Banana and Blueberry Pancakes with Cinnamon-Vanilla Butter

Banana Blueberry Pancakes

I love pancakes. I love when people make them for me, I love having something so warm and fluffy for breakfast, I love that you can doll ‘em up with fruit and other fixings, or eat them plain. Pancakes are just so comforting and fun to eat. But, until about a year ago, I was pretty terrible at making them. Somehow, I could make vanilla crêpes, but I couldn’t produce a pancake without a bit of… okay, a lot of burn.

Blueberry Banana Pancakes Recipe

See, for the past seven years or so, my husband Mark has manned the breakfast making. Start to finish, he does it all and it’s divine! After years of me trying to help and get in his way, though, I’ve picked up a few pointers and I can make a pretty darn good pancake. Hallelujah, rejoice, hooray!

So, here I present to you my favorite fluffy pancake recipe and flavor: Banana and blueberry, with a touch of vanilla and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Topped with a little powdered sugar, maple syrup and cinnamon-vanilla butter (made with my homemade vanilla extract), they are total pancake ecstasy!

Banana Blueberry Pancakes Recipe

Whether you make the breakfast at home or rely on someone else, I urge one of you to cook up these easy, delicious banana and blueberry pancakes. They’re moist, subtly sweet and full of juicy blueberries and mashed bananas, and every bite melts in your mouth. I’d say that’s a good way to start the day!

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Banana and Blueberry Pancakes with Cinnamon-Vanilla Butter

Yield: Makes approx. 7 servings (14 pancakes)

Ingredients:

Banana and Blueberry Pancakes

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 egg, lightly beaten

1-1/4 cups fat-free milk

3 medium ripe bananas, mashed

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (If using frozen blueberries, do not thaw)

Maple syrup, optional

Powdered sugar, optional

Cinnamon-Vanilla Butter

1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

For cinnamon-vanilla butter: Combine softened unsalted butter, cinnamon and vanilla extract in a bowl. Mix until well combined. Set aside.

For pancakes: In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, combine the egg, milk, bananas and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Gently stir in blueberries.

Coat a large flat pan with cooking spray. Turn pan to low heat. Pour pancake batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto the pan. Turn when bubbles form on top; cook until second side is golden brown.

Serve with maple syrup, sifted powdered sugar and/or cinnamon-vanilla butter, if desired.

Enjoy!

Banana and Blueberry Pancakes adapted from Taste of Home

      

48 Responses to “Banana and Blueberry Pancakes with Cinnamon-Vanilla Butter”

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    warmvanillasugar — February 18, 2011 @ 12:27 pm

    Holy moley!! Cinnamon vanilla butter sounds amazing!! Mmm I want to make it for more than pancakes. It would be awesome on toast too!!

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    Jenn — February 18, 2011 @ 1:16 pm

    I can smell those from here!! YUM! Georgia, you are lucky, I only wish I could get Chris in the kitchen to make me something… heck, I’d take anything other than a PB&J sandwich or chicken nuggets!! lol

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    Megan — February 18, 2011 @ 1:25 pm

    I love the combination of banana and blueberry for pancakes, that sounds really yummy! My husband also has manned the pancake making in our house. (It is one of his 3 cooking specialties besides grilled cheese and cereal…lol). I will def. have to try the cinnamon vanilla butter, that sounds divine!

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    Laura — February 18, 2011 @ 3:21 pm

    These look delicious! My kids would hit these up for sure. :-)

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    Faith — February 18, 2011 @ 4:29 pm

    Wow Georgia .. just another wow. Those pancakes look very sinfully good. I would love to make those tomorrow morning. All the flavours just feel right.

    Have a great weekend :)

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    Stephanie @ Per l'Amore del Cibo — February 18, 2011 @ 4:37 pm

    I LOVE bananas and pancakes together…there’s just something so perfect about that combination. These look great, Georgia!

