It has been awhile since I posted. I had some family in town for a bit and then I went to Universal Studios to see the Harry Potter themed sections.
It was wonderful to see family. We explored the city a little bit and saw a play. The time went by too quickly. Universal Studios was lots of fun. I spend so much money on Harry Potter merchandise. I think I spend about $50 dollars on candy alone. Given that all the prices are inflated at a theme park, I didn't actually buy that much candy. Each chocolate frog was ten bucks.
I bough a few bags of Reese's baking cups and Reese's Pieces candy and have been exploring new ways to use them. I added them and some chocolate chips to this delicious peanut butter banana pancakes recipe. I also used brown sugar instead of white sugar.
The ingredients are 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour, 2 tablespoons baking powder, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 1/4 cups milk, 1 mashed banana, 1/3 cup peanut butter, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/4 cup Reese's baking cups and Reese's Pieces candy, and 1/4 cup chocolate chips.
I combined the flour, baking powder, brown sugar, and salt. I whisked the dry ingredients together.
I mashed the banana in another bowl. I doubled the recipe, which is why there are two bananas in the bowl. The recipe just calls for one banana. I added peanut butter, oil, vanilla, and milk. I whisked the wet ingredients together.
I poured the wet ingredients into the dry and mixed the batter together. I added the Reese's baking cups and Reese's Pieces candy. I then added the chocolate chips. I mixed the batter again.
I cooked the pancakes in a greased skillet over medium-high heat. Each pancake contained about a third of a cup of batter. I cooked each side until it was golden and a little brown.
I ate these pancakes toped with greek yogurt. Peanut butter and maple syrup would have been more delicious. Have you eaten pancakes topped with peanut butter and maple syrup? It's a wonderful combination.
These were scrumptious pancakes. They were soft, tender, and fluffy.
They had a pronounced peanut butter and banana flavor. The chocolate pieces and peanut butter cups were sweet and gooey. The Reese's pieces added extra sweetness and peanut flavor.
It was a tasty pancake recipe that I will use again. I am a bit of a fan of the Reese's baking combo as well. I'm a sucker for peanut butter and chocolate.