Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

This is the ultimate recipe for the ultimate stack of pancakes, sweetened with bananas, and loaded with melty gooey chocolate chips.

the ultimate recipe for the ultimate stack of pancakes, sweetened with bananas, and loaded with melty gooey chocolate chips.

Confession: Breakfast is my least favorite meal of the day. 

I’ve had a cup of plain coffee every single morning for as long as I remember.

Don’t get me wrong, I love breakfast food: pancakes, waffles, omelets, scrambled eggs! I’d eat “breakfast food” for 90% of my meals. But I just don’t like eating at breakfast time. 

I’d much rather have an omelet for lunch, granola for snack, and a stack of waffles for dinner.

And these pancakes, these gorgeous banana chocolate chip studded pancakes, I could have at any time of the day.

These are seriously everything!

 

The ultimate recipe for the ultimate stack of pancakes, sweetened with bananas, and loaded with melty gooey chocolate chips. #banana #chocolatechip #pancakes

Extra fluffy, soft, slightly sweet from the bananas, slightly bittersweet from the chocolate, perfectly golden brown.

In short, these pancakes are a blessing from the heavens.

The ultimate recipe for the ultimate stack of pancakes, sweetened with bananas, and loaded with melty gooey chocolate chips. #banana #chocolatechip #pancakes

I, sometimes, intentionally set aside 3-4 bananas and let them ripe just so that I can make these pancakes or my banana chocolate chip bread.

Whoever first thought of pairing up bananas and chocolate chips deserves a wildly prestigious prize in my book.

The ultimate recipe for the ultimate stack of pancakes, sweetened with bananas, and loaded with melty gooey chocolate chips. #banana #chocolatechip #pancakes

Making these pancakes is incredibly simple and if you want your pancakes to be as scrumptious as mine, I suggest you read the following tips along with the written recipe.

BANANA CHOCOLATE CHIP PANCAKE TIPS:

  • Use slightly over ripe bananas. The riper the bananas, the sweeter they are.

  • DON’T OVERMIX: Mix the batter just until you see no more streaks of flour. It will be slightly lumpy. If you overmix the pancake batter your pancakes will turn out dense.

  • Make sure your frying pan/griddle is hot before adding the pancake batter.

  • Cook on low-medium heat to ensure that the pancake gets cooked in the middle and develops a crisp golden brown “crust” on the top.

If these next two pictures don’t make you seriously consider why you aren’t in your kitchen right this second making these pancakes, I don’t know what will.

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This is a recipe you’re going to want to hold onto forever.

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Serves: 4
Ingredients:
1 1⁄2 cups flour
1 Tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 1⁄4 cups milk, at room temperature
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil or melted butter
1⁄2 cup banana, mashed (3 small)
1 egg, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
1⁄2 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips, divided
Directions:
1.      Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon in a large bowl.
2.      In another bowl whisk together the milk, oil, banana, egg and vanilla.
3.      Combine the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
4.      Fold in 1/4 cup chocolate chips.
5.      Heat a non-stick frying pan or a griddle, greased lightly with oil on medium heat. Pour 1/4-1/3 cup of batter per pancake on to the pan. Scatter some chocolate chips on top.
6.      When the top looks slightly dry and bubbles have appeared, flip the pancake and cook the other side for another minute or until golden.
7.      Prepare remaining pancake batter as directed greasing pan with more oil if needed.
8.      Stack the pancakes, top them with maple syrup if desired and tuck in.

 

Best Homemade Waffles

Waffles are my favorite food from heaven (after brownies and pizza of course).

Piled high with whipped cream and strawberries or ice cream and Nutella, they are the ultimate, indulgent breakfast/snack/lunch/dinner/midnight meal.

This is, hands down, the best waffle recipe EVER! #crispy #fluffy #waffles

I got a waffle maker a few months ago. Since then I have made batches upon batches of waffles in search for the perfect recipe.

For me, a perfect waffle is:

  • soft and fluffy on the inside

  • crispy on the outside

  • golden brown

  • Irresistibly delicious!

After months of researching through different recipes available on the internet; I decided to test the ones that were the most popular worldwide.

One called for melted butter; the other vegetable oil. One involved eggs with the whites whisked till stiff; the other with the eggs mixed right into the batter.

This is, hands down, the best waffle recipe EVER! #crispy #fluffy #waffles

I made waffles after waffles and forced my sisters to be the taste testers (a torture to which they happily agreed).

This is, hands down, the best waffle recipe EVER! #crispy #fluffy #waffles

One fine Sunday, I found our *all-time favorite, no-fail waffles recipe*.

This recipe will impress waffle newbies and old waffle lovers alike.

This is it.

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This is, hands down, the best waffle recipe EVER!

This is, hands down, the best waffle recipe EVER! #crispy #fluffy #waffles

These waffles are everything mentioned in the list above and more. They send you into a good food coma so deadly that it should come with a warning.

You will, obviously, need a waffle iron to make these warm, crispy waffles. I recommend you take the plunge and just buy it. It is worth the investment because after making this recipe once, I assure you, you will want to make them every day for breakfast/snack/lunch/dinner/midnight meal.

This is, hands down, the best waffle recipe EVER! #crispy #fluffy #waffles

I ordered mine online at Daraz.pk. They had a sale going on and I found mine pretty cheap for Rs.1400/-.

>>Here’s the link to the brand I use<<

It’s small and it’s not fancy, but it’s budget-friendly and it works well.

 

This is, hands down, the best waffle recipe EVER! #crispy #fluffy #waffles

After making waffles myself, I can tell with confidence that those sold at astounding prices in restaurants can be absolute crap. They’re often soggy, eggy, and bland. Homemade waffles are way way wayyy better and are really easy to make too. They are the new 2-minute noodles!

This recipe is pretty standard including all your basic kitchen ingredients. Dry ingredients in one bowl, wet in another. Whisk them together and voila, waffle batter.

This is, hands down, the best waffle recipe EVER! #crispy #fluffy #waffles

We love them drenched with maple syrup or smothered with Nutella (heavenly!!).

Buying a waffle maker has to be the best decision I have made yet (other than starting this blog of course).

This is, hands down, the best waffle recipe EVER! #crispy #fluffy #waffles

I hope you enjoy them as much as my sisters and I did. And if you do whip ‘em up please share on Instagram using the hashtag #spatulainmypocket

Much love!

Best homemade Waffles

Serves: 2-4
Ingredients:
¾ cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup cornflour
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk1
1/3 cup vegetable oil or melted butter
1 egg
1 ½ teaspoons sugar
¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
Maple syrup/chocolate syrup for serving
Directions:
1.       In a medium bowl; combine the flour, cornflour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; mix well. Add the milk, vegetable oil, egg, sugar and vanilla and mix well. Let the batter sit for 30 minutes.
2.      Heat your waffle iron. Follow the directions on your waffle iron to cook the waffles. Serve immediately with maple syrup or chocolate syrup. Waffles reheat very well in the toaster.
Notes:
1.       DIY buttermilk: 1 Tablespoon vinegar + 1 cup whole milk
2.      Waffles are best served immediately!
Recipe source: Aretha Frankenstein