Dark Chocolate Coconut Banana Bread Pancakes

Coconut, bananas and dark chocolate are added to Bisquick Heart Smart Mix for these yummy pancakes topped with coconut honey syrup.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

Pancakes

2
cups Bisquick Heart Smart® mix
1 1/4
cups canned coconut milk (regular or reduced-fat)
3
tablespoons honey
2
tablespoons coconut (or canola) oil
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
3
ripe bananas, mashed
2
to 4 oz dark chocolate, chopped (I used the whole 4 oz!)

Coconut Honey Syrup

1/3
cup canned coconut milk
1/3
cup honey
1
teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 Start by making the pancake batter. Place Bisquick mix in medium bowl; add 1 1/4 cups coconut milk, 3 tablespoons honey, the oil, vanilla and egg. Mix until just combined, being careful not to overmix. Stir in mashed bananas. Let batter stand 5 to 10 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, make Coconut Honey syrup. Add 1/3 cup coconut milk and 1/3 cup honey to 1-quart saucepan; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer about 10 minutes or until thickened and syrupy. Stir in vanilla. Set aside, and keep warm until ready to use.
  • 3 Heat large skillet or griddle over medium heat. Spoon batter into rounds, and cook until bubbles form on top, 2 to 3 minutes. Add chocolate chunks as desired; turn and cook 1 to 2 minutes longer. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve hot with syrup. If syrup gets too thick, place it back on the stove with a tablespoon or so of coconut milk.

Expert Tips

For a sweeter more caramel-like syrup, mix 1/2 cup packed brown sugar with 1/2 cup coconut milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it comes to a boil. Boil 5 to 10 minutes or until it thickens into syrup; it will thicken slightly as it cools, too.

The syrup can be made ahead of time and re-warmed on the stove or in the microwave.

To freeze the pancakes, place them on waxed paper or cooking parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Cover, and place in freezer 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, transfer pancakes to resealable freezer bag, and freeze. Thaw in microwave 2 to 3 minutes.