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Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

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Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes are an easy pancake recipe with tons of bananas and chocolate chips. We love how easy these are to make!

If your kids beg for pancakes but balk at the thought of banana pancakes, make these. They have chocolate chips, which is a guarantee that your kids will eat them. Plus: chocolate for breakfast? That’s the start of a really good day.

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Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes - the perfect breakfast!

I remember when I was young going to Lyon’s for breakfast and ordering banana pancakes. I always loved them! However, Jordan would never eat my homemade banana pancakes…until I added chocolate chips.

After years of perfecting my favorite pancake recipe I decided to add bananas and they are a huge hit – even with my daughter!

Banana pancakes are simple and fast to make plus if you add chocolate chips they’re even better. These easy banana pancakes will be the hit of your breakfast table.

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes - fluffy and sweet and filled with banana and chocolate!

I think banana pancakes are seriously my favorite, but I’m a banana addict. I don’t much like eating them, but I love throwing them in everything from smoothies to bread. And pancakes are my favorite thing to add them to because it’s so easy (and, in my mind, it makes them healthier).

So I added chocolate chips. DUH, gotta even out that “healthier” with chocolate. #truth

Even though Jordan says she hates banana pancakes, I’ve been adding a banana to her Sprinkle Pancakes for years now and she’s never the wiser. But these? These are not “sort-of-banana” pancakes. These babies are like banana bread…in pancake form.

This is my favorite pancake recipe, but I’ve adapted it to be more banana-y by mashing 2 bananas into the batter. I also added some cinnamon because I love cinnamon with my banana anything. Don’t you?

These pancakes are fluffy, light, and full of rich banana flavor. Then I added chocolate because, well. Obviously Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes > Plain Banana Pancakes. I prefer mini chocolate chips but you can use regular. Reduce the amount if you want a less chocolatey pancake.

But if you do that I’m not sure if we can be friends anymore. 😉 And guess what? For “not liking banana pancakes” Jordan ate these for breakfast two days in a row. #momwin

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes - the perfect breakfast or brunch!

How to make the best banana chocolate chip pancakes:

  • Make sure your bananas are very ripe. I like them almost brown; this makes them sweeter and easier to mash.
  • Mini chocolate chips are my favorite to use because they spread throughout the whole pancake. I feel like I can use less chocolate for a more chocolate to pancake ratio.
  • Yes – 1 full tablespoon of baking powder. No, you don’t taste it. It makes these pancakes SUPER fluffy.
  • You can use any milk – dairy, non-dairy, you like. Almond milk works too!

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Servings: 8 pancakes

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Fluffy pancakes filled with bananas and chocolate chips! The perfect indulgent pancake breakfast!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 very ripe bananas — mashed (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat an electric griddle to 350°F, if using one. If not, you’ll preheat your pan just before cooking the pancakes.
  2. Whisk flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk milk, egg, oil, and vanilla in a large measuring cup. Add wet ingredients to dry, add bananas, and stir until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

  4. Spray pan or griddle with cooking spray. Drop desired amount of pancake batter onto preheated griddle or pan. Cook until small bubbles form then flip until the bottom is a light golden brown.
  5. Serve plain or with maple syrup.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Makes about 8 (4 or 5-inch) pancakes.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pancakes

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  2. this was the worst recipe i have ever made in my life. the pancakes stuck to the pan and were way too thick

  3. This is a great recipe. I started making it when I had bad bananas I didn’t want to throw away and banana bread seemed like too much work. Now its my favorite pancake recipe. And I’m not a fan of bananas. I make the recipe as is.

  4. Family favorite. The kids love to help me make these yummy breakfast pancakes!

  5. We’ve been making these for a couple of years now and they are amazing!! Don’t even make regular pancakes anymore because these have taken over!

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  11. These are amazing! I have 4 kids and its their favorite, nothing compares. I fo make a few substitutes like applesauce instead of oil and whole wheat flour but they are by far a family favorite. I make them for everyone and am always asked to make them again or for the recipe.

  12. These are my kiddos most requested! I love to top mine with peanut butter!

  13. How do you figure this makes 12-14 pancakes? I made 3” wide pancakes and it made 6….

  14. I make these ALL of the time. Today, I forgot that I didn’t have any eggs! I went ahead and finished making them as is without eggs. Not bad! The texture was slightly different than usual but still so good. So if anyone has an egg allergy…make these just omit the egg! 🙂

  15. Yum!  Just perfectly delicious!  I used self raising flour and left out the baking powder.  And also didn’t add the choc chips.  Loved them……will be making again.  Thankyou. 

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