Blueberry & Banana Pancakes (American Style) + Oxo Good Grips Review

Blueberry & Banana Pancakes American Style with golden syrup and blueberries

As a blogger for Oxo I am privileged to receive products which often push me to make things that I haven’t ever thought to make before. So when I received a kit for making pancakes (items actually sold separately) I wanted to do something a little different and inspiration came from watching “This Morning” when they featured Blueberry Pancakes on the show. I happened to have some blueberries but also had a glut of bananas and really thought these two flavours would be awesome together. I researched a variety of both blueberry and banana pancake recipes and came up with this hybrid and it worked! It worked so well that I can’t wait to have these again and the whole family, including my blueberry hating husband wolfed them down. A thumbs up from the whole family makes me a very happy mum! Indeed I think these pancakes would be perfect as a treat for Mothers Day with a nice pot of freshly made coffee (or tea)!

Oxo Good Grips Batter Bowl, Silicone Whisk, Silicone Flexible Pancake Turner

The Oxo Good Grips Batter Bowl was a joy to use with its bright red volume markings and high splatter proof sides. The rubberised handle made holding the bowl whilst whisking really easy. The 11” Silicone Balloon Whisk was really comfortable to use, heat resistant to 315°C and safe to use on non-stick surfaces.  Finally flipping the pancakes was made really simple with the Silicone Flexible Pancake Turner which again is heat resistant to 315°C and has thin flexible edges to glide in under the pancakes easily.

Oxo Good Grips Coffee Press with Blueberry & Banana Pancakes

I was also fortunate to be given the new Oxo Good Grips French Press with Groundskeeper to try out, plus 3 bags of Douwe Egberts ground coffee. Although I’m not a coffee drinker myself both my parents and husband are so I have had plenty of experience with making coffee and cleaning out the traditional French Press which is always a dreadful chore. This new one has an innovative silicone ladle which sits in the bottom of the press to collect all the coffee grounds, plus the mesh part that presses down is far easier to clean with just a simple rinse, no nooks and crannies for the coffee grounds to get stuck in. The glass carafe is cradled by a stainless steel frame to keep the coffee hot and the handle and plunger have soft and comfortable non-slip grips. When you’re ready to wash up the press you just remove the filter and groundskeeper and empty all the grounds into your compost/foodwaste bin. We tried out the Café Milano, of which my husband managed to drink 4 cups worth before I’d even managed to take a photograph so a re-brew became necessary. We followed the Top 10 Coffee Tips from Douwe Egberts, one of which was to agitate the coffee grounds in a figure of 8 to release more of their aroma! Hubby was very impressed with both the French Press (rrp £35) and the coffee. I was over the moon with the ease and speed of cleaning it!

As my blog is going to have its 1st anniversary this month I wanted to celebrate by doing a giveaway from Oxo as they have been with me ever since I answered a tweet about what my favourite Oxo product was. I told them it was my Garlic Crusher which I’d written about in my Kitchenalia section and the rest as they say is history. I’m quite a fussy person and expect products to be fit for their purpose. Oxo never merely meets my expectations but exceeds them and that’s why their products are such a joy to use, they think of everything! To enter go to the bottom of this post.

Blueberry & Banana Pancakes in a frying pan

Flip when tiny air bubbles can seen.

Pancake batter in Oxo Good Grips Batter Bowl

Pancake batter is quite thick.











I am entering my pancakes into the No Wast Food Challenge which is run by Kate at Turquoise Lemons and being hosted by Elizabeth at Elizabeth’s Kitchen this month where the theme is eggs. Next I’m entering Javelin Warrior’s Cookin w’Luv Made with Love on Mondays challenge as this recipe is made from scratch. Finally I’m entering Credit Crunch Munch as I bought my Blueberries cheaply in Aldi and use golden rather than maple syrup to serve. This is a challenge run by mysefl and the lovely Helen at Fuss Free Flavours who is hosting this month.











