Healthy & Hearty PB Banana Pancakes

I saw a video somewhere on Facebook, sorry I don’t remember the source but I made these pancakes from what I remembered and changed up what I couldn’t exactly remember! They were really good and hearty and I love the little bites of melted chocolate. A healthy start to your day and a great way to use up those over ripe bananas! It’s nice to have alternatives so that you don’t always have to use them in banana bread.

These took me maybe 5 minutes to put together and in about 15 minutes from start to finish we were eating. Just don’t be expecting light and fluffy pancakes, the texture is a mash up of a pancake and an oatmeal cookie. Yum!

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You just need one bowl and a fork to mix these up.
Smash up 2 very ripe bananas, the more brown spots the sweeter the are!
Add in 3 eggs and stir the bananas and the eggs until they are mixed together very well. Add in 2 Tablespoons peanut butter, any variety.
3/4 cup quick oats
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/4 tsp salt

For the peanut butter I used PB Powder. I love the stuff! You can buy it at Costco or Sam’s Club in a big tub but you can also buy it in the bulk section as Winco. Try it out, I use it in place of a lot of things that have peanut butter in them. Same results, same great flavor but a fraction of the fat and calories!

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Stir everything together and cook it on medium heat. Once the bottom side is browned, flip it over. Make sure you don’t have the temperature too hot, you want the insides to be able to cook before the outside is burned.

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Enjoy them warm with another smear of peanut butter, Nutella or Biscoff…or all three. We ate ours with maple syrup. And if I had some bananas that weren’t over ripe I would have added sliced banana on top.

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I felt like they were more filling than normal pancakes due to the oatmeal. It made 2 big ones for my hubby, 2 medium ones for me and a little baby one for Olivia…who decided she was done eating before they were even cooked…1 year olds…

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