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Fluffy Vegan Chocolate Banana Pancakes

If you’re looking for an excuse to have chocolate for breakfast, you will love these fluffy vegan Chocolate Banana Pancakes topped with homemade chocolate sauce, banana slices, and chocolate chips! They are too good to be true! Except, they are true.

a stack of fluffy vegan chocolate banana pancakes topped with chocolate sauce, banana slices and chocolate chips

Who doesn’t need an excuse to have chocolate for breakfast every once in a while?! We all have those days.

These Chocolate Banana Pancakes are a dream come true. Thick, fluffy chocolate pancakes with incorporated chocolate chips, topped with thick, fudgy, homemade chocolate sauce, banana slices, and a couple more chocolate chips. You know you want them! 

How to make Chocolate Banana Pancakes

The Ingredients

For the banana chocolate pancakes you will need: 

  • banana
  • almond milk (or any plant-based milk)
  • maple syrup
  • coconut oil
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • cocoa powder
  • chocolate chips

The marked ingredients will be needed for the 3-ingredient chocolate sauce as well. 

The Basic Steps

mashed banana, oil, almond milk, maple syrup in a bowlStep 1: Mash a banana. Add almond milk, coconut oil, and maple syrup. Whisk.

flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder in a bowl with the wet ingredientsStep 2: Add flour, baking powder, cocoa powder. Whisk.

chocolate pancake batter with chocolate chipsStep 3: Fold in the chocolate chips. 

chocolate pancakes in a panStep 4: Brush/spray a pan with oil. Use an ice cream scoop to add the pancake batter to the pan (over medium heat). Do you see the bubbles in the middle and the corners that have set? It’s time to…

chocolate pancakes in a panStep 5: Flip! Let the pancake cook on the other side until golden. Repeat until you’ve used up the pancake batter.

homemade chocolate sauceStep 6: The chocolate sauce couldn’t be any easier. Whisk together melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and cocoa powder. Done. 

a stack of fluffy vegan chocolate banana pancakes topped with chocolate sauce, banana slices and chocolate chips

Step 7: Stack the pancakes. Add the chocolate sauce, banana slices, and a couple more chocolate chips. You won’t regret it!

Fluffy Vegan Chocolate Banana PancakesDo you see the fluffiness?!

PANCAKE FAQ

WHAT CAN I DO IF MY PANCAKES ARE RAW INSIDE?

If your pancakes are golden brown on the outside but not cooked all the way through, reduce the heat! That way they have more time to cook properly.

WHAT CAN I DO IF MY PANCAKES AREN’T FLUFFY?

Add more baking powder! This will make them fluffier. Mashed bananas + baking powder = are a good recipe for fluffiness! :)

MY PANCAKE BATTER IS SPREADING TOO MUCH/NOT ENOUGH?!

No worries, you can easily adjust the batter! If the batter is spreading too much in the pan, whisk more flour into the batter. If your pancake batter isn’t spreading enough, add a bit more plant-based milk!

ARE BANANA PANCAKES HEALTHY?

These pancakes are made completely without white sugar. They are sweetened only with bananas and maple syrup. So I consider these pancakes to be a much healthier alternative to traditional pancakes. Also, they don’t contain any animal products! And there’s only minimal oil. If you want to make these pancakes even healthier, you can use a mix of spelt and wheat flour or use whole wheat flour.

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a stack of fluffy vegan chocolate banana pancakes topped with chocolate sauce, banana slices and chocolate chips

Fluffy Vegan Chocolate Banana Pancakes

Bianca Haun | Elephantastic Vegan
If you're looking for an excuse to have chocolate for breakfast, you will love these fluffy vegan Chocolate Banana Pancakes topped with homemade chocolate sauce, banana slices, and chocolate chips! They are too good to be true!
3.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Vegan
Servings 2 stacks with 3 pancakes each
Calories 601 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Ingredients for the pancakes

  • 1 very ripe banana
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened plant-based milk e.g. almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons melted coconut oil + more for spraying the pan
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder (dutch-processed)
  • 2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips (dairy-free!)

Ingredients for the toppings

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, mash the peeled banana and add the almond milk, maple syrup, and coconut oil. Give it a quick whisk.
  • To the wet ingredients, add the flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder. Whisk until incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Spray a flat pan or griddle with oil and heat it up to medium to low heat. Add a small ladle of pancake batter*. Let it cook until the middle becomes bubbly and the corners set, then flip with a spatula. Let it cook on the other side until done. Repeat for all the pancakes. You should be able to get 6 pancakes out of the batter.
  • For the chocolate sauce, whisk the melted coconut oil, maple syrup and cocoa powder.
  • Stack the pancakes, add chocolate sauce on top, top with banana slices and a couple more chocolate chips. Enjoy!

Notes

*If the batter spreads too much in the pan, whisk a bit more flour into the batter. If it doesn't spread enough, add a bit more plant-based milk.
Tips for making the perfect vegan pancakes: 
  • Flip the pancakes when you see small bubbles in the center.
  • If your pancakes are not cooked all the way through but the outside is already browning, reduce the heat!
  • Not fluffy enough? Add more baking powder.
  • If your pancakes stick to the pan, make sure you use a non-stick pan or griddle and to spray the pan with oil before adding the batter.

Nutrition

Calories: 601kcalCarbohydrates: 104gProtein: 11gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 15gSodium: 60mgPotassium: 949mgFiber: 8gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 40IUVitamin C: 5.1mgCalcium: 235mgIron: 5.6mg
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Recipe Rating




Julie

Monday 6th of September 2021

Uncooked batter was thick but used as directed to see if that was the way it should be. Cooked up like a dense cake instead of a pancake. Flavor was good though. Had to add additional maple syrup on top of cooked pancakes due to the sweetness desired was lacking. Would suggest adding a sweetener to the batter. Thank you for sharing!

Helly

Saturday 5th of October 2019

Can the sauce be mixed in a blender with a single date instead of maple syrup?

Rajinder Singh

Wednesday 7th of August 2019

Easy to make: fluffy, delicious, moist and a beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

GLADYS MERRITT

Monday 8th of July 2019

This is looking delicious. I would love to bake this for the coming occasion Thanks for sharing the recipe

Suzie

Saturday 4th of May 2019

Oh, wow! Thank you for this amazing recipe! I should try this next time I want to eat pancakes. :) The pictures are so beautiful and the pancakes look mouthwatering :) Oh, and that chocolate sauce, I can't believe how easy it is to make! Cheers!