Banana Chocolate Pancakes! (Guilt free of course)

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Merry Christmas everyone! Hope all of you got to wake up around your loved ones and surrounded by presents and yummy food!

Our little family of 3 usually goes out on Christmas mornings to have dim sum or something completely untraditional, you know, as all asians do. But this year, I thought “Well, I don’t enjoy breaking my paleo diet just because its Christmas” so I decided to make Christmas breakfast at home! That way, I could still enjoy my favourite breakfast of a yam and some salmon, while my parents got their festive munchies started with these pancakes!

I can’t wait to get my Snuggie on, turn on the Christmas movies, and just relax! Well, for a while at least. I’m in charge of making Christmas dinner tonight, but that’s another post! So ANYWAYS, even though I don’t eat traditional pancakes, I still have my coconut flour ones from time to time. However, this recipe is just for your basic pancake, but just healthified! I really think it’s the greek yogurt in this that gives the pancakes the perfect amount of chew, and makes them all that more filling!

Ingredients (Makes like…. 20? I didn’t count!):

- 1/2 cup all purpose flour

- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour

- 2 tablespoons ground flax

- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

- 1 tablespoon of honey (I used my own vanilla honey)

- 1 teaspoon each of cinnamon and ginger

- pinch of salt

- 3 teaspoons of baking powder

- 1.5 cups of milk (I used almond)

- 1 egg

- 2.5 tablespoons of greek yogurt

- 1 banana sliced

- optional nuts/chocolate etc

Directions:

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SIDE NOTE! Okay, this is TOTALLY irrelevant because you can just use your usual whisk, but I had to use this post as an excuse to show off my favourite kitchen tool. My magical magical whisk. AKA the whisk that Nigella uses. So really, this whisk represents Nigella, and therefore the whole reason why I ever started cooking :D

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Mix everything together until you’ve got a nice creamy batter (add more milk if you need) and let it rest for about 10 minutes before dolloping into a non stick griddle! Flip when you see bubbles, etc. You know, just your traditional pancake cooking directions :)

I served my dad his with some chocolate chips, bananas, and vanilla honey while my diabetic mom still happily ate hers with just some banana and apple :D

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