Banana Pancakes with Caramel Syrup

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Light and fluffy Banana Pancakes topped with an incredibly easy Caramel-Banana Syrup are worth getting out of bed early for.  With banana in the pancake batter and caramel soaked banana slices on top, these pancakes are a banana lover’s dream!

Banana Pancakes with Caramel Sauce


This recipe came to be, as most of my banana recipes do, because I had overripe bananas that I didn’t want to toss out. I wasn’t in the mood for a smoothie or banana bread, so pancakes it was.

Banana Pancakes with Caramel Sauce

I love how adding banana to pancake batter helps keep it moist, plus adds flavor. The caramel-coated bananas make a wonderful topping and add tons of banana flavor. This is definitely a banana-filled breakfast.

The syrup is very sweet, so you don’t really need much. But it is so addictive the temptation to drown your pancakes will be there. Just a touch of rum extract helps deepen the flavor, but it is perfectly delicious without the extract if you don’t have it.

Or you could use a splash of real rum. A splash of bourbon would be wonderful. Now I’m feeling naughty.

Sometimes a Saturday morning started out on the boozy side is a good thing.

And sometimes it isn’t.

Banana Pancakes with Caramel Sauce

But undoubtedly, starting Saturdays with pancakes is always great. There’s something about eating homemade pancakes for breakfast that just makes you slow down, sip your coffee, and enjoy your morning. Have a great one!

Banana Pancakes with Caramel Sauce

Banana Pancakes with Caramel Sauce

Banana Pancakes with Caramel Sauce

Banana Pancakes with Caramel Sauce

Course: Breakfast
Servings: 4
Calories: 660kcal
Moist and fluffy banana pancakes topped with a caramel-banana syrup. These pancakes are a banana lover's dream!
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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 banana, mashed

Caramel-Banana Syrup

  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon rum extract
  • 2 bananas, thinly sliced


  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  • In another bowl whisk together eggs, buttermilk, and 1/4 cup melted butter.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry along with banana and stir to combine.
  • Heat a griddle over medium heat. Coat with melted butter and drop batter onto griddle using about 1/3 cup per pancake. Cook for about 2 minutes per side, until golden brown. Can be kept warm in a 200 degree oven.
  • To make syrup, combine 1/4 cup melted butter, brown sugar, and water in a large skillet. Bring to a boil and continue to boil until mixture thickens slightly, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add sliced banana, vanilla extract, and rum extract.


Yield: makes about 12 pancakes


Calories: 660kcal

Recipe Source: adapted from Epicurious

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19 thoughts on “Banana Pancakes with Caramel Syrup

  1. Amazing recipe!!! Not only are the Pancakes outstanding, the Banana Carmel syrup also adds a whole new level to Vanilla Ice cream. Throw in some toasted pecans and I am in heaven.

  2. I made these pancakes today. I followed the receipe exactly and the pancakes came out amazing. My husband and daughter loved them. I will be making these again

  3. Wheee! All that gorgeous sauce sitting atop that perfect stack of fluffy goodness is enough to make me drool! I am SO trying these pancakes ASAP. And I’m definitely not waiting for the weekend either—These pancakes have breakfast-for-dinner written all over ’em! Pinned. 🙂

  4. I used to sleepover at a friend’s house and her dad made the most incredible banana pancakes — they were my favorite. I haven’t made any in ages, and with this caramel syrup, these would be out of this world! Pinning. 🙂

  5. I always seem to buy so many bananas and it is inevitable that a few of them turn brown before I can eat them. I usually just throw them in the freezer for banana bread, but next time I need to make these awesome banana pancakes! And that caramel sauce is the perfect idea to go on top 🙂

  6. Your pancakes are always a work of art Christin! I love everything about these banana pancakes and that caramel syrup sounds out of this world! This is the breakfast I would love to wake up to tomorrow morning 🙂

  7. As always, another fabulous pancake recipe! Caramel + banana is just such a great combination. I swear, you could have an entire blog dedicated to pancakes and I would be all over that!! 🙂

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