4.7 from 10 reviews
Blueberry & Banana Pancakes (American Style)
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American style Blueberry & Banana Pancakes which are perfect for breakfast or dessert served with lashings of Maple or Golden Syrup.
Recipe type: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
  • 200g Plain flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 tbsp Caster sugar
  • 1 Banana (average sized), mashed
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 130g / 4 ½ oz Fat free Greek style yogurt or plain yogurt
  • 200mls Semi-skimmed milk
  • 55g / 2oz Melted butter
  • 100g Blueberries
  • Light olive oil for frying
  • Extra blueberries to decorate
  • Maple or golden syrup to drizzle
  1. Sift flour, salt and baking powder into a bowl and then stir in the sugar.
  2. In another bowl whisk together the mashed banana, yogurt, eggs and vanilla extract, then whisk in the milk.
  3. Make a well in the centre of the flour and whisk in the wet ingredients followed by the melted butter.
  4. Then mix in the blueberries.
  5. Next heat up a small amount of oil to just coat a large non-stick frying pan.
  6. Drop 1 tablespoon of batter into the pan for each pancake, there should be room for 3 at a time.
  7. Fry on a medium heat until bubbles start to form on the surface and then turn over, takes about for 3-4 minutes in total. (I like to keep my pancakes warm on a plate enveloped in foil over a pan of simmering water).
  8. Repeat with the rest of the mixture (makes 14).
  9. Serve in stacks with maple or golden syrup and extra blueberries.

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  1. Vicki Stapley

    My kids would love these as they’re pancake mad! lol

  2. Morowa Brenya

    Dedicated Coconut, honey and lime for me, healthy and delicious too.

    1. Camilla


  3. Paul Wilson

    Blueberrys and pancakes go together so well.

  4. Heather Haigh

    I have never had American pancakes but they look great.

  5. handbar

    They look delicious and so sweet.

  6. Ursula Hunt

    Great recipe for Shrove tuesday coming up

  7. K Mayers

    They look very useful things to have. I missed the giveaway (by a long time!) but it doesn’t hurt to read it & the pancakes look delicious!
    Well done to the winner btw :)

  8. Ursula Hunt

    These Pancakes look delicious

    1. Camilla

      Oh they are:-)

  9. Helen Allan

    Mmm. I have been looking for a good American pancake recipe for a long time. This is perfect.

    1. Camilla

      They are extremely yummy:-)

  10. Paul Wilson

    I could just go for some of these right now!

  11. Lauren

    Definitely blueberry pancakes and banana and honey

  12. John Ogden

    I have a real hankering for crepes with a cherry sauce

  13. Heidi Roberts

    My all time favourite is blueberry pancakes with maple syrup. I keep blueberries in the freezer just in case!

  14. Mr Colin Wright

    I’d make banana pancakes

  15. charlotte horsfield

    my favorite pancake is a chcolate wipped cream and sprinkles on it yummy x

  16. Vohn McGuinness

    I’d make my favourite savoury Chilli Beef Pancakes Vohn x

  17. Diane Carey

    Plain with lemon and sugar. I’m not very adventurous when it comes to pancakes

  18. Elaine Savage

    orange pancakes with butterscotch sauce

  19. cath creighton

    id make cheesy pancakes, the best cheese is emmental and some chopped up ham, pure gooey and delicious, getting hungry just typing this!

  20. Jules

    Nutella pancakes

  21. Maria Turner

    I still love a traditional pancake with lemon juice and sugar :)

  22. Sara

    Nutella chocolate chip.

  23. Alia Parveen

    oo love yummy pancakes would make spicy pancakes and use daal as a dip lol

  24. Julia W

    I would make Malaysian coconut pancakes

  25. Jessica Cocks

    Bluberry! They’re the best!!

  26. La Moi

    Choc. chip pancakes

  27. Ruth G. Grover

    Apple and Blueberry…they are gorgeous.

  28. Deborah Patrick

    I’d make classic drop scone pancakes, just like my children love them :)

  29. Alison Wakefield

    Nutella and banana

  30. tracy s

    I love the sound of the Blueberry and Banana ones, so may try these!

  31. L Pilk


  32. Jane Townson

    cheese and spinach

  33. Galina V

    Maybe blini, but it would depend on what I fancy that day. I make pancakes every Sunday, and use different fillings. Love the American style pancakes too.

  34. Maya Russell

    I’d have lemon and sugar pancakes.

  35. Stephanie

    I’ve been getting into running and healthy eating and I’ve seen some great recipes for pancake batter made with banana mmm. And then I’d have hazelnut butter and cacao nibs for the perfect whole food treat!

