Healthy Banana Pancakes!

I just made a batch for my girls and my nieces. My nieces are allergic to dairy, so I always have a plan for what I’m cooking when they’re coming over on Thursday afternoons. Also, I’m trying to stick to whole grains and use almond milk in place of dairy in more recipes for my own health. I find that when cooking with whole wheat flour I need to loosen the mix up a little with an extra splash of milk. In this case, applesauce felt right. 🙂

So…healthy and delicious banana pancakes!

J.R.’s Banana Pancakes

1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 cup almond milk
2 eggs
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/4 cup applesauce
1 tsp vanilla
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 banana, chopped

Mix all ingredients except the banana. Add chopped banana to batter. Cook on your favorite skillet/cast iron. I greased it up with butter, which isn’t the healthiest choice, but what the hell? That’s the only unhealthy thing I did here! 🙂

I served these with lite cool whip, and I was surprised how tasty it was when it all came together. Needless to say, we ate the whole batch.

You could change this recipe up any number of ways, depending on what you want to serve them with. Leave out the fruit and add a touch of nutmeg and cinnamon. Or change out the banana for pear or apple. Give it a try!

About J.R. Pearse Nelson

J.R. Pearse Nelson is a native Oregonian, residing in the beautiful Portland area. She lives with her husband, two small daughters and the family dog. J.R. is always searching for the magic in our world. She weaves tales rooted in mythology, bringing legend to life in modern-day and fantasy settings. J.R. is the author of the Children of the Sidhe paranormal romance series, the Foulweather Twins fantasy series, and the Water Rites fantasy series. You can connect with J.R. online at her website. Visit

1 comment on “Healthy Banana Pancakes!

  1. I could actually eat this. I would use sugar free cool whip. And I would probably substitute apples.

    You know, butter does have saturated fat, but it’s much better for you than margarine or some of that other fake stuff. Moderation in all things….

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