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Breakfast just got 1,000 times more fun.

banana split pancakes

Make that a million times more fun.

In elementary school, my sister and I looked forward to every “report card” day when our mom treated us to ice cream sundaes at Friendly’s (not for getting a specific letter grade, but just for working hard in general).

Sometimes I’d order the Monster sundae: mint-chocolate-chip ice cream with a cone head and M&M eyes. Sometimes I’d get two scoops of black raspberry ice cream with gummy worms. And sometimes I’d get… the most gargantuan sundae on the menu: the banana split.

Stuffed with juicy strawberries, caramelized banana, and sweet chocolate chips, the following recipe is like the breakfast version of a banana-split sundae. All that’s missing is the ice cream!

Like eating dessert for breakfast... & less than 200 calories for the entire stack of pancakes! Recipe here:

Banana Split Pancakes

Inspired by Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes and Vegan Banana Pancakes.

  • 1/3 cup flour (spelt, white, or Arrowhead Mills gf mix all work)
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 plus 1/16 tsp salt
  • 1 packet stevia or 1 tbsp sugar (you can omit if you’re planning to top with syrup and don’t want the actual pancakes to taste sweet.)
  • handful chocolate chips
  • 4 cherries or strawberries, chopped
  • 1/2 a medium banana
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1 tbsp coconut or veg oil, or 1 more tbsp milk of choice (Personally, I use oil because I don’t like the texture of fat-free pancakes. But I know a lot of you don’t mind, so feel free to use the second option if you’d prefer!)

In a bowl, mash the banana and combine it with wet ingredients (including berries). In a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients and stir very well. Preheat a greased or oiled pan to medium, then pour wet ingredients into dry and stir to combine. Drop 5-6 dollops onto pan once it’s hot (I did it in two batches), and cook on medium-low. Flip once per pancake.

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Other Dessert Pancakes:

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Ice Cream Sandwich Pancakes

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Hot Apple Pie Pancakes

What do you think about the idea of rewarding kids for getting all As?

I think it’s important to acknowledge kids’ hard work, as opposed to rewarding all As. A struggled-for C should be applauded, not condemned, as it’s more meaningful than an A in a blow-off class. Then again, I can’t say I never wished to be like some of my friends who got $5 for every A they earned!

Edited to add: That’s Barleans’ chocolate syrup in the photos.

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. Emma says:

    I actually had dessert pancakes this morning!

    Your Brownie Batter Pancakes:

    But I love banana splits, although I haven’t had one in years and years. So this recipe will definitely be on the menu for tomorrow! :) Gorgeous photos!

    1. Samantha says:

      I have been obsessively making the Blueberry Pie ones right now. I haven’t tried the brownie one yet!

      1. Lisa says:

        I love ALL Katie’s pancake recipes! I’m not even a vegan, and they are the only pancakes I ever make! My picky kids love them too. That’s sayin something :).

        1. anon says:

          i’ma eating cck pancakes right now! :)

  2. Sarah S. says:

    Oh mymymy! It just so happens my favorite pancake toppings are bananas and strawberries <3 a bit of chocolate surely wouldn't hurt <3
    I agree with you – reward your kid if it's apparent they tried hard!

  3. I don’t think I’ve ever had a banana split by myself but I have had bites when I was younger off my dad’s. …..I could go for these pancakes and I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t want to share! :)

  4. Claire says:

    I agree about awarding for hard work! My mom used to let me buy any candy I wanted at the end of the school year, and I almost always bought the big roll of gum, that costs *gasp* a $2 for one big roll. I thought that was so special! And for me, the thing about A’s, is that I already would beat myself up enough if I got a bad (like a C :D) grade, so I’d rather my parents not rub that in too! Keeping school and family separate is a good thing- school= good grades, family= morales and not-earned love. :)

    1. Samantha says:

      I was actually very much like this.

      Nothing anyone would say was going to be worse than what I said to myself for a bad grade. In retrospect I wish I hadn’t been so uptight about it. As an adult you start to realize there are many other measures of success and learning than an A.

      1. Claire says:

        Really good insights! I’ll keep this in mind as I finish my studies! You’re right- an A is definitely not everything, but there sure is the pressure to think it is when there aren’t many other reward systems!

  5. Yummy! I love pancakes, there kind of addicting! I can’t wait to try your recipe, it sounds wonderful!! I think you should reqard kids when they get A’s, it makes them work harder for the next one! :)

  6. Samantha says:

    These look heavenly!

    I have no problem with a reward system for kids (like you I wished I got paid for my grades when I was younger too – never happened. LOL)

    What is important is figuring out what is success for each kid for each situation. I was a tutor for many years and working with kids that truly struggled in school taught me a lot.

  7. Sonyanijntje says:

    These look great!! Definitely on my breakfast platter tomorrow morning.
    I don’t think I’ve ever had a banana-split… You can’t really get those on every streetcorner here…
    And to answer your question: I agree with you that ‘hard work’ should be rewarded. Even if they try the best they can’t but still don’t manage to get A’s.. I don’t think it’s fair not to applaud their achievements.

