Have bananas with your flapjacks. Oh, and chocolate, too. Add a few sliced strawberries or a handful of raspberries for an extra pop of flavor and color!
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Save Recipe Print
Chocolate-Banana Pancake Breakfast Casserole
Total:
9 hr 25 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
8 hr
Cook:
1 hr 20 min
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
9 hr 25 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
8 hr
Cook:
1 hr 20 min
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Butter an 8-inch square baking dish; set aside. Microwave 3 tablespoons of the butter in a small microwave-safe bowl or liquid measure to melt, 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Whisk together the flour, 3 tablespoons of the granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Whisk together the buttermilk, 2 of the eggs and the melted butter in a small bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and stir until just combined.

Heat a large nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat; melt a little of the remaining tablespoon butter in the skillet. Working in batches, spoon 1/4 cup of batter per pancake into the skillet, and cook until the bottom is golden brown and small bubbles appear on the top, 2 to 3 minutes; flip and cook until golden brown on the other side, about 2 minutes. If the pancakes brown too quickly, reduce the heat to medium-low. Transfer the cooked pancakes to a plate. Repeat until all the batter is used, adding more butter to the pan as necessary. (You should have at least 12 pancakes.)

Whisk together the half-and-half, vanilla, the remaining 5 eggs and 3 tablespoons granulated sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl.

Shingle half the pancakes in the prepared baking dish. Scatter half the sliced bananas and chocolate chips over the pancakes. Pour half the egg mixture evenly over the pancakes. Repeat with the remaining pancakes, bananas, chocolate chips and egg mixture. Cover the dish with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 8 hours and up to overnight to allow the pancakes to soak in the custard.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Remove the plastic wrap, cover the dish loosely with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and continue to bake until golden brown, the custard is set and the center feels firm but springy, about 30 minutes more. Let cool 15 minutes. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

Trending Videos 6 Videos

More Food Network

Whole Lemon Bars 01:36

This lazy cook's version of a lemon bar is simple and delicious.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Broccoli and Orzo Casserole

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Cheesy Refried Bean Casserole

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese Casserole

Recipe courtesy of George Stella

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Penne alla Vodka

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Garlic Cilantro Lime Rice

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Boiled Potatoes with Butter

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Beef and Cheese Manicotti

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Sausage-and-Cheese Pancake Breakfast Casserole

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Dig In

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.