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Fluffy Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes

Fluffy Banana Pancakes 1 Sometimes breakfast for supper is just so so so so satisfying. Tonight was one of those nights.

When I was a teenager attending a small Christian boarding academy in rural Arkansas, one of my favorite cafeteria suppers (yes, I actually liked some of the cafeteria food) was banana fritters, served up with hot creamy pineapple sauce. I’m still not sure what was in the pineapple sauce, but because I helped make the banana fritters several times, I can tell you this: they were basically just really amazing banana pancakes cooked in a little more oil than I like to generally use. But, my, were they gooooood.

Let me introduce you to a slightly healthier alternative: crazy fluffy whole wheat banana pancakes with warm real maple syrup.

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Why do so many people think that vegan food has to taste awful? I’ll never understand that kind of thinking.

Are you hungry yet?

Here, have a bite. :)

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“I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10b (King James Version)

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Fluffy Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes
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Fluffy Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice concentrate
  • 1 tablespoon vegan margarine, melted (I use Earth Balance) (Or use vegan oil of your choice.)
  • 1 heaping tablespoon ground flax meal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • 2 cups almond milk (or other non-dairy milk of your choice)
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (or 1 cup all purpose flour + 1 cup whole wheat)
  • 1 tablespoon aluminum-free baking powder (I used Rumford brand.) (Or substitute with approximately 2 teaspoons of regular baking powder--although this is just my guess.)
  • cooking spray (or oil of your choice)
  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together mashed bananas, sugar, OJ concentrate, vegan margarine, flax meal, salt, vanilla, cinnamon, and almond milk.
  2. In separate smaller bowl, stir 'til combined whole wheat flour and baking powder. (Or, if you're lazy like me, just dump the flour and baking powder into the first mixing bowl, and save yourself the time of washing a second bowl.)
  3. Combine/whisk all ingredients until well incorporated.
  4. Heat your griddle or non-stick skillet to medium/medium-low heat, and spray with cooking spray.
  5. Pour ¼ cup of batter onto hot griddle or skillet and wait until small bubbles begin to appear on the surface/sides of batter. Flip pancake and cook for another 60 to 90 seconds on the other side. You may need to adjust your stove-top temperature a little bit to achieve a perfectly cooked pancake.
  6. Serve hot with peanut butter, warm maple syrup, and sliced bananas.
  7. Makes about 12 pancakes.


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  • Hanna April 6, 2014, 2:22 pm

    These pancakes look incredible! Beautiful photos and awesome recipe :)

    • Lindsay April 6, 2014, 7:59 pm

      Thanks, Hanna! They were delicious. :)

  • Marina April 6, 2014, 11:10 pm

    Hey Lindsay, I would love to try these…can I use frozen bananas instead of fresh in this recipe?

    • Lindsay April 8, 2014, 5:31 pm

      Hi Marina! I think frozen would work just fine. I would just make sure they are thawed and mashed first, obviously. :) I haven’t tried it myself yet, so let me know how it works for you.

    • Lindsay April 11, 2014, 9:57 pm

      Hi Marina! (Sorry I have taken so long to respond to your comment. Somehow I thought I had responded several days ago, and it looks like it didn’t get through. :( )
      I think frozen would work just fine. Just make sure they are thawed and mashed. You might to add a little less liquid/milk at the end. :) Let me know how it works for you!

  • Kat October 3, 2014, 6:39 am

    This recipe turned out nicely, and was very light and tasty. My 14 and 7 year old sons loved them, and it will replace the buttermilk recipe I have used for years.

  • Jamie December 21, 2014, 7:00 pm

    Could I use spelt flour instead of whole wheat?

    • Lindsay December 24, 2014, 8:21 pm

      Hi Jamie,
      Unfortunately, I’ve never used spelt flour in these pancakes, so I couldn’t tell you for sure if it works. Please let us know if you give it a try, though. I’d love to hear how it turns out for you. Merry Christmas!

  • Carla December 29, 2014, 9:25 am

    I loved these. My 6 children couldn’t get enough. I doubled the recipe and still there wasn’t any left! Thank you for a good recipe.

  • Laura adams January 9, 2015, 6:41 am

    I’ve started a plant-based diet and have been on this for 13 days now which is going quite well. I was looking for different vegan/ plant-based recipes and came across this one. I made them this morning. Amazing!. I didn’t have the vegan oil therefore I substituted applesauce and these pancakes are the most moist and tasty healthy pancakes I’ve had ever. Thank you

    • Lindsay January 9, 2015, 10:15 am

      Fabulous, Laura! Good for you for starting on a plant-based diet. Getting started is sometimes the hardest part. You won’t regret it. :)


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