These Strawberry Banana Pancakes are a great way to use up your fresh summer strawberries. They’re light and fluffy, and bursting with fresh fruit!
So technically the first day of summer isn’t until June 21. But it’s going to be 107 degrees here today, so I think it’s safe to say summer is already in full swing.
Even when I lived in cooler climates, I always considered the entire month of June to be summer. Basically, once Memorial Day hits and that first BBQ’ing and boating day rolls around, it’s summer.
School’s out… it’s summer. So happy summer, everyone! Even if it’s not quite official yet.
What are your favorite things about summer?
I have lots. The beach. Boats. Barbecues. The fact that it stays light out for so long. Flip-flops. Iced coffee. Dining al fresco. The local strawberry stand.
There are too many great things about summer. It’s always been my favorite season, especially when I lived in places with real winters. Real winters make summer so much sweeter.
This week I got to enjoy three of my summer favorites all together. I hit up the local strawberry stand for some fresh juicy berries and made myself some amazing fresh Strawberry Banana Pancakes. Then I enjoyed them on my back patio with a nice cold iced latte.
Since the weather’s been so hot here, the best times to eat outdoors are late dinners after the sun has mostly gone down, and in the morning before it warms up too much. I’ve been loving eating my breakfast with the birds.
I’m an iced coffee year round kinda girl, but I especially enjoy iced coffee and iced lattes in the summer when it’s toasty out! Breakfast isn’t complete without coffee, and an iced latte was the perfect pair to these strawberry banana pancakes.
Fresh summer strawberries are fleeting, so make these pancakes before they’re gone. Of course, if it’s not summer and you’ve still got the craving, you could use frozen berries. I definitely prefer frozen to the flavorless picked-green winter strawberries.
Strawberries and bananas go together so well. I always think of smoothies when I think of the strawberry-banana combo, but it works really well in these pancakes too. And these are a great way to pack some healthy stuff in first thing in the morning.
These pancakes are twist on my dad’s perfect pancake recipe. I swapped out a little of the regular flour for whole wheat to give them a little extra staying power. Then of course I added loads of fresh strawberries and bananas. Strawberries and banana is such a great flavor combo!
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- ½ cup whole wheat flour
- 3½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1½ cups milk
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp melted butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup diced fresh strawberries
- 1 banana, diced
- In a large bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, salt and sugar. In another bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, butter and vanilla.
- Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry until smooth. Let the batter rest a few minutes.
- In the meantime, heat a large, dry nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
- When the pan is hot, pour a ladle full of batter into the pan. Sprinkle some diced strawberries and bananas onto the batter. Cook until bubbles form in batter, then gently flip the pancake and cook until cooked through and browned.
- Serve topped with extra fruit and maple syrup.
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