Banana Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes
These Banana Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes are fluffy and perfect for a pancake breakfast, plus with the addition of whole wheat flour, they’re on the healthier side, as far as pancakes go.
I created this recipe years ago when my son, Liam, first started eating solid foods. The funny thing was he loved all types of baby food but once I made the switch to solid foods he was so picky about his fruits and vegetables. One of the fruits he wasn’t too fond of was bananas. But he really enjoyed banana chocolate chip muffins and he loved pancakes, so I thought why not make a pancake with bananas and chocolate chips. And the result I have to say is absolutely delicious. My children loved these Banana Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes so much in fact, for a couple of years it was the only kind of pancakes I made.
Besides there scrumptiousness, they’re actually on the healthier side, (as far as pancakes go), but you’d never know it because they’re so tasty. In addition to the banana, I use whole wheat flour. I’ve experimented with using entirely whole wheat flour but it changes the texture of the pancake. While I still think they’re tasty, we enjoy these pancakes more with half whole wheat flour and half all purpose flour. I found it to be the perfect balance between health and happiness.
Some days if I’m really on a health kick and if I have it in my house, I add 2 tablespoons of flax meal to the dry ingredients. It only changes the texture slightly but it adds lots of health benefits such as fiber and omega-3.
I’ve also experimented by adding dark chocolate chips instead of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips but while dark chocolate is healthier, they don’t incorporate as well into the pancake and tend to melt all over the pan. Let’s just say, with 3 children, I’ve experimented a lot with pancakes.
Try these Banana Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes topped with butter and maple syrup. I also like to heat up some frozen blueberries and pour them on top. My kids however, prefer a little dusting of powdered sugar. There’s just something about powdered sugar and kids – they can’t get enough of the stuff.
Since my children love pancakes I often make them for special breakfast days. Here’s a few of our other favorite pancake recipes:
If you prefer waffles our favorite waffle recipe are these Sausage and Scrambled Egg Stuffed Waffles.
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