Tuesday, February 9, 2010

How Pancakes Are Meant To Be Done

I hate pancakes. And I really hate bananas. But I love my chocolate chip banana pancakes. Especially when they’re heart-shaped and covered with sparkly red icing and whipped cream. Now that’s how pancakes are meant to be. G’head, you know you want to try them for yourself.

Start with your standard pancake mix prepared per the instructions on the box. The following quantities are for a recipe using 1 cup of mix.  Add:
  • 3 heaping tablespoons of wheat germ – you know, to make that processed pancake mix a little healthier.
  • ¼ cup of milk - to moisten up the wheat germ
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 smashed banana – the riper the better
Mix it all up and you’re ready to pour! To make the hearts, just pour the batter out in a V-shape. Gravity should do the rest. If your heart’s not quite pointy enough on the bottom, pull the point downwards with the back of a spoon. Trust me, this will make a perfect heart. Not a wonky one like the one you see here. This was my first attempt. The kiddos grabbed and gobbled up all the pretty ones. Kids! They’re always snatching up the good stuff and leaving me with nothing but rejects to photograph. Who do they think I make this stuff for…them?


Alyssa S. said...

You don't like pancakes???? Or bananas???? Are you OK??? Those look delish...so maybe I need to try them :)

Vanessa said...

I like pancakes, and I like bananas, but I've never had them together. But anything with chocolate chips has to be good, so I might need to print this out!

Rainy Day Gardener said...

Great idea! Never thought to add the wheat germ..will do next time and I may try my hand at making them heart shaped...great inspiration :)

Tanya said...

Mmm, looks good to me.
Thanks for stopping by.