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    Karly — February 18, 2011 @ 4:56 pm

    These look AMAZING. I love your photographs…the light is just perfect.

    Now I’m craving pancakes!

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    Dionne Baldwin - Try Anything Once — February 18, 2011 @ 5:21 pm

    Pancakes are my favorite breakfast. I remember eating blueberry pancakes when I was little with fresh berries from my parents blueberry bushes. Aahhhhh I love fluffy pancakes when they get all acquainted with the syrup. Divine.

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    Pam — February 18, 2011 @ 6:42 pm

    I am loving these pancakes, especially with the cinnamon-vanilla butter – mmmmm good!

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    blackbookkitchendiaries — February 18, 2011 @ 6:51 pm

    oh wow! such gorgeous flavors:) you have such a beautiful collection of recipes.. i love your site Georgia! have a great weekend:)

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    Angie's Recipes — February 18, 2011 @ 6:57 pm

    An excellent pancake recipe! Pictures are great too.

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    oneordinaryday — February 18, 2011 @ 10:43 pm

    So glad to know I’m not the only one with a pancake-making defect. My husband is our official pancake maker, and none of my family will let me near them. :) Now you’ve gone and made your own! They look perfect!

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    Fresh and Foodie — February 18, 2011 @ 10:46 pm

    These look amazing! Love the idea of using bananas as well as blueberries. I’ve had a serious pancake craving lately so yeah…totally want these!

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    sweetpeaskitchen.com — February 18, 2011 @ 10:59 pm

    Wow!! I think I know what I am making tomorrow morning! Yummy!! :)

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    Libby@CookingWithLibby — February 18, 2011 @ 11:53 pm

    Oh my! These look great! My hubby loves making breakfast also ;) It’s so nice too :)

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    Magic of Spice — February 19, 2011 @ 4:50 am

    Oh wow these look fantastic and the color on the blueberries, gorgeous :)

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    Krystal — February 19, 2011 @ 7:02 am

    Yum! I seem to be on a pancake craze at the moment, especially blueberry ones and these definitely make me want some pancakes! I will have to try this recipe!

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    Medeja — February 19, 2011 @ 11:13 am

    They look nice, should taste great too. I just tried blueberries with oats, but I guess with bananas it’s even more lovely :)

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    Jane — February 19, 2011 @ 2:23 pm

    Yep, there’s nothing like a nice stack of homemade blueberry pancakes, but with the addition of banana too, you’ve really got something fantastic going on there. Beautiful post and wonderful photos! Love your blog.

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    Christina — February 19, 2011 @ 3:45 pm

    These pancakes are so pretty. I love the cinnamon-vanilla butter idea!

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    Nourhan @ Miss Anthropist's Kitchen — February 19, 2011 @ 5:11 pm

    This looks incredible!! :D

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    smalltownoven — February 19, 2011 @ 6:07 pm

    The addition of the cinnamon-vanilla butter makes these already amazing pancakes extra special. We love breakfast and I’m always looking for new ways to change up pancakes! YUM!

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    sensiblelessons — February 19, 2011 @ 8:52 pm

    Wow, these looks amazing! Now I know what I’ll be making tomorrow morning!!!

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    Chef Dennis — February 19, 2011 @ 11:22 pm

    Georgia
    your pancakes look so very very good! I have never combined bananas and blueberries, what a great idea!
    your images as always are beautiful!
    Dennis

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    Becky — February 20, 2011 @ 2:00 am

    These pancakes look so good. I just happen to have 3 ripe bananas, no blueberries, but I have raisins. Thanks for sharing!

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    Kim - Liv Life — February 20, 2011 @ 5:16 am

    MMMM!! My daughter and I are sitting here thinking that these just might be the perfect Sunday Morning breakfast treat tomorrow!! Nicely done. Gorgeous pics!

