Whole Grain Chocolate Banana Pancakes

Whole Grain Chocolate Banana Pancakes

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  • 1¼ cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. Kosher salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp. butter, melted, plus more for pan
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 medium very ripe banana, mashed (about ½ cup)
  • 1 egg
  • Sliced bananas and chocolate syrup, for serving


  1. Whisk flour, cocoa, soda, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl; set aside. Whisk sugar, 1 tbsp. butter, vanilla, milk, banana, and egg in another bowl until smooth. Slowly add dry ingredients to banana mixture, whisking until smooth. Heat a 12″ nonstick skillet over medium heat; brush with melted butter. Working in batches, ladle about 1⁄4 cup of the batter for each pancake into skillet. Cook until bubbles form on tops of pancakes, 2-3 minutes. Flip pancakes and continue cooking until center is cooked through, about 2 minutes more. Serve with sliced bananas and drizzle with chocolate syrup.

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