I love making banana pancakes on Sundays. Probably because I’ve been listening to Jack Johnson for years, and Banana Pancakes is one of my favorite songs.
With fall in the air, I decided to change up my classic banana pancake recipe for one that has a little more spice.
You can either get a gluten free pancake mix (Trader Joe’s) and add bananas, cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon, or start from scratch.
Pancakes from Scratch:
2 medium sized bananas or 3 small bananas, mashed, or 9.5 ounces. (Put in fridge to ripen until lightly brown.)
2 tablespoons coconut oil.
1 tablespoon organic vegan butter
2 Tablespoons of Organic Brown Coconut Sugar
1 cup oat flour or gluten free multipurpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon water
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
Dark chocolate Chips for baking (do not add to mixture.)
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.
Blend banana and almond milk separately in a blender or mash by hand.
Pour banana and milk mixture into separate bowl and add eggs, coconut oil, butter and mix.
Combine wet and dry ingredients
On a non stick pan, heat stove top to medium heat, adding a bit of all natural butter to the pan slowly add the mixture.
Lower heat while placing dark chocolate chips evenly on the pancake, then cover the top with batter before flipping.
TOP PANCAKES WITH
Pumpkin Butter Spread (available pre-made at Trader Joe’s, or...
2 cans pumpkin puree
2/3 cup coconut sugar or organic brown coconut sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup unsweetened apple juice
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice*
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 pinch sea salt
1 teaspoon coconut oil
Add all ingredients to a pot, bring stove top to medium-high heat, and stir.
Being to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer.
Cook, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes, Check and stir every 4-5 minutes. Ideally cook and simmer for 30 minutes to bring out the most flavor.
let mixture cool, then pour into a glass container (I prefer a classic mason jar.) Best used within 2 weeks... but it might be gone in hours!
Top the pancakes with Pumpkin Butter. And there you have it! Gluten-Free Pumpkin Butter Pancakes with Dark Chocolate Chips. Enjoy!