Banana Pancakes

18 Jul

Being a Goan, I think, I can take the liberty to say that Goan’s have been making these fluffy babies for multiple decades. As far as my knowledge, Banana Pancakes have been a recent hype that is still catching on in the US culinary world but I wouldn’t argue that Banana Bread is definitely an American Classic.


These Banana Pancake were enjoyed by us for evening Tea Time, which is a social activity for most Goan’s from 3 to 6 pm. Hoping that this leisure activity does not cease.



  • 8 over-ripped bananas
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp vanilla (optional)
  • pinch of salt (Tip: For sweeter recipes my mum added a pinch of salt and for savory it was a pinch of sugar)


* In a mixing bowl mash 8 over-ripe bananas, mix in the egg. Next add the flour to the mixture,vanilla and salt and mix it well till no lumps.


* Heat a large non-stick pan, spray some olive oil and spoon in 4 mini-pancakes. Flip the pancakes after 3-5 minutes. Check to see they don’t burn. This mixture will make about 15 mini-pancakes.

* Serve plain or with powdered sugar.


These fluffy babies do not need maple syrup. You can also check out more Goan dessert recipes here.


54 Responses to “Banana Pancakes”

  1. Loretta July 18, 2014 at 6:59 pm #

    Ahh lovely yes, I do so love the Goan fritters like we used to call them. It’s a great way to use up over ripe bananas. I love them with the burnt, crisp edges too πŸ™‚

    • Nandini July 18, 2014 at 7:04 pm #

      That is so true Loretta, and I too love the burnt parts πŸ™‚

  2. food passion and love July 18, 2014 at 7:46 pm #

    Awwhh…this sounds delicious!!

  3. Traditionally Modern Food July 18, 2014 at 8:30 pm #

    Yummy pancake with crispy chicken edges

  4. radhikasethi July 18, 2014 at 10:30 pm #


  5. bakelikeapro July 19, 2014 at 6:47 am #

    Hello there πŸ™‚ That looks very nice. Thanks for sharing, and happy Saturday to you πŸ™‚

    • Nandini July 19, 2014 at 10:11 am #

      Thanks! And a very happy Saturday to you as well πŸ™‚

  6. andcombinations July 19, 2014 at 8:38 am #

    Looks delish!!

    • Nandini July 19, 2014 at 10:12 am #

      Thank You so much πŸ™‚

  7. mumjd July 19, 2014 at 1:04 pm #

    these look really tasty

    • Nandini July 19, 2014 at 1:20 pm #

      They are, that too without any added sugar πŸ™‚

  8. "A Curious Mind" July 19, 2014 at 1:46 pm #

    Reblogged this on "A Curious Mind".

    • Nandini July 19, 2014 at 10:44 pm #

      Thank You so much. That was really kind of you πŸ™‚

  9. Christy Birmingham July 19, 2014 at 1:49 pm #


    • Nandini July 21, 2014 at 11:48 am #

      Thank You Christy πŸ™‚

  10. ikbenmanisha25 July 19, 2014 at 4:37 pm #

    yum yum I just had it today πŸ˜€

    • Nandini July 19, 2014 at 6:44 pm #

      Wow… that’s so good to know πŸ™‚

  11. hitandrun1964 July 19, 2014 at 5:52 pm #


  12. livecook July 21, 2014 at 11:31 am #

    Such a great way to use over-ripe bananas!

    • Nandini July 21, 2014 at 11:44 am #

      That is so true. I don’t like to waste food.

  13. coneysandkale July 21, 2014 at 8:04 pm #

    I looove bananas and will definitely have to try these.

    • Nandini July 21, 2014 at 9:24 pm #

      That is so good to know πŸ™‚

  14. Sarah July 21, 2014 at 9:03 pm #

    I can’t get over the proportion of fruit to flour. Very healthy. Thank you so much for the idea!

    • Nandini July 21, 2014 at 9:30 pm #

      Yes Sarah, since there is no extra liquid added other then the soft bananas. It make the pancakes delicate and soft. Not like the dense buttermilk pancakes.

