Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Blueberry Topping

Thursday, May 17, 2012


Nearly every weekend, the first interaction between me and Dayv goes a little like this:

I walk in the door, coming home from either the gym or a run to find that Dayv is awake.  I give him a kiss, say good morning, and then he says, "Were you going to make me breakfast, or..................."

Sometimes I'll make Dayv a quick batch of pancakes using a gluten-free mix, sometimes I'll make him a smoothie, and sometimes I'll say, "Just have waffles and cereal."  But, this past Sunday, I was all about making him breakfast.  I wanted to make him something a little unexpected, delicious, healthy, and that would make him feel like a king eating.  I succeeded.

This recipe uses teff flour, which I use whenever I can get away with it.  It is a super small and very healthy grain that is dark in color.  I urge you to try it.  If you want to sub it with something else, I would suggest using another fine flour, such as superfine brown rice flour or sorghum.


Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Blueberry Topping
makes six pancakes
1/2 c teff flour
1/4 c sorghum flour
1/4 c tapioca flour
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 c almond milk
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp vinegar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 c thinly sliced banana
2 tbsp mini chocolate chips
Earth Balance for greasing the pan
Blueberry Topping(recipe below)
additional banana slices for serving

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together flours, sugar, and baking powder.  Add in almond milk, olive oil, vinegar, and vanilla extract, and mix thoroughly.  Add banana slices and mash with a fork into the batter until desired consistency is created(I left it pretty chunky).  Stir in chocolate chips.

Heat a skillet over medium-low heat(about a 4 on the range).  Grease skillet with a bit of Earth Balance.  Measure a 1/4 cup and pour onto skillet.  Allow to cook for 3-5 minutes, or until the pancake begins to puff up and away from the pan.  Flip, and cook for an additional minute or 2.  When the pancake has finished cooking, remove from skillet and transfer to plate.  Repeat until all batter has been used.

Blueberry Topping
3/4 c frozen blueberries
1 tsp arrowroot flour
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice

Combine all ingredients into a small saucepan.  Cook over medium heat and stir continually until everything is fully combined.  Once it begins to thicken, reduce heat to low and continue to stir until desired thickness is reached.  Remove from heat.

To assemble:
Divide pancakes onto serving plates.  Top with desired amount of blueberry topping and a few banana slices.  Enjoy!

27 comments:

  1. I need to use teff more often...
    These pancakes looks so good, sister! You know how to spoil your man. I will be expecting these everyday when I visit :)

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    1. no prob. i will make them for you ;)

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  2. I havent tried teff too yet. those pancakes with choc chips and topped with the delicious blueberry sauce are a treat! my hubbs wants new breakfast every other day. i am kinda out of ideas now.. all sorts of pancakes and french toasts have been served.. or maybe not.. will think of something!:)
    you know i thought of another use of the chickpea roll up sheets. you can cut then into thinner strips and use them as gf pasta!

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    1. you, out of ideas?? no way! and i can't wait to try your chickpea pasta!

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    2. oh and 2 words.. wait 3 words for u.. rice paper baklava;) havent tried it yet.. but hopefully in another week or so when i can free up some experimentation time!

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    3. you are amazing, woman! i was just reading a baklava recipe recently and wished i had the skill to make it gluten-free and vegan!

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  3. I never used teff before. You just gave me the kick to start. Pancakes with blueberries...this really looks yummy.

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  4. They look so perfect I wish I could make a pancake that didn't end in disaster. I blame ADD. I just never have gotten the hang of stove top cooking. I'm hoping to make you feel bad enough to send me a dozen. Has it worked yet? No? All I can say is Dayv is one lucky man.

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    1. haha laurel..i'm still horrible at flipping pancakes sometimes. it depends on the day..and my add(or multi-tasking skills) ;)

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  5. These sound so good. It's like all of my favorite pancake flavors rolled into one. I can't wait to give them a try!

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  6. Oh wow...these look amazing!!!! Blueberries and bananas and pancakes....nom nom nom :) I am excited to make these and finally try baking with gluten free flours. I've been a bit apprehensive. But this recipe looks easy thanks to your great instructions :) xoxo Happy weekend sweetie!

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    1. thanks, courtney! if you try them, i hope they turn out well for you ;)

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  7. Yum - you totally hit my pancake spot, lol! I love banana pancakes, and I love blueberry toppings like this. Add in some chocolate chips, and I'm a happy camper! Dayv was very lucky, indeed. :)

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    1. well thank you, willow ;) i like to think he's lucky, too ;)

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  8. Mmmm panny cakes, a girl after my own heart.

    Justin and I have the same conversation every sunday the minute I step through the door after coming home from the Gym :)

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    1. justin and dayv are so very similar. and i made banana pancakes...on sunday morning!!

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  9. Yum : ) My sister just made me chocolate chip pancakes last weekend! but no banana... I wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award : )Find out more here http://imcookininmykitchen.blogspot.com/2012/05/graced-with-award.html or https://www.facebook.com/RecipesSwap

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  10. Mmmm, I haven't had pancakes in forever! And believe it or not, I'm not sure that I have tried the blueberry/chocolate thing yet either. I might have tried it once, but I don't remember. What am I waiting for!?

    Also, I haven't seen teff flour before..where do you buy yours?

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    1. i don't know what you're waiting for! you gotta try it!

      i get my teff flour from whole foods. it's made by bob's red mills ;)

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  11. i love your blog! i was wondering what you use as an egg replacer if you use a gluten free pancake mix like bobs red mill, i never know which is the best replacement to go with!

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    1. hi tina! thank you for your sweet compliments! when i use the mixes, i kind of just do my own thing and don't really follow the instructions. i like my pancake batter fairly thin, so i usually put in about 3/4 c of almond milk for a cup of dry batter. then i add a teaspoon or so of olive oil, and sometimes a tsp of apple cider vinegar. i hope this helps ;)

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  12. My stepdaughter has been hinting that she would like chocolate-chip pancakes sometime soon- these will be a huge hit! And I love how low-sugar the blueberry topping is! It sounds so perfect!

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    1. i love how low sugar it is, too! i hope your step daughter enjoys these!

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  13. I haven't tried cooking with teff yet- but I love it in Injera so I bet I would love these as well. The blueberry topping looks like a must! Yum!

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