Banana Chocolate Chip Walnut Pancakes

Banana Chocolate Chip Walnut Pancakes are so fluffy, soft and sweet that you might not need syrup! Except totally add syrup. Pancakes always make the perfect weekend breakfast.

Banana Chocolate Chip Walnut Pancakes are so fluffy, soft and sweet that you might not need syrup! Except totally add syrup.

Thank you all so so much for your kind words of support, recommendations and overall well wishes from our last post. It’s going to be a busy and crazy adventure, but its one we are ready for! We are so excited to move to NYC and just GET THERE. For those of you worried about whether or not I will continue blogging, you can rest easy. OF COURSE I’m going to keep this up! I’ve been blogging for 7 years so far and I feel like once we are in New York, there’s going to be SO MUCH MORE to talk about. I’m so nervous and excited and nervous and excited!

Since we are moving in June and Gordon is away at training, I’m holding down the fort, trying to sell our house, keep it annoyingly clean and pack all simultaneously. It’s a circus and this mama is sick….and stressed!! We’ve had an open house and a few showings, but no bites. Mind you, it’s been on the market literally one week. So, fingers crossed we can get our beautiful dream house sold sooner than later. *tear*

These pancakes were made a few days ago when I was really starting to get hit by this virus and I had no will to live, let alone make a dinner for my children. Well, thankfully my brilliant 8 year old reminded me that we can have breakfast for dinner! Initially, Brooke wanted banana bread waffles, but waffle makers are a PAIN to clean and I avoid dishes like the plague, so I coaxed her into pancakes.

I love pancakes but hardly make them because when I do, I eat them allllllll. But this was a special “cook incase of emergency” situation, so I took the 15 minutes to throw these together while Eddie munched on these literal hot cakes as they came off the griddle. It really was the perfect dinner I could have made and certainly filled my weary tummy.

A few notes: you don’t have to add in chocolate chips or walnuts, but those two together make my heart sing. Feel free to add in just walnuts or just chocolate chips or neither. You are the master of your domain.

A lightly greased griddle/nonstick pan will work wonders and will create glorious golden brown pancakes. Please use a nonstick pan. Life is just easier with nonstick.

Here are a few photos I snapped of the process. Scroll to the bottom to grab the printable recipe and pin.

Have a great Wednesday, friends!

Banana Chocolate Chip Walnut Pancakes are so fluffy, soft and sweet that you might not need syrup! Except totally add syrup.

Banana Chocolate Chip Walnut Pancakes are so fluffy, soft and sweet that you might not need syrup! Except totally add syrup.

Banana Chocolate Chip Walnut Pancakes are so fluffy, soft and sweet that you might not need syrup! Except totally add syrup.

Banana Chocolate Chip Walnut Pancakes are so fluffy, soft and sweet that you might not need syrup! Except totally add syrup.

Banana Chocolate Chip Walnut Pancakes are so fluffy, soft and sweet that you might not need syrup! Except totally add syrup.

Banana Chocolate Chip Walnut Pancakes are so fluffy, soft and sweet that you might not need syrup! Except totally add syrup.

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I topped my pancakes with extra bananas, walnuts and chocolate chips to make it obvious what kind of pancakes these were. Feel free to NOT do that…though, extra chocolate never hurt anyone 😉 And if you are JUST going to add nuts or keep them plain, add in 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon to the batter. You’ll thank me later.

Here is the nonstick pan I used for this recipe (I used the 12-incher). Grease it lightly with some butter or nonstick cooking spray. That should set you up for pancake success. I also have used this cast iron griddle, but I prefer the pan (easier clean-up).

I love this pancake turner for flipping because it slides easily under anything!

PS- these mixing bowls are rad. They come with lids and are my favorite. The large one is pictured above. Oh and did I mention they are on sale?? #winning

 

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Banana Chocolate Chip Walnut Pancakes

Banana Chocolate Chip Walnut Pancakes are so fluffy, soft and sweet that you might not need syrup! Except totally add syrup. Pancakes always make the perfect weekend breakfast.

Yield: 12 4-inch pancakes

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 very ripe bananas
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil or melted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • mini chocolate chips & chopped walnuts
  • real maple syrup

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, mash ripe bananas well. Whisk in egg, vanilla, milk, vinegar and oil.
  2. Add in flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Whisk until batter is mostly smooth. (A few lumps are ok!)
  3. Preheat a lightly greased nonstick skillet or griddle over medium-medium low heat. Using a 1/4 cup dry measure, pour batter onto hot skillet and spread into a 4-inch circle. Sprinkle mini chocolate chips and chopped walnuts onto the tops of the pancakes. Flip when bubbles start to form on the pancake surface and the bottom is golden brown. Cook another minute or until bottom is also cooked. Remove from hot pan.
  4. Repeat process until no more batter remains. Serve warm with sliced bananas, extra chocolate chips, walnuts and real maple syrup.

*optional add in: 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon...its so good!!


Banana Chocolate Chip Walnut Pancakes are so fluffy, soft and sweet that you might not need syrup! Except totally add syrup.

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  1. Moving is so stressful! I cannot imagine. But pancakes are the perfect comfort food and these look so yummy! Hang in there! I’m so happy to hear you will keep blogging 🙂

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  2. This looks amazing! I’m thinking this would be a great Father’s Day breakfast since my husband loves pancakes.

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  3. I love this. My family has dairy allergies but this is one of the few pancake recipes that doesn’t need melted butter etc. I can swap skim milk for coconut milk and ENjoy Life chocolate chips and they’ll still make an amazing breakfast. Or dinner 🙂

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  4. I just started working in the evenings which means I have leisurely mornings all to myself! These pancakes look like the perfect way to slowly wake up. Thank you 🙂

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  5. It doesn’t get any better than these pancakes!

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  6. Pancakes are our favorite Sunday night dinner. Thanks for the yummy recipe!

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  7. I am 35 weeks pregnant and this pancake recipe is my go-to breakfast dessert 🥞
    We love it 💜!!

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  8. I made a double batch this weekend and my family is in love. Thanks for the tasty recipe!

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  9. My husband and I make pancakes almost every Saturday for our 2 1/2 year old. We make chocolate chip pancakes but I’m excited to try this recipe and amp up our usual Saturday pancake tradition!

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  10. Cannot wait to try these!

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  11. These pancakes look amazing! This is a must try recipe!

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  12. Yum! Can’t wait to make these next weekend!

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