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Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes


This chocolate chip and banana pancake recipe is vegan and gluten-free take on the traditional favorite. They have the perfect ratio of bananas and chocolate in every bite. Plus they’re easy to make! 

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes

When it comes to pancakes, I generally like them straight up. I’ve never really jumped on the blueberry or chocolate chip bandwagon… until now.

That all changed when I had my first bite of these chocolate chip pancakes. The chips are melty, warm surprises that wind up in every single bite. I made sure not to cover up that subtle vanilla flavor that every pancake needs – it pairs perfectly with the hint of banana and a good dousing of maple syrup.

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes Fork Plate

This recipe arrived just in time. Especially if you, like those of us in Indiana, are looking out the window at a too-early blanketing of snow. It’s this time of year when my thoughts about pancakes and brunch in general take center stage in my mind.

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes

All of this cold weather spelled bad news for our fall garden and sadness for me. We were doing so well with them – we built hoops, insulated, and covered them with plastic to keep them warm on the cool fall nights. But then winter showed up, uninvited with temperatures in the teens and wicked winds.

So, with a heavy sigh, I put on my toboggan and gloves and headed into the yard with scissors and a bucket. Clark and I uncovered the garden and trimmed the still-healthy-looking leaves off our cabbage, brussels sprouts, and cauliflower and cut our mixed greens one last time. All of our hard work didn’t go to waste – we made a huge pot of sautéed greens and we’re still enjoying the leftovers.

If mild weather had just stuck around for a couple more weeks, we would’ve had heads of cabbage and brussels sprouts to harvest for sure.

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes

But alas. I’ll just have to drown my sorrows in a stack of pancakes.

Ridiculously easy pancakes, I might add. These require just one bowl and, if you’re a savvy pancake-maker, only one electric griddle that wipes clean with a paper towel. No mixers, no skillets, no sink full of dishes. With Black Friday coming up, I recommend that you keep an eye out for one of these bad boys. I have the luxury of using my mom’s whenever I please; it was inexpensive and it makes pancakes a breeze. I think griddles are scientifically proven to make getting out of bed to make breakfast easier. You can cook 8 or more pancakes at a time and every one of them cooks to a nice, even brown with the perfect crisp. This griddlefor the win.

In a perfect world, I would wake up next to Clark and these pancakes would magically appear, served with fresh coffee, turkey bacon, and a pitcher of sangria. But in reality, we ate these pancakes cold after taking photos to show you all how delicious they are. And guess what? They were STILL ridiculously good.


Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes

A vegan and gluten-free take on the traditional favorite, these pancakes have just the right amount of chocolate in every bite.

  • Author: Jordan Cord
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


  • 1 cup of oat flour
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 1 whole ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon of ground flax
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
  • maple syrup
  • coconut oil


  1. In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients using a fork.
  2. Add coconut milk, vanilla, banana and mix until well-combined.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Heat a skillet or griddle with coconut oil on medium.
  5. Spoon the mix into the heated skillet, using about ¼ cup per pancake.
  6. Cook until bubbles start to appear and the edges of the pancakes start to dry out– about 4 minutes per side. Flip and cook for the same length of time on the opposite side.
  7. Top with bananas, fresh fruit, syrup, honey, powdered sugar, chocolate, etc.


  • Serving Size: 1 pancake
  • Calories: 124
  • Sugar: 10g
  • Sodium: 123mg
  • Fat: 4.7g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Fiber: 2.4g
  • Protein: 3.7g
  • Cholesterol: 0

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  • Crystal
    February 17, 2019

    I used soy milk & whole wheat flour with your recipe yesterday, & they were delicious! Making them again today for my son! Thanks

    • thefitchen
      February 18, 2019

      Awesome! I’m so glad you liked these pancakes – I’m sure your son will too! :)

  • Kam
    April 2, 2017

    Yuuuum, so tasty! Made tonight to have for breakfast over the next couple of days but couldn’t resist trying one, even without maple syrup it was so good!
    Mine weren’t as fluffy as these look, not sure why.

    • thefitchen
      April 5, 2017

      Hi Kam! Making these ahead of time is such a good idea! Do you freeze them and toast them, or just microwave them? Just curious. :) I’m not sure why yours would’ve been less fluffy. As long as you didn’t overmix your batter, they should be just as fluffy.

  • aaron
    January 24, 2015

    It sounds great but its not gluten free or vegan. Vegan is no animal products and chocolate contains dairy (animal product) and Oat flour contains gluten..

    • thefitchen
      January 24, 2015

      Hi Aaron –
      We used vegan (dairy-free and gluten-free) chocolate chips and we grind our own oat flour from certified gluten-free oats.

      • Jas
        October 25, 2015

        This was a disaster. 1 cup of coconut milk only made it a crumbly dough so I had to add more coocnut milk, ran out of it, then had to add water to make it a batter. Needless to say, this produced something inedible. What step was I missing here?

        • thefitchen
          November 4, 2015

          Hi there –

          I am so sorry this didn’t work out for you. I’m not sure what went wrong. Did you include the mashed banana? I’d love to help you figure this out!

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