Banana Bread Pancakes with Cream Cheese Glaze


I am in love with these pancakes! They taste just like banana bread with the bonus of a decadent cream cheese glaze. Their texture is even much like banana bread. So I’m thinking when I get that craving for banana bread, at least half the time I’ll be making these instead because they are ready so much faster than a loaf of banana bread is.

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Who could resist a breakfast like this? This would be something that’s perfect to serve to friends or your in-laws when they’re spending the weekend. They are thick and puffy and they have just the right amount of sweetness especially once finished off with that sweet and tangy cream cheese glaze. I made the glaze to be fairly runny because I don’t want to top my pancakes with a thick frosting-like glaze. If you’d prefer that, than just reduce the amount of milk accordingly, and if you want it even runnier just add a few more tablespoons milk.



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Banana Bread Pancakes with Cream Cheese Glaze

Yield: About 9 pancakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed overripe bananas (from about 3)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter , melted


  • 4 oz cream cheese , softened
  • 4 Tbsp butter , softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 6 Tbsp milk (more or less to reach desired consistency)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. For the pancakes:
  2. Preheat an electric griddle to 350 degrees (you could also make these on the stovetop using a non-stick pan). In a large mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon for 20 seconds. Make a well in center of mixture then set aside.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl whisk together buttermilk, sour cream, granulated sugar, brown sugar, mashed bananas, egg, vanilla and melted butter. While whisking, pour buttermilk mixture into flour mixture then blend just until combined (batter will be slightly lumpy).
  4. Butter griddle as necessary then pour a heaping 1/3 cup onto griddle and slightly spread outward into a round. Cook until bottom is golden brown (a lot of bubbles won't really appear on surface so just keep an eye on the color on bottom) then flip and cook opposite side until golden brown. Serve warm with cream cheese glaze.
  5. For the glaze:
  6. In a mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer set on medium speed, blend together cream cheese and butter until well combine and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add in remaining ingredients and mix about 1 minute until well combine. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator.
  7. Recipe Source: Cooking Classy

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  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: I love banana bread anything…and these are the BEST banana bread pancakes I’ve ever seen, without a doubt, stunners! Soooo fluffy! Instant HIT!! :) October 20, 2014 at 12:48pm Reply

  • Rust: Wow. They sound incredible. Beautiful pics! Thank you for another keeper! :) October 20, 2014 at 2:20pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Rust! October 20, 2014 at 8:57pm Reply

  • Sallie Kinard: I’ve been reading your blog for a few weeks, and I just had to tell you that your recipes and photos are amazing!! I love how you set up your shots. It makes me want to run into the kitchen and start cooking! Thanks for sharing your delicious recipes! October 20, 2014 at 2:33pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much for the compliment Sallie!! October 20, 2014 at 8:57pm Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): Gorgeous stack of pancakes, I love that cream cheese glaze! October 20, 2014 at 3:18pm Reply

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet: These need to happen! What a gorgeous stack of pancakes! Pinned! October 20, 2014 at 3:42pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Anna :)! October 20, 2014 at 8:57pm Reply

  • Kelley @ Chef Savvy: These looks so good! I want to jump throw the screen and eat them! Thanks for the recipe I would love to try them over the weekend October 20, 2014 at 4:41pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I hope you do try them and love them! October 20, 2014 at 8:57pm Reply

  • Linda L: I can’t wait to make these Banana Bread Pancakes. I’m always looking for recipes to use my overripe bananas. I will check in with you occaasionally to see what’s new! October 20, 2014 at 4:52pm Reply

  • amanda @ fake ginger: They look amazing! Banana bread + cream cheese glaze? They have the be the best pancakes ever! October 20, 2014 at 4:54pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Amanda! October 20, 2014 at 8:56pm Reply

  • Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts: that glaze. it should be mandatory that pancakes be served with glaze! October 20, 2014 at 5:23pm Reply

