Chocolate Banana Pancakes

chocolate-banana-pancakesThere’s nothing better than starting your Sunday morning with a batch of warm and fluffy Chocolate Banana Pancakes. And if you are one of those who likes to watch your calories, try this version made with whole wheat flour, fresh bananas and some sweetened cocoa powder. A bit of yogurt or skim milk adds the perfect light and fluffy texture you need, and a dusting of powdered sugar, a dollop of butter and some old-fashioned syrup or some homemade fresh-fruit sauce will truly help you get the best out of your breakfast deal!

Recipe and photo courtesy of Roni from Green Lite Bites

1 overripe banana
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup (75g) fat free yogurt
1/4 cup water
(water and yogurt can be replaced with 1/2 cup skim milk)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup sweetened cocoa powder (20g)
1/2 cup (60g) whole wheat flour (I used whole wheat white)
pinch of powder sugar for presentation (optional)

Mash the banana in a medium bowl. Add the egg, vanilla, yogurt, and water. Whisk until a bit frothy and smooth.

In a smaller bowl mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder and cocoa powder. Sift it into the banana mixture. Mix until just blended. It will be thick.

Use a ladle to drop some batter on a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Cook about 1-2 minutes per side; when bubbles form on one side, its time to flip them over.

Drizzle with some powdered sugar, or pancake syrup of your choice, and serve the delicious Chocolate Banana Pancakes with a cup of sizzling hot coffee!

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  1. hey these looks yuuuuuuuuummmy….i will definitely try this…..will let u know….sure,my son will love this.

  2. I just finished packing them for my son’s lunch box (he also had them for breakfast).. absolutely soft and delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Mansi.

  3. glad so many of you loved these! they are a pretty good combo of health and taste:)

    Shreya – sure, just skip the egg in the recipe, and add 2 tbsp milk + 1/4 tsp baking powder, and you should be able to make a fluffy eggless version. I haven’t tried this yet, but I think it should work fine…let me know how it goes!:)

  4. these look interesting! can i try an eggless version?

  5. awesome!!! hard to resist such good looking pancakes… 🙂

  6. Lovely pic..

  7. Wow wat a combo banana n chocolate, am gonna try for the sure..

  8. Bits of Taste says:

    This is so delicious and fantastic. What a soothing dessert.

  9. sounds great.. chocolate and banana. yum yum.

  10. I am pancakes lover…will try it soon. Thanks for sharing Mansi.:)

  11. Thats a lovely recipe ..:)..Am gona try this..


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