We get a lot of questions about what we eat over here, so at the request of Ashley Boodram, I am going to periodically blog about some recipes that we like. Today I am going to share with you a new favorite: banana syrup.  I have Ashley’s recipe for pancakes, so it seemed fitting that I share my new favorite thing to eat on those pancakes.  Of course there are many fabulous pancake toppings, but when you live in a land full of bananas, where there are always bananas on the counter and in the freezer that need to be used up, banana syrup is a great option!

First toss 1/2 cup of butter (or margarine) in a pan and melt it

The real butter here tastes terrible to me, so I sub this spread, and it works just fine.

Put some pancakes on the griddle while you are cooking the syrup

Add 6 tablespoons of brown sugar (or if you don’t have brown sugar, as I often don’t here, you can sub regular sugar and a bit of molasses) and cook until it melts. Then add 1/2 cup of maple syrup, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

We don’t have real maple syrup, so I’ve used this.  I don’t know what it would taste like with the real deal, but it is yummy with this.

Cook for about 3 minutes.

Add 4 sliced bananas. Cook another 5 minutes.

Keep on cooking those pancakes the whole time you are making the syrup!

Brown bananas are totally fine for this recipe.  Just in case you have some like this that you are needing to use up!

When the syrup is finished, make sure to put it in a beautiful measuring cup for serving

and put it on the table ready to be dished up with some yummy pancakes

Pour it on, or spoon it on, and feel free to sprinkle on some walnuts or pecans… its yummy with or without nuts.

And it is definitely kid approved at our house!

Here’s the actual recipe: (I found it here basil-albi.blogspot.com)

1/2 c butter
6 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 bananas, sliced

  • In a saucepan on low heat, melt the butter. Add the brown sugar and cook until dissolved.
  • Add the maple syrup, cinnamon and salt. Mix well and cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Lower the heat to simmer and add the bananas. Make sure to cover them with the sauce and let cook for another 5 minutes.


And the pancake recipe too:

2 c flour
2 c buttermilk
2 t baking soda
1 t vanilla
1/2 c oil
1/3 c sugar
1 t salt
2 eggs

  1. Beth McMeekin

    I always have brown bananas in the freezer. Mine won’t look as pretty as yours, but I’m trying this sometime this week. Just have to get some buttermilk. Now I’m singing that Jack Johnson song – “Banana Pancakes”!

  2. Ashley

    Amazing! Thank you for doing this! And I am trying this recipe this weekend 🙂 Ev’s picture is priceless.

  3. Yeah girl…. Love the Pyrex…..My fav cooking/baking/serving dish 😉
    And that stuff looks incredible! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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