'Go bananas!' pancakes

Heart Smart Low Sodium

Whole-wheat flour adds fiber to these flapjacks! Fiber promotes healthy digestion and may help to lower cholesterol.


2 large eggs
1 cup fat-free milk
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons canola oil
2 bananas, mashed
1 cup whole-wheat flour
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
nonstick cooking spray


  1. Preheat griddle to 350 F.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat eggs. Add milk, buttermilk, sugar, oil and mashed bananas. Mix well. Add flours and baking powder. Mix gently.
  3. Spray griddle with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. Pour 1/4 cup batter onto the griddle for each pancake. Cook until tops are bubbly and pancakes are dry around the edges. Flip and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden-brown.
  5. Serve warm. 

Makes 6 servings

Recipe contains: wheat, milk, egg

Carb choices per serving: 3

Source: Allina Health: Diabetes education, Healthy Eating on a Budget; Alissa Mattison, communications specialist, Allina Health's Patient Education Department
First Published: 10/26/2010
Last Reviewed: 01/20/2016

banana pancakes
This healthy twist on pancakes is perfect for a weekend brunch. Make a large batch and freeze the leftovers to reheat on time-crunched weekday mornings.
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