Chocolate Chip Banana Pecan Pancakes

3 Apr 2013

Chocolate Chip Banana Pecan Pancakes

Chocolate Chip Banana Pecan Pancakes


I love mornings. Love, love love. I'm one of those jerks who doesn't need coffee in the morning, and gets up at 6AM on weekends. (I know, you're jealous, right?)



Chocolate Chip Banana Pecan Pancakes


Yesterday I actually slept more than I ever had before (that can remember at least). I decided to try to take a nap at 5 because my eyes were dragging me down, and I was lying on my bed anyways (note to self: stop doing homework while lying in bed).

This was weird for me for 2 reasons:
1) I never get tired that early and
2) I never take naps.

Next thing I know, it's 3AM! So much for a nap.


Chocolate Chip Banana Pecan Pancakes


But the thing about me is, once I wake up, there is no way I can fall back asleep. It's just impossible. So since I was up so early, I decided to make some pancakes.

Breakfast is a special time for me. It combines my love of mornings with my love of sweet things. No other time of the day can you play some dessert as a meal. Not saying I don't do that anyways, I'm just saying this way is more socially accepted. 

 This is a really unique kind of pancake. Instead of mashing the bananas, I cut them into coins, just to remind anyone who is eating the pancakes that there is banana in there. It almost feels barbaric how chunky these pancakes are, but barbaric in the most delicious way imaginable.


Chocolate Chip Banana Pecan Pancakes



Chocolate Chip Banana Pecan Pancakes
printable recipe

What you'll need:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large banana, diced
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • cooking spray


Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the butter, milk, eggs, sugar and vanilla. Slowly add in the dry ingredients, mixing until fully combined. Fold in the bananas, chocolate chips and nuts.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Scoop 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake, and flip when bubbles are covering the surface of the pancake. Flip and cook the other side until it is golden.





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23 comments:

  1. I'm a morning person, but I definitely struggle with wanting to sleep in and wanting to get up and get things done.

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  2. love bananas that are not smashed into pancakes but are done as you have prepared them.

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  3. I never waste an opportunity to make pancakes! These look terrific - I would have enjoyed them. I guess I'll just have to make my own! Fun post - thanks.

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  4. Yum! Looks like a great breakfast!

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  5. Yummy. A plateful for me please!

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  6. Yeah..taking a nap something I can't do.. my short nap usually extends to at least 3 hrs :D

    Gorgeous pancakes! I want them NOW !

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  7. I'm the same way!! I mean, I need coffee but that's mainly because I'm an addict. :P This breakfast sounds wonderful! I love all the mix-ins you threw in there!

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  8. I'm an early morning person too, although 3 am is early even by my standards! What a great way to use that extra time.

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  9. I don't nap , I sleep :P :D I love your chunky pancakes , full of yummy bits and pieces that will surely perk you up er I'll take mine with milky coffee lol

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  10. Very tasty n tempting recipe and nice post.u ahve a great space btw..nice 2 meet u ..

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  11. Nothing like a great pancake to start your day- or morning-should I say?

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  12. It is breakfast time right now and I would love those fluffy, chunky, chocolaty pancakes!

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  13. I usually wakes up quite early on weekends too, but certainly not at 6 a.m.! I wouldn't mind waking early for those pancakes though! Looks delicious!

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  14. wow, I am sooo not a morning person :) these pancakes look super tasty!

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  15. What a nice way to start the day with these chocolaty pancakes

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  16. aah I can totaly relate to this! I love morning too, I'm up bright and early no matter what day it is and I always like to give my day a kick start with mashed banana on crumpets (it tastes so good) and I'm yet to find a tooth sweeter than mine (:
    these sound aaaamazing!
    from Emily xxx

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  17. These pancakes are calling my name!!!

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  18. It's look amazing tasty! Ok, i'm hungry now!
    Kisses, Gabi
    http://velvetavenue.blogspot.com

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  19. Hi Cathleen,
    Yummy pancake!
    Love the pecan nuts and the banana added : )
    mui

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  20. Made these pancakes this morning and they were so delicious! I mashed the banana because cutting it up was too much work! ha! I also used white whole wheat flour and omitted the added sugar since my banana was overripe. I will definitely be making these again!

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