Bananas Foster Pancakes
Yield: 6-8 pancakes
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (or ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour and ½ white)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 Tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • For the Bananas Foster:
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. rum extract (or a shot of dark rum)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 bananas (under ripe is best) sliced
  1. For the pancakes, whisk together the dry ingredients and then add the wet ingredients whisking until well-combined. Set aside as you make the bananas foster.
  2. In a glass measuring cup or other microwave safe dish, melt the butter in the microwave. Add the brown sugar and stir together with a fork until well combined and thick. Add the extracts and stir.
  3. Pour the butter mixture into a medium-large saucepan and warm over medium heat until bubbly. Add the bananas and stir to coat them in the butter-sugar mixture. Heat until warm- 1-2 minutes.
To assemble:
  1. (Only make 1 or 2 pancakes at a time as they will spread when you add the bananas.) After you pour the batter into the skillet, arrange 6-8 banana slices on top of the batter from the middle out. (This will help keep the shape round.) When bubbles form and pop in the batter, carefully flip each pancake, cooking until the bananas are caramelized.
  2. Serve with remaining bananas foster syrup, whipped cream, or maple syrup.
Note: Usually, bananas foster is made solely in a sauce pan- starting with the melting butter and adding the other ingredeints. BUT- for some strange reason, I had many failures with this. Maybe my stove top was too hot, but my brown sugar never seemed to mix well with the butter. I found it really easy to combine everything first and then warm in up in the pan. (But either method is fine.)
Recipe by The Baker Chick at