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How To Make Chunky Monkey Pancakes

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Do you know how to make Chunky Monkey Pancakes? I make them whenever my grandkids come to visit. I love the combination of mini chocolate chips and bananas in my pancakes with a little caramel sauce on top!  You can use fresh bananas or freeze-dried bananas (rehydrated). You can even make a powder with the freeze-dried bananas in your blender using the pulse button if you prefer a smooth pancake with just bananas.

If you have a holiday coming up these are always a huge hit with everyone! I have a PRINTABLE recipe for you at the bottom of the post. Please start with a good griddle: Lodge Cast-Iron Reversible Grill/Griddle, 20-Inch x 10.44-Inch, Black

I remember growing up with peanut butter and banana sandwiches. I love to make Chunky Monkey pancakes for breakfast when people stop by at the last minute because they look so yummy on a plate! I can add a glass of milk and juice, and the meal is ready to serve. One thing that is awesome about this recipe is the fact that you can use whole wheat or white enriched bread flour to make these.

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You can add as little or as many sliced bananas and chocolate chips as you desire. You can also use this Chunky Monkey pancake recipe for waffles too! Sometimes it’s nice to have a little different twist to our morning breakfast routine!  If bananas aren’t your favorite consider another fruit to give these pancakes the taste you want.  Our grandchildren love strawberries.  My husband really enjoys raspberries and blueberries.

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Try different fruits during their harvest season and make these pancakes special.  I haven’t tried peaches, but I’m sure they would be yummy too. Be creative, and enjoy using your favorite fruits for a unique flavor experience! I think you’ll find most any fruit will work, and some add more flavor to the mix than others. Next, to the Mickey Mouse Pancakes, I’ve written about before, my kids and grandkids love these pancakes the most.

Breakfast is always a special meal around our house when the family is in town. All our guests know we’ll be up early getting things ready so the feast can start once folks start waking up. Try these at your house the next time you have guests, or for everyday fun, you’ll be glad you did.

Chunky Monkey Pancakes

Chunky Monkey Pancakes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
  • 2 cups freshly ground hard white whole wheat flour or white bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 4 eggs
  • 2-1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • Sliced bananas
  • Mini chocolate chips (a few on each pancake)
  1. I place all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk it until blended. It will be a medium thick batter add more milk until you reach your preferred thickness. I use approximately 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake and cook each side until golden brown. Serve with Maple Syrup or Caramel Sauce.

This is one of my favorite whisks: Danish Dough Hand Whisk / Mixer 11″ or 14″

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Lodge griddle: Lodge Cast-Iron Reversible Grill/Griddle, 20-Inch x 10.44-Inch, Black

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Mixing bowls: OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Mixing Bowl Set, Blue/Green/Yellow

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