Banana macadamia nut pancakes are so fluffy, delicious and a favorite breakfast recipe. Loaded with ripe bananas and chopped macadamia nuts, these are the most delicious, thickest, fluffiest pancakes ever!
I talk a lot about all kinds of food, and I make even more and love cooking everything from Tex-Mex dishes to casseroles, layer cakes, and so much more. I just love food, and my favorite meal of the day is breakfast. On Saturdays when the kids were at home, I always made a big breakfast for everyone. It was so much fun to sit around and talk about the week and the coming day while eating some absolutely delicious comfort food.
Banana Macadamia Nut Pancakes
One of my favorite breakfast foods is pancakes. Over the years, there’s no telling how many batches of pancakes I’ve made. when I first started cooking, I simply made plain pancakes. Which are great, don’t get me wrong. Then I moved on to classics like blueberry and chocolate chip pancakes. Now I’ve graduated to making extra special pancakes like my Bananas Foster pancakes when the family comes over on the weekends. But lately, my favorite has become these banana macadamia nut pancakes.
These pancakes are absolutely delicious. Light fluffy pancakes are stuffed and topped with bananas and chopped macadamia nuts, and of course, it’s all covered in syrup! Every bite explodes with flavor and texture. Every forkful is a beautiful marriage of fluffy pancakes, bananas, and macadamia nuts that brings a tropical flair to this classic breakfast dish.
Why You’ll Love This Banana Pancake Recipe
These bananas are so good, you’ll fall in love from the first bite, and rest assured, there’s a lot to love about them!
- These pancakes are thick, soft, fluffy, and so good.
- The recipe is so easy to make! The pancake batter recipe is basic but delicious, and the topping is simple.
- Speaking of simple, this recipe uses basic, easy ingredients. The only things you’ll probably have to shop for are these bananas and the macadamia nuts.
Tips and Variations
This is an incredibly simple recipe, but even so, I have some tips that will help you make them even better. I also have some great variations to keep things fresh and fun.
- Mix your batter slowly and only until just combined to ensure your pancakes are thick and fluffy.
- Always let your batter rest for 5 to 10 minutes to let the gluten rest. Again, this helps keep the pancakes fluffy.
- Don’t slice your bananas, for topping these pancakes, until right before serving to ensure they don’t turn brown.
- Top with syrup
- Top with peanut butter (PB and bananas!)
- Add fresh blueberries
- Top with whipped cream
Banana Macadamia Nut Pancakes FAQ
If you have questions about these banana macadamia nut pancakes, then I have some answers! The following FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about this recipe.
How long do banana pancakes last in the fridge?
These pancakes will last for 4 to 5 days in the refrigerator.
Can you freeze banana pancakes?
Yes! Wrap them in plastic wrap and then place them in an air-tight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag for up to 2 months.
How do you defrost pancakes?
Simply leave them in the refrigerator overnight.
How do you reheat pancakes?
Place the pancakes on a baking sheet in a single layer and cover it with foil. Then bake for 5 to 10 minutes at 350 degrees. This will heat the pancakes through without drying them out.
Why are my pancakes tough?
Tough pancakes are usually the result of overmixing, mixing too vigorously, not letting the batter rest, or a combination of all three.
How to Store Leftover Banana Macadamia Nut Pancakes
Place your leftover pancakes in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days or freeze them for up to 2 months. To freeze your pancakes, wrap them in plastic wrap and then place them in an air-tight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag.
Banana Macadamia Nut Pancakes Ingredients
It only takes a few simple ingredients to make this basic recipe. You’ll probably have most of them in your kitchen already, and everything else is easily found at your local grocery store.
- All-purpose flour
- Baking soda
- Baking powder
- Large eggs
- Chopped bananas
- Macadamia nuts
- Butter & syrup
How to Make Banana Macadamia Nut Pancakes
Making these delicious pancakes is easy as pie, er, pancakes. It only takes a few simple steps.
Step 1: Combine Dry Pancake Ingredients
Whisk flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and baking powder together in a large mixing bowl.
Step 2: Combine Wet Pancake Ingredients
In a medium bowl, whisk eggs and buttermilk together.
Step 3: Mix the Pancake Batter
Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir slowly and gently until just combined. The batter will be lumpy.
Step 4: Add the Bananas and Macadamia Nuts
Add the bananas and macadamia nuts and gently fold them into the batter. Let the batter rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
Step 5: Cook the Pancakes
Lightly butter or oil your griddle and preheat it to 400 degrees, or melt butter on a non-stick pan over medium-low heat. Then, use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to add the batter to the griddle. Flip the pancakes with a spatula when the tops of them are covered with bubbles and some have popped and the underside is golden brown.
Step 6: Top and Serve
Top the pancakes with sliced bananas and more macadamia nuts and serve hot with butter and syrup.
Try This Delicious Banana Pancake Today
These banana macadamia nut pancakes are light, fluffy, and loaded with delicious flavor. It’s an easy recipe that will have you in and out of the kitchen in no time with a stack of pancakes that are definitely something different. And definitely something the family will love! Give this recipe a try, and I know you’ll find yourself making it again and again.
More Banana Recipes
Banana Cream Pie – A quick, no bake banana cream pie recipe that is made with a graham cracker crust, banana pudding, vanilla wafers, and whipped topping.
Dark Chocolate Banana Poke Cake – A rich and delicious chocolate cake that is filled with a delicious banana filling, and topped with vanilla wafers.
Banana Pecan Bread – This bread is super easy to make and is loaded with delicious ripe bananas, tasty pecans, and then bake to perfection.
Try this Bananas Foster French Toast Casserole from Deliciously Seasoned. This French toast recipe is loaded with sliced bananas that are mixed with brown sugar and cinnamon, and then baked to perfection. It’s the perfect dish for breakfast or brunch!
Banana Macadamia Nut Pancakes
- 2 cups flour
- ⅛ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 1-2 bananas cut into small pieces
- 1 cup macadamia nuts chopped
- Butter & syrup
- In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and baking powder together.
- In a medium bowl, whisk eggs and buttermilk until combined.
- Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and gently stir. Batter will be lumpy.
- Gently stir in bananas and macadamia nuts.
- Lightly butter or oil griddle surface and heat to 350°
- Let the batter rest for 5-10 minutes while the griddle heats up.
- Using a ¼ cup measuring cup, add the batter to the hot griddle.
- Flip pancakes over when the top of the pancakes are covered with bubbles and some have popped.
- Serve hot with butter and maple syrup.
Here are a few photos that are perfect to save to your favorite breakfast or brunch Pinterest boards.