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Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes

My husband and I went on an anniversary vacation to Kauai last year. It was amazing. One thing that I tried and fell in love with was the Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes. Everywhere we ate for breakfast I had to try the fun pancakes, but these by far were my favorite flavor combination. And don’t get me started on the Coconut Syrup. HEAVEN! Let’s just say I wasn’t counting calories. 😉


I wanted to recreate this taste of heaven for my girls when we got home. So I found this old family favorite pancake recipe and added in the bananas and chocolate chips. I didn’t even use syrup on these because they were so yummy.

Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • ¼-1/2 cup chocolate chips (add in to your preference)
  1. In a medium mixing bowl stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the dry mixture and set aside.
  2. In another bowl mix the wet ingredients; egg, milk and oil. Add this mixture all at once to the dry mixture. Stir until just moistened. Batter may be lumpy and that's just fine. Add in your mashed bananas and stir. Add in the chocolate chips and mix well.
  3. Pour onto a heated griddle. I heat my griddle to about 325.
  4. Top with your favorite syrup, fruit or whipped cream.
Now I need to know what you would top these yummy pancakes with. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think the best pancake topping is. I’m gonna work on my coconut syrup recipe so I can share that later.


Here’s some other yummy banana recipes that we’ve shared.

Banana Bread Granola

Homemade Banana Bread Granola Banana Sour Cream Cake

Banana-Sour Cream Cake


Vegan Banana Bread


Sour Cream adn Banana Pancakes

Okay, I’ve become my mom. I absolutely hated these pancakes growing up. HATED. And I swore I would never, ever, ever make my kids eat them. But now I do. I tell myself it’s okay because I made one tiny change to the recipe, so really they aren’t the same. Right?

The recipe is Bosch’s Blender Pancakes. And the blender was the part I’ve always hated. Apparently you’re supposed to add wheat kernels and the rest of your ingredients in the blender, turn it on, and voila! the wheat will turn to flour and you have whole wheat pancakes just like that. Except, it never turns to flour. So what you get are crunchy pieces of wheat in your pancakes. And that’s gross. I do hear that the newer blenders (like Blendtec and Vitamix) do a better job with the wheat, but I’m not going to find out. Instead I substitute already ground whole wheat for the wheat berries and get  smooth, whole wheat pancakes. Aren’t I the better mom?

If you don’t have a wheat grinder, but you do have a fancy blender, feel free to give the blender method a try and let me know how it turns out for you.

While I was growing up, my parents went away and stayed at a bed and breakfast somewhere, and they fed them pancakes with sour cream and bananas on top. To this day it     is the only way my dad eats his pancakes. It sounds strange, but it is good.

Whole Wheat Pancakes

Cook the pancakes to perfection. Whole wheat pancakes with sour cream

Spread sour cream, or plain Greek yogurt, or just plain yogurt, or heck you can use vanilla yogurt if it’s what you’ve got. I won’t judge.

Sour cream banana pancakes

Then cut up a banana on top.

Sour Cream Banana Pancakes

Top it all with maple syrup and a dusting of cinnamon and enjoy! If I was a foodie I would tell you that we use real maple syrup. But I’m not and we buy Mrs. Butterworth’s by the gallon. So use whatever syrup your taste buds prefer, or your little people insist on.

Sour Cream and Banana Whole Wheat Pancakes
  • 1½ c. milk
  • 1¼ c. whole wheat flour
  • ⅓ c. oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbs. sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  1. Mix all ingredients. If it is still a little thick, add a splash of milk until it is the consistency of pancake batter.
  2. Pour on griddle and bake each side about 1 min. Until bubbles form and pop on the outside.
  3. Spread sour cream, or plain yogurt on pancake.
  4. Slice a banana on top.
  5. Top with maple syrup and a sprinkling of cinnamon.