  8. Double Triple Yum!

    Boy, do these pancakes look good..

    I am a middle school teacher ,and I love your mother’s idea of a reward day for report cards for hard work.I like the idea of rewards for effort rather than grades!

  9. Holy cow, they look like giant chocolate chip cookies!! My kind of pancakes! YUM they look delicious!

  10. j3nn says:

    That sounds delish!! I haven’t had many pancakes with fruit in general, but the banana and chocolate syrup combo sound amazing.

  11. Aw, I used to love going to Friendly’s! I went there with my grandparents when I was younger, and then in high school my friends and I went there a lot. The Monster sundae was my favorite when I was little, and then I usually ordered the Reese’s sundae when I got older. Yum. These pancakes sound amazing – bookmarked!

    1. L. says:

      I did too. So sad when I moved to the south and they don’t have Friendly’s!

  12. Amy says:

    I homeschool my 4 kids. We don’t have report cards, but they are graded on their work. I know that I was rewarded for letter grades and so was my husband. It did help me push to get a better grade if I found one slipping, but it did nothing for my husband. I think the biggest mistake parents make is that they try to put their kids into the same box. My oldest would work for a treat my second one would run the other direction just to say that she did it her way. It is different for each child, but if there was evidence of lack of caring/effort, there would be lack of special treats (food or otherwise).
    Thank you Katie for inspiring me to make different pancakes on our pancake breakfast day:)

  13. I have been eating pancakes w/ peanut butter and bananas ALL week. Clearly you were watching me and wanted to make it even BETTER 😉

    As for the question — when I was growing up, I was expected to get all A’s and B’s. If I did not get all A’s and B’s, then I was grounded for the entire next quarter… (harsh, I know). If I DID get all A’s an B’s, then I got to eat on the “Special Plate,” which was a bright red plate that said “You Are Special Today” around the side. I got to pick my favorite dinner, and when we sat down to eat, we had to go around the table and everyone had to say 1 positive thing about the person eating on the special plate.

    I do not particularly agree with grounding for a whole quarter when a child gets a C so long as the child tried his/her best. However, I absolutely LOVE how my parents rewarded all A’s and B’s! I think that the red plate, chosen dinner, and everyone saying something positive about me were FAR more memorable than money :)

    1. Jenny D says:

      I am sorry, but what a terrible plate. “You are special TODAY”? And you only get to eat off that plate if you got A’s and B’s? Wow, thank goodness you didn’t have a learning disability otherwise you might never be considered “special”. I do like the idea of everyone saying something positive but I try to make my children feel special to me everyday.

  14. Alanna says:

    Oh my gosh, these sound awesome… I’m totally bookmarking for the weekend. :) I know it sounds weird, but I was never big into banana splits… I think it’s because I always preferred ice cream flavors with chocolate and caramel, and the splits were always heavy on fruit flavors and vanilla! I did love making them, though (I used to work at a small ice cream place in high school). I agree about rewarding hard work and not just grades… I was always a “A” student and my brother tended to be more of a B/C student, but he tried, too — he was just more talented at the arts than the typical history / math / science classes. We used to go to an arcade in the mall that gave you game tokens in a certain amount for each letter grade, which I thought was pretty awesome. :)

    1. Sarahishealthy says:

      Same here. Don’t put no fruit in my ice cream sundae ;).

      But in pancakes, that’s a different story!

  15. Aja says:

    Absolutely amazing! I am making them this weekend when I have time.

  16. Shannon K. says:

    Katie, have you ever tried any of your pancake recipes with almond flour? I’d be curious to know the outcome of a lower carb version!! These look amazing.

    1. cck says:

      Sorry, I haven’t.
      I need to experiment more with almond flour… I’ve never tried it! (Unless you count grinding up almonds… so I guess I have tried it. I’ve just never bought it.)

    2. Katelyn says:

      I have actually tried them with almond flour! They are just as delicious, but don’t hold together as well… (they kind of fell apart in the pan, soI called them scrambled pancEggs!)
      But if you use one egg’s worth of egg replacer (such as ener-g) and a little less milk, that works just fine! =)

  17. JessK says:

    Another way to make them is to substitute vanilla brown rice protein powder for the flour and even baking powder. I learned to start making my pancakes with protein powder and flax and Love them!

  18. anon says:

    love your pancake recipes!!! i think you should publish a cookbook just with pancake recipes! and then another for desserts, cuz i want them too :).

  19. Katelyn says:

    I can’t even remember the last time I had a banana split! That is obviously unacceptable, so I guess I will HAVE to make these pancakes after work this morning. After all, it is my half birthday! (And yes, I still celebrate half birthdays!)

  20. Kit-Kat says:

    You just made a summer breakfast from heaven! I’m in love with this, Katie! <3

  21. Faith says:

    I used to get rewarded for report cards, but it was based on my effort more than the letter grades. Most of the time I got straight A’s, and that’s always what I strove for. But the lower grades I received I still worked really hard for, and my parents tried to recognize that. So….I think it’s good to reward hard work, and it’s good to reward accomplishments.

