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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

      1. In a small bowl, blend cream cheese and butter with a hand mixer until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
      2. 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.
      3. *You may need to heat this in the microwave for 10 seconds or so before pouring to return it to a pourable state.


      1. Heat a griddle to 325 degrees F.
      2. 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.
      3. In a separate bowl, combine mashed bananas, egg, brown sugar, butter, buttermilk, milk, and sour cream, mixing until well combined.
      4. Combine wet ingredients with flour mixture, stirring about 5-6 strokes.
      5. Add chocolate chips and stir gently until just combined. Don't over mix!
      6. 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.
      7. Stack the pancakes, top them with butter and banana slices, and your desired amount of Cream Cheese Syrup.


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