So sinfully delicious you would think you are having a dessert, but lucky for you (and me) it’s a healthy breakfast! I love banana bread in all forms- muffins, loaves, so why not pancakes? I of course had to add some chocolate chips to make these pancakes extra special!🙂
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Pancakes
Recipe by: Amy Clevenger, fitfunandfantastic.com
Serves: 2, makes 4-5 medium size pancakes
– 1/2 cup Old Fashioned Oats
– 1 scoop Vanilla Whey Protein ( I use About Time Protein use my 25% off code: FANTASTICALLYFIT to save)
– 1 tablespoon Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
– 1/4 cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
– 1 Whole Egg
– 1/4 teaspoon Butter Extract
– 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
– 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
– 1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg
– 2 tablespoons Enjoy Life Mini Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips (these are dairy, nut and soy free)
– 1 Banana, Sliced
– Optional: Walnuts
Blend oats in a food processor or blender until fine like flour. Then add in all the other ingredients EXCEPT the chocolate chips, banana and walnuts, and blend until smooth. Fold in 1 tablespoon of the mini chocolate chips. Heat a pan on medium heat and spray with non-stick spray. Spoon 1/4 cup of batter per pancake on the heated skillet. After allowing the pancake to firm slightly, gently place sliced banana and sprinkle other tablespoon of chocolate chips on to the uncooked side of the pancakes. Half way through flip the pancake and cook on the other side.
Top with walnuts and maple syrup! I thought they were so good I ate mine plain!
NOTE: These would be great without chocolate chips too or even with the chips and minus the banana!
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