  • Krystle(Baking Beauty): Love bananas and cream cheese together. This looks like the ultimate fall breakfast. Pinned! October 20, 2014 at 9:39pm Reply

  • Julie @ Lovely Little Kitchen: Beautiful pictures Jaclyn! I’ve never wanted a pancake so badly :0) Pinning to try soon! October 20, 2014 at 9:47pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Julie! October 21, 2014 at 7:06pm Reply

  • Matt Robinson: Such a fun idea Jaclyn, two of my favorites combined! October 20, 2014 at 10:03pm Reply

  • Medeja: Yummy! These pancakes look perfect! October 21, 2014 at 4:09am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Medeja! October 21, 2014 at 6:56pm Reply

  • Laura Dembowski: I so wish I had this for breakfast this morning! I still need some maple syrup though. October 21, 2014 at 6:35am Reply

  • ATasteOfMadness: These look so fluffy and delicious! I would love some of these! October 21, 2014 at 7:54pm Reply

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar: These sound awesome. I love that glaze! October 22, 2014 at 9:39am Reply

  • Teresa: These pancakes make me hungry! October 23, 2014 at 9:53pm Reply


  • Anita: Can you make them gluten free using a gluten free flour mixture? October 24, 2014 at 6:07am Reply

  • Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction: What a perfect stack of pancakes! Love the banana bread flavor! October 24, 2014 at 8:20am Reply

  • Kelsie @ Pizza and Champagne: Oh my gosh, yum! They look and sound delicious. Can’t wait to make them! November 2, 2014 at 1:20pm Reply

  • Jade: These look awesome. Just a quick question though. Can you skip out on the sour cream? Or would that ruin the whole thing? December 15, 2014 at 12:27pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: You could probably just replace it with more buttermilk and it should be fine. I hope you love them! December 15, 2014 at 4:48pm Reply

  • Beth: I wonder if you could use that cream cheese glaze on cookies??? Yummmmy January 13, 2015 at 12:08pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: It’s pretty runny so I might not recommend it, but I have plenty of cream cheese frosted cookies posted here if you type it in the search box :). January 15, 2015 at 8:55pm Reply

  • Danielle: Could you use this recipe to make waffles? January 16, 2015 at 10:09am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I think that should be fine, I haven’t tried yet but I need to! February 5, 2015 at 6:09pm Reply

  • Annette: Just made the glaze to go over a Cream cheese Pound Cake..( My Hubby lost his mind) LOL ….AMAZING!!!
    Thank you so much for this recipe !!!! January 18, 2015 at 4:52pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Glad you liked it! January 18, 2015 at 5:11pm Reply

  • Elena: Just made those and they were incredible! I might have had one too many – ooops! I have to say the glaze really elevates these pancakes to a new level, thanks for posting! February 10, 2015 at 6:23am Reply

  • Anna: I made these without the glaze and they were awesome! Because of allergies I made them gluten and dairy free and they were still incredible! My kids loved them!! Thanks for the great recipe. June 7, 2015 at 6:54am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the great review Anna! June 29, 2015 at 1:06pm Reply

  • Bracha: Hi! I just want to let you know that I have came across your blog recently and your recipes are unreal! I can’t wait to try your desserts too! You are not only talented but your food tastes just as good as it looks!! Thank you for taking time daily to share you photos and recipes with your fans on Instagram and your blog! I can’t stop raving to my family and friends about your recipes! July 16, 2015 at 9:46pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Bracha! July 20, 2015 at 8:20pm Reply

  • Nikki: I just made 3 batches of the dry ingredients so I can make these on vacation! So yummy! August 29, 2015 at 4:49am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you like them Nikki! August 30, 2015 at 3:40pm Reply

  • Lynzie: I made these this morning for my boyfriend for Valentine’s Day he definitely loved them but they could’ve used a little bit more cinnamon and vanilla extract to give that banana bread taste. February 19, 2017 at 10:44am Reply

  • JenLaw: Can I make the pancake batter the night before and refrigerate it overnight? September 21, 2017 at 10:58pm Reply

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