This eggless banana pancake recipe is super quick and easy to make with wholesome ingredients. You can feel good about serving these healthy vegan banana pancakes to the kids, and they’re so tasty that everyone will enjoy them as a fun breakfast or snack. Follow my simple steps with photos for making the best sweet and tender banana pancakes that are perfect for loading with your favorite toppings!
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About this Vegan Banana Pancakes
Vegan banana pancakes are one of our favorite easy and healthy breakfast recipes. These pancakes are sweet, soft on the inside and slightly crisp on the outside.
They are even more tender but not fluffy than the traditional banana pancakes, as are made without any eggs, or rising agents like baking soda or baking powder.
In addition to using vitamin-packed overripe bananas and whole wheat flour, I make this vegan recipe with jaggery – a natural sweetener made from sugarcane juice.
While this healthy(ish) variation is my favorite, feel free to use granulated sugar, coconut sugar, or your preferred sweetener to make your banana pancakes. Or, you can even skip the sugar entirely!
Also, I flavor the pancakes with some fennel seeds. But you can include other ingredients like cinnamon powder, vanilla extract, or cardamom powder to add whatever flavors you like.
Not only are vegan banana pancakes terrific to enjoy fresh for breakfast, leftovers are delicious to eat as snacks. Once they’ve cooled simply store in an airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
They are perfect to pop into a kid’s lunchbox or for grabbing on your way out the door in the morning.
How to make Healthy Eggless Banana Pancakes
1. Firstly, peel 3 medium-to-large bananas, preferably overripe (approximately 285 grams) and place them in a large mixing bowl.
2. If the bananas are super ripe you can simply use a potato masher to mash them in the bowl. However, if using firmer bananas you’ll want to slice them with a knife first before mashing.
3. To the mashed bananas add 3 tablespoons of jaggery or preferred sugar, if you like. Sugar is not necessary to make the banana pancakes and can be left out if want a sugar-free and less sweet pancake. Kids will still love them and they’re great for enjoying a bit more guilt-free with sugary fruits or syrups!
If you’re making pancakes with vanilla extract, now is when you should add it to the batter.
4. Mix very well.
5. Then add 1 cup of whole wheat flour and ½ teaspoon of your desired spices, if using. I love this vegan banana pancake recipe with lightly crushed fennel seeds for a floral aromatic flavor.
You can also add whole fennel seeds, or as mentioned above, other flavorings such as cinnamon or cardamom.
6. Work slowly to add the water to the batter bit by bit.
7. Mix together to form a loose and smooth batter. Overall I added ¾ cup of water. Depending on the quality of whole wheat flour you can add more or less water.
8. You want to continue mixing until there are no lumps. The batter should have a medium-thick consistency but flowing.
Making Banana Pancakes
9. Let the batter rest while you heat a nonstick or cast iron pan on low heat. Add a bit of oil, butter or ghee and allow to melt and spread evenly across the hot pan.
10. Keep the heat to a low as you pour a spoonful of the batter onto the pan. Use the spoon to gently spread just slightly to form small pancakes.
11. Cook the eggless banana pancake on a low to medium-low heat.
12. As the pancake cooks, lightly drizzle some oil on the sides and top. This will help create a beautiful golden color and add a lovely bit of crispness.
13. Once the edges and bottom have started to brown, use a spatula to carefully flip the vegan banana pancake over.
14. Continue cooking for a few more minutes until this side is golden brown as well. Feel free to flip the pancake back and forth once or twice if you need.
Then place each cooked banana pancake in a single layer inside a casserole dish or on a baking sheet, and keep in an oven at the lowest temperature while you make the remaining pancakes.
Serving Vegan Banana Pancakes
15. Serve eggless banana pancakes hot or warm. You can eat them plain as-is, or enjoy with maple syrup or other flavored syrups, honey, jams, caramel sauce or melted peanut butter.
But if using honey, then be sure to drizzle it on pancakes only once they have cooled down to room temperature: honey that becomes too hot becomes toxic.
Keep cooled pancakes in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can also place them in the freezer for up to 1 month by wrapping individually in plastic wrap before sealing in airtight bags.
Expert Tips for Banana Pancakes
Variations and substitutes
- Fats: I have made the pancakes in a neutral flavored oil. You can make them with ghee (clarified butter) or butter.
