What do you make on Easter morning? Is it something traditional or something new each year?
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1⁄4 cups milk
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1⁄2 cup banana, mashed (2 small or 1 large)
- 1 egg, separate
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1⁄2 cup chocolate chips (plus extra - for extra & garnish)
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds (optional)
- Combine the milk & the vingar & let sit for 15 minutes so that the milk sours. It sounds gross but it works & that’s what I did here & I loved it so I’m sticking with it
- Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt & cinnamon in a large bowl.
- In a small bowl mash the banana until it looks like baby food.
- Fold the mashed banana into the flour mixture
- Add the egg yolk, (cooled) melted butter & vanilla to the milk & vinegar mixture. Stir well until combined.
- Slowly mix the milk mixture into the dry flour mixture until combined.
- In a small bowl beat the egg white into stiff peaks with a whisk & some muscle or with an electric beater.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Then carefully fold in the egg whites. The more white you can see the better, this will ensure some fluff in your pancakes so don’t go nuts stirring it in.
- Heat a griddle, sprayed with oil on medium heat. Using an ice cream scoop, pour batter onto griddle making 3 inch rounds.
- Cook about two minutes or until tops are bubbly. Flip pancake and cook for another minute or until golden.
- Prepare remaining pancake batter as directed adding more spray if needed.
- While making your pancakes toast the almonds in a small skillet over medium heat just until they start to brown. Then remove them from the heat.
- Place pancakes on individual plates and sprinkle with chocolate chips & toasted almonds. To enhance this sugar rush serve with maple syrup or powdered sugar.