Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Chubby Hubby Pancakes

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.


Unknown said...

These pancakes look worth every bite!

Tony Cox said...

I just made this and the whole family love it! Thanks!!