I feel like pancakes are part of who I am to the core (ie twitter handle: PancakePapi) Perfectly fluffy, sweet puffs of cake that I can put virtually anything on top of? No wonder they have a national holiday dedicated to them (today!) This is a super easy pancake recipe for when you want to make breakfast extra special. If you’d like to skip adding banana you can, but I find that they add moisture and sweetness (plus, I love anything banana). Add in chocolate chips, a spoonful of protein powder, blueberries, if those are your favorite- you can add anything to this base recipe!
Pro tip: The silicone molds I used were a pain in the a**. The mix kept oozing out of the bottom, so I waited for them to cool down before I took some scissors and perfected the edges so they looked more like hearts than deformed turds. My advice is to pick up a metal mold to make things simpler, and make sure you grease the molds before each use so removing them is a piece of (pan)cake. As for the heart-shaped bananas and strawberries, I just purchased these fruit & veggie cutters– super cute to make any meal a lil work of art. Please let me know if you try this recipe, or share your favorite pancake mixes in the comments ♡
1 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 large banana, mashed well
1 cup milk (I used whole but you can use 2%, soy, almond)
3 large egg whites
2 tsp butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- Mix all of your dry ingredients in a bowl
- Combine milk, egg white, oil, vanilla and mashed bananas in another medium sized bowl and mix until smooth.
- Combine wet ingredients with the dry and mix well with a wooden spoon until there are no more dry spots. Don’t over-mix!
- Heat a large skillet on medium-low heat. This is important. It may take your pancakes a little longer to cook on such low heat but it’s necessary because since they’re thicker, they will burn if left on too high of heat for so long!
- If you’re using the molds- grease ’em up! I took a cube of butter in a paper towel and rubbed mine down but cooking spray is probably easier!
- Lightly spray a skillet with cooking spray, (again, I used butter) place the mold on the hot skillet and pour 1/4 cup of pancake batter (just halfway- these will puff up and easily overflow). When the pancake starts to bubble and the edges begin to set, flip the pancakes! Keep going until you’ve used up all the batter : )
I adapted this recipe from Gina at SkinnyTaste and made it just a littttttttle bit more decadent! If you give them a try let her know I sent you! Bon Appétit!