Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes

  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I prefer Hershey's Special Dark)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter, plus extra for the griddle
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips



In a bowl, whisk together the flours, sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg, melted butter, vanilla and mashed banana.  Add to the dry ingredients and whisk until well combined.  Stir in the chocolate chips.

Preheat a griddle to between 325-350.  Melt a little butter onto the hot griddle and measure out the pancake batter using a 1/4 cup measuring cup.  Cook until the bottom is set then flip over and finish cooking.  Keep pancakes warm in a 120 degree oven while you finish cooking the pancakes.

Garnish with the sliced banana, honey and chocolate syrup.


Yields about 14-15 pancakes (4-5 servings)


Recipe adapted from Saveur