As a general rule when I'm baking, "healthy" goes out the window. If it's a cake or cupcakes, it's a treat, so it doesn't have to be healthy. You know when you're eating it that it's special, and not healthy.
What You Need:
1 overripe banana
2 Tbsp. melted butter (or oil)
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
1/4 cup corn meal
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 cup chocolate chips
Yield: About 12 3" pancakes. (This recipe doubles well.)
Preheat a griddle or a nonstick pan over medium heat.
In a measuring cup, combine the yogurt, milk and vanilla. Stir with a fork or small whisk to combine.
In a medium-sized bowl, beat the egg with a wire whisk until it's fluffy.
Add the remaining ingredients to the egg bowl and mix with wire whisk until batter is smooth. (If it's too lumpy, add more milk, one Tbsp. at a time, until it reaches the thickness you want.)
Test the griddle or pan to see if it's ready by sprinkling a few drops of water on top. If they dance and sizzle, it's ready.
Scoop or pour the batter onto the griddle. When there are popped bubbles all around the edges of the pancake, it is time to flip it.
Cook on the second side until golden brown.