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Bananas foster pancakes on white plate

Get the Recipe: Bananas Foster Pancakes

These bananas foster pancakes are the best breakfast and brunch! The caramelized bananas are sweet, sticky and delicious. This elevated take on classic pancakes will become your new favorite!
5 from 7 votes



  • 1 cup pancake mix
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup water or milk
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil, or neutral flavored oil
  • 2 tbsp butter

Bananas Foster Topping

  • 6 tbsp butter
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp rum extract, optional
  • 2 large bananas, sliced
  • pecans, to garnish


  • First, prepare pancake mix per box instructions. Once a batter is formed, allow batter to sit for 5 minutes to thicken.
  • Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons butter in large skillet over low medium heat. Once butter has melted, use ¼ cup measuring spoon to spoon batter onto pan. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes on first side, or until bubbles have formed.
  • Carefully flip pancakes. Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes on second side. Remove pancakes to a large plate. Continue until batter runs out.
  • Then, make the topping. Add all topping ingredients except bananas and pecans to a skillet over low heat. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently, or until brown sugar has melted into butter.
  • Then, slice bananas into coins. Place these banana coins in the skillet. Cook for 1 minute on each side.
  • Finally, top pancakes with caramelized bananas. Pour some of the sauce from the pan on top. Garnish with pecans if desired.


  • I used and loved Pamela's gluten free pancake mix, but any pancake mix will work.
  • This recipe can be easily made dairy free.  Use dairy free butter sticks and almond milk.
  • Rum extract is completely optional, but will provide that signature bananas foster flavor.
  • This recipe made about ten 4 inch pancakes.
  • Stir topping frequently to prevent burning.
  • Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 2 days.
  • Nutritional facts are for 1 pancake with topping.
Calories: 200kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 38mg, Sodium: 143mg, Potassium: 160mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 18g, Vitamin A: 305IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 56mg, Iron: 1mg