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French Banana Pancakes

A great gluten-free option pancake with a non-alcoholic version of Bananas Foster!

Quick Facts

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 6 servings


For the pancakes:

  • 1-1/2 cups Argo® Corn Starch
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Argo® Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup butter OR margarine, melted
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the sauce:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Karo® Light OR Dark Corn Syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup half & half
  • 4 to 5 firm bananas, halved lengthwise and crosswise
  • Whipped cream for garnish


  1. For the pancakes:
  2. Stir all ingredients together and let rest for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Lightly grease a griddle or skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat until hot. Pour 1/4 cup batter onto preheated griddle and cook to desired level of browning, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  4. For Sauce:
  5. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  6. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg until blended. Stir in half and half, and cook until slightly thickened.
  7. Add bananas to skillet; heat for 2 to 3 minutes, spooning sauce over bananas.
  8. For each serving, place 2 banana pieces on plate and spoon sauce over bananas, and pancakes, then top with a dollop of whipped cream.