Barefoot Contessa's Banana Sour Cream Pancakes

READY IN: 31mins
Recipe by Juenessa

From Barefoot Contessa Family Style Cookbook, 2002.

Top Review by Mandy

My daughter had a friend sleep over the other night and the kiddies helped make these for breakfast. The kids loved them with cream cheese and jam.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Whisk together the sour cream, milk, eggs, vanilla, and lemon zest.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones, mixing only until combined.
  4. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat until it bubbles.
  5. Ladle the pancake batter (Ina uses a 1/4-cup measure to drop the batter into the pan) into the pan.
  6. Distribute a rounded tablespoon of bananas on each pancake.
  7. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, until bubbles appear on top and the underside is nicely browned.
  8. Flip the pancakes and then cook for another minute, until browned.
  9. Wipe out the pan with a paper towel, add more butter to the pan, and continue cooking pancakes until the batter is used.
  10. Serve with sliced bananas, butter, and maple syrup.
  11. **The pancakes will stay warm in a preheated 200-degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

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