Banana Bites
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Banana Bites



One of the biggest challenges in trying to feed a family is finding recipes that everyone will love. When you've got a baby, a toddler, and adults in the house it can be easy to become a short order cook. Don't get stuck making a different meal for each person! These Banana Bites are hands-down one of our family's favorite recipes. They're healthy, inexpensive and easy to make (which equals a happy mommy and daddy). They're also sweet and delicious (which equals happy baby girl and big brother). The recipe makes quite a few banana bites so you can eat a bunch and keep the rest on hand in the fridge for a few days -- that is, if you can keep them around that long. Not only are my 1 and 3 year olds obsessed with them, but my hubby and I devour them just as fast! And my friend said Banana Bites are as equally good for dessert as they are for breakfast, which I totally agree with! Wether you're dipping them in maple syrup, dusting them with powdered sugar, or eating them piping hot off the griddle, this is a recipe that will quickly become a favorite. Get ready to keep this one on hand for years to come!

Banana Bites  (Makes 2-3 Servings)

  • Prep Time: 5 mins,
  • Cook Time: 10 mins,
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One of the biggest challenges in trying to feed a family comprised of babies, toddlers and adults is finding recipes that everyone will love so you don't feel like a short order cook making something different for each person. These Banana Bites are...


  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup pancake batter


  1. 1. Cut the bananas into 1/4 inch slices (I like to make slices on a diagonal bias so they’re a little bit longer than circles).
  2. 2. One at a time, dip the banana slices into the batter, coating all over, shaking off the excess batter into the bowl and place on a buttered griddle or skillet over medium heat.
  3. 3. Cook for 1 minute on each side or until golden.
  4. 4. Serve with desired accompaniments.
  5. *Do not serve with honey for children under 12 months for allergy reasons.

Accompaniments: Honey, maple syrup, yogurt or a healthy berry sauce Pancake Batter Recipes:

Banana Bites

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  1. Mounika Suryadevara

    August 26, 2016 at 2:07 am

    How to make the batter

    • C. McCord

      August 30, 2016 at 3:31 pm

      Use your favorite pancake batter, using the recipe directions! Check out the “accompaniments” section of the recipe card for pancake batter recipes.

  2. Dina

    November 29, 2015 at 1:17 am

    Looking forward to try new recipes.

  3. Aida

    August 15, 2015 at 4:36 am

    Can’t wait to give them a try!

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    September 9, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    just tried these …they r so yummy!!

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    July 31, 2014 at 7:28 am

    just tried these …they r so yummy!!

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    August 10, 2013 at 8:01 am

    My son loved these! I used very ripe bananas and they were sweet enough that I didn’t need to serve them with honey or syrup. My only complaint is that they did not come out crispy, they were rather soggy. I used cooking spray to cook them., just enough to keep from sticking to the pan I think. But they tasted great, and I was happy to have leftovers to freeze.

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    October 27, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Just bought the cookbook-so very excited!

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    June 2, 2012 at 1:11 am

    These rock! So delicious yet simple. What a clever idea to simply dip the banana slices into the batter to make these scrumptious morsels! My picky hubby loved these and devoured them when I made them at night and I had to make another batch so our child could er…still have some in the morning. I don’t think I’ve tried a single Weelicious recipe that didn’t turn out super good so far! The recipes seem to be VERY well tested and if I follow the recipe, everything turns out fantastic. Thank you Catherine for testing your recipes to perfection!

  16. dara

    April 16, 2012 at 9:26 am

    yum! my 9-month old just decided that he doesn’t like bananas (after loving them for weeks lol) so maybe this will turn him back onto them. trying this recipe this week!

  17. KimberlyRose

    March 25, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Thanks so much for this recipe! My son (and I) absolutely loved them!

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    March 11, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Just tried these! They were a huge hit and so easy. Thanks so much!

    Also, thank you for your weekly meal plans so I can see the recipes I have missed in the past!

  19. Alissa

    March 8, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    I love this recipe – just made these for my daughter’s first birthday party using a whole wheat oatmeal pancake recipe very similar to yours, and they were a huge hit…even better is I froze the leftovers and now we are reheating them in the toaster oven for breakfast. Even my 3 year old who doesn’t like bananas is excited about these…thank you so much!

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    We made these this morning and they were really good. She actually ate them lol. I was wondering if you have tried them with other fruit and if so which worked best?

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    I made these this morning. My 2 and a half year old loved his “monkey pancakes”!

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    August 18, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Just made these – fantastic! I hope there’s some left for my son’s lunch tomorrow after the husband and I are done with them :)

  40. Mariann

    August 17, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Looks delicious. Can’t wait to try these! I have a 5 year old and she loves bananas. But a fun little recipe that she can help with. Thanks for sharing!

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    Just an FYI. The honey rule is because of the risk of botchulism (sp??) not allergies.

    • Gen

      December 5, 2011 at 1:44 pm

      Yes, botulism spores may be present in honey. It’s not because of allergies.

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    I have been making these for months now, ever since I found your site. I have 6 kids, 2 Great Danes and a husband at home who all love them. However, interestingly, my husband and teens like them better with barely ripe bananas (a still sweet but sort of fresher taste) while my younger ones like a sweeter very ripe banana. The variations on this are endless! You can use any kind of batter imaginable and add spices, different fruits, even grated chocolate for a dessert bite! My family favs are pumpkin spice batter or peanut butter pancake batter with the banana. Thank goodness for the options or I would be mighty sick of making these already since my family demands them weekly!

  49. Jamie

    March 6, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Just tryed these this morning!!! They where a huge hit!! Thanks for all the great ideas!!

