Thursday, September 26, 2013

National Pancake Day: Chocolate Banana Pancakes

Today is National Pancake Day! There are actually a few pancake days, but I celebrate them all! This recipe for Chocolate Banana Pancakes is adapted slightly from TheComfortofCooking, a really great site for terrific recipes. This recipe is special because these pancakes can be frozen. Just put a few pieces of waxpaper between each pancake, throw them in a plastic bag and freeze! Take them out of the freezer, and you have pancakes on a school or work day! How cool is that. I love bananas and chocolate, and I know you will, too. Add some sliced bananas and syrup, and you have a great meal! You'll love the texture of these, too!

CHOCOLATE BANANA PANCAKES

Ingredients
1 cup flour
4 Tbsp DARK cocoa powder (I like Scharffen Berger)
3 Tbsp sugar
1-1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt
2 large ripe bananas (mushy is best)
1 cup buttermilk
1 large egg
1 tsp Madagascar vanilla extract
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
 Banana slices and syrup to add after...

Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar in large bowl.
In another bowl, mash banana. Mix in buttermilk, egg, vanilla and vegetable oil until well combined. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until just combined (should be lumpy).
Spray large pan with nonstick cooking spray and set to medium heat.
Cook pancakes until bubbles form on surface and edges are just cooked, about 2 minutes.
Flip and cook for an additional minute.
Serve with sliced banana and syrup.

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