Banana-Chocolate Chip Whole Wheat Pancakes

Banana-Chocolate Chip Whole Wheat Pancakes

Pancakes get a make-over with whole-wheat goodness - don't worry! The kids will only notice that they get to eat chocolate-chips with their breakfast! And with the pancakes sweetened with bananas and agave nectar, your kids will need less syrup, too! Recipe by Laura Bashar of Family Spice



  1. In a medium bowl whisk together:
    • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
    • 1/4 cup wheat bran
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/4 cup almond meal
  2. In a separate bowl whisk together:
    • 1/2 cup banana , over-ripe, mashed*
    • 1/4 cup yogurt, plain
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 2 TBS milk
    • 1 egg, large
    • 2 tsp agave nectar
  3. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry until blended. Do not overmix.
  4. Fold in:
    • 1/4 cup chocolate chips, bittersweet
  5. Turn on electric griddle or heat your large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  6. Pour approximately 1/3 cup of batter onto each side of waffle iron.
  7. Cook until small bubbles form on pancakes, about 3 minutes.
  8. Flip pancakes over and cook until done, about 3 more minutes.

Banana-Chocolate Chip Whole Wheat Pancakes  Detail

Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 20 min

Difficulty: Easy
Serving Size:

Serving Suggestions: Top with powdered sugar, maple syrup and/or fresh fruit. Substitute chocolate-chips with fresh blueberries (if using frozen blueberries, keep frozen and do not thaw). Substitute agave nectar with honey or pure maple syrup.

Cooking Tips: * Store over-ripe bananas in the freezer until you are ready to bake with them. Their skins will turn black, but the banana flavor is intensified. You can use them for smoothies, too.