Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Chunky Monkey Pancakes (Banana, chocolate chip pancakes w/ peanut butter maple syrup)

I dog-eared this recipe quite a ways back & have been meaning to make it forever. When the gal was talking about spreading her pancakes with peanut butter & then adding the syrup I immediately though of Hubby - he does the same thing. I thought he was the only one but apparently he's not so I can't make fun of him anymore!! LOL And after tasting these yummy pancakes I just might be a convert to the whole peanut butter on the pancakes club. You should try it - good stuff!

This is where I would usually show you an ingredient photo but I dropped the ball on it today. But here's the list!!

Flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, buttermilk, oil, vanilla, egg, banana, mini chocolate chips.
For the syrup: real maple syrup & creamy peanut butter.

** For the buttermilk, if you don't already have some & you don't want to invest in a big carton that you'll never use up before it spoils (sound familiar!!?? LOL) you can turn plain old milk into buttermilk. You just pour 1 1/2 tablespoons of lemon juice or vinegar into a measuring cup & then add milk to bring it up to 1 1/2 cups.

So now what!!? Mix the dry ingredients...

.... then mix the wet ingredients...

.... then mix them together!

Mash your bananas. Not super creamy (?) some chunks are welcomed.

Toss a little flour on your chips so they won't sink in the batter.

Then add the bananas & chips to your batter & give it a good whisk.

Pour batter by 1/4 cup onto a medium heat griddle & cook away! You know it's time to flip 'em when they start to get bubbles around the edges.

I always make ugly pancakes. ALWAYS. It's a serious deficiency.

While those are going we'll whip up the magical syrup. Mix the PB & syrup in a cup/bowl & toss it into the microwave for 30 seconds. Turn this:

... into THIS!! (you'll have to give it a good stir when it comes out.)

And dish it up! YUMMmMMMmmmM!

This was one delicious meal!

Chunky Monkey Pancakes:

1 1/2 cups flour
3 TBsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
1 TBsp canola oil
1 egg
2 small-med ripe bananas
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips, tossed in 2 tsp flour
1 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

Combine flour, sugar, soda, baking powder & salt. Whisk together. In a separate bowl combine buttermilk, vanilla, oil & egg. Add wet mix to the dry mix, combine well. Add mashed banana & chocolate chips.

Heat griddle to medium, coat with cooking spray or butter. Drop batter by 1/4 cup onto hot pan. When edge bubble flip.

While pancakes are cooking combine peanut butter & syrup in microwave-safe dish. Heat for 30 seconds & stir.

Serve pancakes with warm syrup (reheat syrup if necessary).

Source: Our Best Bites

1 comment:

  1. I always eat peanut butter on my pancakes/waffles! The PB/maple syrup combo is divine! I'll have to give this a try!