Cocoa Pancakes with Creamy Caramel-Banana Topping

Is it breakfast or is it dessert? You decide after enjoying these easy-to-make chocolaty pancakes.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

Topping

1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup whipping cream
1/4
cup light corn syrup
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1
teaspoon vanilla
3
medium bananas, sliced

Pancakes

1
egg
3/4
cup milk
1
tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
3/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
cup granulated sugar
2
tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/8
teaspoon salt

  • 1 In 1-quart saucepan, mix all topping ingredients except bananas. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally; remove from heat. Gently stir in bananas until well coated; keep warm.
  • 2 Heat griddle or skillet over medium-high heat or electric griddle to 375°F. Grease griddle with cooking spray, vegetable oil or shortening. In medium bowl, beat egg with wire whisk or hand beater until foamy. Beat in milk and butter until smooth. Stir in remaining pancake ingredients until blended.
  • 3 For each pancake, pour scant 1/4 cup batter onto hot griddle. Cook about 1 1/2 minutes or until pancakes are puffed. Turn and cook other sides until golden brown and dry around edges. Serve pancakes with topping.

Expert Tips

A pancake griddle should be very hot. To test it, flick a few drops of water on the griddle surface. The griddle is ready if the water “dances.”

No time to make the topping? Go ahead and slice 3 bananas into 2/3 cup warm caramel topping.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
760
(
Calories from Fat
200),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
22%
(Saturated Fat
13g,
13%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
130mg
130%;
Sodium
450mg
450%;
Total Carbohydrate
131g
131%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
81g
81%
),
Protein
10g
10%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 2 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
9
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.