Banana Bread Pancakes and Cream Cheese Syrup

Banana Bread Pancakes
Yields about 1 dozen 

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup whole milk
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons buttermilk
1 cup mashed well, overripe bananas (about 2 bananas)
1/4 cup sour cream
1 egg
2 tablespoons butter, melted
banana slices, for garnish (optional) – hubs ate these, sorry they’re not in the picture
chopped walnuts or pecans, for garnish (optional)
  • Preheat a non-stick griddle. 
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside. 
  • In a separate mixing bowl whisk together buttermilk, milk, mashed bananas, sour cream, egg, vanilla and melted butter. 
  • Add dry ingredients to milk mixture and whisk just until combine.
  • 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.
Cream Cheese Syrup
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup buttermilk
4 oz cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 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.