Fluffy Chocolate Banana Pancakes

Sink a fork into this scrumptious pile of warm chocolate banana pancakes with maple syrup… easily made AND freezable!

Fluffy Chocolate Banana Pancakes – Delish, easy warm chocolate banana pancakes with maple syrup... easily made AND freezable! | thecomfortofcooking.com

Let’s just rewind for a minute and forget about Monday. Will you sit down to a plate of pancakes with me and talk about the weekend? Mine was lazy and wonderful… I wish it could have lasted longer. How was yours? Good, I hope.

I can hardly believe it’s just barely the first day of summer. Here in Austin, we’ve already had lots of toasty days, cold cocktails on the porch, and weekends with a slower, easier pace. They’re not about rushing around and getting things done, being here, there and everywhere at once. Those two days of off time are just about savoring long, lazy breakfasts like this one… a pile of fluffy chocolate banana pancakes and a cup of hot, soul-huggin’ coffee.

Fluffy Chocolate Banana Pancakes – Delish, easy warm chocolate banana pancakes with maple syrup... easily made AND freezable! | thecomfortofcooking.com

If you’ve never had chocolate pancakes before, you’re in for a real treat!

These are some of the best pancakes I’ve ever made, and I really mean it. They have the same soft, melt-in-your-mouth consistency of my Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes, but with a kick of creamy chocolate flavor. Just one banana is all you need, but you can add more if you’d like to heighten the flavor and make them a little denser… but still delicious!

You can even sneak a little peanut butter into the batter for an amazing banana-pb-chocolate breakfast experience. About a tablespoon or so should do it. Oooo… how amazing would that be?!

Fluffy Chocolate Banana Pancakes – Delish, easy warm chocolate banana pancakes with maple syrup... easily made AND freezable! | thecomfortofcooking.com

Pile ‘em high and serve ‘em hot with a handful of sliced bananas or your favorite fruit. Drizzle on some syrup, pour a cuppa Joe, and breakfast (or brunch) is served! You’re just gonna love these. So what if it’s a Monday. Mix up these luscious banana pancakes after work and freeze them up! That’s right, freeze them. By adding layers of waxed paper in between each pancake, you can put them in a plastic bag, and freeze for a few weeks.

Warm pancakes at the office? Now that will make for a much more scrumptious start to any weekday morning!


5 from 12 votes

Fluffy Chocolate Banana Pancakes

Servings 12 to 15 pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour*
  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large ripe banana the riper, the sweeter!*
  • 1 cup buttermilk*
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Additional banana slices for garnish, optional
  • Maple syrup or honey for drizzling, optional

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.
  • In a small bowl, mash banana. Mix in buttermilk, egg, vanilla and vegetable oil until well combined.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until just combined. The mixture should still be pretty lumpy.
  • Spray a large pan with nonstick cooking spray and set to medium heat. Cook pancakes until bubbles form on the surface and edges are just cooked, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook for an additional minute.
  • Garnish with additional banana slices and drizzle with maple syrup or honey, if desired.
  • Enjoy!

Join the Conversation

  1. I’m going to dream of these pancakes, Georgia! Wish I had that stack to wake up to :).

  2. Gorgeous-luscious Chocolate-Banana Pancakes, Georgia! I’m with you…we need to take in, enjoy and relax a bit over our weekends. It makes us just that much better for the week. The Big Lug insisted that I take off this past weekend. No recipe testing, LOL! I feel behind now. Goals are great, but we must live and enjoy life. Fabulous recipe and photos, girl! xo

  3. Those look delicious! A wonderful breakfast treat.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  4. These are the fluffiest, most perfect looking pancakes ever!

  5. So when can I come over for breakfast?

  6. As always, your food looks so good!

  7. I think I need to make these pancakes happen ASAP, even on a weekday. Chocolate and banana is the perfect combination to wake up to!

  8. Well hello gorgeous! My husband’s favorite things to eat on earth are chocolate, bananas, and pancakes. His birthday is in a couple of weeks, and I am definitely going to make these for him!! Thanks for the idea, love! :)

  9. What a great way to start the day! Yummy!

  10. Mmmm… you said fluffy pancakes… I’m in

  11. My weekend was a little crazy, since I was entertaining my niece and her two friends. Nothing like a house full of giggling teenage girls! But, holy yum, these pancakes look so incredible!

  12. I’ve yet to add cocoa powder to my pancakes, but this is so very tempting! My sister just recently gave me a bottle of this amazing coffee syrup (yes, that’s a thing!) and I’ve been dying to drizzle it on pancakes, and I’m sure on THESE ones, it would be spectacular!

    Glad to hear you had a nice, lazy and relaxing weekend! Those are the best :)

  13. Ditto what Chung-Ah said, When can I come for breakfast!?

  14. Chocolate for breakfast? I could never turn this down!

  15. Now I’ve made chocolate chip muffins for Kevin about 100 times. (I like mine with blueberries!) But if I whipped up these chocolate pancakes, I think he would propose all over again. And I know I’d love them too – chocolate and banana is a favorite combo! So good!

