Decadent Banana Split Pancakes are a fun treat for the whole family.
From the moment Will discovered pancakes as a toddler, they became his very favorite food. As a result, when he and Paige were younger, pancakes were a regular happening in our house — in fact, so regular that both Shawn and I know our favorite recipe for buttermilk pancakes by heart.
But now that Will and Paige are 8 and 5 1/2, we seem to have less time for pancakes. Mornings are rushed, busy and not always so fun. That’s the flow of life, I guess. Kids get older, days get busier and meals get faster. So when we do make time for pancakes, I like them to be super fun. They need to be the kind of pancakes that are memorable and worthy of future requests.
I mean, seriously, you have to make it count … right?
That’s what led me to create this recipe for Banana Split Pancakes — a total treat-style extreme pancake. Airy buttermilk banana pancakes are topped with fresh bananas, a drizzle of hot fudge and a hearty scoop of whipped cream. Don’t forget the cherry on top. For all the decadence, these are actually pretty darn easy to make.
Serve these with something savory. That balance is always important.
Sure, these Banana Split Pancakes aren’t an everyday thing … but don’t you (or your kids) need a treat sometimes? It’s all about moderation.
PS – I originally shared this recipe on Rachel Cooks in July 2012. Thought it was about time to share it here too.