These Chunky Monkey Pancakes are the perfect pancake flavored throughout with bananas and chocolate chips topped with a banana peanut butter sauce.
I believe I have perfected the pancake with this chunky monkey pancake and sauce. I was truly happy when the pancake batter consistency with just right.
You see I have a love/hate relationship with pancakes. I love pancakes but I hate making them. My pancakes are a bit like the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. They are either too thick – “this bed is too hard” or too thin – ” this bed is too soft” but never just right. Until now!!!!! Chunky monkey pancakes and sauce – oh the Chunky Monkey Sauce!!! – to the rescue. I have finally found the “just right” batter consistency.
While making the chunky monkey pancake batter, my ingredients were separated into two bowls – one dry ingredient bowl and one wet ingredient bowl. I made a well in the dry ingredients to add the wet ingredients into, whisked together until just combined but there were still a few small lumps. I think that is part of the secret of making fluffy pancakes is not to over mix the batter. When I added the mashed banana I lightly stirred it in just enough to mix throughout. I also choose to wait to sprinkle the chocolate chips on the top of each pancake while they were cooking. It seems to be a more evenly distribution of the chips, otherwise the chips usually sink to the bottom third of the batter.
To make the chunky monkey sauce you can either make before the pancake batter or while the pancakes are cooking because the sauce whips up fairly quickly. Don’t hesitate to mix well, as then the mashed bananas are not lumpy and the peanut butter is throughout the sauce. All “just right” for these “just right” chunky monkey pancakes and sauce.
So good, you want these.
- 1 ripe banana (mashed)
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 eggs
- 4 TBS butter (melted)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 4 TBS sugar
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 2 bananas (ripe and mashed)
- 2 - 4 TBS peanut butter (to taste)
- 1/4 - 1/3 cup whole milk
Preheat griddle to 350 degrees
In a medium bowl add buttermilk, vanilla, and melted butter
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, soda, baking powder, and sugar
Make a well in the dry ingredients
Add in the wet ingredients plus the 2 eggs, whisk together just until combined
Stir in mashed banana
Use nonstick spray on griddle
Pour 1/3 cup batter onto griddle to form 1 pancake, sprinkle 6 to 10 chips on top
Continue pouring pancake batter onto griddle until full leaving 1 inch space in between
Once bubbles form on top, flip pancake
Continue cooking until pancakes are browned and cooked through on both sides
Serve warm with chunky monkey sauce or maple syrup
In a medium bowl, mash the bananas until there are no lumps
Stir in the peanut butter
Add the milk, a TBS at a time, stirring inbetween each add in until the sauce is the thickness you prefer
Serve with Chunky Monkey Pancakes
This chunky monkey sauce is just right with the chunky monkey pancakes!