    And for my efforts in being productive today, I will make these for myself when I complete my to-do list :)

  22. Dessert pancakes? Sounds like a great way to celebrate a special occasion. I think I might just have to try topping my Kellogg’s Eggo FiberPlus Buttermilk Pancakes with chocolate chips, carmalized bananas, and strawberries! Yum!!

  23. These dessert pancakes look amazing!

  24. Arispa says:

    My parents used to have sort of reward system but it faltered as I grew. Now my grandma sill gives me 100$ if my report card is good. (Highschool, but I go to an intensive honors boarding school.)

  25. your pancakes always look so incredibly amazing, Katie! better than dessert {I guess they are dessert?}. I wish I hadn’t already eaten breakfast!

    1. Samantha says:

      I was wishing the same thing (although my breakfast did involve a breakfast bread so all is not lost).

      I will make these pretties later…

      1. Leslie says:

        Make them for lunch! That’s what I did. Good call!


  27. KC says:

    My parents gave us 5 dollars a gpa point BUT only if it was a C or better. This way, an A in a “regular class”=C in an AP class. It actually worked out fairly well.

  28. Leslie says:

    I just made these for lunch! Do I get a gold star? Or maybe $5 ;).

    I think they’re my favorite of your pancakes yet, although I do love those blueberry pie ones as well. And the strawberry shortcake. Oh I just love all your pancakes. You are the pancake QUEEN!

  29. Cindy says:

    Katie – I have made a few of your pancake recipes and I am never disappointed. My absolute favorites are your Hot Apple Pie Pancakes and your Red Velevet Pancakes. I have a feeling that this is going to be another top favorite. You are just wonderful :)

    1. cck says:

      Aw thank you, Cindy!!

  30. M says:

    They look so awesome! Lately I’ve been loving your brownie batter pancakes, but I’ll have to give these a go!

  31. Sarahishealthy says:

    Breakfast tomorrow!

  32. I definitely think parents should focus on rewarding their children for doing their best! Although personally, I was the straight A child and my little brother was struggling to pass, and he got all the praise! I guess they figured I didn’t need it!

  33. Oh my, these look heavenly! I love having dessert for breakfast! 😉

  34. L. says:

    *Puts bananas on grocery list* :)

  35. Megan says:

    My dad used to take my brother and I to Friendly’s ALL the time when we were little. For awhile I always got the Monster Mash sundae, which was mint-chocolate chip ice cream with two Reese’s cups to ears and M&M eyes. It sounds a lot like the one you used to order, except without the cone head. Then they got the “Create Your Own Sundae” option, and that became my new favorite. These pancakes look delicious! Your bottom picture almost looks like a stack of chocolate chip cookies. I love pancakes because of all the different varieties you can make (your ice cream sandwich pancakes look heavenly). I love shaping them too; my mom used to always make snowman pancakes with chocolate chip eyes, a nose, smile, buttons, and whatever other accessories we decided to add!

    1. cck says:

      Oh I’m probably getting them mixed up! Now that you mention it, I think I got the same sundae you did. It was just so long ago… we moved to Texas when I was in 4th grade, and they don’t have Friendly’s, so the tradition ended :(.

      1. I swear there was one with a cone hat or something though wasn’t there?? The Reese’s ears sound pretty familiar though…yummm Friendly’s!! There used to be so many near me but I haven’t seen one in YEARS! Where are they all??

        1. L. says:

          Yes! They were both on the kiddie menu. I loved Friendly’s!

  36. Leighana says:

    Hi Katie! I’m going camping next week and my family usually makes “foil dinners” packed with tons of meat. My cousin and I don’t eat meat very often (we’re ok with dairy though), do you have any vegan/vegetarian camping recipes? Possibly even one we could wrap in foil and heat up? Thanks!

    1. Hmmm… I haven’t been camping in a few years, but I do remember doing things in foil, like you said :). Sweet potatoes are great for that!

      I’m also not sure if you’re looking for dessert recipes or non-dessert recipes. Here’s a link to all my dessert recipes so you can browse and hopefully find ones that’ll work. Maybe the fudge babies or any of the homemade larabars?

      And non-desserts:
      Maybe the chickpea poppers. If you have a grill, don’t forget about grilling veggies :).

  37. Deanaa says:

    Katie OR Katie Commenters– can anyone tell me if cooconut oil tastes strongly of coconut? Because I’d love to use it, and I love coconut, I just don’t want to be reminded of the flavor all of the time. And y’all know which milk works best with vegan pancake recipes? I’m allergic to tree nuts so no almond and coconut milk usually gives all my pancakes a coconut flavor, which is sometimes welcomed but not when I want a regular ‘ole pancake, Thanks for your help guys!

