I received an email early this morning, (or was it late last night?), with a recipe for Chunky Monkey Pancakes. I had one banana, and a partial bag of chocolate chips. This morning I sent Number One off to the store for milk, more bananas and a precious bag of pecans, and now we have pancakes!
I made enough changes to the recipe to call it my own, but it was inspired by this recipe from allrecipes.com.
These pancakes are fluffy and delicious, and both boys cleaned their plates! H-Bomb said, "Dada, they're super good!" What's not to love?
Chunky Monkey Pancakes
Adapted from allrecipes.com
Makes about 6 pancakes
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk (1 tablespoon lemon juice + enough milk to make 1 cup), plus more milk to achieve proper batter consistency if needed
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large banana, diced
heaping 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 tablespoon butter for pan
whipped cream (we forgot to buy this at the store, but next time!)
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl; set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk, melted butter, eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and stir in the wet ingredients. Add more milk if necessary to achieve a proper pancake batter consistency. Gently fold in the banana, chocolate chips, and nuts.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and melt 1 tablespoon butter. Pour batter onto the skillet, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface and edges look dry. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side.
Serve with sliced bananas, maple syrup and whipped cream, if desired.