Thursday, April 7, 2011

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

What is better than banana chocolate chip pancakes? Said pancakes topped with peanut butter maple syrup. And that is what I made for supper tonight; I mean, what else does one do when there are overripe bananas sitting on the counter and buttermilk that needed to be used in the fridge?

All-in-all, these pancakes were FABULOUS! Darrin said they needed to be the only pancake I ever made. Oh, and the topping, so peanut buttery-yet not so overpowering that you couldn't taste the banana. Definitely needed a tall glass of milk to go with it. They were very filling; no dessert necessary tonight!

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Adapted (barely) from The Cupcake Princess

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 large egg
2 ripe bananas, mashed
mini chocolate chips

Combine dry ingredients with whisk. In separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk, vanilla, oil, and egg. Add to dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in bananas. At this point, you could also stir in the chocolate chips, but because I was making pancakes for Annaliese, too, I just added the chips to some as they were cooking on the griddle.

Peanut Butter Syrup
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup maple syrup (I used real, the original recipe did not specify)
1/2 tsp vanilla

Melt peanut butter in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir in syrup and vanilla. Return to microwave for 30 more seconds.

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