    1. Stella says:

      Hey, the best coconut oil (ie. virgin unrefined coconut oil) does smell like coconut but you cannot taste it in the food itself (in my experience). I use it for frying and baking and you couldn’t tell if you didn’t know, esp. if you use other strong flavoured ingredients like for example banana in these pancakes etc.
      I read somewhere the refined coconut oil doesn’t even smell like coconut anymore, however it’s also not as healthy.
      Give it a try, coconut oil is really good!

    2. Stella says:

      Oh and I sometimes use rice milk for baking, it works. Also oat milk or soy milk do the trick I guess. But if the recipe specifically calls for coconut milk it could be difficult to substitute: coconut milk is really creamy and rice milk is really thin so you’d have to play around a bit to get the consistency right.

  38. OMG! Yumbly to my tumbly!!!! I adore all of your pancake recipes! I make them all the time :) Can’t wait to try this one this weekend!!! XOXO

  39. Jasmin says:

    I made them! I omitted the chocolate (What!! No chocolate in the house?) and used strawberries and they turned out pink!!! I used the 1 pack of stevia in the batter and then ate them just plain (although with chocolate chips would have been even better!) The strawberries made them perfectly sweet enough! Thanks for the recipes!!

    1. Mine were a little pink, too. Or maybe more purple, because I used cherries. It’s hard to tell from the photos, probably because I have the white balance set a few steps to the blue side on my camera, to compensate for the yellow walls in my house! 😉

  40. Lori says:

    I have a feeling that I’ll be making these on Sunday morning, even though its Mother’s Day and they should be cooking for me!

  41. I am not even a fan of pancakes but those look good! I don’t think kids should be rewarded with money for getting good grades – the grade should be reward enough.

  42. My parents used to take me to Friendly’s all the time too! The monster mash was my favorite…I’d start with the Reeses ears, then the M&M eyes, the ice cream, then the cone!

  43. Anonymous says:

    These look so great! I’m anonymous from a few weeks ago, regarding your posting frequency….happy bunny now. This is definitely why I started following your blog, girl! 😛

    1. It’s so funny you left a comment, because I’d actually just mentioned you in my post that I’m publishing today. (Not calling attention to you, specifically… don’t worry, it’s nothing embarrassing or anything!) :)

  44. Yum!! Katie these may be your tastiest pancakes yet. Although, I am partial to yourhot apple pie pancakes. I love apple pie everything!

  45. Kori says:

    These hit the spot!

    Tasted just like a banana split but without all the calories! I did have trouble flipping them but I think that was because I was using a terrible spatula and a small pan.

    Will definitely be making these again.

  46. 21 year old teacher says:

    Learning should be for the sake of learning! There is no satisfaction like the pleasure of stretching out your brain and figuring out a new concept. When teachers succeed in creating this environment of learning in their classrooms, the A’s naturally come.

  47. Wowzers! These are so pretty!

  48. Jenny says:

    I can’t wait to try these!!

    We used to go to Friendly’s on report card day and the last day of school every year!! The one close to my house closed though…I miss their sundaes…especially the reeses pieces one!

  49. Albizia says:

    I never got any money for As. With my level of nerdiness my parents would be broke in no time. But I had something else – the right to decide when I really don’t want to go to school and get a parent note for absence due to family reasons without any questions from the “authorities” :) . And how many parents have you heard say “Stop studying!” to their children? Priceless! But I’d be happy to be rewarded with these pancakes too. Chocolate, coconut, banana, cherries – all the things I love <3

  50. Well…I think rewarding kids for making As is a good thing. I’m not a parent, but I think encouraging competition in academics at an early age is a great idea. My parents praised me, but I wasn’t showered with gifts. When I made honor roll, which was almost always, my parents made a point to celebrate it. That was rewarding for me. I knew making high grades would make my mom proud, so I worked hard to do so. She didn’t have to bribe me, it was my mission. She never said, “If you get all As, I’ll buy you a new…whatever…” But as a proud mother, she would take me shopping or give me a little surprise as a reward if I did something academically exceptional like winning a science fair or art show. Incentives and rewards are great. I think a lot of kids wouldn’t be motivated without a golden ring to reach for. On another note…those pancakes look delicious. And it’s dinner time, so I’m off to eat! Great post, girl. I made my own version of your Reece’s Pieces Fudge Frosting (but I used peanut flour instead of PB, 2 TBSP of sugar free maple syrup, 1 TBSP of dark cocoa powder, and water instead of almond milk). I’m addicted. I think the syrup gives it that frosting texture that’s hard to achieve. You rock, keep it up! =)

  51. Jules says:

    And I think that a kid should be praised and maybe rewarded with an ice cream or something special at the end of the semester but like my mom always said to me “You should always be tying to get A’s, not just for a reward”. (one time i asked if I could get a puppy if I got all A’s….didnt happen lol)

  52. Bobbi says:

    Katie! I feel like you read my mind somehow! I LITERALLY did this exact recipe on Sunday by combining your banana and strawberry pancake recipes and adding chocolate chips! So crazy!! I did have oats in mine too though, made it super fluffy!! 😉

  53. Jess says:


    You wanna know the best part of living in Australia?
    Your post comes up at about 11pm where I am, which means I check it as soon as I open my eyes in the morning, and sometimes if I’m lucky you give me a delicious recipe to try for breakfast!
    Dessert Pancakes for breakfast. DELICIOUS!

