Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes*

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes (recipe via

Y’all didn’t actually think that I would stop making pancakes now that I learned the secret to French Toast, did ya? I just can’t help it, pancakes are my favorite!

Jorge and I had plans to spend Sunday on the couch — doing nothing. With a long weekend, I like to pick at least one day to just lounge around and be bums. We stayed in our PJs all day and binge watched United States of Tara on Netflix.

Around 11, our stomachs started growling and Jorge asked if I wanted to go out to brunch. I did, but I didn’t want to change out of my PJs…and I don’t think the other paying guests would have been happy to see us there in our pjs sipping mimosas.

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes (recipe via

Instead I reached for the ingredients for my favorite pancakes, but Jorge wanted something a little different. And if there is one flavor that will always make Jorge happy, it’s banana. I had these babies on the table in about 15 minutes – definitely faster than we could have gotten into our favorite brunch restaurant.

With the chocolate chips and banana, these pancakes are already pretty sweet. Instead of syrup — we just slathered on a little butter and topped them with more bananas and chocolate. It was definitely one of the best breakfasts we have had in a long time!


Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Yield: 8 pancakes


1 cup flour
2 tsps baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed banana (about 2 large bananas)
2 tablespoons sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup milk chocolate chips


In a small mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, beat mashed bananas, sugar, egg, vanilla extract, sour cream and vegetable oil together until smooth. Add flour mixture, alternating with milk and stir until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.

Heat a non-stick skillet to medium heat. Using a 1/4 cup scoop, pour batter on to skillet. Once you start to see little bubbles form, flip and continue to cook until pancake is browned on each side. Continue until you have used all pancake batter.

Serve pancakes with whatever you would like: butter, syrup or extra sliced bananas & chocolate chips!

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38 Responses to “Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes”

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    Tieghan — September 2, 2013 @ 11:31 pm

    LOVE!! These are so awesome and a lot like my staple pancakes. See, my pancakes ALWAYS have chocolate chips in them. Always. It’s the way my mom did it growing up and I just love it! I like to throw in banana too when I have ripe ones and those always turn out to be my favorite!!

    Such an amazing stack and I think that extra sprinkle of chocolate chips is and awesome thing!

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    Kristen — September 2, 2013 @ 11:41 pm

    My mom always makes these for me when I am home! Delish!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — September 3, 2013 @ 12:53 am

    Oh my goodness. I normally skip breakfast but if I can have these for breakfast, I’m so there! Pinned!

    And that french toast of yours. I see it pinned everywhere and it gets me, every.time.

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    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — September 3, 2013 @ 2:59 am

    This would last about 10 seconds on our table, the kids go bonkers after banana and chocolate!

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    Kristi — September 3, 2013 @ 4:22 am

    These look so good. I have never made pancakes with sour cream. Can you substitute Greek yogurt instead or would that affect the texture of the pancake?

    • Jessica replied: — September 4th, 2013 @ 1:42 pm

      I think it would be just fine to use plain greek yogurt instead!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — September 3, 2013 @ 8:02 am

    I love big, fluffy, pancakes and this is exactly that! LOVE this recipe Jess!

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    Leah | So, How's It Taste? — September 3, 2013 @ 9:32 am

    I have been craving pancakes for days now and you’ve just pushed me over the edge! Love the combination of banana and chocolate. I need these in my life!

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    Cookbook Queen — September 3, 2013 @ 10:03 am

    I’m coming to YOUR house for breakfast!!

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    Marcie@FlavortheMoments — September 3, 2013 @ 11:50 am

    These look so good! I grew up eating banana pancakes and somehow have gotten away from making them. Chocolate and banana is one of my favorite flavor combos!

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    Amanda — September 3, 2013 @ 12:59 pm

    I’m in heaven!

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    Allison @ Celebrating Sweets — September 3, 2013 @ 3:48 pm

    Thank you for introducing me to what I’ll be making for dinner tonight. :) There’s nothing like breakfast for dinner! Yum!

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    Traci — September 3, 2013 @ 4:18 pm

    I feel really dumb, but I’ve never tried bananas and chocolate together in a bread form. So going to. Those pictures are worth every calorie. :)

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    Beth @ bethcakes — September 3, 2013 @ 4:48 pm

    I’m not a huge fan of bananas, but I’m sure if they were in pancakes with melty chocolate chips I would eat all of them. Because I kind of wish I could do that right now. :)

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — September 3, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

    This is definitely my kind of breakfast! Love!!

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    Monica — September 3, 2013 @ 7:07 pm

    These pancakes look amazing! I wish I weren’t so lazy in the mornings so that I could actually get up at a respectable time to make these! Bananas and chocolate chips are one of my favorite combos. The only other combination that could possibly rival this one is banana pancakes with strawberries and blueberries. Yummy (:

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    Joanne — September 3, 2013 @ 9:03 pm

    Well if there’s one flavor I can’t get enough of it’s chocolate! Especially for breakfast. I choose your pancakes over brunch out any day!

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    Mimi @ Culinary Couture — September 3, 2013 @ 11:08 pm

    Banana chocolate chip pancakes are my favorite! Can’t wait to try these!

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    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — September 4, 2013 @ 10:02 am

    Your pictures are so great, I feel like I can taste these just looking at them…almost of course, not quite as good as the real thing ;)

    I absolutely have to have a lazy day at home on the weekends as well, so glad that you stayed in and made these! Banana + chocolate + pancakes = my kind of breakfast.

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    Tina | My Life as a Mrs — September 4, 2013 @ 12:36 pm

    these picture are so pretty that they ALMOST make me think I’d suddenly like bananas! ;)

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — September 4, 2013 @ 12:43 pm

    I think it’s love… Me + these pancakes forevah!

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    DessertForTwo — September 4, 2013 @ 3:42 pm

    I’m a sucker for banana flavored anything, too! These look great!

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    vanillasugarblog — September 4, 2013 @ 7:10 pm

    good lord woman!
    that first photo is heavenly!
    Is there a scratch & sniff?

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — September 4, 2013 @ 11:46 pm

    You know the way to my hearttttt!!!

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    Denise @addicted2recipe — September 5, 2013 @ 12:56 pm

    Those look so good!! Definitely adding them to a brunch menu soon.

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    Kelsey — September 9, 2013 @ 9:21 pm

    These look so good!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — September 11, 2013 @ 11:48 am

    Wow these look so perfect :) I can’t wait to make these for my husband when I get home!

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    carrian — September 13, 2013 @ 10:28 am

    I love these! Beautiful photo too!

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    ErinsFoodFiles — September 17, 2013 @ 9:50 am

    These look delicious!

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    Robin — September 17, 2013 @ 10:56 am

    saw your other pancake recipe, and they look identical except for the other recipe has more vanilla, more sugar, and uses buttermilk instead of sour cream/milk combo. so which version is better? I am thinking of using the other version using buttermilk, more sugar/vanilla, with the mashed bananas & chips? what is the difference in the pancakes between the 2 versions (buttermilk vs. sour cream/milk)?

    • Jessica replied: — September 17th, 2013 @ 10:47 pm

      Hi Robin,

      It’s really a personal preference type of thing…also depends on what I have on hand. I usually have sour cream, but I don’t always have buttermilk. Both ways are delicious – so just try which ever works for you!

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    Jenn3250 — October 13, 2013 @ 10:16 am

    Made these this morning and they were a huge hit! Thanks for sharing.

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    Melanie @ Carmel Moments — March 22, 2014 @ 9:44 am

    Made these this morning. They were so delicious! I’m so glad I decided to try them. Thanks for sharing! :)

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