Banana Pancakes with Dark Chocolate & Blueberries

Growing up we could always count on my mom to make at least one “meal” a week. Muffins on Sunday mornings! I use the word meal loosely because these were made from a box and something I would never be able to get full off of. Ā I think she made these purposely on Sunday’s to try to coax us into joining her at church. Most of the time it worked! My brothers counted on them for their breakfast and were usually the only reason they rose out of bed before football at 1pm. Some Sundays it was chocolate chip… Other Sundays it was blueberry. Whichever flavor she picked – they always turned out just right. She has this muffin box mixing down to a tee!


Since Adam and I have been married (1 month today!) and talking about starting a family I thought maybe we should start going to church. Adam huffs and puffs at the idea and even though he thinks its important, he wants to wait til our children are old enough to go until he attends too. He’s apparently going to need some convincing. I knew just the road I was going to take here… Sunday breakfast!

Mine is a bit more filling and a little more indulgent but I think it might do the trick. I added both the blueberries & dark chocolate chips because I’m indecisive!

Banana Pancakes with Dark Chocolate & Blueberries

Serves 1 hungry husband or 2 normal people šŸ˜‰


  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • sprinkle of salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup blueberries


  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, & cinnamon.
  • In another bowl, beat the milk, egg and mashed bananas together.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and fold in the blueberries & chocolate chips.
  • Heat a griddle over medium high heat on the stove.
  • Add a little butter to the skillet and then cook pancakes on each side until golden brown.
  • Serve with real maple syrup.

Poof, you’re on your way to church!

30 days of thanks ā€“ Day 4 ā€“ I am grateful to be employed. Even though being off work is great – it feels really good to be back in a routine of!

Oh yeah… GO VOTE!!!



  1. Ok Lyss…couldn’t stop laughing. I’m sure you’re mom was loving this. Very cute. I’m grateful for you sweet girl. I love you…
    Aunt Kathy

  2. Yum, makin this weekend

  3. These pancakes look and sound delicious!!

  4. Cannot stop laughing! Guaranteed one meal a week huh?! I do make a killer muffin!

  5. These look amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  6. 1. Congrats on being married for a month already! Doesn’t time fly? I’ve been married 3 years and I cannot believe it!
    2. Love these pancakes!
    3. If I could give ANY advice, it would be to wait to have babies. I know you’ve probably heard both sides of the spectrum but travel, sleep in, enjoy alone time, enjoy peace and quiet when you need, enjoy down time whenever you want it, enjoy eating, just enjoy your time. I say this only because my hubby and I waited 2 years before we started trying and it was the best thing we could have done. We now have a 3 month old and I am SO thankful we did everything we did before she came. It leaves me with no regrets and helps me to make necessary sacrifices to be the best mom I can be!

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