Sunday, June 17, 2018

Whole Wheat, Oatmeal, and Banana Pancakes with Chocolate Chips and Toffee Bits


I'm posting another pancake recipe today.  I can eat pancakes for any meal.  These have oats and whole wheat flour, so they are full of fiber.  


Of course, I added chocolate chips and toffee bits, so it's not really healthy.

The whole wheat, oatmeal, and banana pancake recipe came from allrecipes.com.  I added chocolate chips and toffee bits.  For some inexplicable reason, I omitted the vanilla extract as well.



The ingredients are 1 cup rolled oats, 1 cup whole wheat floor, 3/4 cup all purpose flour, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons dry milk powder, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 egg, 2 cups milk, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, 1 mashed banana, 1 cup chocolate chips, 1 cup toffee bits.



I added the oats to a big bowl.  I added the milk, banana, and brown sugar to the same bowl with the oats.  I let this sit for about ten minute to let the oats soften.




After ten minutes, I added the milk powder, egg,  and vegetable oil.  Then whisked everything thoroughly. 



I then added the whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  I stirred the batter together.



I then mixed in the chocolate chips and toffee bits.


I used about a third of a put of batter for each pancake.  I cooked the pancakes in a hot, greased skillet over medium high heat.  I flipped the pancakes once the edges looked dry and bubbles started to form in the center of the pancakes.  I cooked the other side for a few minutes.


These were yummy pancakes.  They were hearty and fluffy.  They has a little more texture than regular pancakes, but the oats were pretty well absorbed into the cooked pancakes.


The brown sugar gave them a nice caramelized sweetness.


The toffee bits softened in the cooked pancakes as well.  They became little sections of additional, buttery sweetness.  


The chocolate was gooey, creamy, and rich.


Of course, the pancakes also tasted like banana.  The banana ensured that the pancakes were moist and tender.


It was a good recipe.  The pancakes were delicious.  I would make this recipe again.



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