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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes

Hey there! Just poppin’ in for a quick recipe.

I’ve made simple pancakes with just banana and an egg before. They’re good and functional… but sometimes they lack the flavor I seek. These babes are almost as easy. They only require 4 key ingredients, plus a few spices.

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes

As is the sad case, I spotted a few browning bananas the other morning, which is how these babes were born. I’ve already eaten 73621 cookies so I wanted something else. I already had a quiche bakin’ for brunch so I figured why not add some pancakes? And take advantage of the griddle.


The coconut flour is high in protein and fiber and makes the pancakes rather fluffy and light. The cocoa powder adds a nice chocolatey flavor as well as some antioxidants, like selenium, and even modest amounts of iron, copper and magnesium.

Plus, just one tablespoon of cocoa powder offers 2 grams of fiber! Boo yea.

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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

These gluten free pancakes are high in protein, fiber, and flavor and are a great option for a quick breakfast!


  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips


  1. Mash bananas in small bowl until smooth and set aside.
  2. In medium bowl, whisk eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon and cocoa powder. Add banana mixture until well combined.
  3. Add in coconut flour, mix, and fold in chocolate chips. Allow batter to set and thicken for 3-5 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, heat griddle or pan over medium heat. When ready to cook, add 1-2 tsps of coconut oil or butter.
  5. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 223Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 140mgSodium: 58mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 5gSugar: 18gProtein: 7g

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Enjoy with coffee. Optional toppings: Banana, nut butter, coconut chips, hemp seeds, berries, apples, white chocolate chips, brown sugar, honey, nuts, seeds, whip cream, ice cream, avocados (??)…GO CRAZY!

pancake with syrup


I’ll be back tomorrow with some WIAW eats. Have a great day!


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  1. I loveeeeee this recipe!!! These would be perfect for on-the-go breakfasts when I just want to snatch something and go. A peanut butter packet, these pancakes, and a naner and Im set to go! 😉

  2. You had me at gluten free and chocolate 🙂 The nut butter topping looks so good!

    I hope you will be joining us for the new Fitness Friday soon to be Life of Fitness Health and Happiness and share your posts [recipes]!

    Happy holidays Sarah!

    1. Hi Heather. I think you could definitely sub pumpkin or applesauce for the banana and be fine! I’ve read that avocado would work too, but I just haven’t tried that so I can’t speak to it directly. But please let me know if you try?!

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