Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins
Total 15 mins

Update 2/20/2017: These Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes are my families favorite pancakes! We have been making this exact recipe since 2014 — almost 4 years now — just about every Sunday for breakfast.

We are big breakfast fans and I love any way to use up over ripe bananas. Ellie isn’t a fan of chocolate, but is thankfully a huge banana fan.

I always set aside a little bowl of batter just for her, without chocolate chips, and this recipe makes perfect plain banana pancakes as well. Hope you enjoy eating them as much as we have over the years!

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes: These are my families favorite pancakes! They are ready in 20 minutes and are the perfect Sunday morning breakfast. Bonus - this is another great recipe to use up any over ripe bananas!

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: These are my families favorite pancakes! They are ready in 20 minutes and are the perfect Sunday morning breakfast. Bonus - this is another great recipe to use up any over ripe bananas!

Instead I started prepping the ingredients for hoecakes, but Jorge came over and said he 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 sweeter than normal pancakes. Instead of syrup — we just slathered on a little butter and topped them with more bananas and chocolate. πŸ˜‰

It was definitely one of the best breakfasts we have had in a long time!

Yield: 8 large pancakes

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

A stack of Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes topped with fresh bananas and chocolate chips.

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes are so sweet that they don't even need any maple syrup - crazy right? Put these homemade pancakes on your breakfast menu this weekend!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


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


  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat mashed bananas, sugar, egg, vanilla extract, sour cream and vegetable oil together until smooth.
  3. Add flour mixture, alternating with milk and stir until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Heat a non-stick skillet to medium heat. Using a 1/2 cup scoop, pour batter on to skillet.
  5. 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.
  6. Serve pancakes with whatever you would like: butter, syrup or extra sliced bananas & chocolate chips!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 284mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 2gSugar: 13gProtein: 4g


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41 Responses
  1. Carolyn Murray

    These sound soo good!! I have to make these for my grandson because I think he will love these and so will his YaYa

  2. Al

    I have made these at least 30 times. They are the only thing my kids want for breakfast on the weekends. For taste and texture, we like Greek yogurt instead of sour cream, and I beat the bananas in a stand mixer on high speed until there are basically no chunks of banana left.

    Sometimes I use peanut butter chips instead of chocolate.

  3. Marisol Guerrero

    WOW! I just made these pancakes! They are AMAZING! I’ve tried lots of different recipes. This one is now one of my fav banana pancakes! I used Greek yogurt instead of the sour cream and butter instead of oil, and chopped up some dark chocolate instead of the chips. It was like eating a fluffy, moist, slice of banana bread! Thank you for this recipe! Ill be following u in Instagram! πŸ™‚

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      I think it would – but I am not 100% sure. If you try it, make sure and come back and share how it worked out!!

  4. Melanie @ Carmel Moments

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

  5. Robin

    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)?

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      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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