I have been on the lookout for chocolate Cherry Garcia ice cream for weeks. Last weekend, I checked the two closest grocery stores. Today I was close to a Walmart, and stopped to see if they were carrying it. No such luck.
I know that it has already hit some stores, because my dad found a pint in Grand Junction, Colorado. I'm a little surprised there are stores selling it in a rural Colorado town and not in DC metropolitan area, but maybe Ben and Jerry's has a stronger fan base in the intermountain west.
These pancakes are inspired by a Ben and Jerry's ice cream. I like Chubby Hubby, but I rarely buy it. I'm a big pan of Phish Food. I also enjoy The Tonight Dough and New York Super Fudge Chunk. They used to sell an oatmeal cookie ice cream that was fantastic.
In high school, I attended a swim meet at a distant school. We spent the night at a nearby hotel. I remember buying a pint of Ben and Jerry's and eating it in one sitting. I probably at 1,000 calories. I can't do that anymore.
At another overnight swim meet, I had a friend cut off about five inches of my hair in the tub of the hotel. I remember she did a good job for someone with no training.
I found a banana pancakes recipe on allrecipes.com. I added chocolate chips and walnuts to make Chubby Hubby pancakes.
The ingredients are 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon white sugar, 2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 egg, 1 cup milk, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, 2 ripe bananas, 1/3 cup chocolate chips and 1/3 cup walnuts.
I added the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a bowl. I whisked the dry ingredients together.
In another bowl, I mixed together the egg, bananas, and oil. I mashed these ingredients together and then mixed in the milk.
I poured the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stirred the batter together.
I added the chocolate chips and chopped walnuts. I stirred the batter again to evenly distribute the chocolate and walnuts.
I cooked about a third of a cup of batter in a greased and hot skillet. After bubble started for form, I flipped the pancakes and let the reserve side brown for a few minutes.
I ate these pancakes with greek yogurt. It is my custom. I think they would be even more delicious with caramel syrup and extra chocolate chips. Extra slices of bananas on top would also have been a great addition.
The texture of these pancakes was outstanding. They were fluffy and plump.
The pancakes had a nice and delicious banana flavor.
The edges became a little crisp and golden.
The chocolate chips added sweetness and creaminess. The walnuts added crunch and nuttiness.
Overall, they were simple yet scrumptious pancakes.