Skinny Blender Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Pancakes

Only a few people know this about me, but I get really bad morning FOMO. Like, if I’m tired and everyone wants to stay out and party, I can go home and sleep like a baby. That’s super¬†cool with me. But if I’m in a house full of people (or, in real life, a loft with no bedroom door and one other person) and I know someone is awake before me on a Saturday and moving around and doing stuff, I just can’t handle it. And if I can smell coffee brewing? Forget it. It can be 6AM on Sunday morning and still dark and I’m getting out of bed. It’s so odd and irrational but I just want to be in on the action. The morning action, I mean. Reading the newspaper? Catching up on last night’s episode of whatever? Watching the sunrise? Drinking coffee at the kitchen table? I want in. Wake me up immediately because if I find out later that people were drinking coffee without me I’m going to be very ridiculously, embarrassingly, sad.

Oddly enough, I talked to my sisters about this, and they have the exact same issue. I’m not sure if it’s a weird triplet thing (we have several of those) but like, does literally anyone else feel this way?

Anyway, this could possibly be one of the reasons I like making breakfast so much? On the weekends, it’s one of my favorite ways to start the day. And I think I make pancakes, like, twice a month? Which is a lot of pancakes. So I have to make then a little skinny, otherwise, I have to eat less pancakes. Which – and I’m just being honest here – ¬†isn’t going to happen.

Ingredients
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
3 eggs
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbs honey
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 ripe banana, mashed
1/3 cup dark or semisweet chocolate chips
Cooking spray

  1. Add the flour and milk to a blender, and blend until smooth, 2-3 minutes.

  2. Then add the eggs, salt, honey, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda and banana, and blend for another 2-3 minutes, until smooth.

  3. At this point, let the batter sit for about 5 minutes, and it will thicken up slightly. Stir in the chocolate chips.

  4. Heat a griddle over medium heat, and spray with cooking spray or live a little and use butter. Drop the batter onto the preheated griddle, about 1/4 per pancakes. Flip once bubbles develop and remain. Cook on the other side for another 2 minutes. Serve with maple syrup.

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