Our family is a little obsessed with pancakes. Our favorite are these Copy Cat Diner Style Pancakes that my husband makes all the time. We decided to take things up a notch last time we made them and made these Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes. They were delicious, especially once they were drizzled with our favorite Brown Sugar Buttermilk Syrup.
Having the banana smashed and mixed into the pancake batter gives them a delicious flavor reminiscent to banana bread. That light and fluffy consistency pairs perfectly with the chocolate chips that you sprinkle on the top of each pancake as it is cooking.
Anytime you are adding chocolate chips to pancakes, the griddle or pan you are using is going to get a little dirty because some of the melted chocolate will stay behind each time. Just have a spatula handy or a paper towel and do your best to scrap or wipe it off between removing cooked pancakes and pouring on more batter. It might be a tad annoying but believe me it’s worth it.
When we have breakfast for dinner we like to make sure we are pairing the sweet pancakes with some protein. On this particular night we made scrambled eggs with cheese and bacon.
We don’t always get fancy and make our pancakes look like they belong in a magazine photo, but with these it was just so fun and east to slice a little extra banana on top and sprinkle the whole thing with chocolate chips.
If you want to make someone feel special, making them these pancakes will do it.
- ½ cup milk
- 4 tbsp white vinegar
- 2 eggs
- 4 tbsp melted butter
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ripe banana smashed
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat skillet, or large frying pan to approx 325 degrees, or medium low. On our oven he sets the large burner between the 3 and 4, you may have to experiment to find the sweet spot temperature for whatever pan you are using.
- Combine the milk and vinegar and allow to sit for 1-2 minutes
- Combine all dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt) in medium mixing bowl and mix well.
- Add milk/vinegar combo, eggs and melted butter.
- Using a whisk, stir everything together until there are no lumps. Stir in smashed banana. Allow mixture to sit for a minute or two, it will start to almost bubble a little, then ladle, or pour batter onto skillet in 4 or 5 inch circles.
- Sprinkle each circle with 10-15 chocolate chips
- Do not flip until bubbles appear and surface starts to dull.
- Serve with your favorite maple or buttermilk syrup and sliced bananas and chocolate chips if desired.