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

5 from 1 vote

These soft and fluffy pancakes are the perfect weekend breakfast treat. They taste just like banana bread and it's a great way to use up overripe bananas. Yields about 9 pancakes.

Servings: 4
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 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
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana Pancakes
Author: Jaclyn
Banana Bread Pancakes with Cream Cheese Glaze | Cooking Classy


  • Bobi: Made these this morning. I doubled the vanilla and cinnamon, as one poster suggested.

    Husband loved them! Definately a keeper!

    Thank you! August 12, 2019 at 2:11pm Reply

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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