Banana Bread Pancakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Syrup


I admit it I’m pancake crazy =). I should start a food blog dedicated to pancakes. That’s just how much I love pancakes. There are endless flavor possibilities and who doesn’t love a warm fluffy pancake smothered in syrup to wake up to first thing in the morning? The great thing about this version is that they have all the flavors of banana bread but they are ready to eat in less than half the time. Plus you get this amazing Cinnamon Cream Cheese Syrup generously smothered over them which you don’t get on banana bread. This pancake recipe will very likely keep you coming back for more. You can now have another use for the overripe bananas in your home, so move over banana bread you aren’t the best thing for speckled bananas anymore.


Banana Bread Pancakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Syrup

Yield: 1 Dozen


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 cup mashed well , overripe bananas (about 2 bananas)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp butter , melted
  • banana slices , for garnish (optional)
  • chopped walnuts or pecans , for garnish (optional)

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Syrup

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat a non-stick griddle to 325 degrees. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt, set aside. In a separate mixing bowl whisk together buttermilk, milk, mashed bananas, sour cream, egg and melted butter. Add dry ingredients to milk mixture and whisk just until combine (batter should be slightly lumpy, don't over-mix or your pancakes won't be as fluffy). Pour about 1/4 cup mixture onto buttered preheated griddle and using the measuring cup slightly spread the batter outward keeping a circular form (this helps them to be more even so you don't get the fat center and thin sides). Cook until bubbles begin to appear on the surface and bottom is golden, then flip pancake and cook opposite side until golden. Serve immediately with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Syrup and garnish with optional banana slices and chopped nuts.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Syrup

  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium low heat. Stir in sugar, cinnamon, buttermilk and cream cheese. Cook mixture, whisking constantly until cream cheese has melted. Stir in baking soda and whisk for about 10 seconds until very frothy. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Serve warm. Store in refrigerator up to 1 week. .
  2. Recipe Source: Cooking Classy

Recipe Notes

Leftover syrup is delicious over oatmeal, especially with a ripe banana mixed in.


  • Jaclyn: Thanks for the comments! I’ve always wanted to try the pancake house when we go on vacation to Vegas but there are thousands of options so we haven’t made it there yet, but next time we will have to go. May 16, 2012 at 11:02am Reply

  • Winnie: Oh Mother of God..
    That is beautiful, woman! May 16, 2012 at 4:26am Reply

  • Pencil Kitchen: I’m crazy pancake too! I mean, I don’t think a stack of dozen pancakes is over-the-top at all. I love how fluffy it looks! May 16, 2012 at 1:07am Reply

  • Gracey: I love this recipe. it reminds of the waffles I used to have every Wensday at the pancake house. =) May 15, 2012 at 8:57pm Reply

  • Jaclyn: You’re welcome! Thanks so much for the comments! I LOVE getting comments! It keeps me excited about blogging and making new recipes. I hope you love these! May 15, 2012 at 4:34pm Reply

  • YummyInspirations: Yum! I have all the ingredients on hand, so no excuses to give this yummy recipe a try! Thanks May 15, 2012 at 4:13pm Reply

  • jjmitchell94: Just love your ideas – I only found your site a week ago, and I’ve got so many new recipes to try! Thank you!!! :) May 15, 2012 at 3:36pm Reply

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious: I’m completely pancake crazy too so I’ve bookmarked/pinned this so I can make it this weekend! It’s perfect timing too because I have some ripe bananas just sitting on my counter waiting for me :) May 15, 2012 at 2:09pm Reply

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