Monday, September 16, 2013

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes - New Recipe #8

Before you continue to read this post, I want you to listen to this song, if you can. Obviously if you're at work or don't have computer speakers or you have some other amazing excuse, I will forgive you for not listening to this song while you read. But if possible, please listen, it's worth it.

There, now that we have you listening to pure awesomeness, I can continue to talk about eating pure awesomeness. Okay, my banana pancakes weren't as amazing as Jack Johnson but really, how can I compete?

Onto the pancakes. Ever since going gluten-free back in December (has it really been that long???), I've been on the look out for truly amazing pancakes. I have yet to find any that fit the bill each time I make them. I did find one decent recipe that works most of the time but occasionally, it just flops. Which is sad because I love pancakes. But then again, if you put enough fruit and maple syrup on them, they'll taste decent no matter what.

But last week, I think I found the perfect pancake. Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes, to be exact.

I don't know why I never thought of making banana pancakes before but in all honesty, it just never crossed my mind. Ever. Until last week.

Let me just say, that I think this is my new go to recipe. The only tweak I plan on making to it is not adding the chocolate chips next time. You say "what?!?!" Let me explain. Imagine a sweet pancake (it has a banana in it after all), with sugary chocolate chips (I didn't have any dark ones, just my GF/DF ones), smothered in maple syrup. It turns out WAY too sweet. So the plan next time is to eliminate the chocolate chips.

And I'm pretty sure banana pancakes with fruit and syrup on top will taste just as good. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the awesome pancake consistency stays, considering the banana will still be added. They're light and fluffy and just the perfect moisture level. So good.

I recommend trying these, especially if you're gluten-free and dairy-free. And if you aren't, at least try banana pancakes once in your life. Dan doesn't like bananas but he liked these pancakes, so they are totally worth a shot!

But be sure to listen to Jack Johnson's Banana Pancakes song while making them. And eating them.


  1. ...pretend like it's the weekend, now...we can pretend it all the time! :) Love your post this morning and I also happen to love banana pancakes!

  2. Jackie - I knew you would love it. :D

  3. Yummy Pancakes and Jack Johnson? Perfect :)

  4. Kristy - Perfect combination for sure. :D

    Cora - I love you too.