Banana Bread Pancakes with Nutella Maple Syrup

I mentioned the other day that since the Tall Boy was out of town, Doodle and I were making pancakes for dinner.

When I was single, I ate pancakes for dinner all.the.time.

And, since the Tall Boy doesn’t like pancakes, I’ve hardly eaten them since I got married.  It’s a sad, sad thing.

So when Doodle specifically asked me to make them, don’t think I didn’t jump at the chance.

Look, I know banana pancakes are not exactly a new thing.  But banana bread is one of my all time favorite things, so I’m usually trying to figure out a way to work it into my meal plan in some form or another.

Except I’m pretty much super lazy on the weeknights.  After working all day, running a few errands, and racing around to pick up Doodle, preparing a fancy meal is not top on my to-do list.  I’m not one of those women who “have it all together.”  Unless having it “together” just means finding socks that match.

So, I was super excited about making these pancakes, until Doodle informed me that he didn’t want bananas and that the syrup sounded “gross.”

But then he tried the syrup…and changed his mind.


Banana Bread Pancakes with Nutella Maple Syrup
For the pancakes:
  • One banana muffin mix (find one that requires the addition of only milk or water)
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
For the syrup:
  • ½ cup Nutella
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
For the pancakes:
  1. In a large bowl, combine your dry ingredients.
  2. Add water, egg, and vegetable oil, stirring until well blended.
  3. Spray a frying pan or griddle with a non-stick cooking spray. Turn your stovetop burner to a medium heat setting.
  4. Pour ¼ of the muffin mix into the frying pan. Flip after two minutes. Fry until the pancake becomes dry around the edges and begins to bubble.
For the syrup:
  1. In a small saucepan combine your syrup ingredients over low heat.
  2. Stir constantly, until the butter is melted and the mixture is smooth.


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  1. Shirley

    YUM, these look like perfection for Sunday after church brunch. It would be even better if I were eating them at your house.

  2. Baking Serendipity

    I have a huge, huge love for pancakes…but I’ve never made/seen a Nutella syrup before. It takes things over the top! I love this as a simple weeknight meal 🙂

  3. Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies

    Wow! Nutella + anything = fabulous. But in the morning? On pancakes? Too fabulous for words! I’ll be eating this, probably tomorrow. Great post!
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  4. Hayley

    Yay! I can’t wait to make these for Mother’s Day–I was just thinking today, too, that I wanted to incorporate banana bread somehow into something else besides, uh, banana bread. I did French toast a couple weekends ago and it was SO good, but everyone likes pancakes better around these parts and OMG does that syrup look MELTILY GOOD. You’re a genius.
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  5. Sondra

    I bow down at your feet!!! These look amazing and includes two of my favorite things.



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