Everybody's Favourite Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Everyone wants to start the day off with a healthy dish, but sometimes we just want to have that sweet kick. Banana and chocolate are a the perfect duo to start the day right with a serving of fruit.

Ingredients

    125 g / 1 cup All-purpose flour
    10 g / 1 tbsp Baking powder
    1 g / 1⁄2 tsp Salt
    185 ml / 3⁄4 cup Milk
    2 large Eggs, separated
    45 g / 3 tbsp Crystal Margarine, melted
    30 gm / 2 tbsp Brown sugar
    30 ml / 2 tbsp Vanilla extract
    250 g / 1 cup Chocolate chips
    2 medium Bananas, peeled and cut into coins Maple syrup, for topping
    Extra Crystal Margarine, for cooking and topping

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, banana slices, chocolate chips, and salt.
  2. In a 2-cup measuring cup, beat together the egg yolks, milk, vanilla extract, and melted Crystal Margarine.
  3. In a smaller mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar and the egg whites. With an electric mixer set to high speed, beat the egg whites until they reach medium to stiff peaks.
  4. Mix the milk mixture into the flour in additions, stirring with a spatula until just combined. A few lumps are alright, just don’t over-work the batter. You will end up with chewy pancakes.
  5. Pre-heat a large frying pan or griddle to medium-low heat.
  6. Fold in the beaten egg whites into the batter in 3 parts. Doing this in stages allows the batter to lighten. Adding the egg whites all at once will crush all of the air you have trapped in the egg whites.
  7. Add 1⁄2 tbsp of Crystal Margarine to the warmed pan or griddle. The margarine should slowly bubble with a quiet sizzle and steam. If it sizzles too fast and starts to smoke, turn the heat down.
  8. Using a 1⁄2-cup measuring cup, portion out as many pancakes as you can comfortably fit on your cooking surface. Avoid overcrowding, which will make the pancakes difficult to flip.
  9. Once the pancakes start to bubble on the surface, begin flipping them over. If you notice they are getting too dark, turn down your burner temperature.
  10. Once the cakes are golden on each side and bounce back when lightly pressed in the center, they are ready to serve. Remove them from the pan, and serve immediately, topped with additional Crystal Margarine, maple syrup, and more bananas if you have them.

Chef Tips

  • Your first few pancakes won’t be picture perfect, as it takes time to find that perfect temperature.
  • If you want everyone to eat together, turn your oven on to the lowest possible setting. As the cakes are finished, stack them on an oven safe dish, covered with a damp towel, and place in the oven.