Burnt Banana Pancakes

So I made banana pancakes this morning, and while I was cooking them, I heard the baby crying and went to take care of her.  I thought I could leave the pancakes cooking on low and they would be fine, but she had a stinky diaper, and by the time I got back, the pancakes were a bit dark.  Bummer.  I’m not really a fan of burnt or even overdone food…  So then when I needed to nurse the baby you would think that I would learn my lesson and turn off the stove, right?  Nope.  Not me, I am the queen of efficiency… hah!  So I turned the heat WAY down, and put another batch of pancakes on to cook while I fed her.  I told myself I would be quick, and check on them halfway through.  But then I started reading this cool blog I saw, and I had to re-blog a neat post, and by the time I was done, I smelled a funny, yet surprisingly familiar smell wafting out of the kitchen.  Yep.  They were burnt.  Well, charred is perhaps a better description.  Ah well, live and learn.  The non-burnt parts of the first batch taste really good… and I didn’t even add sugar because the bananas were so sweet!

Here’s the recipe for the Banana Pancakes- just don’t burn them!

Chocolate Banana Pancakes


  • 2 Flax or Chia “eggs” (2 Tbsp ground flax or chia + 1/3 cup warm water)
  • 1 cup rolled or quick oats
  • 1 cup flour (wheat, bean mix, oat, or gluten free mix)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar if desired
  • 2 cups mashed, very ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • about 3/4 cup warm water


  1. Mix up the flax egg and set aside.
  2. Mix dry ingredients with a whisk in a large bowl.
  3. Add banana, oil, “egg”, and water, stir well.
  4. Cook on a griddle over very low heat, about 2 minutes each side (set a timer if you get distracted like me!)
  5. Top with chocolate chips, or whatever your heart desires.


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4 Responses to Burnt Banana Pancakes

  1. joanspatches says:

    Ah, the days of multitasking are far away in my past. I simply cannot do it anymore!

  2. rfmarion1 says:

    Thank you! I will try turn off my stove when I leave the kitchen now. I have been enjoying those videos, I’m getting ready to watch that third one!

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