I love this time of year. The weather get warmer, the days get longer (yay for more natural light for food pics!!) and the variety of fresh foods increase in the super markets. OK, well maybe some fresh foods are available year round, but I prefer buying as locally as possible, so the the start of Spring/Summer means I'm seeing more local produce in stores! I never understand why, with all the farm land around the outskirts of Toronto, we only have the option of purchasing produce from Mexico, or other exotic locals millions of miles away. I mean is it really that fresh, when it gets to Canada and sits on the shelves for a week. Not really!
Though the strawberries in Ontario aren't quite ready yet, I was excited to find some beautiful strawberries from our neighbours in the U.S. I bought a few containers and they are SO juicy and sweet. Much better than winter berries by far. I stumbled on this recipe for pancakes a few months back, at Life Made Delicious, and I had bookmarked it, for when we go berry picking later this Spring. The kids wanted a special breakfast to celebrate Victoria Day, which was on Monday, so I located the recipe and went to work. These pancakes are super yummy and look awesome. The kids totally went nuts for these, and loved the chocolate, strawberries, bananas and whipped cream. I did use my go to pancake recipe and fresh whipped cream, but I like that the recipe has the easy fuss free products to use. These would be fun to make when camping with the family!
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Banana Split Pancakes
adapted from Life Made Delicious
Prep Time:10 Mins | Total Time:25 Mins | Makes:15 pancakes
2 cups (500 mL) Bisquick* mix
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) milk
Additional chocolate-flavour syrup
Maraschino cherries, if desired
1/4 cup (50 mL) chocolate-flavour syrup
1/3 cup (75 mL) miniature semisweet chocolate chips
2 medium bananas, sliced
2 cups (500 mL) sliced strawberries
Heat griddle or skillet; grease if necessary. Stir Bisquick mix, milk, 1/4 cup chocolate syrup and the egg in medium bowl until blended (batter will be thin). Stir in chocolate chips.
Pour batter by a little less than 1/4 cupfuls onto hot griddle (because chocolate chips will sink, scoop batter from bottom of bowl for a more even distribution of chips).
Cook until edges are dry. Turn; cook until golden brown. Serve with bananas, strawberries, additional chocolate syrup, whipped topping, peanuts and maraschino cherries.
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