- Sweeteners: Jaggery is my preferred sweetener for these banana pancakes. They give a lovely molasses, caramel like flavor. If you do not have jaggery, then replace with raw sugar, maple syrup, coconut sugar, brown sugar, palm sugar or any sweetener of your choice. You can even skip the sweetener.
- Flavorings: Fennel seeds impart a lovely licorice like flavor. If you are not a fan of fennel seeds, include vanilla or cardamom powder, ground cinnamon or pumpkin spice.
- Liquids: Bananas and coconut pair really well, so you could include lite coconut milk or part coconut milk and water in the recipe. Almond milk, cashew milk, oats milk can be easily replaced with water.
- Batter consistency: The batter is pourable with a medium-thick consistency. If you make a thin batter, then add a few tablespoons of flour to thicken it a bit. If your batter looks thick, then mix in some water to thin it slightly.
- Leavening ingredients: To make these pancakes fluffy and light, add in 1 teaspoon baking powder to the batter.
- Scaling: Make a bit batch of this recipe easily by doubling or tripling the ingredients.
Yes of course. In fact overripe bananas will give you the best tasting pancakes.
If your batter is thin or runny, it will result in the pancakes falling apart when cooking them.
Make your pancakes in a heavy seasoned cast iron or non-stick skillet, so that they do not stick and burn. Regulate the temperature from low to medium-low or medium heat when cooking them. Do not cook pancakes at a high heat as they can burn.
Yes of course. Let them cool completely before you freeze them. Wrap them individually in plastic wrap before sealing in airtight bags. Warm them in a skillet or in your oven before serving.
Yes, you can freeze the batter made from my banana pancake recipe as it is devoid of eggs. Freeze for about a month. Thaw at room temperature before making pancakes.
When making pancakes, it helps to use a heavy sturdy pan – either non-stick or cast iron. Thin pans will make the pancakes stick to it. Your pan also needs to be well seasoned.
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Eggless Banana Pancakes | Healthy Vegan Banana Pancakes
- 3 bananas – medium to large (overripe or ripe)or 285 grams
- 1 cup whole wheat flour or 120 grams
- ½ teaspoon crushed fennel or whole fennel seeds
- 3 tablespoons jaggery powder or add as required – optional
- ¾ cup water or add as required
- oil as required
- Peel bananas and place them in a mixing bowl or pan.
- Slice them first and then mash with a potato masher. For over ripe bananas, you can directly mash with a veggie or potato masher.
- Now add jaggery powder. You can add the amount of jaggery as per the sweetness of the bananas.
- Add more or less as required. You can replace sugar with jaggery. Mix very well.
- Then add whole wheat flour and lightly crushed fennel seeds or whole fennel seeds. Crush the fennel seeds lightly in your mortar-pestle.
- Add water in parts.
- Then begin to mix it with the flour. I added a total of ¾ cup of water. Depending on the quality of whole wheat flour you can add adjust the water proportion.
- Mix very well and make a smooth batter without lumps. The batter has to have a medium-thick flowing consistency.
Making banana pancakes
- Now heat a pan or skillet. Spread a bit of oil on the pan. Instead of oil you can also use ghee or butter. You can use a heavy nonstick or a cast iron skillet.
- Keep the heat to a low or medium-low. Pour a spoonful of the batter on the pan and then gently spread it. Do not spread too much. Just form small pancakes.
- Cook the pancake on a low to medium-low heat.
- Drizzle some oil on the sides and top.
- When the base gets golden and slightly crisp, turn over the banana pancake.
- Cook this second side until it gets golden. If you want you can flip and cook once or twice.
- Then place each cooked banana pancake in a single layer inside a casserole dish or on a baking sheet, and keep in an oven at the lowest temperature while you make the remaining pancakes.
- Serve eggless banana pancakes hot or warm. You can eat them plain as-is, or enjoy with maple syrup or other flavored syrups, honey, jams, caramel sauce or melted peanut butter.
- If using honey, then be sure to drizzle it on pancakes only once they have cooled down to room temperature as honey that becomes too hot becomes toxic.
- Keep cooled pancakes in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- You can also place them in the freezer for up to 1 month by wrapping individually in plastic wrap before sealing in airtight bags.
Variations and substitutes
- Fats: I have made the eggless banana pancakes in a neutral flavored oil. You can make them with ghee (clarified butter) or butter.
