Friday, May 6, 2016

Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Pancakes AND SSS

Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week 13 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts. 
But first I'll share these super easy, fluffy, packed with flavor pancakes! I woke up one Sunday morning (4/24/16 to be exact) and headed into the kitchen.
I wanted banana pancakes. In the past I would just slice up a banana and top my pancake with it along with some peanut butter or now WOWbutter since I became sensitive to peanuts, but today I wanted to try putting the banana IN the pancakes. Oh wait, what about some nuts? YES I love walnuts and bananas together, oh wait again chocolate I must have chocolate. You know I would right?
So I made the batter and in a separate bowl mashed a banana. I wasn't sure if Potato May would like banana pancakes, so I decided to just add some of the batter to the banana.
2 cups of baking mix (I used my stores brand)
1 1/3 cups milk (I use almond milk)
1 egg
2 TBSP sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Mix well in a bowl. Set aside.

1 medium, ripe, mashed banana
chopped walnuts
chocolate chips
cook on a griddle or in a skillet, I cooked mine in a skillet with a dab of coconut oil. After the batter is ready, allow it to sit for at least 10 minutes. This makes for a lighter and fluffier pancake. I poured the batter in the skillet , allowed it to cook for a few minutes then dropped the chips and nuts in, flipped and allowed the second side to brown. I also did some by putting the chips and nuts in the batter. The first way worked best.
These were so good and I will definitely be making them again and again and again.

Your “Secret Subject” is:
“I just had it!?"
It was submitted by:

Patricia and I are walking through the mall and she says, "OMGosh do you see that new food place?!"
I look over and smile. Ah yes! The Pie Store, everything is in pie form. Main dish and dessert.
I nodded and said "yep I see it".
She starts going on and on about wanting to go and that it is always Sooooo busy that NO ONE has been able to get in yet.
She is almost salivating at this point, describing the Guinness Beef Pie and the Apple Crumble Pie. It is really starting to get on my nerves. I'm like "Calm down, last week..." she cuts me off. Again I try, "Pat, I was trying to te..." she cuts me off AGAIN.
After about 20 minutes of enduring her endless prater, I said "PAT!"
She rolls her eyes at me. "WHAT?" What do you have to say that is so important you interrupt me?"
Oh yeah, I've had it. So I look at her all smug and say "I just had it!"
She says "had what?"
I said "had the pie"
Her eyes bug out, her jaw drops and she says "WHUU WHA WHAT?"
I smile and keep walking. She grabs my arm, "You can not drop that bomb shell on me and walk off like that, what do you mean you had it? When ? With you? How?"
I smiled and said "Remember last week when I told you I was writing an article for the online magazine I write for? And it was a new restaurant in town? You were not interested. Wellll, look who's all jealous and shocked now. That's right, YOU could have been there with me, the night BEFORE it opened to the public for a private, that's right PRIVATE tasting but once again you were so self absorbed you would not let me tell you about it and you missed out!"
I walked off, feeling very smug and self satisfied. I stop, look back, she's still standing there mouth gaping, I said "That's right  "I HAD IT".

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:
Baking In A Tornado                                   
Southern Belle Charm                                    
Not That Sarah Michelle                      
The Bergham Chronicles                   
The Diary of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver  
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy                         
My Brain on Kids                  
The Lieber Family Blog         
Never Ever Give Up Hope      
Confessions of a part time working mom    
The Angrivated Mom                  
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  1. LOL you got her good! I bet she'll listen now!

  2. BA HA HA HA, love the direction you took that prompt in!
    And those pancakes? YUM!

  3. Great story!

    Wanna know how I came up with this prompt?

    I was thinking of a different prompt, but then my mind went blank. What was it that I wanted to submit? Geez! I JUST had it!?!?

  4. She sounds like someone I know!! Great use of the prompt.

  5. I know a few of these myself! I don't know how many times I've said that in my lifetime lol!

  6. LOL! If only she had listened!!

  7. Someone has her sassy pants on!