Banana Peanut Butter Pancake Bars

Banana Peanut Butter Pancake Bars

My favorite family tradition is Christmas morning breakfast.  We devour homemade waffles, bacon, and fruit before we open presents.  Christmas morning at our house is slow and peaceful.

If your family tends to have a more rushed Christmas morning, then this is the perfect Christmas morning breakfast for you.  You can bake these pancake bars a night or two before and warm them in the microwave on Christmas morning.  They are dense, chewy, and slightly sweet, just like an extra-thick pancake.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of pancake mix + the extra ingredients listed on the package (water, eggs, milk, oil, etc.)
  • 1 tbs cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Prepare pancake batter according to the directions on the package.
  • Stir in cocoa powder, 2 tbs peanut butter, 1 banana (mashed), and the powdered sugar.
  • Pour batter into a pan that has been coated with non-stick spray.
  • Microwave remaining peanut butter about 30 seconds, until drippy.  Use a spoon to pour peanut butter in a zig-zag pattern across the top of the pancake bars. 
  • Cut remaining banana into slices, and arrange the slices on the top of the pancake bars.
  • Bake pancake bars for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle.
  • Let cool completely before cutting.
  • Eat and enjoy!

P.S. I am linking up with Angie and her cohosts Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook and Diann @ Of Goats and Greens for Fiesta Friday.

2-Ingredient Banana Pancakes

2-Ingredient Banana Pancakes

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I’ve been seeing this recipe floating around the web, and I was excited to try it.  It is simple, quick, and (most importantly) tasty.

2 Ingredient Banana Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 over-ripe banana
  • 2 eggs
  • Optional toppings and fillings:  cinnamon (my favorite), peanut butter, fresh berries

Directions:

  • Heat griddle or frying pan and liberally spray with oil (banana tends to stick!)
  • In a bowl, mash your banana to smithereens.
  • Whisk in eggs.
  • Pour spoonfuls of the banana egg mixture onto the hot pan.  Allow it to cook a few minutes on one side, until the top is bubbly.
  • Flip the pancake and continue to cook the other side.
  • Remove, top with fresh fruit or nuts, and eat!