Thick Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes
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Thursday, November 02, 2017
By Alexandra Marie
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On Saturdays, we eat pancakes for breakfast. Phil is home in the morning, and we love eating together as a family. I really enjoy this recipe because I can still indulge in pancakes without all the bad ingredients. Phil requests these pancakes for weekend breakfasts and actually said he prefers them over regular pancakes! They are thick and the perfect blend of banana and chocolate. The best part is they are SO easy to make. Just add the ingredients into a blender, blend, and you have delicious pancake batter. This recipe calls for apple cider vinegar which may sound odd, but you cannot taste it (I promise!). The ACV, when mixed with the baking powder, gives these pancakes their thick and fluffy texture! This recipe makes six medium size pancakes.


You will need:


1 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup nut milk (I have used both cashew milk and almond milk for this recipe)

1 ripe banana

1 tbsp baking powder

2 tbsp flaxseed meal

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp pure maple syrup 

1 tsp vanilla extract

chocolate chips to sprinkle on your pancakes

coconut oil to grease your griddle



Begin by pouring one cup of rolled oats into a blender.



Blend the oats into a fine powder to create oat flour.



Then, add the nut milk, banana, baking powder, flaxseed meal, apple cider vinegar, pure maple syrup, and vanilla extract to the blender. Blend all ingredients together until smooth. The batter will be thick.



Next, heat your griddle to about 325 degrees. Once the griddle is heated, drop a spoonful of coconut oil onto it. Spread the coconut oil over the surface of the griddle.



Next, using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, scoop the batter onto the griddle. Because the batter is so thick, it will not spread out into a perfect circle like regular pancake batter. I like to take my fingers and the bottom of the measuring cup to spread the batter and make the pancakes into circles.



Once all of the pancakes are on the griddle, sprinkle desired amount of chocolate chips onto the pancakes. This needs to be done while the batter is still wet so the chips stick.



When the pancakes start to thicken up and cook through, flip them over and cook until pancakes are no longer wet in the center. Once the pancakes are finished cooking, stack on a plate, and add banana slices, drizzle on some peanut butter or pure maple syrup, top with chocolate chips, or even sprinkle on some chia seeds. Whatever sounds good to you! 


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