Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes

Soooo, that was an awkward and unintended break from blogging.  My last post was about two weeks ago, which is at least one week too long ago.  Truth be told, things have been pretty busy around here.  Let's see, I took a quick birthday trip to The Bahamas, I quit my job (I'm starting a new one soon!), I went to three concerts in the span of 5 days, and I've been traveling back and forth to Pennsylvania as I wrap up my current job.  I've literally spent 3 nights in my own apartment over the past 2 weeks.  But things are coming together and soon I'm going to have a crap-ton of time for this blog!  Or at least more than I've had in the past two weeks.

Did you come here to hear about all this?  Maybe.  But I know for sure that you're here for these pancakes.  Who doesn't love pancakes!?!!?! (If you don't, now may not be the time to speak up.  Just go with the flow.)  These pancakes are special because they have bananas and chocolate chips.  So they're good for you with just a hint of bad.  Though I'm sure you can rationalize that a little bit of chocolate is good for you.  I've got your back on that.

I'm going to keep this post short and sweet today.  I'll definitely have many more recipes to share in the near future.  And guys...PUMPKIN SEASON IS COMING!!!  Prepare yourselves!

Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes
from The Hobo Kitchen
makes 6-8 servings

Print Recipe

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • Cooking spray

1)  In a small bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

2) In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, oil, and bananas.  Make sure everything is incorporated.

3) Slowly add in the flour mixture and stir together.  The batter will be slightly lumpy, so don’t try to make it completely smooth.

4) Fold in the chocolate chip pieces.   If the batter is too runny, add a bit more of the dry ingredients to balance it out.  The batter should not spread a lot when you add it to the pan.

5) Spray a medium-sized pan with cooking spray and place over medium heat.  Add ~1/4 cup batter to the saucepan for each pancake.  Do not overcrowd the pan.

6) Allow the pancake to cook on one side before flipping it to the other side to cook.  The pancake will be ready to flip when you see a number of bubbles appear in the uncooked side of the pancake.  The edges of the pancake will also turn a light brown.

7) Cook the pancake on the other side.  Serve the pancakes immediately with maple syrup or desired sauce.