- Sweeteners: If you do not have jaggery, then replace with raw sugar, maple syrup, coconut sugar, brown sugar, palm sugar or any sweetener of your choice. You can even skip the sweetener. The amount of jaggery can be added as per the sweetness in the bananas. Add more or less as required.
- Flavorings: If you do not like fennel seeds, include vanilla or cardamom powder, ground cinnamon or pumpkin spice.
- Liquids: You can replace water with lite coconut milk or part coconut milk and water to make the batter. Almond milk, cashew milk, oats milk can also be added.
- Batter consistency: The banana pancake batter has a flowing medium-thick consistency. If you have made a thin batter add a few tablespoons of flour to thicken it. If your batter is thick mix in some water to thin it.
- Leavening ingredients: For fluffy and light pancakes, add 1 teaspoon baking powder to the batter.
- Scaling: Make a bit batch of this recipe easily by doubling or tripling the ingredients.
Nutrition Info (Approximate Values)
This banana pancakes recipe post from the archives (August 2016) has been republished and updated on 8 January 2021.
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Instead of water, can we add milk?
Vegan banana pancakes are one of our favorite easy and healthy breakfast recipes.
Now mine as well. Really quick and delicious. Yummy!
Great recipe! I decided to use almond milk instead of water and they came out soft and delicious, thank you Dassana
Nice! Thanks for sharing the variations you made to the recipe. Welcome!
Hi, prepared these pancakes, very delicious. As we are going gluten free these days, replaced wheat flour with oats flour n milk instead of water. Turned out yummy n healthy.
Thanks for the recipe.
Welcome LOPAMUDRA. Thanks for sharing this variation. I will also give a try. Nice to know that pancake with oats flour can also be made with this recipe.
Hey……it’s very good recipe for my son. He likes any sweet breakfast in his tiffin so I think this recipe is very healthy coz of banana n aatta n gudh ????????
Thanks Kanchan. Yes its a healthy recipe and I hope your son will like it.
Hi there, u must be some kind of cooking Goddess that people like us turn to. I m trying this today. I have tried ur other recipes n have totally passed with golden stars. could u post chocolate pancake recipe n crepes recipes. thanks .
Welcome Jacqueline. Thanks for your kind words and positive feedback on recipes. I will try to post chocolate pancake recipe soon.
Loved this! I used toned milk instead of water and added some cardamom and small coconut pieces. It was absolutely delicious! Thanks again.
thanks for this feedback too ramya. of course milk can be added in pancake batter and i am sure with the cardamom powder and coconut pieces in it, these eggless banana pancakes must have been awesome.
So easy, quick & healthy! I was really looking for something to pack in my son’s lunch box. He’s quite choosy so I hope he likes it. If yes, it will be a very good option to give frequently and in rotation. Thanks!
thanks sweta. i hope your son likes it. kids can be very fussy at times. you can rotate it or give once a week. you can add flavorings like cardamom powder or cinnamon powder or vanilla.
Is it possible to make waffles with the same batter?
the waffles can stick with this batter as more bananas are added. you can reduce the number of bananas and then make the waffles.
Delicious recipe . Thank you for posting
welcome seema and thanks for positive feedback 🙂
I love your recipes 🙂
Can’t wait to try this one , can you please tell me how much sugar should we add ?
thanks rakhi 🙂 add 2 to 3 tablespoons. addition of sugar depends on the sweetness of bananas. overripe bananas will be more sweet than ripe bananas. so if using ripe bananas then you can even add 4 tablespoons.
sure.. thank u so much?
welcome avish 🙂
Thank u so much for taking note of my request for the pancake recipe!
welcome shalu 🙂
Mam I love ur recipies. I have prepared this banana pan cake. But it was sticking to pan and completely got spoiled. Pls help
which pan you used. the pan has to be seasoned well and have a thick base. by seasoning it means, that the same pan has been used before to make pancakes, crepes and dosas. if rotis or chapatis are made in the same pan, then the pancakes will stick.
Thank u so much.. can u please share some sweet recipes such as.. chena poda and khasta gaja??☺
welcome avish have taken your request for chena poda and khasta gaja on our file. please allow us some time to post the same.
can i use milk instead of water?
yes you can use milk.
very interesting food item
thank you rajendra 🙂
Following your website daily now. Could you post a Granola Bar recipe?
thank you for positive feedback, have taken request for granola bar recipe on our file. please allow us some time to post the same.