  36. Attachment Mummy

    Banana, a reminder of Thailand!

  37. Shelley White

    Great recipes

  38. Belinda Matthews


  39. Gillian Holmes


  40. Amanda Johnson

    I would try your Blueberry & Banana Pancakes as they look delicious nom nom

  41. Elfers

    Maybe wholeheartedly embrace the American dream and try bacon and maple syrup pancakes? Actually I really fancy something really lemony, maybe with some fruit juice soaked plump raisins for good measure.

  42. Raj Sandhu

    Choc chip pancakes

  43. laura banks

    black cherry pancakes with ice cream

  44. Sharon jones

    I Love my nans pancakes with butter and sugar on the best!!

  45. Lucy Mayer

    Thick pancakes with chocolate chunks… topped with chocolate sauce, fudge sauce, and toffee-fudge ice-cream… it’s just been that sort of a week!

  46. olivia kirby

    choc chip and orange zest American style ones.

  47. Lancashire Food

    Thick american style with maple syrup

  48. Choclette

    Those pancakes look so good I’m almost tempted to whip up a batch now. Would love to win this kit and would probably make chocolate pancakes again – the last lot were quite a success.

    1. Camilla

      Ooh you’ve just given me an idea, leave out the blueberries another time and throw on some chocolate chips once in the pan:-)

  49. Jennifer Harris

    lemon and sugar pancakes

  50. Mummy of Two

    American style with lots of syrup and crispy bacon mmmmmm…..

  51. Jennifer Jack

    i would make just simple pancake maple syrup with bannana yum

  52. Judith Eddington

    id make maple syrup and butter pancakes

  53. Kathryn S

    I’d make Banana pancakes, had them in a diner in london and they were to die for

  54. alison

    I’d make my favourites – pancakes with golden syrup!

  55. Claire Butler

    CHOPPED BAnanas, nutella and flaked toasted almonds is yummy

  56. Jane Poole

    These look great – this weekend methinks

    1. Camilla

      They were fab – hope you enjoy them:-)

  57. jo glasspool

    the blueberry and banana sound amazing this would be my first attempt

  58. jo hutchinson

    blackberry pancakes

  59. May

    I’d make some Malaysian pandan pancakes filled with coconut and palm sugar.

  60. Karla

    Buttermilk pancakes.

  61. ashleigh

    I would try your blueberry and banana ones – sound amazing!


    I would make the basic pancake mixture and add melted white chocolate and cinnamon, yummy

  63. Lindy hamilton

    Vanilla icecream and popping candy yummm

  64. Maxine

    think that it would just have to be simple – thin crepes with lemon and sugar – can’t be beaten!

  65. Ali Thorpe

    Maple syrup with crushed pecan nuts.

  66. justine meyer

    strawberry and banana

  67. Euphoriabuzz

    I quite fancy Pear and cinnamon pancakes but have often wondered if cheese and Marmite would work for a savoury option!!!!

  68. catherine

    well these sound just perfect for some weekend breakfast making. As always no matter whether i’ve eaten or not your blog makes me hungry :)

    1. Camilla

      Ah, thank you so much, what lovely thing to say:-)

  69. BinkyPower

    I’d make a traditional pancake that I have just with lemon juice for me, but for the family an one of numerous flavours from blueberry to raspberry & every other berry in between!

  70. Tasha Corder

    Banana and chocolate pancakes

  71. Simon C

    Syrup, can`t beat it! :)


  72. Gemma Mills / Chamberlain (MyMillsBaby)

    Chocolate and banana!

  73. Christine Lockley

    I’ll definitely be trying you pancake mix but I also love plain pancakes with bananas and honey – mmm delicious.

    Thanks for the chance to win x

  74. Winnie

    american breakfast pancakes with loads of honey 😀

  75. Becky John

    For the adults I would try the above, for the children plain pancakes with sugar & ice cream as they like everything plain.

  76. anna

    lemon and sugar pancakes

  77. Corina

    I prefer savoury pancakes so maybe mushroom and cheese.


    I prefer savoury pancakes too. I would make a chicken, mushroom and leek filling

  79. Gill Bland

    I’ve seen a recipe for brownie-american-pancakes I fancy trying

  80. Katherine L

    I’d give this recipe a try! they look incredibly yummy and fluffy :)

  81. Jo Young

    I like traditional Scotch pancakes drizzled with either golden syrup or strawberries and cream!

