Banana Split Pancake Bites

Banana Split Pancake Bites are an easy brunch dish for a party or for your little ones with homemade silver dollar pancakes, Nutella, bananas, strawberries, whipped cream and chocolate chips.

Banana Split Pancake Bites are an easy brunch dish for a party or for your little ones with homemade silver dollar pancakes, Nutella, bananas, strawberries, whipped cream and chocolate chips.

Banana Split Pancake Bites have been party food I’ve been making for clients for many years. For baby showers, pre-wedding brunches, and any other breakfast themed events pancake skewers are an easy and gorgeous menu item. I’ve even made them for events where they have to sit out for over an hour or in warmer weather using mini meringues in place of the whipped cream.

The base of these Banana Split Pancake Bites are my Silver Dollar Pancakes which are based on my absolutely fail-proof awesome Pantry Pancakes. I love this pancake base because there aren’t a lot of ingredients in it that you may not have around the house. No buttermilk that you have to run to the store for.

Banana Split Pancake Bites are an easy brunch dish for a party or for your little ones with homemade silver dollar pancakes, Nutella, bananas, strawberries, whipped cream and chocolate chips.

Banana Split Pancake Bites look adorable and while they can look slightly temperamental because of the whipped cream. If you aren’t serving them right away go ahead and keep them in the freezer until just before serving (but not more than a half an hour or so, you don’t want the fruit to freeze) or skip the whipped cream altogether.

A second way to serve the Banana Split Pancake Bites in a more casual way would be to make the pancake bites without the whipped cream and to serve them with a bowl of whipped cream on the side that you can just grab a spoonful of and put directly onto your plate.

Banana Split Pancake Bites are an easy brunch dish for a party or for your little ones with homemade silver dollar pancakes, Nutella, bananas, strawberries, whipped cream and chocolate chips.

Tools Used in the making of the Banana Split Pancake Bites:
Griddle: if at all possible, either on your stovetop on low heat or an electric griddle. I keep my electric griddle in my kitchen JUST for this recipe and I always get PERFECT browning.
Little spatula to flip. The fork may cause the flipping to take longer or may get batter on the fork. The curved nature of the fork isn’t great for these little pancakes.
Chocolate Wafers: I keep these on hand and chop them before sprinkling for a look that is a lot nicer than regular chips. You can of course use your favorite chocolate chips as well, but maybe use mini ones if you aren’t going to chop them up.
Chocolate Hazelnut Spread: I use Nutella and Chocmeister, both are totally delicious and whichever you prefer, the texture they have makes the best for spreading. Chocolate syrup or ganache may not be as thick.
Knot Topped Wood Pick: Love these for a great presentation and the knot on top makes an easy spot to grab the pick.

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Banana Split Pancake Bites

Banana Split Pancake Bites are an easy brunch dish for a party or for your little ones with homemade silver dollar pancakes, Nutella, bananas, strawberries, whipped cream and chocolate chips.
Yield 24 servings
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons butter , melted
  • 2 bananas , sliced
  • 1 pound strawberries , sliced
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • To make the pancakes: You can add the dry ingredients and whisk together, then add the wet and combine fully.
  • I tend to just put everything in a bowl and whisk, these pancakes are really fuss free.
  • Heat a pan or griddle on medium-low heat and coat with a small layer of butter.
  • Using a tablespoon measure use about ¾ of a tablespoon of batter (just scoop with the tablespoon measure but don't scrape out the entire amount, a quick pour will leave enough behind).
  • Cook the pancakes on both sides until lightly browned, about 45 seconds on each side.
  • Cool the pancakes (or the whipped cream will melt).
  • To make the whipped cream: Add the heavy cream and the powdered sugar to a bowl and whip until the cream is firm and holds a peak (keep refrigerated until just ready to use).
  • To make the pancake bites add one pancake, then a small spoonful of Nutella, top with a sliced strawberry, some whipped cream (I used a piping bag, but even just a spoonful works), another strawberry, a second pancake, a banana slice and some chopped chocolate chips.
  • Skewer gently, especially with the whipped cream layer.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 230mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1.3mg
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Banana Split Pancake Bites are an easy brunch dish for a party or for your little ones with homemade silver dollar pancakes, Nutella, bananas, strawberries, whipped cream and chocolate chips.
Banana Split Pancake Bites are an easy brunch dish for a party or for your little ones with homemade silver dollar pancakes, Nutella, bananas, strawberries, whipped cream and chocolate chips.

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. These are adorable! And you’re so right — they’d be perfect for a fun event — or no event at all! Very clever!

  2. My girls love to make tea parties and this would be perfect for them! So pretty and easy for them to make. Love it!