Banana Skilled Brown Butter Pancake

RECIPE: Banana Skillet Brown Butter Pancake

Unfortunately we can't sell pancakes through the internet, but we can share recipes so that our followers can get a little inspiration to make their own! If you didn't realize by now, we're perfectionists and this is one of the reasons why it took us ten years to launch our fudge business. We were developing our recipes for years and years until we got it just right and were ready to launch (and we're still making adjustments and improvements).

This is an oldie from our farm, and was originally published on a blog from our previous company that we sold in 2020. The recipe is called Banana Skillet Brown Butter Pancake and it's simple to make and tastes so delicious. We don't cook a lot of breakfast meals these days because we are so busy making our goat milk fudge. There are only so many hours in the day and we like to save this recipe for a special occasion, like when our families visit.

I like to do as much of my cooking as possible in cast iron skillets. They hold heat, cook amazingly well, and I feel like I get better results than you do from cooking in the non-stick surface pans. I like to get my pan searing hot and then drop down my temperature as soon as I add my ingredients. Since they hold heat well, it usually gets quick jobs done fast without having to waste gas or electricity.

The cool thing about cooking this pancake in a cast iron skillet is that the edges crawl up the side of the pan while it’s baking in the oven (if you are so inclined to watch through the glass while it bakes). Everything expands and browns perfectly, and the banana gives it a wonderful texture that will melt in your mouth. This recipe is enough to serve up to 4 people depending on just how hungry you are.

You can use any size skillet, but your cooking time will be different depending on what you use. Just watch it cooking until it rises up the sides of the pans and a fork inserted into the center comes out clean. It will come out golden brown, dripping in melted brown butter. Then, of course, I like to cover mine in honey from our hives or real maple syrup from our forest. You can use powdered sugar or anything else that you like. Either way, you will not be disappointed with how quick and easy it is to make this delicious dish, and you will want to make it again!

Banana Skillet Pancake


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk or cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 bananas, peeled – very ripe
  • 1 tsp. good vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 T (heaping) cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Prepare skillet on stove-top by warming on medium heat.
  3. Add all ingredients except for butter and spices to a blender or food processor, and puree until smooth. About 1 minute.
  4. Melt butter with spices (nutmeg and cinnamon) in the skillet until golden brown and the spices are browned.
  5. When oven is preheated, add blended ingredients to skillet, and place skillet in oven.
  6. Cook for 30 – 50 minutes depending on size of skillet, until golden brown, and fork comes out of center clean.
  7. Serve immediately with sliced banana, powdered sugar, honey or real maple syrup.
  8. Enjoy!

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 30 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

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