Copycat Trader Joe’s Pancake Bread – Everyone who has tasted this copycat version can’t believe how close to the original it is. Bake one of these delicious breads and enjoy every bite!
The first time I had Trader Joe’s Pancake Bread, it was at a friends house who invited my family for brunch. It was so delicious with a moist yet dense cake and the most delicious cinnamon sugar, crunchy topping. Being a huge Trader Joe’s fan, who regularly shops there, I knew right there this was one recipe I had to duplicate. After two tries, this version was the winner. My husband and son loved this version and said the same thing, it really tasted just like the one they had at my friends house that she bought from Trader Joe’s.
This recipe is simple with basic pantry ingredients. As described on their label, it’s a twist between a stack of buttermilk pancakes baked into a sweet, moist loaf cake. It is! Really! That’s what this tastes like. It’s now become our favorite loaf cake. If you like the taste of cinnamon, you will surely love the cinnamon crumb topping. To jazz things up a bit, serve while still warm and scoop some vanilla ice cream on top for a more decadent dessert. But, our favorite is slathered with butter for breakfast or brunch. Hey, anyway is the right way with this wonderful, sweet bread.
Copycat Trader Joe’s Pancake Bread
Yields: 8 to 10 slices
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp fine sea or kosher salt
- 1/2 cup, or 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup (This is the brand I use most often, it’s reasonably priced compared to other brands and tastes wonderful)
- 1 cup sour cream, no substitutions for this recipe
- 1 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
For cinnamon sugar topping:
- 3 tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 tsp all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon