Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Banana Chocolate Chip Sourcream Pancakes

Have not made pancakes for my girls for the longest time now. Lately every weekend morning my husband and I will either be playing tennis or training for the coming KL marathon, which will normally be followed up by breakfast on our own at the nearby coffee place. Hence we seldom eat breakfast with our girls during weekend mornings. So bad! Okay okay, that's why I was pretty determine to make it for them while I'm home last Saturday morning. This time,I added a little twist in the batter, not the usual pancake they eat, where I added 1/4 cup of sour cream, which turns out great! My girls raved about it and finished up their stack in no time! ;)
Ingredients for Banana Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Pancakes:
85g all purpose flour
15g cake flour
1 1/2 tbsp caster sugar

1 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp salt

1/4 cup sour cream

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 large egg

120ml fresh milk

15g unsalted butter

1 ripe medium banana
, peeled and cut into thin slices
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

  • In a bowl, place all dry ingredients in, meaning flour, cake flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Stir well to blend everything together.
  • In a large mixing bowl, lightly beat the egg and add sour cream and stir well.
  • Heat up the milk and butter till almost boiling. Slowly drizzle and stir the milk mixture into egg mixture till everything is incorporated. Add vanilla and stir well.
  • Add the dry mixture into the egg mixture and stir till just combined. Over mixing the batter will not yield nice fluffy pancakes.
  • Heat up a pan with some butter or cooking oil at medium low heat.
  • Scoop desired amount of batter into the pan. Then top the batter with 3 to 4 slices of banana and sprinkle some chocolate chips. Then using a small heatproof teaspoon, making sure the chocolate is inside the batter, else it will burn after flipping the pancake.
  • Cook about 2 to 3 minutes per side till golden brown and crisp. Remove from pan and serve with maple syrup and butter, yummy!
If any of you worry about the sour cream giving it a sour taste, not at all! It actually contribute to it's light texture. These pancakes are so light and fluffy, with the bananas so soft and sweet, plus the chocolate all melted in, a perfect combination! The crispy sides is such a treat to eat too! And even if you don't serve with maple syrup, it's still delicious on it's own. I think I can eat this every morning! ;D

When my girls finished their breakfast that day, they were already asking me if they will be having these pancakes again tomorrow, haha! And since I made quite a lot, the 2 left overs are still good even when it's not heated up. My elder daughter goggle up another one for snack in the afternoon too. ;) I guess I should try to make these yummy breakfast treat for my girls more often....it's already worth every trouble when you see they enjoying a delicious home made breakfast you make just for them. ;D


Elyse said...

What a special treat for the girls!! I love the look of these pancakes, and I bet the sour cream makes them tender with a wonderfully slight tang. Delish!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks Elyse, I like these pancakes alot too. Will try to make them more often for my girls, then I get to eat them too! ;)