Banana pancakes loaded with Nutella! Warning: cheat lunch is about to arrive! You’ve been forewarned! This one is for the kids; please don’t hate me. okay. So it’s also appropriate for adults…
The most epic birthday wake-up call: the most beautiful stack of Nutella Stuffed Banana Pancakes FILLED and STUFFED with Nutella!
Anyone would want something along these lines to celebrate becoming older, in my opinion, drizzled with Nutella sauce. or, in the case of my daughter, developing (not gonna cry).
How did these occur in this lifetime? So, my no longer-little kid “ordered” these Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Pancakes. But I knew my kid would end up covering them in Nutella since I know her all too well. Therefore, filling them was preferable.
I even tried these with my own, less-fattening Nutella Spread. Both are equally fantastic.
The Nutella Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Pancakes in particular, which I seem to be obsessed with, was the inspiration for this deadly stack of pancakes that I whipped up for my friends’ birthday breakfast that they all went crazy about.
They remarked, “Enough with the healthy.” They. want.PANCAKES.
I then left.
This dish has NO challenging steps. There is no need to wait as kids scream around your feet. Simply pour, serve, and devour. However, before you all dive into their kitchens, I have some advice to share with you as banana pancakes are more delicate than regular old pancakes.
I’ll start by advising you to pour on the recommended amount of batter: as much as you’ll want to see standard-sized pancakes on the pan right away, it’s.not.going.to.happen. Begin modestly. For the “foundation,” I used a 1/4 cup measuring cup that was half full.
I then spooned pre-melted Nutella onto the center, coated it with about 1-2 teaspoons of batter in a zigzag pattern, and baked it. It’s simpler than it appears. or, in this instance, reads.
Your pancakes will stretch out to standard pancake size once the top batter covers the Nutella. Not to worry.
How do I know it’s effective? Because I tried the traditional method of cooking regular-sized pancakes first, what happens when Nutella is spread on top and a covering batter is added? You end up with a rather large pancake. Yes. I visited there.
Not necessarily a terrible thing, but also not the world’s simplest thing to reverse. Looking back, I wish I had documented the scene with some amazing pictures.
After my first attempt at making pancakes failed, I quickly made extra batter twice more (much to the birthday girls’ enjoyment).
What about these is the best? Your pancakes’ leaking, melting Nutella is spilling out. To be honest, no further topping is required.
But she has a birthday today. Additionally, having extra Nutella on your birthday is quite OK.
- 1 large, ripe banana
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons melted butter (or cooking oil or melted coconut oil)
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup self-raising flour
- 2 tablespoons granulated sweetener (or white sugar/coconut sugar)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 3/4 cup Nutella, melted *See Notes
Nutella Fudge Sauce (Optional):
- 1/4 cup Nutella
- 1-2 tablespoons milk
- In a big basin, well-mash the banana. The egg, butter (or oil), vanilla, and milk should all be whisked in at this point. When just blended, add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk briefly to remove any lumps.
- Over low to medium heat, preheat a nonstick skillet or pan. Pour 2 tablespoons or less of batter (less than 1/4 cup) into the pan (see notes). Scoop around 1-2 teaspoons of pancake batter over the top to enclose the Nutella before the pancake sets, then spoon 1 teaspoon of the melted Nutella onto the center of the batter. The Nutella should be uniformly covered in a zigzag pattern for best results. (If necessary, use this recipe here for images.)
- Repeat the process using the remaining batter and Nutella.
- Serve with sliced bananas and Nutella fudge sauce drizzled over top.
- Fudge Nutella Sauce
- Heat up and thin up the Nutella in the microwave for 30 seconds. Alternately, you can heat Nutella by placing it in a metal dish set over a saucepan of simmering water. Just be cautious not to let the water touch the Nutella itself, since it will cause it to seize. As you whisk, thoroughly combine the milk, creating a glossy sauce.
*To warm and slightly thin it, microwave the Nutella for 30 seconds. Alternately, cook Nutella in a metal bowl set over a pot of simmering water until thoroughly heated (be cautious not to let any water touch the Nutella or it may seize). **Don’t worry if it seems smaller than a typical pancake! When you add the extra batter on top, they will become bigger. Avoid the temptation to add more than the base’s suggested 2 tablespoons; you’ll wind up with a mess. Believe me.