Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Warm Banana Syrup

Recipe written by The Chef Next Door


1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 Tbsp sugar

1 Tbsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 egg

1 1/2 cups milk

3 Tbsp vegetable oil

1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract

About 1/2 cup of your favorite chocolate chips

Ingredients for the banana syrup:

2 Tbsp unsalted butter

1/2 tsp cinnamon

2 Tbs honey

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup water

2 bananas, cut into slices

Start by making the banana syrup. Combine all of the ingredients except the bananas in a medium saucepan. Bring to a low boil then add the the bananas in and mix gently. Allow to simmer gently while making the pancakes.

In a large bowl whisk together the dry ingredients and set aside. In another bowl, combine the wet ingredients. Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients all at once and stir until moistened. The batter will be slightly lumpy. (Don't over mix or the pancakes will be tough)

For standard size pancakes, pour about 1/4 cup of the batter onto a hot buttered griddle or large skillet. Sprinkle a handful of the chocolate chips over the surface of each pancake. 

Cook over medium heat until the pancakes start to bubble and the edges are starting to brown, about two minutes. Flip and cook on the other side for another minute or two, until golden brown.

To keep the pancakes warm while the rest are cooking, I put them on a plate in a warm oven, usually set at 200 degrees. Once they are all cooked, spoon some of the banana syrup on top, making sure to get plenty of banana slices too!

Bon Appetit!