Choc Chip Banana Pancakes | Vegan, GF | #RecipeADayMay

Categories #RecipeADayMay, Breakfast, Featured, Recipes, Sweet Treats
banana pancakes

Hey everyone and welcome back to #RecipeADayMay. I know I was complaining a little in yesterday’s post but today everything is back on track and I’m feeling really happy about this one. Today I was going to make quinoa pancakes, but I took a look at my fruit bowl and saw a very sad looking banana and decided to make banana pancakes instead. Expect the quinoa ones sometime next week… I’ve mentioned before that I don’t actually like banana, but chocolate makes everything better so I made choc chip banana pancakes instead. And I actually liked the end result. I thought I was going to have to give them to someone else, I wasn’t planning on making them to throw out. Just in case anyone was concerned about blogger food wastage, I know that’s a bit of a hot topic right now.  

They only need 5 ingredients, which is great. They’re pretty much all cupboard essentials and they take literally 2 or 3 minutes to prep.  

This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, soy free, oil free and vegan. Can be nut free depending on milk choices.  

Prep time:  3 minutes  

Cook time: 4-5 minutes per pancake 

Serves: 6 pancakes 


  • 1 ripe banana  
  • A cup of GF oats  
  • ½ tsp baking powder  
  • 1 cup dairy free milk (I used almond)  
  • 20g dark chocolate, chopped  

Topping Suggestions: 

Now the great thing about making pancakes so healthy is that you can afford to be a little more generous with the not so healthy toppings. The more syrup the better, right?! 

  • Syrup to taste  
  • More melted chocolate…. 
  • Nut butter  
  • Fresh fruit 


  1. Add the banana, milk and oats to a blender and mix until smooth.  
  2. Stir in the baking powder.  
  3. Heat a small non-stick frying pan on medium heat (use oil if not non-stick) and pour amount required for one pancake into pan. Drop in a few chunks of dark chocolate and allow to cook for 2-3 minutes.  Pancake is ready to flip when chocolate is melting and the top surface of the pancake is bubbling. 
  4. Flip pancake and cook for a further 1-2 minutes on the other side.  
  5. Repeat until there’s no mixture remaining.  

Serve and enjoy! 

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So simple to make and no fancy, ‘special’ ingredients required! Do you like banana pancakes? What’s your favourite pancake topping? 

Until tomorrow,  


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37 thoughts on “Choc Chip Banana Pancakes | Vegan, GF | #RecipeADayMay

  1. These look yummy I haven’t had pancakes in forever! I need them I think I’ll make these tomorrow the photograph has made me hungry ha!

    My favourite topping is syrup, I do love Nutella too !

    Love p x

  2. OMG these pancakes sound and look so tasty! I love banana and chocolate together so these sound right up my street! Thanks for the great recipe! x

  3. Ohhhh my gosh this was not the post to read while I’m cooking my dinner, now all i can think about is pancakes!!!! I LOVE banana pancakes, they’re so tasty and simple. I love pairing them with fruits and yoghurt and dessicated coconut!
    Hels xx

  4. Oh man these look amazing they’re making me hungry! I used to love making things like this with my protein powder when I went to the gym a lot but I haven’t made any for ages! This is such a great recipe and it takes under 10 minutes which is fab! Definitely going to be making some of these soon! Thanks for sharing lovely!

    Jess //

  5. Mm I love vegan pancakes, they are so filling with the oats too. Do you recommend a good vegan chocolate? I can’t find one!!

  6. Craving pancakes so much after reading this! I tried making vegan pancakes once but they cake out so bad haha idk why! I’m definitely going to give it another try!xx

  7. Ahh these look so good! I’m definitely trying them out, the recipe looks so simple as well! Loving this vegan movement at the moment, not vegan myself (lifelong vegetarian here!) it’s so tempting now it’s becoming more and more accessible. Thank you for sharing!

  8. Ooh I could actually make these as I have all those ingredients! Yay for recipes with dark chocolate in. I especially like the idea of more delicious toppings as the pancakes are healthy! I like your thinking. Thanks for sharing the recipe Sophie <3 xx

    Bexa |

  9. As always with your foodie posts my mouth is watering ! I am truly terrible at making pancakes, regardless of what I do they are always a disaster- it’s always shop bought on Pancake Day!
    I’m not sure I’ll be attempting this one but fabulous post lovely

    Melanie |

  10. Banana and chocolate is my absolute favourite flavour combination! I quite often have banana and chocolate spread on toast so I imagine these would be twice as yummy, especially with that syrup on! I wonder if they’d be nice with a blob of ice cream as a dessert too?
    Alice Xx

  11. Wow these look great!! I always look forward to recipes with as few ingredients as possible! I really appreciate that in this post, thank you for sharing!

  12. That looks so tasty and really easy to make too! I’ll definitely have to give it a shot sometime soon Now I’m craving pancakes, it’s a shame it’s 11:30pm here haha

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