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Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes

Gooey chocolate chips and lots of banana flavor come together in these moist, fluffy, and very kid-friendly pancakes!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Whole and Heavenly Oven


  • 2-1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 small ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 cups buttermilk--no substitutes--
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or chunks
  • 1-2 teaspoons safflower oil for greasing
  • Maple syrup and butter


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, coconut sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Set aside.
  • 2. In a medium bowl, whisk mashed banana, eggs, oil, and buttermilk until smooth. Add liquid mixture to dry mixture and gently fold with a whisk until just combined (do not over-mix) Fold in chocolate chips.
  • 3. Grease a non-stick skillet, heated to 350. Drop pancake batter by 1/4 cup into 3 spots on skillet. Cook on first side until large bubbles appear, about 2 minutes. Flip pancakes and cook on opposite side 1-2 minutes until golden. Repeat step 3 with remaining batter, using oil for greasing as needed. Serve pancakes immediately with syrup and butter.
  • Yield: 16 pancakes
  • These pancakes are best if used on the day they are made.