We, along with several other bloggers are sharing our kid friendly cooking recipes and tips once a fortnight with an A-Z of recipes to get everyone Cooking with Kids! Today it’s the turn of B for Bananas with some banana pancakes which I am posting a week late due to half term shenanigans last week! To see all the banana recipes from my fellow hosts click on the links at the bottom of this post.

Kids Can Cook Banana Pancakes with Caramel Sauce and Ice Cream

Pancake Day seemed like the perfect opportunity for some kid friendly cooking and Bonus Boy and I whipped up a batch of pancakes served with homemade caramel sauce and some delicious vanilla ice cream. After a brief moment of trepidation he took to pancake flipping like a duck to water and I was out of a job!

Apologies for the blurry photos but those pancakes were flying! Not one stuck to the ceiling and not one fell to the floor – he’s a natural!

He was involved at every stage of the game for this recipe. He whisked together the pancake mix, he sizzled and flipped the pancakes, he dissolved the sugar for the caramel sauce and he helped plate the pancakes up so we could photograph them for this post. Then, he scoffed them!

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Banana pancakes, drizzled with caramel and served with ice cream.

Banana Pancakes with Caramel Sauce - Cooking with Kids

Banana pancakes, drizzled with homemade hot caramel sauce, served with vanilla ice cream
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American, English
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 162kcal


For the pancakes

  • 100 g plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 150 ml milk
  • 150 ml water
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • Oil for frying

For the caramel sauce

  • 100 g light brown sugar
  • 100 g butter
  • 75 ml double cream
  • 2 bananas


Make the pancake batter

  • Whisk together all the ingredients until smooth
  • Leave to stand for 20 minutes in the fridge

Make the caramel sauce

  • Melt the butter and sugar in a saucepan over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved, stirring so it doesn't catch and burn
  • Stir in the cream and heat gently until bubbling
  • Remove from the heat but keep warm

Make the pancakes

  • Heat a little oil in a non stick or well seasoned frying pan until hot
  • Add a ladle full of batter and swirl cover the base of the pan
  • When the top is just set and bubble holes are appearing turn of flip your pancake over and gently cook the other side

To assemble

  • Place banana slices on one half of the pancake and cover with the other half
  • Drizzle with warm caramel sauce and serve with a dollop of vanilla ice cream


Nutritional information is only an approximate guideline. Calculations will vary according to the ingredients you use and your cooking methods.


Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 214IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg
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 More Banana Recipes to Cook with Kids From the A-Z of Cooking with Kids Team Members

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins from Mum in the Madhouse, Banana Cheesecake Bites from Sugar Aunts, Banana Coconut Smoothies from Peakle Pie, Banana Pudding Cookie Cups from Still Playing School, 5 Minute Banana Ice Cream from Smiling like Sunshine, Rainbow Banana Pops from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dogs Tails and ‘Patacones’ Green Banana Fries from Rainy Day Mum

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