The perfect couple, banana and nutella, join together in this delicious breakfast treat.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 mashed banana
1/3 cup nutella
1 1/2 cups milk
Combine flours and baking powder in a large bowl. In another bowl, whisk together egg, banana and nutella, then add milk and whisk again until combined. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Batter will be slightly lumpy. Cook pancakes on a greased pancake griddle or non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Once pancakes start to bubble (about 2-3 minutes), flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes until golden.
Cole has unfortunately become quite influenced by commercials lately. He regularly tells me about the amazing cleaning properties of OxiClean, and how Fruit Loops are a source of fibre (ha! like 2 grams?). He also raved about nutella with ‘a hint of cocoa’ and asked if we could buy some. I don’t think I had ever bought nutella for him before so I figured it was about time I introduced him to this delicious treat. He’s been enjoying it on toast, on graham crackers, and has even started getting nutella hot chocolate at Starbucks (just ask for a shot of hazelnut in a regular hot chocolate). Mommy has been enjoying it on a spoon straight out of the jar. As you can see we’re all about the nutella in our house right now, so it wasn’t a surprise when Cole asked for nutella in his pancakes one Saturday morning. I added it to our usual banana pancakes and the result was incredible. I have known for a long time that Nutella and bananas are made for each other, ever since I had my first nutella and banana crepe in Paris many moons ago. These pancakes were reminiscent of that delightful experience. We had these pancakes with syrup, but they’re very good without anything on them at all. I took the leftover pancakes with us to the park and they made a great snack. I would imagine that these pancakes also be good with peanut butter if you didn’t happen to have nutella kicking around. If you try it let me know.