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Chunky Monkey Pancakes

20 mins
15 pancakes
Fluffy pancakes loaded with bananas and mini-chocolate chips that your family (and kids) are sure to enjoy!
Chunky Monkey Pancakes
Fluffy pancakes loaded with bananas and mini-chocolate chips that your family (and kids) are sure to enjoy!
Chunky Monkey Pancakes

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My daughter loves chocolate (chocolate chips in particular) and whenever I make something with chocolate chips, the chips somehow miraculously start disappearing.

I turn my back and the once full bag is mysteriously missing about a child-sized handful worth.

Happens. Every. Time.

I’ve started getting smart. Whenever I cook with chocolate chips now, it’s either while she’s outside playing or, in this case, while she was still sleeping.

Bwahahahaha (insert evil laugh)!!

Chunky Monkey Pancakes

I really don’t mind her stealing the chocolate chips, if she wants to… that’s cool.

But there are sometimes that I only have exactly the right amount for a recipe and just cannot have them disappearing.

That was not the case with these.

I had a brand-new bag sitting on the counter when she woke up and that was the first thing that she went for. Not even a good morning hug… just straight for the chocolate chips.

Than after shoving a few in her mouth did she decide to give me a hug and realize that I was making chocolate chip pancakes.

Chunky Monkey Pancakes

She then proceeded to pour herself a glass of milk and sit at the counter waiting for me to plate her some pancakes.

I, being the great mom that I am, added an extra handful of chocolate chips to the top of hers.

She inhaled them in record time and even asked for seconds.

Not something she does often so I was happy to oblige, with another -smaller- handful of chocolate chips on top.

I think I may have won “Best Mom Award” award with these.

Chunky Monkey Pancakes

Chunky Monkey Pancakes

4.67 from 3 votes
Fluffy pancakes loaded with bananas and mini-chocolate chips that your family (and kids) are sure to enjoy!
Yield 15 pancakes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins


  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large bananas diced
  • 1/2 cup mini-chocolate chips


  • Preheat electric griddle to medium heat. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Add milk, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla and mix until just combined. Gently fold in the diced bananas and chocolate chips.
  • Pour batter by 1/4 to 1/3 cupfuls onto pre-heated griddle. Cook until small bubbles begin to form and edges are slightly browned, about 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook through, about another 2 minutes.
  • Serve immediately with extra bananas, chocolate chips, and favorite syrup or topping.
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This Post Has 19 Comments

  1. These would make the perfect breakfast treat – I love them! I also try and bake when the kids are distracted, that way I don’t have to share licking the spoon! Thanks for linking up with us for Fabulous Foodie Fridays, have a great weekend 🙂

  2. That is one really high stack of pancakes! I’m quite sure you will need help eating all of those. Where do you live again? Hahaha! I love how cute the story of your daughter and the chocolate chips reads – my daughter was exactly the same at that age. I once contemplated placing a lock on the pantry door. 🙂

  3. Ok bare with me on this, I am gonna get all ‘food weird’ again, my favourite Ice Cream flavour is B&J Chunky Monkey… But I cannot stand bananas, it is a texture thing they make me shudder, in fact most of what I don’t like to eat is down to texture rather than flavour, strange huh?

    1. I gotcha! I cannot stand the texture of grits or tapioca pudding. The flavor is good… but it’s the texture that I cannot stand and makes me not be able to eat it.

  4. These look divine, Jennifer! I’ve never tried making pancakes from scratch, but I can’t wait to give it a go. These will be perfect for my Sunday morning balcony breakfasts this summer. 🙂

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