Dave’s (and Alton Brown’s) Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Pancakes

If you’re looking for a good pancake recipe, Alton Brown’s instant pancake mix is one of his better offerings. I make that almost weekly for the kids, usually with the addition of a half cup of chocolate chips.

This morning, I felt like doing something a little different with it, so here’s the modifications I made which turned out pretty good:

  • Follow the instructions to make Alton’s mix.
  • Use one cup of mix and one cup of whole wheat flour
  • Add to the dry ingredients:
    • 1/4 tsp baking soda
    • 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
    • 1 tsp sugar
    • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
    • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • After you combine the buttermilk/butter/egg yolk mixture, mash up two very ripe bananas and add them to the milk. Whisk to break up the mashed banana lump.
  • Add the liquid to the dry ingredients, mix just enough to combine, and make the pancakes!