Learn how to make Banana Cereal Pancakes

Chef Lee Anne Wong is our Executive Chef, owner of Koko Head Cafe in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi and is currently a contestant on Bravo’s Top Chef. In this video, Chef Lee Anne shows us how to make one of her favorite keiki-friendly recipes using staple ingredients from your pantry.

Banana Cereal Pancake Recipe

Makes 8-10 medium pancakes

In a large mixing bowl, combine the following and whisk until well combined:

  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 4 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together until smooth and homogenous:

  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 cups Milk
  • 1/4 cup Melted Butter

Have ready:

  • 2 cups Sliced Bananas
  • 1 cup Favorite Breakfast Cereal
  • Butter for the griddle

Preheat a non stick skillet or griddle to 375F. Combine the wet mix and dry mix and stir with a whisk or spoon until a lumpy batter forms, being careful not to overmix (it will make the pancakes tough!). Allow the batter to rest for 5 minutes then give it another quick stir. Lightly butter your pan or griddle then drop 2-3 pieces of banana onto the pan then scoop 1/4-1/3 cup portion of pancake batter on top of the bananas. Alternatively, you can fold the chopped or sliced bananas into the batter. Once the batter is on the griddle, you can top the top/wet side with your favorite cereal (about a tablespoon). Allow the pancakes to cook on the first side for 4-5 minutes until light golden brown, then flip the pancakes and cook for 3-4 minutes more on the other side. Serve warm, with the creamy maple syrup.

Creamy maple syrup:

  • 1/2 cup Grade A Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

Stir until well combined. Keep refrigerated until needed.

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