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Guilt-Free Chocolate and Banana Pancakes

  • March 27, 2016
  • By Carly Neave

Chocolate and Banana Pancakes

Happy Easter everyone! What a Sunday it’s been! I woke up early this morning and sneaked down to the shops to get ingredients for a new recipe – an Easter Chocolate-themed Pancake breakfast. I’ve seen lots of chocolate pancakes stuffed with Nutella and topped with melted Cadburys creme eggs on Pinterest, which, although may look moreish, would leave one hell of a sickly feeling afterwards!

So as always, I wanted to create a ‘best’ and healthy chocolate pancake option that was completely scrumptious and indulgent but meant you could still walk throughout the day!

Made with one banana, a dash of cacao powder, raw cacao nibs (which give an amazing chocolate chip crunch), greek yoghurt and protein-rich eggs, along with a few others ingredients. They’re a winner to kick off an Easter morning with, or Sunday…or day for that matter! You can watch a video of making the pancakes on my Instagram here.

Chocolate and Banana Pancakes

I Skyped my dad this morning who was surrounded by my very hyper little brothers and sisters munching on huge chocolate eggs. These healthy pancakes may not replace Easter eggs but they’re a great addition…and I’m talking more for the adults than children!

The pancakes are super light and fluffy and with berries and a drizzle of honey on top, they work perfectly with the chocolate!

Chocolate and Banana Pancakes

Chocolate and Banana Pancakes

 

Guilt-Free Chocolate and Banana Pancakes
 
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Chocolate and Banana Pancakes
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 14 Small Pancakes
Ingredients
Dry Ingredients
  • 1 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp of Cacao powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
Wet Ingredients
  • 1 Large very ripe banana
  • Drizzle of honey
  • 1 Tbs of Greek yoghurt
  • 2 Large Organic eggs
  • ½ Cup full-fat Milk
Other
  • Sprinkle of Cacao Nibs
  • Coconut oil for cooking.
  • Raspberries and extra honey to top
Instructions
  1. Add the dry ingredients to a bowl and mix together, set aside.
  2. Mash up the banana with a fork and whisk in the eggs.
  3. Then add the remaining wet ingredients and whisk until smooth.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix well until fully combined.
  5. Sprinkle in the Cacao nibs and mix.
  6. Add coconut oil to a frying pan and wait for 30 seconds until pan is warm.
  7. Spoon 2 tbs of the mixture onto the pan and cook each pancake for about 60 seconds on each side - until golden brown.
  8. Serve in a stack and top with fresh berries and more honey!

 

By Carly Neave, March 27, 2016 Hello and welcome! I'm Carly, originally from London but currently enjoying a little adventure in Dubai. A travel and wellness blogger exploring the world one step at a time. Think fabulous food at undiscovered gems, unique destinations, skin care obsessions and so much more. This is my life, I hope you enjoy the ride!
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  • JackJH
    March 15, 2018

    Check on huenta they have good prices :-)

  • Kirsty
    September 21, 2016

    Hi,

    Love this recipe! Could this be done with a gluten free recipe? Do you know of one?

    Thanks

    • Lean Living Girl
      September 25, 2016

      Hey Kirsty!

      Thanks so much :) Try subbing the all purpose flour with an already-made gluten-free flour mix, they tend to be quite good and don’t come out too thick and heavy. I haven’t tried this recipe with one but let me know how you get on, I will try to have a look for others too :)

      Thanks!

      Carly xx

      • Kirsty
        October 15, 2016

        Hey Carly,

        This recipe was amazing with gluten free flour, almond milk and Manuka honey. Thank you definitely a new favourite of mine!

        Kirsty x

  • Salma
    August 22, 2016

    Hi, is there an alternative for full fat milk? Say semi skimmed goats milk?

    Thank you.

    P.s your recipes and Instagram is amazing!!!!

    • Lean Living Girl
      August 22, 2016

      Hi Salma,

      Thanks so much! I imagine goats milk would work well with the recipe, just possibly a slightly stronger taste. I personally would always go full fat as there tends to be much less sugar (which is the culprit of fat gain!) in this form. Let me know if it works with the goats milk :)

      Carly x

Carly Neave

Hello and welcome! I'm Carly, originally from London but currently enjoying a little adventure in Dubai. A travel and wellness blogger exploring the world one step at a time. Think fabulous food at undiscovered gems, unique destinations, skin care obsessions and so much more. This is my life, I hope you enjoy the ride!

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Hi, I'm Carly!
A travel and wellness blogger exploring the world one step at a time. Think fabulous food at undiscovered gems, unique destinations, skin care obsessions and so much more. This is my life, I hope you enjoy the ride!
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