Classic Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

banana pancakes

The classic pancake gets a vegan twist in this old time favorite.

Makes 8 pancakes

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (or 1/2 cup whole wheat flour and 1/2 cup whole grain whole wheat flour)
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp coconut or granulated sugar (optional: if you want to omit the sugar, the pancakes will not taste sweet on their own but covered in maple syrup no one knows the difference – I know I tried it!)
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 1 tbsp neutral oil (add 1 tbsp plain unsweetened applesauce if using whole grain flour)
  • 1/2 banana, mashed (if you add more than 1/2 banana the batter will not cook properly)
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips

Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon (if using) & salt.  Make a well in the centre of flour mixture.  Combine the milk & oil (and/or applesauce if using).  Add liquid ingredients all at once to flour mixture.  Stir until just moistened.  Stir in the chocolate chips.

For standard-size pancakes, use a 1/4 cup measure to pour batter onto a hot, lightly greased griddle or heavy skillet.  Cook over medium heat about 2 – 3 minutes on each side or until pancakes are golden brown, turn over when pancakes have bubbly surfaces and edges are slightly dry and cook another 2 – 3 minutes.  Serve immediately, drizzled with pure maple syrup, or try one of the variations below.

Other Ideas:

  • pack leftovers for school lunches the next day
  • omit either the banana or the chocolate chips if desired
  • for extra decadence, top with peanut or almond butter AND pure maple syrup
  • try peanut/almond butter and jam; you could even slice extra bananas on top!
  • serve with banana slices, toasted walnuts or pecans and drizzle with maple syrup
  • substitute blueberries for the chocolate chips & serve with a blueberry syrup
  • refrigerated pancakes with peanut butter and a glass of cold non-dairy milk
  • leave the banana out of the actual pancake batter and serve topped with whipped banana (banana in a blender); you could add walnuts too!

About dosedependent

Hello! I'm passionate about my faith in Jesus Christ, eating a whole-foods, plant-based diet and living life with my family in northern Manitoba.
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2 Responses to Classic Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

  1. peacequility says:

    These pancakes are compelling even to a non-pancake person like myself!

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