Smoothie pancakes are a fun and easy breakfast that kids love! Turn your banana smoothie base into fluffy, naturally sweet pancakes with a just a few extra ingredients.
The natural sweetness of a banana smoothie – turned pancakes. And not just any pancakes – fluffy and moist and filling pancakes. They don’t even need syrup.
If you like your breakfast sweet but still healthy, these smoothie pancakes are for you! They’re lightly sweet and banana-y, and also balanced with healthy proteins, fiber and minerals.
What we love about banana smoothie pancakes
Smoothie pancakes are great for so many reasons, including:
- Easy cleanup – blend them up and then pour them straight into the pan.
- They’re naturally sweetened with bananas so they don’t need syrup.
- Protein-packed: Greek yogurt and eggs help you stay full.
- Only a few ingredients, and they’re all whole foods.
Banana Smoothie Pancake Recipe
We’re going to pretend that you’re making yourself a smoothie, but first – get your pancake skillet heating on medium heat. This saves on wait time later!
Now for the smoothie. Add the following to your blender: 2 ripe bananas (the riper, the sweeter), 3 eggs, 1/4 cup milk, 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, 2/3 cup whole wheat flour, and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda.
Blend on a medium speed until smooth and bubbly. You may need to use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides a few times, depending on how fancy your blender is.
Note: The batter will be fairly thin, but if it seems too thin (it varies based on banana sizes) then add a little more flour.
Grease your skillet with cooking spray or whatever your favorite fat is. I used a little coconut oil because I love the slight coconut flavor it adds to these sweet pancakes!
Pour the batter straight from the blender onto the skillet. Since this pancake better is fairly thin, they seem to take a little while to cook on the first side. Be patient and wait until you see the bottom edges look browned.
Once the pancakes are flipped, they cook fairly quickly on the second side. Eat right away to experience the optimal deliciousness of these smoothie pancakes!
If you want to up your smoothie pancake game, consider tossing in two cups of spinach. Vegetables for breakfast is ideal!
Or throw in a small handful of chia seeds or flax seeds for extra healthy fats to help brain functioning. These can be added before or after blending, depending on what texture you like.
And of course, you can always place some fresh cut fruit on newly poured pancakes. Double-banana pancakes, anyone?
Serve topped with fresh fruit and Greek yogurt or peanut butter. Even throw on some coconut, nuts, chia seeds, or other fun toppings. Enjoy!