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Monday, November 24, 2008

Chunky Monkey Pancakes

Ripe bananas serenade old fashioned pancakes with a hint of chocolate and nutty pecans. As the bananas meet the griddle, this sweet fruit begins to caramelize taking on a new flavor-especially when bathed in butter and warm maple syrup. Declared a "Chunky Monkey" for a reason, these fluffy pancakes are perfect for that late Saturday morning.

Chunky Monkey Pancakes

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 1/4 cups milk
1 egg
pinch of salt
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
2 ripe bananas, sliced

Heat griddle or frying pan over medium heat.

In a medium size bowl sift flour, baking powder, and sugar. Make a well in the middle of flour mixture and set aside. In a liquid measuring cup melt butter. Add milk and egg and whisk together. Slowly pour milk mixture into the center of the of the flour well. Stir batter until their are little to no lumps. Stir in pecans, chocolate chips and slice banana.

Grease preheated griddle. Using a 1/4 measuring cup, pour batter onto griddle. Brown pancakes on both sides. Serve warm with a dollop of butter and pure maple syrup. Enjoy!

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