Banana Coconut Pancakes

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Banana Coconut Pancakes topped with butter and syrup are a sweet and tasty way to change up the weekend pancake routine.

pancakes with bananas and coconut stacked on pottery plate

Banana Coconut Pancakes

Let’s admit it, we are all guilty of throwing away over-ripe bananas. Or putting them in the freezer to pile up saying, we will make bread later. I can’t be the only one who does this, am I?

Then inevitably life happens and six months later they are a mushy sticky frozen mess that has been shoved into the back of the freezer. I am on a mission to change that habit for me and you. One delicious way to do that is to make these banana coconut pancakes.

I get it, banana bread can feel like a bit of a hassle at times. It takes a little time to mix up and then usually at least 45 minutes to bake, it just isn’t always possible to make it happen.

However, banana pancakes are a different story as they come together and bake in mere minutes. To get a smooth well-blended batter quickly, I’ve found an easy shortcut.

By placing the wet ingredients, including the bananas in the blender, they mix up quickly and smoothly. A few quick pulses and everything is nicely combined. It is also fine to smash the bananas and just stir things together by hand.

Stir the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients until just combined and add the coconut. The batter will be lumpy. That is okay, don’t stress the lumps.

While the griddle warms up, let the batter rest for 10-15 minutes. When the surface is covered in bubbles you are ready to cook.

stacked pancakes topped with butter and shredded coconut

Pancakes Made Easier

If you make pancakes often, nothing beats a great electric griddle for streamlining the cooking process. A few years ago, when my 15-year-old griddle finally died, I tested every single griddle I could get my hands on. When I finally tried this extra large electric griddle, I knew I’d found THE ONE. It’s a little on the spendy side, but I am telling you now, it beats all the others hands-down.

This nylon flexible turner is a pancake-making must-have, as is a dough whisk. If you aren’t familiar with the awesomeness that is a dough whisk for pancakes and waffles, you are missing out. It’s a crazy-looking tool, but it stirs the batter just enough without overmixing it.

I’ve tried pretty much all of the nifty pancake-pouring gadgets out there, and I stand by a good old measuring cup as the easiest way to make pancakes. I use the ¼ or ⅓ cup sizes for most pancake making – this set that I use every day will allow you to improvise for all kinds of sizes.

When making standard-size 4-inch pancakes, the large scoop in this set of cookie scoops is my favorite way to dispense the batter. The medium scoop works perfectly for smaller-sized pancakes.

stacked pancakes with butter and syrup

Coconut Banana Pancakes

  • eggs
  • buttermilk
  • vanilla extract
  • coconut extract
  • all-purpose flour
  • sugar
  • baking powder
  • kosher salt
  • butter
  • mashed banana 
  • sweetened shredded coconut

Instructions

  1. Heat an electric griddle to medium heat. Whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, and coconut extracts. Add the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to combine, leaving plenty of lumps in the batter. Stir in the melted butter, bananas, and coconut.
  2. Pour ¼ cup of batter onto the griddle, leaving 1-2” between each pancake. Cook for about 3 minutes, until deeply browned and lightly bubbled on top.
  3. Flip the pancakes and cook the second side for about 3 minutes, until golden brown. Serve warm with the toppings of your choice.
Banana Coconut Pancakes stacked on plate with syrup

Homemade Pancakes

Fluffy pancakes are possible even when they’re made a little bit healthier with whole wheat flour and oatmeal! You’re going to love this twist on the classic pancake breakfast.

Breakfast is way more fun in miniature form, especially when buttery, tasty silver dollar pancakes are on the menu. (Any pancake can be made a little more fun by making them smaller and more snackable too!)

Banana nut pancakes are slightly sweet and deliciously nutty. This is an easy breakfast-time treat for your favorite people.

Start the day with dessert? Yes, please! That’s how it feels when I’m eating peanut butter pancakes with chocolate chips or double chocolate pancakes for breakfast.

Pancakes are meant to be topped with more than just maple syrup. Brown Sugar Butter Syrup is amazing along with pie-fillings, like blueberry.

stacked pancakes with butter and syrup

Banana Coconut Pancakes

Banana Coconut Pancakes topped with butter and syrup are a sweet and tasty way to change up the weekend pancake routine.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20 (4) inch pancakes

Ingredients 

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 1 cup mashed banana about (3) medium-size ripe bananas
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut

Topping Options

  • butter
  • whipped cream
  • maple syrup
  • sliced bananas

Instructions

  • Heat an electric griddle to medium heat. Whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, and coconut extracts. Add the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to combine, leaving plenty of lumps in the batter. Stir in the melted butter, bananas, and coconut.
  • Pour ¼ cup of batter onto the griddle, leaving 1-2” between each pancake. Cook for about 3 minutes, until deeply browned and lightly bubbled on top.
  • Flip the pancakes and cook the second side for about 3 minutes, until golden brown. Serve warm with the toppings of your choice.

Notes

BLENDER DIRECTIONS: Combine the bananas, eggs, milk, and vanilla in the blender. Blend to combine. Pour the banana mixture into the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Stir in the melted butter.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 150kcal · Carbohydrates: 22g · Protein: 3g · Fat: 6g · Saturated Fat: 4g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g · Monounsaturated Fat: 1g · Trans Fat: 0.1g · Cholesterol: 33mg · Sodium: 208mg · Potassium: 114mg · Fiber: 1g · Sugar: 10g · Vitamin A: 153IU · Vitamin C: 1mg · Calcium: 82mg · Iron: 1mg
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Banana Coconut Pancakes with butter and syrup on plate with blue napkin

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