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Why You Need Hummingbird Pancakes in Your Life

Inspired by the classic Southern cake, these over-the-top flapjacks are nothing short of fabulous.
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I’m completely smitten with Southern food traditions. Though I’m a West Coast gal, Hummingbird Cake—a classic Southern specialty—is one of my favorite cakes. This sweet treat has the best of many desserts, tasting like a mix of banana bread and spiced cake with a tropical pineapple twist. Plus, it’s finished with a thick cream cheese frosting.

There’s a lot to love in a cake like this so I figured, why not turn it into a breakfast? The result is irresistible hummingbird pancakes shamelessly drizzled with maple-cream cheese icing. Best part is, they’re really easy to make!

To start, you’ll need eggs, milk, pineapple, bananas, cinnamon, Bisquick mix and pecans (exact ingredient amounts are listed below!).

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Beat everything except the Bisquick mix and pecans with a whisk. Then, fold the mixture into the Bisquick mix measured out in a large bowl until everything is well combined. Lastly, fold in the pecans.

Griddle up your pancakes a few at a time until you’ve used up the batter and set them aside on a serving platter. All that’s left now is to whip up the icing, which is super simple! Whisk the cream cheese, maple syrup, powdered sugar together in a medium bowl, adding in just enough milk to make it pourable.

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And that’s it! Give your pancakes a hearty drizzle of the icing, a sprinkle of pecans and some fresh banana slices. Serve them for a celebratory brunch or a special weekend breakfast with the family.

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