Hunka Hunka Pancakes

A filling stack of Hunka Hunka pancakes.

I woke up yesterday with a head cold and feeling like I was trapped in Narnia–always winter, and never the fun Christmas. Griddlehoppers weren’t going to be enough, so I headed into the kitchen and cooked up something new, something Elvis inspired. I give you the Hunka Hunka Pancakes.

Hunka Hunka Pancakes
feeds 4 with King sized appetites

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 heaping tbs peanut butter blended with 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 cup or so chocolate chips
  1. In a medium bowl, combine flours, baking soda, salt, and sugar.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together mashed banana, milk, egg, and peanut butter mixture. Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Cook on a hot oiled griddle, and serve warm with maple syrup and whipped cream.

Oh, and if you have a whipped cream bandit in your family, do not turn your back on him for a moment or he may steal most of the whipped cream for himself.

An unrepentant Thing 2 celebrates over a mountain of whipped cream.

2 thoughts on “Hunka Hunka Pancakes

  1. Griddlehoppers? Please enlighten me. I love this name.

    Your “Hunka Hunka” pancakes totally makes IHOP appear to be absolute feather weights in the creative and abundant pancake department. Yeah, I bet your Things 1 & 2 love this! I am going to have to try this one day, even if I am the only one in the house that will thrill for them.

    BTW: My grandmother would have loved you. She used to pour canned fruit cocktail into her pancake batter. I was real young so they seemed good, but more importantly, she made me fearless in experimenting with not so normal recipe mixes: The only way to cook and have fun in the kitchen…

    • Griddlehoppers are pancakes with sprinkles mixed into the batter. My dad made them for me a lot when I was a kid, and now my own kids enjoy them.

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