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    February 17, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Whipped up a batch with bisquick pancake mix and cinnamon for my 11 month old son and he is screaming for more!! I never though of doing this. I used to just mash up the banana and put it in the pancake mix. Your way is so much better!

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    January 15, 2011 at 10:06 am

    I just made these for my husband & toddler. What a hit! Banana bites are definitely going into our breakfast rotation. :)

  53. Deb

    January 11, 2011 at 8:56 am

    I made these over the weekend and froze them my son loved them!!!

  54. Vicki

    December 28, 2010 at 10:11 am

    My extremely picky eater (22 months) just ate 7 of these and is asking for more! THANK YOU!!

  55. Natalie

    November 24, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    The banana bites are really good. Its awesome as an adult food too. lol. and my puppy even loved it! I so want to give this recipe to my aunt for my one year old cousin.

  56. Shalu

    November 4, 2010 at 11:20 am

    I made them for my 11 months old and she loved it. Can I make them in advance and freeze them?

    • catherine

      November 9, 2010 at 3:51 pm

      Not sure how they would freeze, I haven’t tried it but I don’t see why not. You would need them to thaw a little longer though.

  57. Traci

    October 2, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    I made these for the first time today and they were great! Both of my kids loved them (they’re almost 3 and almost 1). Thanks for the great idea!

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  59. Kristin

    September 23, 2010 at 8:28 am

    These are great and they are super yummy made with apples and peaches. We had the peaches this morning and they were DELICIOUS!

  60. Melanie

    September 23, 2010 at 7:52 am

    These are terrific!! My 14 month old usually has more fun feeding the dogs than he does himself, but the dogs didn’t get a single bite with these! He LOVES them! I also sliced up some strawberries that were about to go bad and they were very yummy as well! What a great alternative to using butter and syrup!

  61. Amanda

    September 12, 2010 at 9:40 am

    I just made these this morning for my 4-year-old and 20-month-old girls. The 20-month-old eats like a bird and ate all of the banana bites on her plate and then some off of her sister’s. My 4-year-old told me that I am her hero for making these. LOL.

  62. Beth

    September 1, 2010 at 11:06 am

    I made these today with the peanut butter pancake recipe from your Breakfast Cupcakes–they are great! My 2.5 year old doesn’t love them yet, but they are yummy enough that I’m going to keep making them until she likes them. lol

  63. Jen

    August 19, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    I finally got the chance to make these yesterday. We all loved them :)

  64. laura

    August 13, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Can you freeze these?

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    July 17, 2010 at 11:29 am

    I made these this morning and my 5 year old daughter, husband and I absolutely LOVED them. We all agreed that they did not need any syrup, which makes this mommy very happy. I am not a huge pancake fan, but I ate more of these than I’d like to admit. :) We also tried strawberries, which turned out perfectly!

    My very picky 1 & 2 year old daughters wouldn’t eat the mushy banana (I suspect I overcooked them), but I will try again soon with a riper banana and a thinner batter.

    These fruit bites will definitely be on permanent rotation at our house. Thanks for sharing!

  68. Julia

    July 17, 2010 at 10:09 am

    I made these this morning and they are awesome. My 15 month old son LOVES them. I still have to cut them up into pieces because that’s what he prefers and he just eats them up. Thanks for the awesome recipe.

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    July 12, 2010 at 1:43 pm

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  70. Kristina

    July 9, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Made these this morning….AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS!!! Thanks!

  71. Barbie

    July 7, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Sounds great! I’m making it this weekend. How do you reheat?

    • catherine

      July 7, 2010 at 2:35 pm

      They are amazing!! For reheating, just heat them up in a dry pan over medium heat- 30 seconds on each side :)

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    July 7, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Can you freeze these?

    (I’m guessing not, since it might make the bananas super mushy.)

  73. juwita

    July 7, 2010 at 4:59 am

    i usually made it in a simple version, only flour, butter and egg..with additional topping of choco liquid or grated cheese..delicious..especially when eaten during rainy day 😀

  74. Nichole

    June 30, 2010 at 10:17 am

    I just made these this morning, WOW, What a great idea. I used my own pancake recipe because I love it and so does my family.

    3/4 cup whole wheat flour
    1/2 cup flax seed meal
    3 tsp baking powder ( sounds like a lot, but you get a really fluffy pancake)
    1/4 tsp salt

    Sift dry ingredients

    Create a well and add the following-

    3 tbs melted butter
    1 egg
    3 tbs honey, agave, maple syrup, sugar, or rice syrup
    1 1/4 whole milk, soy milk, rice milk, whatever…. :)

    Mix well!

    I topped my banana bites with drizzled honey- the hearty whole wheat tastes great with the banana and honey.

    • catherine

      June 30, 2010 at 3:32 pm

      That sounds amazing!! I love that you used flax seen meal! Yum!

  75. Christine

    June 15, 2010 at 12:46 am

    I just made these for the first time today. My 16month old AND my 5 year old loved them! I couldn’t help sneak a few myself. They were delicious :)

  76. Lisa

    May 30, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Loved these, but the only problem I encountered was that I was making them for 9 1/2 month olds who need them cut up for them & when I cut them up, the pancake came off the banana. Not that it matters much since they smash everything up in their hands anyway :). Mom & Dad loved them too.

    • Anne-Marie

      January 2, 2011 at 8:47 am

      well, I guess I’m not as patient as the rest – I made two banana bites and proceeded to mash up two bananas and add them to the whole wheat pancakes with flax(I also subbed in some spelt flour). they were very banana-y and my 16 month old loved them! we’ll worked this into our meal rotation for sure – thanks for the inspiration!