    The only strawberries I had were frozen, so I swirled in some Strawberry Jam!
    Chocolate shavings, Banana slices and Vanilla Coconut Icecream on top… Oh my gosh. There are no words, except… Soft, pillowy, melty chocolate. Mmmm…

    Awesome job AGAIN! :)

    <3 you're #1 Aussie Fan! 😛

    1. Aw you put a huge smile on my face!
      I really want to go to Australia someday!! :) :)

  54. Diandra says:

    Sounds delicious!

    Have you ever thought about putting a “print recipe” option in these posts? Printing them as is is a hassle, and I have to print them because I don’t have a computer in my kitchen and couldn’t read the instructions if copied by hand (my hand-writing sucks!).

    1. You can always copy/paste just the actual recipe into a word document.

      I can’t add the “print it” plugin at the moment because I have a glitch with my Thesis theme and adding new plugins will corrupt it. I tried a few weeks ago and the whole site went down. I’m not the most technologically-savvy person in the world, so I’m struggling to try and fix it, and until I do I can’t add any new plugins. :(

  55. T says:

    I LOVE banana splits. Although I didn’t save them for special occasions as a child– I made one every day after sports practice. :) These pancakes sound like a great compromise, yum!

  56. All your dessert pancakes look amazing! I am obsessed with your recipes!

  57. Lori Lynn says:

    I just found your blog via pinterest. I love your site. Great recipes!!

  58. LizAshlee says:

    You know what’s breakfasts typically resemble a snack or treat for me..huh…I would love to try this one!

  59. Erin says:

    So, I made these this morning, and they get the thumbs up from the kids. Thanks again for a great, kid friendly recipe!

  60. Anonymous says:

    You may want to edit your post to specify the wet and dry ingredients.

  61. Rana says:

    Whatever! I love your lists, I find them inspiring.

    1. Rana says:

      Ooops, ha ha, wrong post! Please delete, Katie.

      1. Haha no worries, girl!
        P.S. Just saw your blog post and I LOVE it!! :) :)

        1. Rana says:

          PPS: I just about fainted when I saw your comment! AHHH. I’m glad you love it. I love it too! Haha ah!

  62. Rachel Christensen says:

    Life cannot get any better!!! Thank you Katie, you are so amazing. This will be a weekly meal. maybe every monday….also wednesday and friday! haha :)

  63. Pamela says:

    Can you add pintrest to your site??? ?Please

    1. lol it’s already there! Very top of each post. :)

      Or you could just go to my pinterest board:

      (For reference, there is a link to that on the right side of my blog, under the facebook page.)

  64. Rox says:

    hey katie. if i ever meet you in real life i will give you a hug! this blog has changed my life and my eating habits… i have finally learn how to eat desserts without feeling guilty( just had a huge slice of your healthy vegan vanilla cake recipe).. you’re doing an awesome job :)

    1. Aw I’m giving you a hug through the screen :).
      lol Hope that doesn’t sound creepy! 😉

  65. Andrea says:

    YUM!!! I can’t wait to try these!!! My mum said your apple pancakes are the best things I’ve ever made so hands down that’s what I’ll be making for mother’s day tomorrow!!

    I had a friend who would get clothes and things whenever she got a good grade and I’d be so jealous! My parents never pushed me academically, but I pushed myself and I’d come home with full marks and they’d say ‘congrats’ and that was it. It doesn’t matter though because I always like competing against myself, whether they push me or not!!!!

    Also, I have a question Katie…when you go for a run, how do you save yourself from boredom? I have to really push myself to finish 45 minutes these days. I used to look forward to running and I just can’t make myself want to leave the house anymore!!!

    1. I wrote a post a long time ago:

      Hopefully it’ll be somewhat helpful :).
      Also, I think people are different… Personally, I just can’t figure out how people find weight-lifting fun! But I know there are a ton of people who do. For me, I love running but I have to FORCE myself to lift weights!

  66. Alanna says:

    Had these this morning, and yummy!! The taste was awesome. I have a question, though… mine never seemed to cook all the way through in the middle, even though they were pretty thin and the outside got dark. I’ve never made vegan pancakes before, so I’m not sure if this is typical, or maybe it’s all the fruit in these, or maybe I just needed to do lower heat for more time? (I did use medium heat, but everyone’s stove/oven is a bit different.) Anyhow I loved them even if they were kind of gooey. :) Has anyone (CCK or others) tried the pancake recipes in a waffle maker? I’m thinking these would make one amazing waffle ice cream sundae! 😀

    1. How small did you make them? I’ve found that making smaller pancakes helps them cook more evenly.

      I keep meaning to try pancakes in a waffle maker! I’d like to do the strawberry shortcake ones first. If you try any before me, let me know how it goes!!

