Use those brown bananas for more than just banana bread. Turn them into pancakes for breakfast with Greek yogurt and chocolate chips too!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, my dad makes the best pancakes. My favorite of his are applesauce pancakes which sadly I have yet to share. I have posted variations of that recipe however in the form of applesauce-sweet potato, pumpkin, and pineapple, so you could easily make them based off of those. Just use 2 cups applesauce for the mashed up fruit part. But today I am sharing yet another variation using Greek yogurt and banana.
These Greek yogurt-banana chocolate chip pancakes were inspired by my friend Brandi coming to visit, who loves the combination of banana and chocolate. I didn’t take photos of them that weekend and they were so good I had to make them again to share. My dad is actually visiting for the night on his way up to Rochester today so maybe I should make him these pancakes tomorrow morning before he hits the road again!
One year ago: Blueberry Blue Velvet Cake
Two years ago: Rainbow Guacamole Deviled Eggs
Four years ago: Baked Funfetti Doughnuts
GREEK YOGURT-BANANA CHOCOLATE CHIP PANCAKES
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
1 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used 4% Chobani)
1 cup mashed overripe bananas (about 1 large)
2 Tbsp butter, melted
2 cups Bisquick (or homemade pancake mix)
1/2 cup corn meal
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
- In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, yogurt, banana, and butter.
- In a separate bowl, combine the Bisquick, cornmeal, and cinnamon. Stir into the wet mixture just enough to combine. Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Scoop 1/4 cups of the batter onto the griddle, brown on both sides and serve hot.
Source: Adapted from my Applesauce-Sweet Potato Pancakes.
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Banana chocolate chip anything is always a winner in my book. And these pancakes look delightfully fluffly.
Banana bread is my fav, and turning it into pancakes is sheer genius! The addition of chocolate chips is perfect, too!
You’ll totally love them – dare you to make them vegan ;-)
When I visit you you will make me these pancakes and bacon….yes? Yes. Good good. :D
I will make you whatever your heart desires if you come visit!
I feel like the Greek yogurt makes a worthy buttermilk replacement. I might have to make these for Easter breakfast on Sunday!
Heck yea, perfect for Easter brunch!
I am a fan of pancakes and I like the concept here, but I don’t use Bisquick. Do you have any idea about proportions if I use real flour, baking powder, & baking soda? It’s okay if you don’t – just thought I’d ask.
No problem! I actually have a recipe for homemade pancake mix if you’d like to try that. It happens to be whole grain too ;-) https://www.thespiffycookie.com/2013/12/09/homemade-whole-grain-pancake-mix/
Thanks, Erin. I don’t know why I didn’t get that recipe before. I’ve saved it now, and that will be great for making these pancakes.
OMG. These are awesome! I’d choose these over banana bread, to tell you the truth!
Pancakes!!! I always love a good hearty pancake for breakfast. These look amazing!
Erin – These look perfect for a breakfast feast. I am a huge pancake person. I’d eat them for every meal if I could. :D These look healthy, fluffy, and delicious. I definitely need to try this recipe.