Healthy Chocolate Banana Pancakes (5 Ingredients)

Healthy Chocolate Banana Pancakes served with Banana, Maple Syrup and Cacao Nibs.

I personally love to start my weekends mornings with decadent breakfast. Pancakes are by far one of my favorite breakfast meals of all time. They are sweet, delicious and just hit the spot! What I love most about this recipe is that it is made out of whole foods! These Healthy Chocolate Banana Pancakes are refined sugar and dairy free and can be made gluten free as well. However, I promise they taste just as delicious and satisfying as regular pancakes would.

Healthy Chocolate Banana Pancakes served with Banana, Maple Syrup and Cacao Nibs.

Which ingredients to use?

This Healthy Chocolate Banana Pancakes are only made out of 5 wholesome ingredients. They are super easy to make. You will need about 25 minutes in order to make this tasty vegan breakfast yourself.

For this recipe you will need:

  • Oat flour: I personally like to use oat flour in a lot of my baking recipes. You can either buy oat flour from the store or just make it yourself by blending rolled outs in a food processor, blender or even a coffee grinder works like a charm. I prefer to make oat flour myself, because it is much cheaper than store-bought oat flour. If you want a gluten-free option, double check if the oats that you are using are gluten-free friendly.
  • Banana: You will need bananas in order to make the dough stick together. Also, bananas work great as a natural sweetener and for providing additional flavor.
  • Plant-based milk: I personally love adding Soy or Oat Milk to this recipe. However, you can use any plant-based milk of your personal preference here.
  • Chocolate Powder: This will provide the chocolate flavor we are aiming for in this pancake recipe.
  • Vanilla extract: Vanilla extract works great for additional sweetness and taste.

How to make these Healthy Chocolate Banana Pancakes?

I personally like to keep it easy and simple here. In my opinion, this recipe works great by just putting all the instructed ingredients in a blender and blending it all together until the batter is smooth. Just keep in mind to blend the Oats first if you are not using store-bought oat flour. This will help to get a smoother pancake batter result overall.

However if you don’t have a blender or a food-processor at home, don’t worry! You can always mash the banana with a fork yourself. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. This will work best by using a whisk. Then all you need to do is greasing a skillet with a little bit of coconut oil (or any other oil), pour some of the pancake batter into the skillet and cook it on medium heat until golden brown. Tip: It is best to flip the pancake, as soon as bubbles are forming.

If you are looking for more vegan breakfast recipes you might also like this Vegan French Toast or this Chocolate Protein Smoothie Bowl.

Finally, if you try these Healthy Chocolate Banana Pancakes out yourself, do not forget to tag me on Instagram @aboutannella. I am happy to connect with you and see your recreations. For more food related content and inspiration make sure to follow my Pinterest account. Other than that, happy cooking!

Healthy Chocolate Banana Pancakes served with Banana, Maple Syrup and Cacao Nibs.
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Healthy Chocolate Banana Pancakes (Only 5 Ingredients)

These Healthy Chocolate Banana Pancakes are sweet, delicious and just hit the spot! They are refined sugar & dairy free and can be made gluten free as well.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Gluten-free, Vegan
Keyword Chocolate, Healthy, Pancakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Oat Flour
  • 2 whole Bananas
  • 1 1/2 cups Soy Milk
  • 2 tbsp Chocolate Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tbsp Coconot Oil (Or any other oil)

Instructions

  • First, mash up the Bananas by using a fork.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the Oat Flour and Chocolate Powder. Add in the mashed Banana, Soy Milk and Vanilla Extract. Mix everything together until smooth.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, heat up a little bit of oil. Pour 1/2 cup of pancake batter into the skillet. Cook for about 3-4 minutes or until the dough starts to form bubbles. Flip, then cook for additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Repeat with the remainder of the batter.
  • Serve warm and top with any toppings of your personal choice. I topped mine with Almond Butter, Cacao Nibs, Banana and Maple Syrup! Enjoy!

Notes

  • Soy Milk can be substituted with any other plant-based milk of your personal preference. 
  • If you have a blender you can prepare the batter by putting all the instructed ingredients in a blender and mixing it all together until the batter is smooth. Just keep in mind to blend the Oats first if you are not using store-bought oat flour.

Vegan French Toast (Only 7 Ingredients)

Vegan French Toast topped with banana and maple syrup on the side.

This Vegan French Toast makes the perfect breakfast option for a cozy Sunday morning! Using everyday ingredients this recipe is not only super easy to make but also is it ready in just about 15 minutes. This Vegan French Toast is crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside and all in all just tastes like heaven to me. Topped with bananas and maple syrup this breakfast recipe definitely will make your mouth water.

You will definitely love this French Toast recipe because it is..

  • Simple and easy to make
  • Delicious
  • Vegan friendly
  • Authentic

How to make French toast vegan?

French toast without eggs? I had to ask myself: “Is this even possible?” I personally thought that no vegan recipe would ever taste as delicious as the traditional recipe made with eggs does. However, after trying to come up with a vegan version, I was seriously impressed. In my opinion, this recipe just taste like the real thing and no one will ever guess that it’s vegan!

There is no need to pick up fancy ingredients, because you probably already have the key ingredient at home. Can you guess what it is? Corn starch! Corn starch is perfect for getting your toast crispy on the outside and therefore works as a great substitute for eggs in this recipe. The rest of the batter is super simple as well. I mixed plant-based milk (I used oat milk) with vanilla extract, cinnamon, a tiny bit of salt and of course corn starch. Literally that’s it! Super easy, but incredibly tasty.

Which bread is best to use for French toast?

