Banana Maple Nut Pancakes

Okay I had to share this topping and give it a post all its own – it was that good!

You can use any pancakes for this, as the topping is the star of the show:


Banana Maple topping:

  • 1 small ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon real maple syrup
  • 9 grams of walnuts (toasted is best!)

In a bowl, mash the banana really well with a fork until it is completely liquid. Mix in the maple syrup and heat in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds just to warm up.  Put onto pancakes and sprinkle with the walnuts.  This is sooooo good!  The riper the banana, the more sauce-like the consistency will be (and sweeter).

Serves 1 – Calories approx 160

This would be awesome on french toast, probably even a bagel.  I love real maple syrup, but it is so calorie dense and just a couple tablespoons is never enough for me, so this is a great way to stretch it out with enough topping for pancakes to satisfy me.

Fun tip:  Did you know that you can toast nuts in the microwave? Just put them on a paper towel and zap in 30 second intervals until they are the toastiness that you like.  These walnuts took a little over a minute and had come out of the fridge.

And can you believe there were no blueberries on my pancakes???

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4 thoughts on “Banana Maple Nut Pancakes

  1. Shelley B

    First – YUM – these look so good!

    Second – I did not know that about toasting walnuts in the microwave! I and my slightly burned-on-the-stovetop walnuts thanks you very much for that tip!!! (I usually forget the walnuts on the stove – multitasking doesn’t always work well for me, lol!)

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