Recipe: Banana Dulce de Leche Pancakes

Banana Pancakes

Pancakes are the perfect Valentine’s Day breakfast. Whip these up with your kids.


Have kids measure 1 1/4 cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, and a BIG pinch of sea salt into a big bowl. This is the dry bowl.


Ask kids to chop and slice 2 semi-ripe bananas into TINY BITS! Set to the side.


Have kids stir together 1 cup of your favorite milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 1/2 tablespoons of light brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons room-temperature butter in a small bowl. This is the wet bowl.

Show your child how to crack open large egg. Add the egg to the wet bowl and mix together.


Have kids combine the wet ingredients into the dry-ingredient bowl. Add the chopped and sliced bananas to the batter and mix well.

Preheat your skillet over medium-low heat and melt about 2 tablespoons of butter or oil.


Spoon batter into preheated hot skillet, forming small-sized pancakes. Cook for about 2 minutes per side or until golden brown and bubbly, then flip the pancakes and cook the other side until golden brown and puffed.


Transfer to an oven-safe plate to keep warm in your oven — and then serve topped with Vegan Dulce de Leche Sauce (see recipe below).


Vegan Dulce de Leche Sauce


Whisk one 14-ounce can unsweetened coconut milk, 3/4 cup packed brown sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt in a large heavy skillet on your stovetop until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to medium-high and boil until mixture is reduced to about 2 1/2 cups, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes. Serve with pancakes!



If your sweet sous chefs loved making these, then you should sign them up for our Be a STEAM-y Chef spring break camp. In this weeklong, half-day camp (March 19-23), kids will make two recipes each day while learning STEAM concepts like the science of taste and genetic modification from Sticky Fingers.

This recipe was generously provided by our friends at Sticky Fingers.

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