Banana Bread Pancakes with Chocolate Chips & Walnuts

Breakfast for dinner is always a hit, but what about dessert for breakfast? Why not start the day with something so sinfully delicious it makes getting out of bed early worth it? These homemade pancakes are moist and cake-like, studded with chocolate chips and loaded with flavor from fresh bananas and organic cinnamon. It’s just like eating an actual slice of banana bread, without the extra sugar, dairy and guilt.

Banana Bread- Chocolate Chip Pancakes


Makes 4-5 medium-sized pancakes


1-1/2 cups rolled oats
1 tsp. baking powder
1 scoop vanilla whey protein
¼ tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
1 Tbsp. unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 egg
1 banana, sliced
2 Tbsp. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Toppings: walnuts and maple syrup


1.  In food processor, blend oats to fine, four-like powder.

2. Add all remaining ingredients, except chocolate chips and walnuts; blend until smooth. Fold in a tablespoon of chocolate chips.

4. Spoon ¼ cup of batter per pancake onto heated skillet coated with non-stick spray. Let pancake cook to firm slightly, then gently place sliced banana and sprinkle another tablespoon of chocolate chips on top. Let cook, then flip and cook other side.

5. Top with walnuts and maple syrup, if desired.


About Amy Clevenger

Amy Clevenger is a Los Angeles-based food blogger. In 2013, she started her popular Instagram account @FantasticallyFit to help keep her accountable in her journey to better health. Clevenger’s brand has since expanded to include and the popular e-recipe book series, Healthy Eats. Clevenger’s passion for healthy eating and cooking began while she was pursuing her master’s degree in counseling and guidance from Cal Lutherine University. Her work with families helped her to realize that living a healthy, happy life starts in the kitchen. She believes clean eating doesn’t have to mean giving up on great taste. Today, Clevenger is married to her college sweetheart and lives in Los Angeles with her three cats, Kailani, Confettu and Harley.

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