Personally I think that Ciabatta, French, or Italian style bread are the best options here. Keep in mind that the bread will be the base of the recipe. So it is better to buy good quality bread in order to optimize the taste. Just make sure, that you stick to a vegan bread as some might be not vegan.

How to serve French toast?

I personally love serving it with fresh fruits and drizzling maple syrup all over. I love adding bananas or blueberry! However, feel free to top it with whatever fruit or sweetener you have on hand. Agave, powdered sugar or even vegan butter for example also taste incredibly amazing on this Vegan French Toast.

If you try this Vegan French Toast out yourself, I would love to see your recreations on Instagram! You can tag me on Instagram @aboutannella or follow me on Pinterest for more inspiration.

Finally, if you are looking for more cozy and delicious breakfast recipes I highly recommend giving this Easy Gingerbread Flavored Oatmeal a try! It tastes incredibly delicious. So feel free to check it out.

Vegan French Toast topped with banana and maple syrup on the side.
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Vegan French Toast (Only 7 Ingredients)

This Vegan French Toast makes the perfect breakfast option for a cozy Sunday morning! This recipe is super easy to make and requires just 7 ingredients.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French, Vegan
Keyword Authentic, Healthy
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 4-8 slices White Bread
  • 1 cup Oat Milk
  • 3 tbsp Corn Starch
  • 2 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1-2  tbsp Coconut Oil (or any other oil)

Instructions

  • Cut the White Bread into thick Slices.
  • Mix the Oat Milk, Corn Starch, Vanilla Extract, Cinnamon and Salt together in a bowl. Whisk until everything is well incorporated.
  • Heat a large pan over medium heat and add the Coconut Oil.
  • Dip each side of the bread in the batter and let it soak for about 10 seconds. Next, add the bread to the pan and cook for about 2-3 minutes on medium heat on both sides. Cook until both sides are golden brown and have crisped up. Repeat for remaining bread slices.
  • Put the French Toast onto two different plates. Top with fresh fruit, maple syrup and/or vegan butter.

Notes

  • Oat milk can be substituted with any other non-dairy milk of your personal preference. 

Chocolate Protein Smoothie Bowl

Chocolate Protein Smoothie Bowl with granola, banana, chia seeds and coconut flakes

This Chocolate Protein Smoothie Bowl makes the perfect breakfast option. It provides you with loads of mineral and nutrients and is a great source of carbohydrates, protein and fats. This Chocolate Protein Smoothie Bowl does not only satisfy your chocolate cravings, but will fuel your mornings the right way and provide you with a lot of energy.

Reasons why you should go for a nourishing breakfast

Having a healthy breakfast every morning is super important and a great way to kick-start your mornings the right way. Here are the why you should have a nourishing breakfast every morning:

  • Get your metabolism going: Having a healthy breakfast will set you up for the day. While sleeping your metabolism slows down. However, as soon as you have breakfast your metabolism will speed up, meaning digestion begins and, with it, increased energy expenditure.
  • Set up your mindset for healthy choices: When you start your day with a healthy breakfast you are more likely to continue eating healthy for the rest of the day. Like this it will make it easier for you to stick to an overall healthy diet.
  • Fuel your brain: Studies suggest that eating breakfast can help memory function. This means, your ability to recall information might be enhanced.

How to make a Smoothie Bowl?

Making a smoothie bowl is quite easy. Of course, you will need a high-speed blender in order to make the base of the smoothie bowl. I love using bananas, because they add a very creamy texture and a lot of sweetness. I also always like to add some protein powder. This will help to pump up my smoothie bowl and keep me fuller for longer. After blending everything together it is time to choose the toppings. I always like to add in granola, fruit, nuts and seeds as well as some type of nut butter. For this recipe I chose peanut butter, however I also enjoy adding almond or cashew butter.

If you are looking for more smoothie recipes you might also like my Morning Coffee Date Smoothie or my Green Lean Smoothie! You can always turn these recipes into a smoothie bowl by adding some crunchy toppings on top. Check them out if you like!

Finally, if you make this Chocolate Protein Smoothie Bowl at home, make sure to tag me on Instagram @aboutannella! I love to see your recreations! For more inspiration you can follow my Pinterest Account.

Chocolate Protein Smoothie Bowl with granola, banana, chia seeds and coconut flakes
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Chocolate Protein Smoothie Bowl

This Chocolate Protein Smoothie Bowl makes the perfect breakfast option. It provides you with loads of mineral and nutrients and is a great source of carbohydrates, protein and fats. This Chocolate Protein Smoothie Bowl does not only satisfy your chocolate cravings, but will fuel your mornings the right way and provide you with a lot of energy.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Vegan
Keyword Healthy
Prep Time 8 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Yield 2 servings

Equipment

  • High-Speed Blender

Ingredients

For the Smoothie

  • 4 whole Bananas
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 2 tbsp Cacao Powder
  • 2 tbsp Hemp Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup Soy Milk

For the Toppings

  • 1 cup Granola
  • 1 whole Banana
  • 2 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Flakes
  • 2 tbsp Peanut Butter

Instructions

  • Put the Banana, Vanilla Protein Powder, Cacao Powder, Hemp Seeds, Peanut Butter and Soy Milk in a high-speed blender. Blend until creamy.
  • Pour the mixture into two separate bowls.
  • Chop up Banana into slices. Top the bowls with Granola, sliced Banana, Chia Seeds, Coconut Flakes, and Peanut Butter. Enjoy!

Notes

  • For extra creaminess you can freeze your bananas the day before. Make sure you peel them before you freeze them. The finished result will just taste like chocolate banana ice cream. Amazing!
  • Peanut butter can be substituted with any other nut butter of your personal preference.