  16. I’d love a stack of these right now! They look so delicious. Chocolate is great any time of day in my book!

  17. Good golly these sound amazing!!

  18. Awesome how I can get your recipe and as always your photos look amazing.
    ** btw may i know what font are you using , I love the font .

  19. Um, I wish I had these breakfast! Holy gorgeous!!

  20. Oh yum! Chocolate for breakfast! These look amazing, love the chocolate/banana combination!

  21. Truthfully, I’m not a huge pancake person (weird, I know) but I’m thinking these just may convert me. They look SO yummy!

  22. I love chocolate. I can only imagine how delicious these are. and your photos are so amazing.

  23. These pancakes look so fluffy and lovely… wishing I had them for breakfast! :)

  24. My weekend wasn’t too bad, thank you for asking ;)

    These pancakes look just…delightful. I would smear peanut butter all over em, yes yes yesss

  25. These look like a happy beginning to a great day! Love chocolate and bananas together! Pinning these beauties! Thanks for sharing, Georgia!

  26. I’ll eat chocolate for breakfast anytime. These look fabulous!

  27. Good golly Ms. G!! These looks amazing!

  28. Perfect for breakfast in bed! These pancakes are so fluffy and soft.

  29. Never in my life have I had chocolate pancakes! That’s just crazy! Putting these on my list for brunch.

  30. Wow, these sure look fluffy. The chocolate and banana combo is just the best. I have not make pancakes in a while but I think I should soon. You are killing me with all of the superb goodies you are posting lately :-)

  31. So fluffy! Love that I can eat chocolate for breakfast!

  32. I never had chocolate pancakes but I have to change this as soon as possible!!! These look awesome!! Yum!!!
    xox Amy

  33. What a fabulous treat! I’ve never had chocolate pancakes and being a chocoholic I must make them tomorrow. Yum, thanks for sharing:)

  34. I could use a big stack of these every morning! YUM!

  35. Yum, what fun looking pancakes! My kids love pancakes, and I love making them for them (especially during the summer) – will have to add this on our list to try!

  36. I may just make these for my kids tomorrow. YUM!

  37. I love chocolate chip banana pancakes – adding cocoa powder will make ’em over the top delicious! I wish the weekend can come sooner because I want to whip up a batch of these fluffy pancakes already!

  38. I’ve never had chocolate pancakes, let alone chocolate banana pancakes – gorgeous Georgia!

  39. Oh goodness Georgia I’m about to go whip these up for dessert! They’re gorgeous. Love the chocolate and banana combo!

  40. These look incredible! I would like to thank you, in advance, for my children. They are going to LOVE these. Wonderful post!

  41. Oh boy – never tried this and it sounds like an awesome combination!

  42. good mercy I love pancakes but then you made this version and I’m in heaven!

  43. Gorgeous photos! I’d definitely love me a stack of these! Chocolate and banana are a match made in heaven!

  44. 5 stars
    Planning on making these this Saturday! It’ll be a great surprise for my kids who haven’t tried “chocolate” pancakes before… he he he. :D Thanks for the recipe, Georgia!

  45. These pancakes are absolutely gorgeous! I love the photos.

  46. How gorgeous! Our one-year wedding anniversary is coming up this Saturday… these fluffy chocolate pancakes sound like the ideal breakfast treat to start our celebratory long weekend :)

  47. No better way to start the work week!! These pancakes are one more reason I wish I could eat breakfast foods for every meal of the day!

  48. I’ve seen many pancakes recipes today and I think that means I need to make them!! They look awesome!!

  49. What a gorgeous stack! I have a feeling my kids would not even leave one for me to sample!

  50. Oh my gosh, Georgia! I am seriously in love with these!

  51. Oh yeah, this is a nice nice pancake recipe! Incredible looking.

  52. Banana and Chocolate is a combo made in heaven. These look delicious.

  53. Oh my! I will also be dreaming of a big stack of chocolate banana pancakes-pinned!!!!

  54. 5 stars
    OMG! This is an irresistible stack of pancakes!!

  55. 5 stars
    I really love this recipe, it’s so easy to whip up and not to mention, EAT A FEW! I subbed in half whole wheat, half all purpose and it worked out fine. I also blogged about them on the Huffington Post- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/yiihuei-phang/chocolate-banana-pancakes_b_3491039.html

  56. 5 stars
    Just tried these. Made half the recipe, did half ap flour & half whole wheat flour, made them with almond milk, and OMG. They are DELISH!! The chocolate & banana flavors tastes soooo good together & they are SOOO fluffy! Definitely will make again!!

  57. 5 stars
    Yay! I’m so glad you enjoyed these pancakes, Keyla! I’ve gotta try your variations next time I make them… maybe again tomorrow. Have a great weekend!

  58. 5 stars
    I just made these for myself and the kiddos and they DEVOURED them. They asked me to make them again tomorrow! Thanks for the delicious recipe!

    Only thing…I didn’t get anywhere near as many pancakes as I thought I would. I used 1/4 cup of batter per pancake and got 10 pancakes. Still plenty for us, but thought it might help someone out who would need to double the recipe.

    Thanks again! :o)

  59. 5 stars
    Lovedddd it!!

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