Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Caramel Pecans and Bananas

There are mornings when the ol' protein shake or bowl of cereal just won't do. Mornings when something from deep inside is telling you that this is a morning to spoil yourself, just because you can. This is the breakfast for just such an occasion. The only regret I had after indulging in such a decadent treat masquerading as breakfast is that I didn't have any whipped cream to top off with.

Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Caramel Pecans and Bananas

1/2 bag mini-chocolate chips to add to pancake batter
(see here for recipe)
1/2 cup pecans, roughly chopped
4 Tbs brown sugar
2 Tbs butter
dash of cinnamon
pinch of salt
splash of milk or cream
1 banana, sliced

For the caramel pecan sauce, add brown sugar and butter to pan, and stir over med heat until bubbly. Add cinnamon and salt. Stir in milk(be careful-it will bubble vigorously!); check consistency, and add additional milk if too thick. Add in pecans and stir for a minute until bubbly. Make pancakes per recipe. Serve pancakes topped with caramel pecan sauce, sliced bananas and maple syrup(if you like). Don't forget the tall glass of ice cold milk.


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