      1. Alanna says:

        The first two were a bit bigger than the others, but I still ended up with five or six (I couldn’t resist eating them as they came out of the pan so I’m not exactly sure, lol). Even the smallest ones were a bit undercooked in the middle. I usually look for popped bubbles that stay open (little craters that don’t fill back in) as a sign of when to flip the pancakes the first time, and when I did the pancake was still really soft and floppy but the outside was definitely done because it was starting to get pretty dark. I’m thinking maybe my stove’s idea of medium heat is too high and I should have just done lower heat for a lot longer time.

        Mmmm, now I’m thinking of all your pancake recipes in waffle sundae form… hot apple pie sundae?! Oh my, yes please! hehe

  67. I’m going to make these tomorrow morning and I am SO excited! Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  68. Jenny Levine says:

    I made the banana split pancakes this morning (doubled for husband & me) and they were incredible! I used no sugar, half white, half whole wheat flour, and the coconut oil. Gah! SO amazing and delicious. A few extra strawberries and agave on top. Mmmmm! Thanks for the keeper recipe! I just love this site!

  69. April says:

    Hi Katie! I’m really really excited to share this recipe with you. I love love love pancakes, but due to certain circumstances I’ve been trying to avoid gluten and starches. Every pancake recipe I’ve come across either uses wheat or a significant amount of starch. So I decided to try my own, and I think I’ve finally got it! I don’t have time to start a food blog (I hope I can in the future-your blog is inspiring!) But I really want to share this recipe with people out there who might run into the same problem as I did. I’d really appreciate it if you could try this and share it if you like it! Thanks!
    1 cups gluten free oat flour
    1/2 cup coconut flour
    2 tsp baking powder
    1 tsp baking soda
    1 tsp apple cider vinegar
    1 tablespoon xylitol (or any other natural/healthy sugar sub. You can also just use white sugar if you need to)
    1 1/4 cup milk (I sub water. Also, coconut oil absorbs moisture like crazy so I just add water until I get the traditional watery pancake batter texture)
    1 egg (I’ve never tried this with a commercial egg replacement, but I think it will work. Chia seeds ,however, do not.
    3 tblsp. extra virgin olive oil
    Cook and eat! 😀
    Thanks again! Also, I’ve found that the oatmeal+coconut mix works well substituted into any pancake recipe!

  70. April says:

    I have a few quick changes to make to the recipe. It should be 2 eggs, 1/2 tsp of baking powder and 3/4 teaspoon of baking soda. I tried it again this morning and found that too much of the bp and bs made a slightly bitter taste. The recipe yields 8 servings. I hope you like it if you have time to try it! :)

  71. April says:

    I decided to just repost the recipe because I kept thinking of mistakes I made. >.< Sorry!
    3/4 cups gluten free oat flour
    1/4 cup coconut flour
    1 tsp baking powder
    3/4 tsp baking soda
    1 tsp apple cider vinegar
    1 tablespoon xylitol (or any other natural/healthy sugar sub. You can also just use white sugar if you need to)
    1/2 cup milk (I sub water. Also, coconut oil absorbs moisture like crazy so I just add water until I get the traditional watery pancake batter texture)
    1 egg (I’ve never tried this with a commercial egg replacement, but I think it will work. Chia seeds ,however, do not.
    2 tblsp. extra virgin olive oil
    Mix wet ingredients together, mix dry ingredients together, and then mix all of it together. Cook and enjoy!
    This will yield around 5 servings.

  72. Kimii says:

    I really want to try these, they look divine. One question with the coconut oil, how did you incorporate it. Melt it first of just mix it in solid? Thanks!

      1. Kimii says:

        Like in the mircowave?

  73. What an incredible recipe!!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

  74. My parents always rewarded us for working hard on report card day too! We usually got to pick where we wanted to go to dinner. But–like you– since I usually got straight A’s, I felt jipped when some of my friends got paid for every A they got!! Looking back, I should have just been happy they rewarded us at all!

  75. Brittany says:

    I just made these this morning for Isaac! I used gluten free flour and buckwheat flour, added 1 T of egg whites and included chocolate chips instead of strawberries or cherries -otherwise the recipe was the same. He LOVED them. :)

  76. Teresa says:

    I like the questions of the day, but I really wish you would make the comments for that separate from the comments about the recipe. Sometimes you just want to read about what people thought of the recipe who made it, and not have to sift through people talking about an unrelated subject. Just a suggestion. Anyone else agree?

    1. Sorry, I wouldn’t even know how to do that :-?.
      But here’s a trick: scroll to the BOTTOM of the comments. Usually the people who say how pretty the recipe is are close to the first comments. Then the lower comments (or on more popular recipes, on the second and third pages of comments) are of reviews.

  77. wow those look positively DELICIOUS!! this sounds like a great Sunday morning treat! thanks for sharing!

