19 Sep

Paleo Chocolate Banana Pancakes

This morning, I had the blessing of taking care of my children while my wife rested after taking care of a sick child overnight. Like most dads when they have extra time at home, I tried to make the day a little more special. Breakfast was first on the list, so I decided to try finding some paleo pancakes. (A few days ago some friends of ours invited us over to dine with them. They were very thoughtful to try to make us a paleo meal. Our hostess whipped up a paleo-ish pancake recipe that she found online. The search for this recipe was sort of inspired by her.)

After finding one, I checked to see what we had in the house and gathered everything together. By the grace of God we had all that we needed, with some small (paleo) improvisations (I made the chocolate part a little different from what I found online – my version is what is in the recipe below).

As I was cooking the pancakes, my children suddenly became very silent. It was the calm right before the storm. My oldest daughter had been in the stickers and was putting them all over herself. This wasn’t a big deal. But then my youngest started screaming because no attention was being given to her. So as I began trying to entertain and calm my little ones, I could smell the pancakes beginning to burn. Fortunately, I was able to hold a baby in one arm, while flipping the pancakes in time, so they were still edible.

After the crying had subsided, we sat down to eat. One taste, and I was hooked! I don’t think I have ever had such delicious pancakes, with no flour in them whatsoever. This is a recipe that we will continue to use for years to come.

Paleo Chocolate Banana Pancakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 7-9 Pancakes


  • 2 Cups of Bananas Mashed (1 1/2 - 2 Whole Bananas)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of Almond Butter
  • 1 1/2 tablepoon of Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons of Honey or to taste
  • A Pinch of Salt
  • Coconut Oil for frying


  1. Smash up the bananas in a bowl with either a fork or potato masher (You can leave small chunks of banana)
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix together
  3. Add the coconut oil to a pan and set heat to medium.
  4. Check the bottoms of the pancakes every 2-3 minutes to makes sure they do not burn.They are a little messy sometimes to flip but you will get the hang of it.


They are good without any syrup but if you do, use maple syrup. Delicious and paleo friendly.


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I'm a everyday Dad called by God to love my wife and raise my children according to God's word. It's not always easy but it is very well worth it. It all starts with my relationship with God and continues from there.
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