  15. Sarah 'n Spice July 22, 2014 at 2:53 pm #

    I really need to make these ASAP!

    • Nandini July 22, 2014 at 3:33 pm #

      I hope you do Sarah. Let me know how it goes πŸ™‚

  16. Heena Rathore P. July 23, 2014 at 4:54 am #

    They look amazing. I’m gonna try these tomorrow with breakfast.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe πŸ™‚

    • Nandini July 23, 2014 at 4:21 pm #

      Thanks Heena, that is so awesome to know πŸ™‚

  17. Meike @ Meike's Kitchen July 23, 2014 at 10:15 pm #

    Thank you for stopping by at Meike’s Kitchen!
    These pancakes sound amazing. I bet my kids would like them, I’ll have to try them. πŸ™‚

    • Nandini July 24, 2014 at 2:12 pm #

      I hope so too as my kids enjoyed them πŸ™‚

  18. Maryanne August 12, 2014 at 3:30 am #

    I make these without the flour and sometimes add fresh blueberries. So simple and delicious πŸ™‚

    • Nandini August 12, 2014 at 9:26 am #

      Blueberries and banana sound really yum Maryanne πŸ™‚

  19. 50djohnson August 14, 2014 at 7:53 pm #

    Did you know if you leave out the flour that make yummy low carb protein pancakes? Love you site. Thanks for following mine!!!!

    • Nandini August 14, 2014 at 10:33 pm #

      You are welcome πŸ™‚ Yes indeed, I do know that it makes a great low-carb pancake without the flour. I was sharing how we make these in Goa πŸ™‚

      • 50djohnson August 14, 2014 at 10:35 pm #

        And they sound amazing!!!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog … Hope you come again. I know I shall return here!!! πŸ˜›

  20. terrepruitt August 16, 2014 at 12:25 am #

    The “banana pancakes” that I have been seeing lately, perhaps the “recent hype’ you refer to, don’t actually have any flour in them. They are just eggs and banana. I don’t even call them banana pancakes because they are not really “cakey”. I call ’em smashed banana eggs. They are good for people not eating flour. The ones you made look really crispy and yummy. That is how I like my pancakes.

    • Nandini August 16, 2014 at 7:29 am #

      That is so good to know πŸ™‚ Thank You Terre for your kind words.

  21. Everyday Life of a Mother and Wife September 8, 2014 at 12:04 pm #

    These look delicious and simple!

    • Nandini September 8, 2014 at 4:58 pm #

      Thank You, yes they really are πŸ™‚

  22. sharonmhoy September 12, 2014 at 11:50 pm #

    This is such a great recipe Nandini, I just have to try it…today! 😊 Also, since a lot of your dishes include coconut I cannot make as I am not allowed coconut in my diet, unless there are those curries that coconut could be excluded from…? I doubt it as it would alter the flavour of the dishes so much πŸ˜”

    • Nandini September 13, 2014 at 8:09 am #

      Thank you Sharonmhoy…I am so sorry to hear you cannot eat coconut 😦 It does play a major role in Goan cuisine. I do have a few recipes that don’t use coconut like Guisade de Peixe, Vindaloo Curry and a few more.

      • sharonmhoy September 13, 2014 at 9:38 am #

        Oh, I’ll have to have a look..I appreciate coconut features heavily in your gorgeous recipes, thanks Nandini!

      • sharonmhoy September 13, 2014 at 9:39 am #

        Oh, I almost forgot to tell you that I made your pancakes and they were wonderful ❀️ thank you!

        • Nandini September 13, 2014 at 10:17 am #

          That is so awesome Sharon…I am happy you liked it πŸ™‚

  23. sharonmhoy September 12, 2014 at 11:52 pm #

    Reblogged this on msrecoveryblog and commented:
    Love this recipe! Less flour and just one egg – win!

    • Nandini September 13, 2014 at 8:17 am #

      Thank you so much Sharon for the reblog, appreciate it much πŸ™‚

      • sharonmhoy September 13, 2014 at 9:39 am #



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