Have I ever told you guys that I often dream about food? I can’t tell you how many recipes I’ve come up with because I cooked them in a dream and then woke up craving it. Such is the case with these pancakes! I woke up a couple of weeks ago and ran to the kitchen to see if they were as good in real life as they were in my sleep and I have to say- they were sooo much better! If only I had the body I have when sleeping, because I eat all I want and never gain weight when I’m dream-eating. These pancakes are light and fluffy and easy to make. They’re dotted with bits of melted chocolate and chunks of sweet banana. And the best part is the syrup. When I was a kid my friend Jessica introduced me to peanut butter and maple syrup on pancakes. Ever tried it?? It’s amazing. So that’s the inspiration behind the syrup. I can’t wait any longer, let’s cook these things!

We start by combining your average dry pancake ingredients with your average wet pancake ingredients.

Then place a couple of ripe bananas in a bowl and roughly mash. I use bananas that aren’t quite banana bread material. I don’t want mushy brown banana chunks in my pancakes, just soft sweet ones. And you don’t need to pulverize them either, leave some chunks like seen here:

And everything is better with a touch of chocolate, right?? Use mini chips, or roughly chop some regular chocolate chips. The smaller bits distribute better in the batter, and tossing them with a bit of flour helps keep them from all sinking to the bottom.

Then just stir it all up.

I think the best part about these pancakes is the syrup. And it only involves 2 ingredients:

Heat them up together in the microwave and watch the magic happen. Okay, it’s not really magic, it just tastes really really good. Trust me. It will be runny at first but as it sits it thickens quite a bit. If it gets too thick, just warm it up again in the microwave.

By now you have probably cooked up your pancakes. Oh yum.

Oh, but wait…. it gets better.

Pour on some of the magical syrup and it’s perfection.

Yet another way to successfully eat dessert food for breakfast? Check.

I was half way through stuffing this plateful in my mouth when I decided I should snap a picture. See the melty bits of chocolate and the chunks of banana? Mmmmm….


And For your viewing pleasure, here’s a quick segment on Salt Lake City’s Studio 5 TV show featuring this recipe!

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