  82. Janine

    Got to be sultana and lemon drizzled with golden syrup

  83. Chris Hunt

    Anything with peanut butter would suit me. Hopefully someone would have a recipe.

  84. Tracy Hanley

    Apple, sultanas and cinnamon

  85. Hazel Rea

    They would be glutenfree – and cinnamon.

  86. Shelley White

    Cheese & baked beans with a fried egg on top!

  87. melanie stirling

    cheese and mushrooms pancakes :)

  88. Kathy S

    Chocolate Chip Pancakes.

  89. Jacqueline @How to be a Gourmand

    Well done – you have managed to convert your OH to like blueberries :-) Sounds like a good idea to use mashed banana with the pancake and topped with maple syrup…. well, now you are talking 😀
    Hope you have a nice mother’s day today Camilla and congrats on approaching the milestone of 1 year in blogging x

    1. Camilla

      Well, I wouldn’t say converted, as they were cooked into a pancake they went under his radar somewhat but I could never get a raw one past his lips LOL! Thanks for all your good wishes, and thanks for all your help and support at the beginning of my journey I can’t believe it’s been a year, somehow it feels longer:-)

  90. Jenette ogborn

    strawberry and chocolate

  91. 13rebecca13

    Choc chip – yum!

  92. Fridge Forager

    I would have to (finally) attempt Golden Syrup pancakes if I won.

  93. Sarah Parkin

    I would pancakes with stewed apple & a sprinkling of sugar

  94. Javelin Warrior

    Love the sound of these pancakes, Camilla – and I’ve actually been working on a recipe of my own for pancakes, but haven’t yet tried adding any mix-ins like blueberries yet. But blueberries will be one of my first in because I love them… Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Mark:-) Yes they do work wonderfully and I can’t wait to make them again!

  95. Jane Willis

    i’d make sweetcorn pancakes, it’s far too long since I made them

  96. Nicola Marie Reynolds

    I’ve never made anything other then the standard plain pancakes so I think it’d be nice to have something different for a change and I’d make something with lots of fruit in it, then I wouldn’t feel quite so bad about eating them!

  97. Helen Dickinson

    Chocolate and strawberry pancakes

  98. Jean Bolsover

    Banana pancakes

  99. Alan C

    I’d make banana pancakes (mashed bananas in the batter) and sliced bananas, whipped cream and honey/syrup for filling/topping

  100. terina davidson

    i would make fresh squeesed orange & sugar panckes,as a kid i loved these pancakes

  101. UrsulaB

    the traditional lemon and sugar for me

  102. katie skeoch

    banana & golden syrup pancakes – yummy xx

  103. fran hopkins

    Maple Syrup with Bananas yum!!

  104. Helen Brown

    Sugar and lemon all the way :-)))))

  105. angela - Garden Tea Cakes and Me

    I too love making american pancakes for breakfast I particularly like to use fresh raspberries from my garden when they are in season.


    1. Camilla

      Ooh that sounds good too, another fruit my husband doesn’t like, wonder if he could resist temptation then!

  106. Gillian Holmes

    Plain sweet pancakes

  107. Christine Dodd

    I’d make Nigel Slater’s caramelised onion & cheese pancakes. Love his recipes and his passion for food.

  108. Amanda Richardson

    Banana pancakes with either chocolate sauce or maple syrup (can’t make my mind up which one!!)

  109. Kerry Jones

    I would make traditional crepe’s with lemon juice and sugar. This recipe looks delicious as well so would try that too.

  110. Elizabeth

    I absolutely adore American style blueberry pancakes. Yum! Thank you for entering these into the No Waste Food Challenge!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Elizabeth:-)

  111. Janine Phillips

    I would make cherry and maple syrup pancakes x

  112. tamalyn roberts

    i would try the recipe you posted, it would make a nice change to chocolate spread and bananas lol



  114. Diana Cotter

    I’d make my favourite savoury pancakes with blue cheese and chives

  115. Cheryll H

    I would make the panbcakes in this post! i have all the ingredients in at the mo so i might have them for breakfast tomorrow as well he he :)

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