Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Choc Chip Banana Pancakes 4

Don’t you just love pancakes? I know I do. I have several favorite recipes for different types of pancakes but when it comes to healthy pancakes, these rank #1. These are the secret love child of pancakes and oatmeal; what’s not to like? With no added sugar, these are a great way to start the day and your kids won’t suspect they are eating healthily! 

Ingredients:

  • 1 very ripe medium banana
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 flax egg (1 Tbsp flaxseed meal + 2 Tbsp water)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (coconut would be fine)
  • 3 tablespoons almond milk
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips

Prepare flax egg by mixing flaxseed meal and water and letting it sit for 3-5 minutes. Mash your banana with baking powder. Add flax egg, oil, salt, vanilla, almond butter, almond milk, and stir.

Choc Chip Banana Pancakes 1

Stir in oats and flour until just combined. Add chocolate chips and fold gently.

Choc Chip Banana Pancakes 2

Preheat griddle/skillet/nonstick pan over medium heat and lightly grease. Pour 1/4 cup measurements onto pan. Lightly press down (they are thick like oatmeal). Cook 2-4 minutes each side, until golden brown.

Serve plain or with a small drizzle of maple syrup and a few additional chocolate chips for melting.

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