Roasted Cashew-Almond Yogurt Bowl with Stove-Top Matcha Green Tea Granola.
And just in time for the weekend too!
Not like I planned that or anything.
Really though, I have been dying to share these ricotta chocolate chip banana and chia pancakes with you for way too long now. I mean, I know they are only banana pancakes and that’s really nothing new. But chocolate chip banana pancakes? Well, they are just my favorite.
I have been making them since I was twelve and I swear, they are the sole reason why I started to really love cooking. So yeah, I have so much love for a good chocolate chip banana pancake.
But umm, it should be loaded with chocolate chips to be considered GOOD. <–fact.
Making pancakes, or really any breakfasty food, but especially pancakes, is somewhat therapeutic for me. I love it. I think it’s because it brings me back to that first year that I really started to enjoy cooking for people. That satisfaction on a family member’s face (ok, my mom’s face) was the greatest feeling. Some people get a rush flying forty feet in the air, off a beyond massive jump, with a board strapped to their feet (hello to my brothers and their insane friends), but me? I am much more tame. My rush comes from happy stomachs and happy faces.
It works, and I have a much greater chance of staying away from the hospital…all though I swear one of these day I will catch my hair on fire. I really do fear this day.
Since we are talking breakfast food, I did my best to make these a tad bit on the healthier side. I mean, I tried.
I loaded these pancakes with bananas, whole wheat flour, eggs and so many little chia seeds (which I love, they are awesome, you should all try them). So you see what I mean, all very heathy things…meaning that all these healthy things cancel out those little semi-sweet chocolate chips.
What, they do, and don’t try to tell me otherwise.
Also? You can never add in too many chocolate chips. Just sayin.
AND while these pancakes are good anytime, any season, any day – they are the very best to enjoy on a snowy day when it’s cold, the fire is going and you are still in your pajamas at noon. Yes, that is the best kind of day for these pancakes.
Oh and I know coffee is typical with breakfast, but what you should really be drinking alongside these pancakes is an icy cold glass of milk.
Then you are set… and it really does not get any better than that!
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And now we can all go on to have a very happy, (chocolate chip) banana pancake filled weekend.
Can I make these in a waffle maker?
I have not tried it, but I think it would work great!
If I don’t have ricotta can I just use more milk?
Hey looks yummo! What is the calories per pancake do u know? Or serving? And how many in a serving?
Looks delicious! I love pancakes 🙂
SO. MUCH. YUM!!!
Full of such deliciousness! Whyyyyy am I so late to see this!! Definitely need to save this recipe for next weekend – the ricotta in there sounds delicious!