Irresistible Banana Foster Pancakes

Have you ever had a food that just screams nostalgia?  That is what happens every time these irresistible banana foster pancakes come to mind. The first time I was introduced to Banana foster pancakes was in the hospital after I delivered my second daughter Sicily.  Those banana foster pancakes were single handily the most amazing meal I had ever eaten (or at least that’s how it felt) and most certainly the best hospital food I’d ever tasted. That year in particular, my daughter was born 3 days before Mother’s Day.  When we returned home from the hospital, my husband along with my oldest daughter recreated those banana foster pancakes for a special Mother’s Day Brunch …[insert heart emoji]. Therefore not only are these banana foster pancakes irresistible and delicious, they pack a heavy dose of nostalgia for me personally.

This Mother’s day, I wanted to share the recipe so all the moms would have a chance to taste the same tantalizing breakfast (hopefully in bed) I did three years ago. If you are a mother who would love to have this, hint to your kids about having breakfast in bed and that you’d looove to have these amazing banana foster pancakes you saw.  If you happened to stumble across this recipe looking for ideas for breakfast in bed for Mother’s day… STOP and let’s get started..

The great thing about this recipe is that most of the items are probably already in the pantry. It is a two part recipe, but very simple to follow.  To start off you’ve got to make your pancakes from scratch.  Any ol’ pancakes won’t do, so don’t even think about grabbing a box of Bisquick or Aunt Jemima. Here is the recipe for my homemade pancakes.

Irresistible Banana Foster Pancakes

There is nothing short about this stack of pancakes and they are most definitely irresistible.  The building  block of the foster syrup is using real maple syrup, don’t short change yourself with the cheap stuff.  This isn’t just your everyday pancake recipe so your ingredients should enhance.  By the time you finish making the syrup, you’ll want to just lick the spoon. The cinnamon and nutmeg are definite stars in the recipe and compliment the maple syrup very well.  When I cook my banana foster pancakes, I prefer to save half of my bananas to add some fresh ones in addition to the fostered ones.  The fresh bananas give just a slight texture difference and enhances the actual banana flavor. If you prefer you can substitute the vanilla extract for rum extract.

Here is the recipe for the banana foster pancakes.  I hope you enjoy it, as you can see my kids could not wait to dig in.

Looking for the perfect breakfast recipe to impress?  Well look no further because these banana foster pancakes are sure to be a crowd pleaser. This banana foster pancake recipe creates the perfect balance of sweet and savory, yes I said savory.  Let's get started making these bad mamajamas. It's pretty obvious that banana foster pancakes need pancakes right? We will start by making the pancake batter first.   I included the steps in the overall directions for the banana foster pancakes but if you are just looking for the regular pancake recipe, here is the batter recipe for my homemade pancakes.

AuthorMettleForkCategoryDifficultyBeginner

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time25 mins

Banana foster syrup ingredients
 2 Ripe bananas
 ½ cup Maple syrup
 ½ tsp Nutmeg
 ½ tsp Cinnamon
 1 tsp Vanilla extract
 ¼ cup Brown sugar
 2 tbsp Butter
Homemade pancake ingredients
 2 cups Flour
 ½ tsp Salt
 4 tbsp Sugar
 1 tbsp Baking Powder
 2 cups Milk
 1 tsp Vanilla extract
 1 Egg
 1 tbsp Melted Butter

Banana Foster Syrup Directions
1

Heat 1/2 cup of the maple syrup in a small saucepan on medium heat.

2

Next, add the 2 Tbsp of butter and the 1/4 cup of brown sugar in the maple syrup.

3

Add nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla extract to maple syrup.

4

Slice 1-2 bananas in 1/2 inch medallions.

5

When the foster syrup begins to bubble add 1/2 of sliced bananas to saucepan.

6

Cook 10-15 minutes on low

Pancake Directions
7

Combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder to a mixing bowl. Ensure dry ingredients are mixed well.

8

Crack 1 egg and add to the mixing bowl.

9

Stir in 2 cups of milk, melted butter and vanilla extract if desired.

10

Mix well for 30-45 seconds to ensure there are no clumps. Let sit for 2-3 minutes.

11

Pour pancake batter onto a preheated skillet in 5 inch circles.

12

Flip pancake when bubbles begin to appear.

13

Stack pancakes and top with fresh bananas and banana foster syrup and enjoy.

This recipe is would be great to make for celebrations such as Mother's Day, Father's Day, Birthdays...well any day really. 

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Enjoy!

Ingredients

Banana foster syrup ingredients
 2 Ripe bananas
 ½ cup Maple syrup
 ½ tsp Nutmeg
 ½ tsp Cinnamon
 1 tsp Vanilla extract
 ¼ cup Brown sugar
 2 tbsp Butter
Homemade pancake ingredients
 2 cups Flour
 ½ tsp Salt
 4 tbsp Sugar
 1 tbsp Baking Powder
 2 cups Milk
 1 tsp Vanilla extract
 1 Egg
 1 tbsp Melted Butter

Directions

Banana Foster Syrup Directions
1

Heat 1/2 cup of the maple syrup in a small saucepan on medium heat.

2

Next, add the 2 Tbsp of butter and the 1/4 cup of brown sugar in the maple syrup.

3

Add nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla extract to maple syrup.

4

Slice 1-2 bananas in 1/2 inch medallions.

5

When the foster syrup begins to bubble add 1/2 of sliced bananas to saucepan.

6

Cook 10-15 minutes on low

Pancake Directions
7

Combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder to a mixing bowl. Ensure dry ingredients are mixed well.

8

Crack 1 egg and add to the mixing bowl.

9

Stir in 2 cups of milk, melted butter and vanilla extract if desired.

10

Mix well for 30-45 seconds to ensure there are no clumps. Let sit for 2-3 minutes.

11

Pour pancake batter onto a preheated skillet in 5 inch circles.

12

Flip pancake when bubbles begin to appear.

13

Stack pancakes and top with fresh bananas and banana foster syrup and enjoy.

Banana Foster Pancake Recipe

If you are just looking for a new recipe to spice up your Saturday or Sunday morning breakfast, I got you.

Are looking for a delicious recipe to celebrate Mother’s Day or Father’s Day with breakfast? I got you.

Or you just like pancakes and are looking to try something different, I got you.

This recipe is a staple in my household and it’s kid approved.  I hope you enjoy the recipe!  If you decide to make these, swing back by and let me know how they taste.

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Author: MettleFork

I'm just a mom who loves to eat.

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