Eat & Drink Recipes

Pumpkin Banana Pancakes

October 26, 2015

Growing up, Sunday mornings meant pancakes and bacon for breakfast. Waking up to the smell of my mom making breakfast for all of us will always be a fond childhood memory and I can imagine that the same can be said for many people.

So when I woke up on Saturday craving something sweet, I knew that I’d be making pancakes for myself. And with the leaves changing and the autumn chill setting in, what could be more perfect that pumpkin pancakes??

Although I technically could have made these pancakes from scratch (that’s how my mom makes her pancakes), I’m not quite as gifted in the kitchen so I decided to cheat a bit and use the mix that I picked up from Trader Joe’s last week. And I made my own modification by mashing a banana and then mixing it into the batter, which made the pancakes sweeter and was also a sneaky way of making sure that I’d get my full servings of fruit in one day. I actually do this all of the time when making oatmeal because it tends to make it creamier. Even my cat was a fan of the pancakes!


What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Pancake & Waffle Mix
  • 3/4 cup fat free milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons of butter (melted)
  • 1 banana (mashed)


Preheat your pan (or griddle) over medium heat.

Place the pumpkin mix into a large bowl and set aside.

In a separate bowl, mix together the melted butter, egg, and milk. Take these wet ingredients and stir into the dry pancake mix.

If you want to add in the banana, do so now. Mix all of the ingredients in together until the large lumps disappear.

To measure out the batter into the pan, I used a 1/4 measuring cup which I found to be perfect for medium-sized pancakes. There’s no exact timing for cooking pancakes, but be sure to flip them when bubbles start to form and the edges look cooked to avoid burning them!


This recipe makes about 6-8 pancakes, so enough for one very hungry person or two people who are too tired in the morning to fight over who gets the last pancake.


After I made my pancakes, I realized that I didn’t have any maple syrup so I decided to try to make my own and it ended up being surprisingly easy to do. I basically just combined brown sugar and water in a pot, brought it to a boil, and then added vanilla extract after taking it off the heat. Super simple and it saved me a trip to the grocery store since I already had all three ingredients in my apartment!



So if you’re looking for an easy but delicious recipe to try out next weekend, these pancakes are just the thing for you! Sweet and simple, these pumpkin banana pancakes are hard to beat!

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  • Those pancakes look so good! I love that it’s October because everything’s pumpkin flavored!

    • Courtney

      I’m obsessed with pumpkin too but I feel like I’ve been slacking lately… I’ll have to catch up and finally get around to decorating my apartment for fall!

  • hannah

    Wow these look delicious! Lovely photos too!

    • Courtney

      They were so good! And super easy to make on a lazy weekend day!

  • Wow do those look amazing!! xxxxx

    • Courtney

      I’m a huge pancake person (I’ll choose them over waffles any day) so these were a total dream come true!

  • Christine

    Sneaking a banana into the pancakes is such a good idea for eating more fruit! xx

    • Courtney

      And I do it all of the time! I love the taste of bananas but I ‘m not a huge fan of the texture so cooking like this helps me squeeze them into my diet!

  • DROOLING!!!!


    • Courtney

      The pancakes were so good!!

  • Oh my goodness. So hungry.

    – Sabrina

    • Courtney

      I’m getting hungry looking back over the pictures too!

    • Courtney

      They tasted just as good as they look!

  • CB

    These look so easy! And delicious! I never make pancakes because no matte what recipe I use they never taste as good as I think they should. But looking at these pictures – I should DEFINITELY give these a whirl!

    CB x

    • Courtney

      I’ve always avoided making pancakes because I tend to burn the crap out of them, but this recipe was so easy that even I could make them!

  • I want to try these so much, they look sooooo good!

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    • Courtney

      You should definitely try to make them for yourself! They were so tasty and so easy to make!

  • emi

    sounds like the best combo! i love pumpkin pancakes & love banana ones, so i can only imagine how great these are! xo

    • Courtney

      It really was a great combo! I’m a huge fan of banana pancakes and anything pumpkin flavored, so I figured that if give it a shot!

  • Alina

    I MUST try this out – looks sooo good 🙂

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    • Courtney

      The pancakes were so delicious!! You should definitely try out the recipe!

  • These look so yummy! I love the beautiful autumn background. I’m a big fan of pancakes for breakfast, I didn’t know you could make pumpkin ones. I will try them out!

    • Courtney

      I’ve always been a huge fan of pumpkin pancakes during the fall!! It helps me get into the holiday spirit!

  • Ooo, this is the perfect breakfast idea for tomorrow morning. Thanks Courtney!

    Happy Friday

    • Courtney

      I’m a huge fan of pancakes on the weekend! Perfect meal to wake up to in the morning!

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