Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes

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Well it’s coming to the end of the summer. You’ve faked your way through your internship and the best experience you’ve garnered from the whole experience is how to survive a corporate hang over. Countless rounds of Coronas, golf, and hanging with your bros has come and gone. This was a special summer, but you know who didn’t have such a great summer? Your parents. Dealing with you embarrassing yourself in front of the family and cleaning up the bathroom after your nights out doesn’t have Moms and Pops feeling too hot right now. And even worse, your internship was unpaid so you’re out of funds for the school year.

Well, looks like you’ve got one week to fool them into thinking you’re the model child. Besides sucking it up and mowing the lawn, cooking is the next best option for happy parents. Wake up early one morning, say around 1 p.m., and whip up a batch of chocolate chip banana pancakes. Doing it from scratch will make them taste better as well as lead your parents to believe you have some talents. Talk about how much you learned at your internship and how excited you are for classes this semester. Anything to make sure you don’t get cut off and have to get a job as a barista so you can keep enjoying yourself. No one likes Baristas.


1 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1.25 cup of flour
.75 cup of whole-wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon of ginger
2 eggs
2 Tablespoons of honey
2 Tablespoons of olive oil
1 cup of skim milk
1 cup of plain yogurt
2 ripe bananas
chocolate chips


1. Preheat a griddle over a medium flame.

2. Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl. The dry ingredients include the two flours, baking soda and powder, and ginger.

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3. Add the eggs, honey, and olive oil. Mix with the dry ingredients.

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4. Measure out the milk and yogurt and combine them in a measuring glass. Stir together then add to the bowl. Mix throughly.

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5. Chop up the bananas and add to the bowl.

6. Carefully using a spray olive oil or another form of oil, grease the griddle. Add the batter on the griddle and sprinkle chocolate chips over them. Flip the pancake when it begins to bubble. Let sit for another 2-3 minutes on the other side and then repeat until there is not batter left.

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7. Throw on some Jack Johnson and dig in. Ain’t no need to go outside.