  78. Lena says:

    First of all: I’ve made these several times already, and they’ve turned out sooo good. Love it. (Though my latest experience, partly using rye flour – I’ve been on a rye flour kick lately and have been trying to use it way more than I should – wasn’t quite as good. Heh. But that’s definitely not because of the recipe :-))

    Anyhow, an unrelated question – I’ve noticed that in most of the recipes where you suggest using stevia, you suggest powder, not liquid, and in much fewer recipes do you recommend using liquid. I was wondering – is there a problem using liquid stevia instead of powder? Because I’m planning on having a relative bring me 2 bottles of liquid stevia from the US (over here it’s expensive and there’s barely any variety), and I wanted to make sure I’d be able to use it in all of these recipes… thanks! :-)

    1. I usually use powdered Stevia when I experiment, and I really don’t know how something else will work in the recipe. It doesn’t mean it will or it won’t work; I just don’t know. :)

  79. Liz V. says:

    Looking forward to making these! Quick question – is it better to use a ripe banana in this recipe?

    1. It doesn’t matter. It is a personal preference depending on if you like a strong banana flavor. :)

      1. Liz V. says:

        Thanks Katie! I made them with ones slightly more ripe and they were divine!!

  80. Mikayla says:

    Hey Katie! I have some chocolate covered questions for you.. (see what I did there?) 😉
    1. When purchasing a chocolate bar, what percent cacao is your favorite? I have to say 85% is my favorite but most of my friends don’t like it that dark.
    2. Have you ever eaten and actually liked 100% plain cocoa?
    3. Where do you buy cocoa the cheapest?? I get mine at Albertsons but I use it so much it’s actually kind of expensive!

    -Mikayla :)

    1. I really love the Endangered Species 88% bars :). But Sweet Riot 85% is good, too.

      Haha I actually love 100% cocoa! Dagoba makes these really amazing bars, and I splurge every now and then.

      I’m using up my stores of Hersheys at the moment, and I’ll probably only buy Dagoba in the future. I’m learning more and more about slave-labor cocoa, and it’s heartbreaking. The fair-trade stuff is more expensive, but that’s probably because they actually have to PAY their laborers :-?.

      1. Mikayla says:

        I’ll have to check those out! I love Dagoba chocolate, especially their lavander flavored one. Wow, is Hersheys one of those companies that exploit slave-labor? If so, I’ll have to switch to fair-trade for sure.

  81. Catalina says:

    These are, hands-down, my favorite breakfast recipe. Who needs eggs when the banana makes the pancakes so fluffy and caramelized? And there’s definitely no need for syrup with both the chocolate chips and strawberries!

    My dad (willing-fully!) makes them at least 3 times a week for me! :) Keep up the good work!

  82. Paris cole says:

    So yesterday, tried the brownie batter pancakes… Today I made the banana split pancakes!!!! OMGoodnesd… Im in love <3

  83. Destiny says:

    I made these pancakes with whole wheat flower, almond milk, apple sauce in place of the oil, and even added some chopped walnuts and they turned out amazing! It’s crazy that a healthy pancake can be so delicious, but this blows all other, fattening alternatives out of the water! Thank you, Katie! Keep up the amazing work :)

  84. kara says:

    i made this for breakfast today and they turned out lovely! i added extra bananas just because i love them :) i used 2 small bananas instead of half a medium banana.

  85. Jane says:

    Katie, what do you use to fry? For veg I’d normally use a drop of rapeseed/canola and then keep replenishing with water but I don’t know about pancakes. I used coconut oil this morning but I’m worried about calorie content. Ideas?

    1. Try coconut oil spray. Especially if you have oil in the actual pancakes, the spray should be fine! Just spray and then wipe the pan a little so it’s evenly spread.

  86. liz says:

    have you made any pumpin pancakes yet? i have a HUUGE craving for some but too lazy to come up with a recipe… :)

  87. sharon says:

    i am sooo sorry that i will not be using this site anymore! i have been told about the DANGERS of all the artificial sweeteners,in fact we were using splenda because of my hubbys diabeties,but now we are using natural sugar in moderation,hope everyone sees this warning before it is too late

    1. Hi Sharon,

      My recipes never (never ever) call for artificial sweeteners. Only natural sweeteners.

  88. Sweet Mercy! says:

    This is one of our favorite pancakes! We make it with spelt and almond milk. We also use a mixed berry blend instead of just strawberries or cherries.

    This truly tastes like dessert but it feels good too because it’s loaded with great ingredients! We even make our own chocolate syrup to drizzle…

    Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe!

  89. Carmen says:

    I just made these this morning and my gosh they are delicious! Literally just like shaker pancakes in sweetness and texture- and I was surprised at how many this recipe made! (I have a big appetite and I’m certainly full now!) I added blueberries and a bit more stevia for added sweetness :)

    Very impressed!

    1. Thank you so much for trying them!

  90. Web Chic says:

    Spelt flour is not gluten-free. Just and FYI.

  91. Angela says:

    I just made these, and it was delicious! I tried to cook in a pan, but it ended up sticking. So, I just popped the rest of the batter in the microwave for 30-45 seconds. Turned out great! I did have some variations. I mixed half oat flour with half WW pastry flour. I only used a teaspoon of extra sugar, but next time I’ll probably leave it out (just my preference). I also used carob chips….yummmmmm! Thank you for another delicious recipe!

