Paleo Banana Chocolate Pancakes

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Paleo Chocolate Banana Pancakes

Last week, I seriously felt like I was a cursed cook.  Everything I made came out burned, off and tasting too strong of spices.   We ate out a lot and my recipe prep for the week was just as hazardous.  I was thinking this was a sign from the Universe to simply throw in the towel and just skip the week but I woke up earlier this morning, yes, this morning and starting tinkering with a paleo pancake recipe  I’ve been working on for a while that never worked until today.   I won’t lie, I prayed a  little that is would finally come out right and thank goodness, it did and it is good.  Light and filling and just a hint of sweetness.

I’m nut-free so I used sunbutter and it gives it a strange green color so I figured why not throw some cocoa in there.  I only used one ripe banana to sweeten it and it works for me but if you want top it with honey or maple syrup do so and  dig in.  Because the batter  is so thick, I’m sure it would also work well as waffles.

Paleo Chocolate Banana Pancakes


Paleo Chocolate Banana Pancakes

Paleo Banana Chocolate Pancakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 5
Author: Kelly Bejelly @ A Girl Worth Saving


  • 1/2 cup of sunbutter
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil to grease the pan


  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and mix until smooth.
  2. Place 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil in the pan to grease the pan.
  3. This batter is super thick so use a spoon to help pour out a 4" round. Shake the pan lightly to thin the batter in the pan.
  4. Cook on one side for roughly 3 - 4 minutes and flip when the edges turn dark brown.
  5. Repeat until your batter is gone.
  6. Enjoy.

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  1. Ute from FastPaleo May 6, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Hello there, we miss you over at Would you consider uploading some more of your recipes? I’d also love to include you in our June newsletter and do a blogger shoutout to you on Facebook. Hope to see your name pop up there soon!

  2. Marcie W. May 6, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    I allow myself GF pancakes once a week but I can indulge more often with this Paleo version!

  3. Robin Gagnon {Mom Foodie} May 6, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    These look WAY better than my attempt at paleo waffles a few months ago. That was the mother of all #FAILs….lol

    1. Kelly Bejelly May 6, 2013 at 8:41 pm

      I have tried to come up with a recipe that worked for several years so I am so happy this one finally worked!

  4. Tammy May 6, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    You had me at pancakes – I LOVE pancakes!

  5. Jenn May 7, 2013 at 9:58 am

    If only Hubs liked bananas!

  6. Maryann May 7, 2013 at 11:50 am

    cocoa sounds like a good addition to regular banana and coconut flour pancakes!

  7. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies May 7, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Oh hi, you just described my past week. Failure after failure. :/ But sometimes those failures end up being the best recipes after you tinker with them. This one definitely looks like a winner!

    1. Kelly Bejelly May 7, 2013 at 8:51 pm

      Man, what was going on with the stars and planets last week. I hope you’re back on track hun and I’m so happy this one came out or I would have be SOL, lol

  8. LyndaS May 7, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Those look good. Do you ship? 🙂

  9. Mellisa May 7, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Sounds so good! A great way to start off your day.

  10. Jennifer @TheRebelChick May 8, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Those look delicious! I just had some paleo pancakes last week, they were almond, mango, coconut and they were to die for!

  11. Lisa May 8, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Those look fantastic!

  12. Kathleen May 9, 2013 at 3:35 am

    My boys would love these and wouldn’t even know that they were better for them.

  13. Shell Feis May 9, 2013 at 3:53 am

    My son LOVES anything chocolate & banana {who doesn’t!?} so I’ll have to make these!

  14. Jennifer May 9, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    you had me at banana… well and chocolate!

  15. Manon May 11, 2013 at 6:13 am

    Great recipe, they are delicious. Next time I will make coconut whipped ”cream” to go with them..

    1. Kelly Bejelly May 11, 2013 at 8:50 pm

      Thanks Manon 🙂 Whipped Cream sounds awesome on this.

  16. Stefani May 11, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    I could go for some of these.

  17. courtney May 11, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Love that you used sunbutter! We can have peanuts so this is a definite must make 🙂

  18. meatified May 12, 2013 at 9:49 am

    I also had some recipe fails, but thankfully rounded off the week with a good one at last!

    The green you get sometimes with Sunbutter is a reaction with baking soda / powder and the leftover chlorophyll in the seeds. It’s kind of neat – if you’re expecting it! 🙂

  19. Jenna August 1, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Baked good made with sunflower seeds turn green due to the the chlorogenic acid that is in sunflower seeds reacting with baking soda; however you have no baking soda or baking powder listed in your ingredient list. Should there be some type of leavening agent?

    1. Kelly Bejelly August 4, 2013 at 7:18 pm

      Jenna, thanks so much for your comment. I have updated the recipe with the measurement for baking soda!!!

  20. Rachelle September 5, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    I’ve just discovered your site and I have to say I love it. I just started eating a paleo lifestyle and was having trouble coming up with breakfast recipes but not anymore 🙂

    For this pancake recipe could I use almond butter instead sunflower butter?

    1. Kelly Bejelly September 5, 2013 at 7:27 pm

      Yep, that would totally work 🙂 Thanks so much for the compliment Rachelle 🙂

  21. Erin @ Texanerin Baking September 18, 2013 at 7:01 am

    These sound amazing! I love that you only used banana to sweeten them. Definitely going to have to try these!

    1. Kelly Bejelly September 18, 2013 at 9:20 am

      Thanks Erin 🙂 The trick it to use super brown bananas. I hope that you like them if you try them!

  22. mom2one01 September 18, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    So wish my so weren’t allergic to bananas. 🙁

  23. mom2one01 September 18, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    “my son*

  24. dana palessen February 15, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    i used your waffles recipe and made crepes with it. so yummy. I filled it with dark chocolate sauce, berries I had picked from our local forest near mount adams and topped it with more sauce and real whipped cream from raw milk. yummy beyond words.

  25. Jess @ crunchyhotmama August 18, 2014 at 9:44 am

    I just made these this morning with almond butter and they were amazing! I cooked them two ways, baked them in the oven since I became obsessed with The Detoxinista’s pancake recipe, and cooked the rest of the batter in the pan with chocolate chips topped with coconut oil. Both ways were delicious and I’m thinking it would be a fun birthday pancake for my daughter’s bday 🙂 I love finding fruit-sweetened recipes so we can lay off the sugar. Thanks for the wonderful recipes! I can’t wait to get your cookbook!

    Here’s how I baked them using Megan’s baking time:

      1. amanda strand November 19, 2014 at 8:10 pm

        would these work with a flax egg?

        1. Kelly Bejelly November 30, 2014 at 8:21 pm

          You could try a flax egg. It’s such a thick recipes I can see it working.

  26. sophie April 24, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    How many pancakes does this recipe yield exactly?

  27. Misty August 14, 2016 at 6:06 am

    Do you know how many calories are in these pancakes?


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