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One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes

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Cozy, comforting, and naturally sweetened, One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes are simple to whip up, and are full of wholesome, gluten-free, dairy-free goodness.
Servings 6 medium or 12 small pancakes


  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup mashed banana from about 2 very ripe bananas
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil plus more for greasing the pan
  • ¼ cup unsweetened non-dairy milk such as almond, rice, or oat
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole rolled oats not instant
  • ½ cup oat flour*
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips plus more for topping**
  • Pure maple syrup optional


  • Whisk the eggs together in a large bowl. Add the bananas, oil, non-dairy milk, and vanilla extract, whisking until combined.
  • Add the oats, oat flour, baking powder, and salt, stirring until just combined. Add the chocolate chips and stir gently. Allow the batter to sit for 5-10 minutes for the oats to absorb some of the liquid.
  • Heat a large pan or griddle over medium heat. Add a bit of coconut oil, then ladle ¼ cup batter into the pan for each pancake. Cook for 3-5 minutes, until small bubbles start to form on the top of the pancake, then flip and cook on the other side for an additional 3-5 minutes, until golden brown on both sides. Continue with the remaining batter.
  • Serve the pancakes warm, with additional chocolate chips and maple syrup if you like.


*Make your own oat flour for this recipe by placing 1 ½ cups whole rolled oats in a blender and blending until a coarse flour forms. You can also purchase pre-made oat flour at many grocery stores and natural food markets or online.
**Most chocolate chips include dairy. Be sure to use dairy-free if that's important to you. I like Enjoy Life brand.
Skip the chocolate chips to keep this recipe completely refined sugar-free.
If you don't like the texture of whole oats, substitute one cup oat flour instead.
If you are gluten-free be sure to buy oats that are specifically labeled gluten-free.