Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Cream Cheese Syrup
Perfectly light and fluffy banana pancakes, studded with handfuls of chocolate chips, and topped with an ooey-gooey cream cheese "syrup!"
Cream Cheese Syrup
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
4 Tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup confectioner's sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
5-6 Tablespoons milk
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup ripe bananas, mashed (about 2 bananas)
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 Tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup sour cream
3/4 cup chocolate chips (miniature-sized works well for these)
Sliced bananas and butter, for topping
Cream Cheese Syrup
In a small bowl, blend cream cheese and butter with a hand mixer until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
Add confectioner's sugar, vanilla, and milk, beating until well combined and smooth. You may need to add more milk, depending on how "syrupy" you want your finished product.
*You may need to heat this in the microwave for 10 seconds or so before pouring to return it to a pourable state.
Heat a griddle to 325 degrees F.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Make a shallow well in the center of the flour mixture.
In a separate bowl, combine mashed bananas, egg, brown sugar, butter, buttermilk, milk, and sour cream, mixing until well combined.
Combine wet ingredients with flour mixture, stirring about 5-6 strokes.
Add chocolate chips and stir gently until just combined. Don't over mix!
Pour ¼-1/3 cup of batter per pancake on to the griddle. When the top looks slightly dry and bubbles have appeared (about 3-4 minutes depending on your griddle), flip the pancakes and cook the other side another 2-3 minutes.
Stack the pancakes, top them with butter and banana slices, and your desired amount of Cream Cheese Syrup.
Amount Per Serving
Calories3746kcalCalories from fat 1554
% Daily Value
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: