Just recently my husband and I have been on a banana kick. Chocolate covered bananas, bananas, in cereal, bananas in smoothies, banana yogurt, and even banana frozen yogurt! Then my husband told me he had never had a pancake with banana slices inside.. Say what?! You haven't lived until you have tried banana pancakes. Lately we've been trying to reduce the amount of milk we drink and limiting it to only cereal so it was only natural that I'd make my pancakes with Silk milk. I love that Silk makes a Vanilla flavored option as it's perfect for baking and I usually use a lot of milk in many of my recipes.
Now onto breakfast, where were we?! Oh yes, Banana Pancakes.. how about some dark chocolate chips? Yup, add them in there too!
Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pancakes
makes approx 1 dozen
1 Cup Oats
1 1/2 Cup Flour
1 Tablespoon Sugar
3 Teaspoons Baking Powder
Pinch of Salt
1 1/2 Cup of Vanilla Soy Milk
1/2 Cup Soy Milk + 1 1/2 Tablespoon Vinegar
1 Large Banana Sliced Thin
In a blender grind the oats until it resembles flour. Mix all the dry ingredients and add in eggs and 1 1/2 cup of soy milk, combine. In a cup combine the 3/4 cup soy milk with vinegar and let sit for 2 minutes or until it looks like almost curdled with swirls. Add the mixture into the batter and stir! Get your pan nice and hot and add a tab of butter to prevent the pancakes from sticking. Place batter in pan and add slices of banana and chocolate chips on top. Once you think your pancake is done - flip it over and let it cook on the opposite side.
Once done sprinkle with oats, chocolate chips, bananas, and some good maple syrup! Enjoy!
~Courtney*Courtney is a contributing writer as part of the Thrifty Nifty Mommy Blogger Network. You can read more from Courtney on her personal blog, Courtney's Sweets!*