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    shabunam — February 20, 2011 @ 8:37 am

    wowowoow, the cinammon vanilla butter sounds amazing , I can actually smell it , yummmmm:)

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    Kate @ Diethood.com — February 20, 2011 @ 2:49 pm

    Oh my, mouth watering! These sound incredible. I can see why they made it to Top 9 today. Beautiful job!

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    Stella — February 20, 2011 @ 7:32 pm

    Wow, I just saw these pancakes in my sidebar on the F.B. gadget-they look amazing! Yummy…

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    Peggy — February 20, 2011 @ 7:36 pm

    Banana AND Blueberry in a pancake? Oh girl, you are onto something for sure! Can’t wait to give these a go!

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    Food Frenzy — February 20, 2011 @ 8:08 pm

    Fantastic pancakes. It’s Cinnamon butter that puts it over the top and into the Top 9…congrats!

    We invite you to share this post and some of your favorite posts on Food Frenzy.
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    Nessa Robins — February 20, 2011 @ 10:18 pm

    Lucky you having a breakfast tradition where your hubbie cooks the breakfast – what a treat! I love maple syrup with pancakes but I must try the cinnamon butter!

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    Tammy — February 21, 2011 @ 12:46 am

    Wow these pancakes look superb! I love, love, love blueberries!

    Have lovely evening!
    xx,
    Tammy

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    Tracy — February 21, 2011 @ 1:48 am

    Gah, I am seriously drooling looking at your photos! Must make this for breakfast tomorrow!!

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    Eliotseats — February 21, 2011 @ 2:12 am

    I’m sorry I didn’t find this recipe for our Sunday morning breakfast! I guess I will wait for next weekend!

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    Lindsay — February 21, 2011 @ 2:32 am

    Sounds delicious!! I love pancakes too and make them every Sunday so next week I’m going to try this recipe out! And good for you for making your own vanilla extract — I’m going to try that one out too.

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    Margaret Murphy Tripp — February 21, 2011 @ 2:36 am

    Wow, those look good!

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    Jenn Buker — February 21, 2011 @ 3:22 am

    5 PointsPlus for 2 pancakes (without topping), by the way. Going to make these for my kids in the morning!

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    baking.serendipity — February 21, 2011 @ 4:38 am

    You know me and pancakes :) These look delicious! I love the sound of the butter on top too…definitely need to give that a shot as well. Congrats on top 9!

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    thecompletecookbook — February 21, 2011 @ 4:47 am

    I absolutely love the idea of cinnamon vanilla butter.
    :-) Mandy

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    marla — February 21, 2011 @ 1:17 pm

    I really wish I could reach through my computer screen to grab these pancakes. They came out beautiful! The perfect way to start the day. xo

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    Rachel — February 21, 2011 @ 9:32 pm

    Ahhhhhh these look sooooo good. I love pancakes and blueberry is a classic…but with banana too? Oh Lord!

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    Heavenly Housewife — February 25, 2011 @ 2:28 pm

    Your pictures are just beyond beautiful. Please let me know what time I should arrive for breakfast daaaaaaahling. I must have some of these delicious pancakes and cinnamon vanilla butter!!!!
    *kisses* HH

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    Emily — March 1, 2011 @ 3:51 pm

    I LOVE the idea of the cinnamon-vanilla butter! I can’t wait to give it a try.

    Gorgeous photos as always Georgia!

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    Abby — March 8, 2011 @ 2:51 am

    These sound soo good! Why have I not made blueberry banana pancakes?!?

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    konstantkraver — March 10, 2011 @ 1:09 am

    I love love love pancakes these look simply divine. Your site is gorgeous so many amazing recipes !

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    Cindi — March 14, 2011 @ 6:58 pm

    These look so good! I have blueberries that are just waiting to be made in to this recipe! Thank you for sharing! I love your site!

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    cookingwithchrissy — May 6, 2011 @ 3:00 am

    You had me at cinnamon butter! I have blueberries in the fridge that need to be used…so looks like this might be for breakfast this weekend!

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