It’s Derby day here in the good ‘ol state of Kentucky! My husband and I live in derby trifecta, but we don’t usually partake in derby festivities (besides placing a bet here and there. Go Intense Holiday!) However, the derby food scene is incredible. Mint Juleps, Hot Browns, and the oh so delicious Derby Pie: filled with chocolate, pecans, and BOURBON. Nothing like some booze in your pie. Or in this case, first thing in the morning pancake style 😉
Even though I didn’t use actual bourbon in the recipe, I found a pure bourbon vanilla extract at Trader Joes. I’ve used it in my egg mixture for french toast and many other things. If you can, get you some! I hear it’s great in cookies, too 😉
These pancakes may look and taste fancy, but it’s nothing of the sorts. (I may or may not have wanted to put on a fascinator or luxe derby hat while I ate these) 😉 It has minimal ingredients and so easy to throw together. And here’s how I did it.
Go baby go!
derby pie pancakes (with bourbon vanilla cream):
Yields: 2 pancakes with topping
Serving Size: 1
Points Per Serving: 7pp
1/3C pancake mix (I use Hodgenson Mill buckwheat pancake mix, highly recommended!)
1t chia seeds
1T quick oats
1/2 melted banana*
1t Trader Joes Pure Bourbon Vanilla extract
1/2C unsw. vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice -more or less for consistency)
11g (about 20) chocolate chips (I use Guittard Extra Dark morsels)
1T pecans, chopped (for topping)
bourbon vanilla cream topping:
1/2t Trader Joes Pure Bourbon Vanilla extract
2T fat free whipped cream (cool whip)
1t unsw. vanill almond milk (or liquid of choice)
1T sugar free syrup
*to melt a banana: slice into pieces and microwave for :30sec. This will turn it into a more liquid state (great for mixing into recipes!).
- In a small bowl, combine pancake mix, banana, chia seeds, oats, extract, and milk. Then toss in all but a few chocolate chips (reserving some for topping).
- Throw those babies on the griddle and let them do their magic 🙂
- While the pancakes are doing their thing, stir together whipped cream, milk, extract, and syrup in a small bowl. It’ll have a nice syrupy consistency. Mmmm.
- When the pancakes are done, top with bourbon vanilla cream, pecans and the last of the chocolate chips.
They’re so delicious and you get every aspect of what a derby pie should be: the chocolate. the bourbon. the pecans. Man, oh man. Enjoy!