Finding delicious and nutritious breakfasts for kids can sometimes be a challenge for parents. But fear not! This recipe is the perfect solution that combines the goodness of bananas with the comforting appeal of pancakes. Banana Pancake Bites for the win!

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Why I Love This Recipe

  • Nutritious and Delicious: Bananas are not only naturally sweet and delicious but also packed with essential nutrients like potassium, vitamin C, and dietary fiber. By adding them into pancake bites, you can give your family a treat that combines both the goodness of bananas and the heartiness of pancakes.
  • Kid-Friendly and Easy: One of the biggest challenges in trying to feed a family is finding recipes that everyone will love. When you’ve got a toddler, big kids, and adults in the house it can be difficult to please everyone! Banana Pancake Bites are perfect bite-sized portions easy for little hands to hold and enjoy. Plus, the simple recipe with only two ingredients makes it a hassle-free option for busy parents.
  • Versatile and Customizable: This recipe serves as a fantastic base that can be easily customized to suit your family’s preferences. Feel free to add a sprinkle of cinnamon, a handful of chocolate chips, or even some chopped nuts on top for added texture and flavor.
  • Great for Any Occasion: Whether you need a quick breakfast, a delightful lunchbox addition, or a scrumptious after-school snack, Banana Pancake Bites are a versatile choice that can be enjoyed at any time of the day.
  • Inexpensive: Banana Pancake Bites are not only tasty but super affordable to make too! All you need is bananas and your favorite pancake batter and you’re good to go!
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How to Make Banana Pancake Bites

  1. Get those bananas ready: Start by peeling the bananas and cutting them into slices about 1/4-inch thick. I like to make diagonal slices so that the slices are slightly longer than circles.
  2. Dip and coat the banana slices: Take each banana slice and dip it into the pancake batter, ensuring that it’s coated all over. Let any excess batter drip off back into the bowl.
  3. Cook to golden perfection: Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat and lightly butter it to prevent sticking. Carefully place the batter-coated banana slices onto the heated surface. Allow the banana pancake bites to cook for about 1 minute on each side or until they turn a beautiful golden color. Flip them gently using a spatula to ensure they cook evenly.
  4. Serve and savor: Once your banana pancake bites are cooked to perfection, transfer them to a plate or platter. You can serve them as is or add a drizzle of maple syrup, a dusting of powdered sugar, or even a dollop of your favorite nut butter for some extra flavor.

Recipe Tip

If you want extra caramelized bananas, add the bananas to the buttered skillet to cook for a minute, then pour 1-2 tablespoons of pancake batter over the banana slice. Then cook for a minute on each side until golden brown.

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Banana Pancake Bites FAQs

  • What pancake batter should I use? You can use whatever your heart desires to make these Banana Pancake Bites. Your favorite store bought mix will work as long as it’s creamy. If you’re a traditionalist go for homemade Whole Wheat Mix. Want a little more fiber? Use Quick Oatmeal Pancake batter. Something with a fun color? Try Spinach Pancake Batter or even Red Beet Pancakes
  • Can I make gluten free pancake batter? No problem! I love making this gluten free pancake batter for this recipe.
  • Do any bananas work? Any bananas will work, but this recipe is much easier to make with bananas that aren’t overly ripe, mushy and hold their shape.

Storing and Reheating Banana Pancake Bites

  • For optimal freshness, it’s best to store these pancake bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Since the bananas in the batter may darken over time, it’s best not to keep these refrigerated for an extended period.
  • If you want to reheat the pancake bites, an air fryer set at 325°F (160°C) for 3-4 minutes can help restore their warmth and crispness. Alternatively, you can place them back on a hot pancake griddle for reheating.

More Recipes for Bananas

Not only are my kids obsessed with Banana Pancake Bites, but my hubby and I devour them just as fast! And my friend said these are equally as good for dessert as they are for breakfast, which I totally agree with! Whether you’re dipping them in maple syrup or honey, dusting them with powdered sugar, or eating them piping hot off the griddle, this is a recipe that will quickly become a family favorite. Get ready to keep this one on hand for years to come!

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Banana Pancake Bites

Banana Pancake Bites are the perfect nutritious and delicious breakfast that the whole family will love!
4.20 from 5 votes
Servings: 3 servings
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes



  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cook for 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden.
  • Serve with desired accompaniments such as maple syrup, honey*, powdered sugar, or fresh fruit.



*Do not serve with honey for children under 12 months for allergy reasons.


Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 220mg | Potassium: 368mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 159IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 1mg
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. These sound FANTASTIC! I think I know what my breakfast tomorrow will be haha. I’m going to experiment and try using a chocolate pancake mix! I am already getting so hungry just thinking about it 🙂

  2. These sound FANTASTIC! I think I know what my breakfast tomorrow will be haha. I’m going to experiment and try using a chocolate pancake mix! I am already getting so hungry just thinking about it 🙂

  3. I know this is old but just so no one is confused – the one year restriction on honey is so that they don’t get botulism from the honey. It’s not an issue for older children because their stomachs are more mature.

  4. 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.

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

  6. […] imagine why I didn’t think of it first. (I didn’t, I read it a few years back on Weelicious)  The recipe is so simple, it’s hardly a recipe.  Basically, you slice a banana into thin […]

  7. 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.

  8. Made these today and my son LOVED them. I don’t think I made enough. I absolutely love this website

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. 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?

  13. 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 🙂

  14. 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!

  15. my 9m old loved loved LOVED these. she won’t eat banana on its own anymore so I wasn’t sure how she’d like it with pancake. perfect for snack time!

  16. Made these thismorning.They were a hit!I loved them too! I love your site.Thanks for all the great recipes:)

  17. 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!

  18. 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!

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

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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!

  23. 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.

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

  25. Can you freeze these?

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

  26. 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 😀

  27. 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.

  28. 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 🙂

  29. 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!

  30. 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.

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