Prepare and cook 1 cup pancake mix, according to mix instructions.
Heat small saucepan over medium heat. Once hot, add 2 T butter and 1.5 T brown sugar to pan. Stir until incorporated and bubbly. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt.
Add 2 sliced ripe bananas to butter and sugar mixture, lower heat to med-low. Stir occasionally until bananas are softened and coated evenly with butter and sugar mixture, about 3-5 minutes. Add ½ teaspoon cinnamon after bananas are softened. Stir together.
Top pancakes with bananas and pure maple syrup. Add toasted pecans if desired.