Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

So apparently we wrote this post last March – but then for some reason it got relegated to the drafts folder, and never got published. Better late than never!

We had a wicked windstorm this weekend that made us want to hibernate inside as much as possible, and also gave us both a craving for warm, cozy comfort food. We have a bunch of bananas that desperately needed to be used, so I decided to try my hand at banana chocolate chip pancakes. I did a bit of searching online, and found a highly rated recipe on allrecipes.com. They were easy to make, and absolutely delicious. Even Chris liked them, and he doesn’t usually eat ‘Canadian pancakes’ (European pancakes are what we would call crepes, and Chris doesn’t usually like the thick, fluffy version of pancakes that is popular here).

Here’s the recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large banana, diced
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • cooking spray/butter/oil – whatever you usually use to grease the pan when you make pancakes

Directions

  1. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Set bowl aside. In a separate bowl, whisk together the skim milk, melted butter, eggs, sugar, and vanilla (don’t panic if the sugar gets all clumpy when you add it in, this happened to me, and the pancakes turned out fine). Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and stir in the wet ingredients, being careful not to over mix the batter. Gently fold in the banana and chocolate chips.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and coat with cooking spray, melted butter, or cooking oil. Pour 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the skillet, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side.
  3. Serve with butter, maple syrup, or your favourite pancake toppings.It’s not the healthiest meal, but as an occasional treat, it’s fantastic!
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