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Banana Pudding Pancakes

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


Banana Pudding Pancakes stacked on a plate.

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.


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.


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! Breakfast really doesn’t get any better.

Stack of pancakes topped with whipped cream.

How To Make Banana Pudding Pancakes:

  1. Combine the dry ingredients for the pancake batter.
  2. Combine the wet ingredients in a second bowl.
  3. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry.
  4. Heat a griddle and cook the pancakes.
  5. Keep the pancakes warm in a 200 degree oven while you make the pudding sauce.
  6. Whisk the pudding sauce ingredients together in a saucepan. Bring to a boil while whisking constantly. Boil for 1 minute and then stir in vanilla and remove from heat. Stir in the banana slices.
  7. Layer the pancakes and pudding sauce and top with whipped cream and crushed vanilla wafers.


Pancakes on a plate with bananas and vanilla wafers in background.

Banana Pudding Pancakes stacked on a plate.

Banana Pudding Pancakes

Banana Pudding Pancakes loaded with all the components of the classic southern dessert- bananas, vanilla wafers, and whipped cream. 
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
TOTAL: 25 minutes


  • 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.


To keep pancakes warm, place them in a 200 degree oven while you make the sauce.


Calories: 581kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: banana pudding, pancakes

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Originally published March 8, 2014.

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28 thoughts on “Banana Pudding Pancakes”

  1. Could the banana pudding mixture be made ahead of time to make it faster/easier the morning of? Or is it best made fresh?

  2. Bernard Ber

    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.

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      That’s a fabulous idea Bernard. Lemon flavor would be great and there are so many flavors of oreos to try now! 🙂

  3. Please don’t give these to your kids for breakfast unless of course it’s a week day and you can torture the teacher

  4. jo@jocooks.com

    You’re a genius! The combination here is a killer! Got any left? I’d love to come for breakfast. 🙂

  5. Carol at Wild Goose Tea

    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.

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      LOL. It is kind of pushing it to classify as breakfast. Definitely a sugar high that won’t wear off until lunch 🙂

  6. Amy (Savory Moments)

    I’m a bit of a pancake fanatic — but these are completely new to me!! They look so fantastic! Yum!

  7. Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen

    Oh my Christin! I literally opened your site and my mouth watered. Those are some hot and tasty looking pancakes! Thanks for making me hungry and craving these! 🙂

  8. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

    What a great idea!! These sound delicious but I might feel a tad guilty eating it for breakfast. Lunch and dinner, however, are fair game!!!

  9. Aimee / WallflowerGirl.co.uk

    Banana pancakes are the best pancakes of all! I love breakfast recipes that look like they could almost be desserts, and this is definitely one of those. YUM

  10. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    Seriously?! These are amazing. I’ll take a stack for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Pinned!

  11. oh yes, wow, you are making me hungry! I could eat that whole stack 🙂 I wish I was at your house 🙂

  12. 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!

  13. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs

    Banana pudding in pancake form?? Where has this been all my life?? I need a high stack of this for breakfast tomorrow!

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