Valentine Banana-Chip Pancake

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What better way to show your family some LOVE than with a healthy & sweet Valentine’s breakfast? Since I am one to never opt out the flavor, upon my daughter’s request, we mashed up some bananas on their last legs and added some chocolate chip. (It is Valentine’s Day after all) We finished it up with some fiber-rich ingredients and a drizzle of warm maple syrup.

Servings: 4-6

Ingredients

• 2 cup white whole wheat flour (my new obsession; lighter tasting than pure whole wheat, with the same nutritional benefits)
• 2 ripe bananas
• ¼ cup chocolate chips
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1 cup low-milk + more if needed
• 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
• 2 large eggs beaten
• warm maple syrup for topping
• vegetable or canola oil for pan

Directions

1.) Using a potato masher, mash bananas in a small bowl.

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2.) Add eggs, milk, apple sauce & vanilla to the bowl and whisk.

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3.) In a large mixing bowl combine flour, salt, baking powder and chocolate chips.

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4.) Add to dry mixture and stir until it turns into a batter. (Add more water or milk in necessary)

5.) Heat and brush canola oil onto a griddle pan.

6.) Gently pour the pancake batter onto the pan into circles. Wait for each to bubble and flip.

7.) Drizzle with warm syrup and garnish with extra banana slice and couple chocolate chips.

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