  92. Karen says:

    I just made a triple recipe of these pancakes for my parents and I and they were the best pancakes I have ever eaten! I am not vegan and had never made vegan pancakes before so I was not sure how they would turn out, but they were AMAZING! Crispy on the outside and full of gooey banana, cherry, and chocolate on the inside, they did not even need any toppings!

  93. Gina says:

    Do you ever sub coconut flour for any other flours? What is the ratio, do you know?

    1. It very much depends on the recipe. It’s not an even sub, because you have to change the liquid amount as well.

  94. Lily says:

    I just made these, and they were fantastic! I used the sugar free chocolate chips, and they tasted amazing, but, if you have a bad pan, it would be a disaster to clean up. Thank you so much for the recipe! :)

  95. christine says:

    I love your records but I am confused by your nutritional info. It says this recipe as well as another pancake recipe only has 1.5 grams of fat for the entire recipe but they both include a tablespoon of oil.

  96. Brooke Hannan says:

    What is the drizzle of chocolate on top?

    1. Barleans chocolate raspberry omega swirl sauce :)

  97. Jess says:

    Wow so the entire recipe is only 130 depending on what I choose to put on it?! That is awesomeness!
    I am also so happy to have found your blog, I’ve been making your recipes VERY often and posting the pictures on instagram!
    I am also a celiac and a vegan and I am so happy, very happy, to have found ways to make my childhood desserts but healthier!
    A million thank yous!
    If you ever make a cookbook I’ll be sure to buy!

  98. elyse and rosalie says:

    Your pancakes are delicious!! It’s not the first recipe of yours we have done and we are never disappointed.
    Greetings from Quebec!

    1. Thank you so much for trying them… hi from Texas :)

  99. Joyce says:

    what is the difference in texture of fat free pancakes? i want to try your amazing pancake recipes:)

  100. Bailey says:

    Exactly what spelt flour did you use?

  101. Katharina says:

    These are the BEST pancakes ever!!! So amazing, fluffy, moist and not that bad for you at all! I love using oat flour for them and it works beautifully!!! So amazing! Thanks Katie!

    P.S.: you should try these greek yoghurt pancakes! 6 oz. greek yoghurt, 1 TBSP honey, 1 egg, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 cup flour! They are amazing!

  102. Kristen says:

    These are way too delicious. The only problem is that they cook ridiculously fast after you flip them. Luckily, even the slightly burnt ones tasted fine! :)

  103. Francesca says:

    Hello I have tried your pancakes three times, the brownie batter ones twice and the banana split ones once, every time they do not cook properly. They won’t flip and end up burnt on outside and raw on the inside am I doing something. Wrong. Please help they look delicious. Thanks

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      Have you checked out Katie’s Recipe FAQ page at the top of the blog for troubleshooting? Also, perhaps you might want to try making smaller pancakes?

  104. Kevina says:

    I got no berries at home :(
    Can I just use 1 banana instead?

  105. Katie says:

    Can you post the ingredients for these in UK grams please? Thank you

  106. Kat says:

    How is it that these are *under 200 calories* ? One tablespoon of coconut oil is 130 and half a banana is 55 plus the flour would be at least another 130! They look like divine pancakes but I’d like to understand the method for counting the calories! No disrespect intended! <3

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      You’re including the optional ingredients, which is never done when nutrition is calculated in a recipe or cookbook.

  107. Anja says:

    This is amazing! ♡ Had them the second day in a row.
    I made a topping of the second half banana and coconutmilk, yum!

  108. Ophélie says:

    Yum Yum Yum !!
    Love this recipe (like all your recipes)
    Do you think we can store them in the freezer ? For how long ?
    Thanks :)

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  110. Cassie says:

    I love banana pancakes! This would taste amazing with some vegan ice cream on top!

  111. Georgina says:

    These pancakes look amazing

  112. CaroD. says:

    I really love this recipe because it reminds me of my childhood. When I was little and it was Wednesday my mom always baked pancakes for me and my friends because in the afternoon there were always friends who came with me to play. Now I’m older and I can make my own pancakes because my mom taught me how to make them. This recipe was written very well, so I understood everything I had to do really quick. I also eat a lot of fruit, particularly bananas, but I never tried bananas on a pancake. My friend told me I had to try it because she knows how much I love fruit. I was really surprised because I didn’t know that it was so tasty. In this recipe they also put chocolate sauce on the pancake, so I also tried that and I have to say normally I don’t like chocolate sauce but it was a great finishing touch. I think I will make these pancakes a lot because they were delicious!

  113. svetlana says:

    Is it ok to make the batter the night before and keep it in the fridge (i’m using rice flower gf mix)?

  114. Liv says:

    LOVE these pancakes! I used raspberries in place of strawberries/cherries and chocolate syrup on top in place of chocolate chips. The pancakes soak it right up giving it more chocolately flavor for fewer calories! They were amaaaaazing thank you so much!