So let me just get this out there, I love me some pancakes! Also my husband, who puts all my posts together, will absolutely hate the fact that I just used incorrect grammar. Anyway, so who doesn’t love brownies?!? Well this gal does! So why not combine the two and make a delicious breakfast treat in the form of Healthy Brownie Pancakes.
I know in other posts I have brought up the fact that I like to sneak healthy ingredients into the foods my children think are indulgent. In this one, I used sweet potato puree and bananas to sweeten the pancakes.
If you are a regular visitor to my blog you might notice I do like to use sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes have many benefits to your health such as: promoting healthy digestion, improving blood sugar regulation, and they are high in fiber and potassium. Bananas can help reduce depression, reduce blood pressure, power our brain, and give us energy. Those are just a few of the benefits of both, and are great reasons to start your day with them.
Note: To make fresh sweet potato puree, bake your sweet potato in the oven at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. Once it is soft to the touch, take it out and allow to cool enough so you can touch it. Peel skin off and chop. Place chopped pieces in a food processor and process until smooth.
- 1 cup pureed sweet potatoes
- 1 ½ cups milk (I used almond)
- 2 bananas, mashed
- 2 eggs
- 3 tablespoons real maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 ¼ cups white whole wheat flour
- ¼ cup milled flax seed
- ¼ cup dutch processed cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup mini chocolate chips
- Heat electric griddle to 350 degrees
- In a large bowl combine the puree'd sweet potatoes, almond milk, bananas, eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla. Whisk all the ingredients together. If you would prefer to omit the banana, add 4 tablespoons(1/4 cup) more maple syrup.
- In a medium combine the flour, flax seed, cocoa powder, baking powder and sugar.
- Add the dry ingredients into the wet and gently whisk until well combined. Add chocolate chips and stir.
- Pour ¼ cup of the batter, per pancake, and let cook about 2-3 minutes each side.
- Serve warm, you can add chocolate syrup if desired, but these really don’t need anything added.
(Originally Posted: March 11, 2014)