sweetness, and oh don’t forget to smother it with some butter to complete the vibe.