A stack of pancakes with raisins, walnuts and banana

Banana bread pancakes

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Use up brown bananas and uneaten dried fruit and nuts in these sweet, moreish pancakes. Perfect for a lazy brunch with the family


Treat yourself to these banana bread pancakes, then check out more pancake recipes, including our American pancakes, healthy banana pancakes and chocolate Nutella pancakes.



  • bananas 2 overripe, peeled, plus 1 ripe, peeled and sliced (optional)
  • eggs 2
  • mixed spice or ground cinnamon a pinch
  • self-raising flour 250g
  • baking powder 1 tsp
  • oat or whole milk 150ml, plus 2 tbsp
  • soft light brown sugar 4 tbsp
  • butter 2 tbsp
  • walnut halves (or any other type of nut) 25g
  • raisins or sultanas 2 tbsp
  • maple syrup to serve (optional)


  • Step 1

    Mash the overripe bananas in a bowl with a fork. Whisk in the eggs, mixed spice and a pinch of salt until the bananas have broken down further. Add the flour, baking powder, milk and 2 tbsp of the brown sugar to make a nearly smooth batter with no lumps of flour (lumps of banana are fine).

  • Step 2

    Melt a little of the butter in a non-stick frying pan set over a medium heat, swirl it around to cover and pour the excess into a small bowl. Fry heaped tablespoons of the batter for 2-3 minutes until bubbles appear on the surfaces and the edges are set. Flip and cook for another few minutes until the pancakes are light golden brown and cooked through. Repeat with some of the remaining butter (up to 1 tbsp in total) and the rest of the batter, keeping the cooked pancakes warm in a low oven or on a hot plate.

  • Step 3

    Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tbsp of butter and 2 tbsp of sugar in a small frying pan until the butter is foaming and the sugar has dissolved. Add the 2 tbsp of milk and stir until you have a thin caramel. Stir in the nuts and raisins, and cook for a few minutes until everything is coated in the caramel.

  • Step 4

    Stack the pancakes and top with the sliced banana, if using, and the sugared nuts and fruit. Serve with syrup, if you like.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 538
  • Fat 14.6g
  • Saturates 5.4g
  • Carbs 88g
  • Sugars 38.1g
  • Fibre 4.4g
  • Protein 11.6g
  • Salt 1.2g