Banana Pudding Pancakes

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BananaΒ Pudding Pancakes loaded with all the components of the classic southern dessert-Β bananas, vanilla wafers, and whipped cream. Is it breakfast or is it dessert? You decide.Β  πŸ™‚

Banana Pudding Pancakes

Primarily I’m a chocolate lover, but I also love banana pudding, especially playing with variations of it. And yes, I just realized I don’t have a recipe on this blog for plain ole banana pudding. I’ll have to rectify that soon.

Banana Pudding Pancakes


I’ve made Banana Pudding Cupcakes (delicious!) and Banana Pudding Bars (such a fun dessert), and now Banana Pudding Pancakes. The pancakes may be my favorite.

Banana Pudding Pancakes

I can’t resist pancakes as it is, but when you add a mashed banana and crushed vanilla wafers to the batter, then layer the pancakes with a thick and creamy pudding syrup studded with fresh banana slices, and top the whole thing off with fresh whipped cream and crushed vanilla wafers- Absolute heaven!

Banana Pudding Pancakes

Banana Pudding Pancakes

Banana Pudding Pancakes

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Southern
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 581kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Banana Pudding Pancakes loaded with all the components of the classic southern dessert- bananas, vanilla wafers, and whipped cream. 
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  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • Vegetable oil or cooking spray

Vanilla Pudding Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 banana, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup whipped cream, either homemade or store bought
  • 1/2 cup crushed vanilla wafers


  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, vanilla wafer crumbs, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • In another bowl, combine egg, melted butter, mashed banana, vanilla extract, and milk. Add to bowl with dried ingredients and mix just until combined.
  • Heat a griddle or large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Coat with Vegetable oil or cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake and cook until set on one side, flip, and continue to cook until set all the way through. Keep warm.
  • For Pudding Syrup, in a small saucepan combine cornstarch, 1/2 cup sugar, and a pinch of salt. Whisk in 2 egg yolks, 1/2 and 1/2, and 1 cup milk. Heat slowly, whisking constantly. Boil for 1 minute. Stir in vanilla and remove from heat.
  • Add banana slices to Pudding Syrup.
  • To serve, stack pancakes, layering a small amount of pudding syrup between pancakes. Top with whipped cream, more Pudding Syrup, and vanilla wafer crumbs.


Calories: 581kcal

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27 thoughts on “Banana Pudding Pancakes

  1. Great recipe. That’s very interesting how you use the vanilla wafers here. I’ve never seen anybody do that. It gets me thinking about how one could use other flavors of wafers in cooking/baking (i.e. lemon). Thanks.

  2. OMG! If even for one minute you would consider this decadent creation to be a breakfast dish, you are in my kind of woman circle. I am laughing here. Totally awesome. I am on a pancake kick right now, so that is probably why this recipe is on my vibrational wave length. It would be fun to serve it, just to see people’s eyes pop. Maybe bring out to some kind of special music.

  3. What a gorgeous stack of pancakes! I love banana puddimg and will take a stack of these for breakfast or dessert – they sound amazing! Love this Christin!

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