Whole Wheat Banana Bread Pancakes with Chocolate Chips

Banana bread pancakes that taste exactly like a slice of banana bread. Perfectly sweet, fluffy and nutritious. Made with whole wheat flour and dairy free too!

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Safe to say, I’m learning everything there is about being a first-time homeowner. Including when your oven breaks and you have to call the repairman to fix it. Who knew home repairs could be so ridiculously expensive?

Now that the oven is finally working again, I can get back to meal prep from the Healthy Glow Co. — that means these banana bread pancakes are on the menu this week.

banana bread pancakes on a plate next to a mug of coffee

My memories of pancakes are fond and not just because they’re a Saturday morning tradition. While nearly effortless to make, big, fat fluffy pancakes make any meal feel much more special, no matter what the day nor time. You agree?

Okay good — glad we’re on the same page.

banana bread pancakes in a stack being drizzled with maple syrup

These pancakes remind me of my favorite banana bread, a baked good that I make at least once per week. I wanted to transform my favorite bread into a healthy, nutritious and comforting breakfast for you to nosh on whenever deemed necessary. After a few different versions of the recipe, this one was perfect in every way.

Nothing wrong with a little banana bread pancake love for dinner either. We do it once a week in our home — with eggs and a side of turkey bacon.

banana bread pancakes in a stack topped with whipped cream

Oh and just like any other banana bread, I highly recommend these with a healthy tablespoon of your favorite nut butter. It really doesn’t get any better.

See how to make the banana bread pancakes:

More healthy breakfast recipes to try:

Lemon Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes

Fluffy Whole Wheat Healthy Pumpkin Waffles

Skinny Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Fluffy Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread Pancakes

Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potato Protein Waffles

Whole Wheat Banana Bread Pancakes with Chocolate Chips

4.79 from 14 votes
banana bread pancakes being drizzled with syrup
Course Breakfast, Dairy Free, Pancakes, Whole Grain
Keyword banana bread pancakes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Serves 8
Beautiful whole grain banana bread pancakes that are perfectly sweet and fluffy. Made with whole wheat flour and dairy free too!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or white whole wheat flour)
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup mashed banana)
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. 
  2. In a separate large bowl, combine mashed banana, egg, vanilla and almond milk until smooth and well combined. 
  3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined. If the batter looks too thick add just a splash more milk.
  4. Lightly coat a large nonstick skillet or griddle with coconut oil or butter and place over medium heat. Drop batter by 1/4 cup onto skillet and spread out a bit with a spoon. Immediately add 5-7 chocolate chips to each pancake batter. 
  5. Cook until bubbles appear on top, about 2 minutes. Flip cakes and cook until golden brown on underside, 2 minutes. 
  6. Wipe skillet clean and repeat with more coconut oil (or butter) and remaining batter. You may need to reduce the heat after the second batch to prevent burning. Serves 4, 2 pancakes each.
Nutrition
Servings: 8 pancakes
Serving size: 2 pancakes
Calories: 241kcal
Fat: 5.4g
Carbohydrates: 44g
Fiber: 6.7g
Sugar: 12.6g
Protein: 5.3g

Recipe by: Monique Volz // Photography by: Sarah Fennel

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