We’d love to say this recipe is just for the kids, but realistically, this decadent breakfast was created with adults in mind too. Our chocolate pancakes are super easy to make and you probably already have all of the ingredients in your pantry. Score!
We topped our pancakes with fresh sliced bananas for added potassium and flavor but if you have some extra strawberries or raspberries laying around, those would be great too.
If the chocolate chips are a little much for your sweet tooth, simply eliminate them from the recipe. We enjoyed this hot stack with lots of melted butter on top, but warm syrup or honey is also a fine choice.
Chocolate Pancakes with Bananas Recipe
what you'll need
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 3/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 3/4 cups milk
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 4 Tbsp unsalted butter melted and cooled slightly
- maple syrup
- chocolate chips
- bananas sliced
let's do it
- Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda into a medium-sized bowl then add sugar and salt. Stir to combine. In a small bowl, beat egg well then stir in milk and vanilla until completely combined.
- Make a well in the center of flour mixture then pour in buttermilk mixture and melted butter. Gently stir to bring the wet and dry ingredients together only until no dry spots remain and the mixture is uniform in consistency. It will have small lumps of flour, which is normal. Set batter aside to rest while you prepare the skillet.
- If you have an electric skillet or griddle, now is the time to heat it to 350 degrees. Otherwise, place a large non-stick skillet over medium heat then let it come to temperature. Spray skillet with a light coating of cooking spray then add about ⅓–½ cup of batter for each 5"–6" pancake. Handle batter gently and do not stir, as you are trying to preserve as many bubbles in the batter as possible.
- Spread batter gently, letting the pancakes cook for 2–3 minutes on the first side or until nicely browned. The batter will continue to spread as it cooks. Flip pancake over then cook an additional 1–2 minutes or until the center is firm to the touch and springs back when pressed.
- Remove from skillet and repeat with remaining batter. Serve nice and hot with plenty of butter, maple syrup, a sprinkle of chocolate chips and some slice banana.