When I was pregnant with my second baby I wanted to eat nothing but chocolate covered fruit.
Let me rephrase that.
When I was pregnant with my second baby anything other than chocolate covered fruit made me think I was going to throw up.
Let me rephrase that.
When I was pregnant with my second baby I only ate chocolate covered fruit.
I think I made chocolate covered strawberry pancakes for dinner three nights in a row because that’s the only thing that wasn’t threatening a revolt from my tiny fetus.
Along those same lines, I came up with this winning recipe. A fluffy pancake, made a little healthier with the addition of whole wheat flour and given a burst of protein with the addition of walnuts. Bananas and chocolate chips rounded out my obvious need for sweets. I called them pregnant pancakes because I was craving them during pregnancy but also because they’re so many extras stuffed inside that they seemed pregnant themselves.
Because of the chocolate chips these pancakes taste great just smeared with butter, but if you’re a maple syrup die-hard I’m not going to stop you. Of course you could use any kind of fruit you’d like, but I love the nod to banana bread with the walnuts.
I thought this would be a good recipe to use to announce that I am once again pregnant! My husband and I feel very blessed that God is trusting us with another tiny soul to raise. We were pretty surprised by this pregnancy. It feels like I was just pregnant with my second!
While I am trying to cut back on the chocolate this time around, I will no doubt be making a lot of these pancakes in the months to come. I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as baby and I do!
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
- 3 tablespoons butter,, melted and slightly cooled
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ripe banana,, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat a griddle on medium heat.
- In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. In a glass measuring cup, whisk together eggs and buttermilk. In a medium bowl whisk together butter and vanilla. Slowly whisk egg mixture into butter mixture. Mix liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients with a few swift strokes. Its ok if there are lumps.
- Pour 1/2 cup batter per pancake onto the hot griddle. Sprinkle with bananas, walnuts, and chocolate chips, pressing lightly to adhere. Cook several minutes, until edges begin to dry and bottom is golden brown. Flip and cook a few minutes more.
- The pancakes are delicious on their own, or serve with butter and maple syrup, if desired.