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Banana Pancakes with Caramel Syrup

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!

Stack of Banana Pancakes with Caramel Syrup on a plate.



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.


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.

Pancakes stacked on a plate and topped with banana slices.

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.


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!


Fork cutting into stack of pancakes.

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Watch the short video below to see how easy this recipe is to make:

Stack of Banana Pancakes with Caramel Syrup on a plate.

Banana Pancakes with Caramel Sauce

Moist and fluffy banana pancakes topped with a caramel-banana syrup. These pancakes are a banana lover's dream!
PREP: 12 minutes
COOK: 8 minutes


  • 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
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, pancakes

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Originally published September 13, 2014.

Recipe Source: adapted from Epicurious


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24 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. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure

    Banana pancakes.. are perfect for my daughters breakfast. Yours look wonderful.

  4. Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven

    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. 🙂

  5. Jess @ On Sugar Mountain

    Overripe bananas are the BEST. As if I need a reason for banana-flavored everything. These pancakes sound like a wonderful weekend breakfast recipe, Christin!

  6. Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods

    I absolutely love banana pancakes. That caramel syrup sounds amazing! I definitely need to try that

  7. 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. 🙂

  8. Isadora @ She Likes Food

    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 🙂

  9. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    These pancakes look absolutely incredible! I love the bananas combined with the caramel sauce. Sounds like the perfect breakfast!

  10. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    I’m obsessed with banana everything and anything right now so I need to try these pancakes asap!

  11. Consuelo | Honey & Figs

    Oh wow, I really cannot think of a better breakfast on a Sunday morning! Those caramelised bananas look unreal *-* I need these in my life!
    I hope you’re enjoying your day xxxxxxx

  12. 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 🙂

  13. 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!! 🙂

  14. Amy (Savory Moments)

    These look awesome! I love the caramel sauce. Banana pancakes are one of my favorite kinds of pancakes!

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