Bananas Foster Pancakes
Fluffy pancakes are topped with caramelized bananas and a delicious coconut sugar caramel. Vegan friendly and free of refined sugar with a gluten free option.
Recipe type: Breakfast, Vegan, Gluten-free
Serves: 2–3 servings
  • 3 tablespoons butter or coconut oil (can use dairy-free butter)
  • ½ cup coconut sugar (brown sugar can also be used)
  • ¼ cup almond milk or coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of cinnamon, optional
  • 2 large (or 3 medium) ripe, but firm, bananas, sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped and lightly toasted Pecans or Walnuts, optional
  • 1 batch Vegan "Buttemilk" Pancakes (for more banana flavor, add 1–2 mashed bananas to the batter)
Bananas Foster:
  1. Melt butter and coconut sugar in a large skillet over medium heat on the stove, stirring occasionally, for 30–60 seconds. Add the milk, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla extract and stir to combine. Cook for 2–3 minutes over medium heat until the sugar melts and sauce begins to bubble. Add banana slices in a single layer across the skillet and cook for 1–2 minutes on each side, or until bananas are cooked to your liking and caramel sauce has thickened. Sauce will continue to thicken as it cools. Remove from heat and cover the pan to keep sauce warm.
  2. If you'd like your bananas caramelized, you can pan-fry them in coconut oil separately, then add them to the finished caramel.
  1. Prepare the Vegan "Buttemilk" Pancakes according to the directions in the recipe. If you'd like a stronger banana flavor, you can add 1–2 mashed ripe bananas to the pancake batter.
To Serve:
  1. Top a few pancakes with caramel bananas and spoon sauce overtop. Sprinkle toasted nuts over the pancakes and sauce for more crunch and flavor. Makes 2–3 servings.
Recipe by Wife Mama Foodie at