I was so excited to live out one of my favorite songs this weekend - "Banana Pancakes" by Jack Johnson. If you have not heard this song - download it now. It will make you happy!
"Maybe we can sleep in,
I'll make you banana pancakes,
Pretend like it's the weekend now"
These pancakes are not your run-of-the-mill fluffy pancake, so if that is what you like, then this is not for you. But if you like wholesome, oatey, banana-ey, hearty pancakes - get on this recipe now!
These just melt in your mouth and take you to banana, chocolate heaven! They really taste like banana bread - very aptly named!
Banana Bread Pancakes with Chocolate
Recipe from My New Roots
Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
2/3 cup walnuts
2 teaspoon baking soda
pinch sea salt
2 very ripe banana
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoon olive oil
1 1/3 cup nut milk (I use almond)
4 teaspoon maple syrup
handful of walnuts, chopped
extra-dark chocolate, grated
In a food processor, pulse the walnuts until they resemble a sand-textured powder (do not over process – you’ll end up with walnut butter). Remove walnut powder, add oats and pulse until you get a shaggy flour. Place walnut and oats flours in a large bowl. Add baking soda, sea salt and stir to combine.
Add all wet ingredients (banana, vanilla, olive oil, nut milk, 4 tsp. maple syrup) to the food processor and blend to combine.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix just until the two come together. Let batter sit for 30 minutes at room temperature.