Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Chunky Monkey Pancakes

You will feel like you have died and gone to heaven with these pancakes! Oh my what an amazing combination this is! It tastes like you are eating banana bread with peanut butter on top. So good!
Chunky Monkey Pancakes
{Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Peanut Butter Syrup}
Recipe by Our Best Bites
1 1/2 C flour
3 Tbs sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 C buttermilk *
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbs canola oil
1 large or extra large egg
2 small-med ripe bananas
1/4 C mini chocolate chips (or reg. chips roughly chopped) tossed with 2 tsp flour
Cooking Spray or butter for pan
1 C maple syrup
1/2 C peanut butter

*As a substitute for buttermilk, place 1 1/2 Tbs lemon juice or vinegar in a 1 1/2 C measuring cup and then fill the remainder with milk.

Combine flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl and whisk together. In a separate bowl combine buttermilk, eggs, oil, and vanilla and whisk well. Add the wet ingredients into the dry and mix just until moistened and combined. Place bananas in a bowl and roughly mash with a fork. Fold into batter. Add the chocolate chips that have been tossed with flour and stir.
For syrup, heat peanut butter in the microwave for 30 seconds. Add maple syrup and gently whisk to combine. Heat in the microwave for another 30 seconds, whisk, and then set aside. Heat a nonstick griddle or skillet to medium heat. Coat pan with little butter and then pour on pancake batter. Use1/4 C batter for large pancakes (4-6") and 2 T for kid-sized ones (2-3"). Wait until bubbles form and edges are set and then flip. Reheat syrup if necessary and pour over warm pancakes.

Yield: 28-30 2-3" pancakes (using 1/8 C batter measure) 14-15 4-6" pancakes (using 1/4 C batter measure)

Freezer Instructions: Let cooked pancakes cool to room temperature. Place in a single layer in the freezer until frozen and then place pancakes in a ziplock bag or airtight container. Reheat in a microwave or toaster until heated through.


just jen said...

are you that awesome that you made these for breakfast on a school morning. if so, can you be my mom?

Johnsons of Haymarket said...

No, I am that awesome that I made them for dinner on Sunday night because I hadn't planned what we were having for dinner and I had all of these ingredients... My kids never get a fancy breakfast!