Banana Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Banana Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes are a delicious and healthy breakfast recipe that is so easy to make! The whole family will enjoy these homemade banana pancakes! 

If you like these banana pancakes you should also try my easy Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes!

A stack of banana pancakes on a green plate with syrup being poured on top

I Love Making Homemade Pancakes On Sunday Mornings 

If I haven’t said it enough already, there is just something about pancakes. Sunday mornings should always start with sleeping in and a pancake as big as your face. Because of my obsession, I have tried more pancake flavors than most normal people. It always starts Saturday night as I am falling asleep. Most people would think about their day, or their plans for the next week, but not me.

I lay there planning out breakfast in the morning…what do I have on hand? Do I have buttermilk to make Sweet Hoecakes? Do I have sour cream to make the Sour Cream Jam Stacked Pancakes? The answer to both, no. So I started thinking…what can I use to make my pancakes flavorful and moist if I am out of buttermilk and sour cream. …Oh I know, those two over ripe bananas I have sitting on the counter! Sure I was going to make those Nutella Swirl Muffins, but hey — as I already told you — every Sunday should start with pancakes! 🙂

Two images of banana pancakes with a cinnamon swirl on green plates. One has syrup being poured on it.

The Cinnamon Swirl On These Pancakes Is Easy To Make 

I love the swirl on top of these pancakes! Isn’t it fun?? I got the idea to swirl in the cinnamon from Recipe Girl. She did a cinnamon sugared filling, which I am sure is absolutely amazing, however I was trying to cut back a little on the total sugar in the recipe. …not that you could tell that by the enormous amount of syrup being poured on top of those pancakes!

What Do Banana Cinnamon Pancakes Taste Like?

The overall flavor of these Banana Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes is the perfect balance between banana and pancake. The banana is not overwhelming, but is still there. It is kind of reminiscent of banana bread, just not as banana-y. If you didn’t want to go through the effort of swirling in the cinnamon, just add it into the regular batter. It will all taste the same in the end!

Yield: 6 large pancakes

Banana Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

A stack of banana pancakes on a green plate with syrup being poured on top

Banana Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes are a delicious and healthy breakfast recipe that is so easy to make! The whole family will enjoy these homemade banana pancakes! 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 over ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • maple syrup & butter for serving

Instructions

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, whip mashed bananas, sugar, egg and vegetable oil together until smooth. Add flour mixture, alternating with milk and stir until combined.

Transfer 1/3 cup batter to a small bowl. Whisk in cinnamon until combined. Transfer to a piping bag or a ziplock bag with the tip cut off.

Pour 1/4 cup of the regular batter onto a heated griddle. Immediately, pipe a swirl design onto the top of the pancake using the cinnamon batter.

Once little bubbles have started popping up, flip pancake and cook through. Continue process with all pancake batter. Serve warm with maple syrup and butter!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 263Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 363mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 2gSugar: 15gProtein: 5g

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29 Responses
  1. chinitasandrita

    Made them for breakfast this morning, kids loved’em. I made a few changes (used 1cup white whole wheat -2tbls, 2 tbls flax seed meal, and 1 cup regular flour) for nutritional purposes so the cinnamon swirls were hard to see. I think it tastes alot like banana bread. Next time I’ll add wall nuts! YUMMMMMMMMMMMMM!

  2. Dru @ Teenage Cakeland

    I recently made (caramel pecan) cinnamon swirl pancakes, too! They are amaazing! I’ll have to try them with bananas next time 🙂

  3. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

    Oh my, yes please! These are the perfect weekend breakfast! Or maybe Tuesday, because I have bananas that won’t wait, and I am pretty sure my 7 yr old won’t have school tomorrow. So breakfast treats it is!!

  4. Sues

    Those photos are so fabulous!!! Nothing like maple syrup being poured 🙂 And I love the idea of a cinnamon sugar swirl!

  5. Wendy

    Some how a swirl in anything makes it more fun! These look wonderful and the cinnamon and banana combination sounds delicious.

  6. Mary Frances @ The Sweet Tooth Life

    The pour shot is in incredible. Oh and did I mention I LOVE banana flavored things? I am trying these next week … We always do pancakes on Saturday:)

  7. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

    I completely agree! I’ve been trying to convince hubs to do Sunday pancakes. I need to push that idea harder I guess 🙂

  8. Joanne

    Bananas are one thing I ALWAYS have on hand, so I won’t have to send the.boy out for an emergency grocery store run Saturday night to pick up pancake ingredients! Love that swirl!!

  9. Marcie@FlavortheMoments

    Those are some seriously delicious looking pancakes! I adore the swirl, and the banana cinnamon combination.

  10. Diana @ Sweet y Salado

    The cinnamon swirls make these pancakes looks so pretty! And I love how you added the banana flavor in there. Yumm!

  11. Christine @ Cooking with Cakes

    The piped swirl is gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing your technique, I will def be using it in the future 🙂

  12. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Bananas, banana bread, cinnamon anything, yes…all of the above for me! Love the pour shot! Gorgeous!

  13. Mimi @ Culinary Couture

    I looove me some pancakes! The cinnamon swirl is genius… I’m suddenly inspired to make cinnamon roll pancakes!

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