Chunky Monkey Pancakes Recipe -
Chunky Monkey Pancakes Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Chunky Monkey Pancakes

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"I love banana pancakes and my daughter loves chocolate chip pancakes, so we came up with this yummy recipe to make us both happy! Serve with a dollop of soft butter, a sprinkle of powdered sugar, sliced bananas, and whipped cream with a side of butter pecan or maple syrup."

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Original recipe makes 9 pancakes Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Set bowl aside. In a separate bowl, whisk together the skim milk, melted butter, eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and stir in the wet ingredients, being careful not to over mix the batter. Gently fold in the banana, chocolate chips, and nuts.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and coat with cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the skillet, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 02, 2009

These were great, probably would make again for the kids but not my husband and I. My youngest inhaled this but my husband and I thought they were a bit rich. I liked the combination of the banana and pecans, just thought the chocolate took it over the top. I did follow another reviewers advice and add another small chopped banana and used buttermilk. Again, another reviewer had it on the money that this recipe is a true kid pleaser.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 10, 2009

Sorry, we did care for this. Definitly chunky with the nuts and chunks of banana. The kids did not like it which surprised me, they didn't like the 'chunks' I thought the batter was runny as well and it didn't make a fluffy pancake. Gooey with the chocolate chips too. Thanks for the recipe anyways.

Jan 28, 2009

These were amazing! I made these for breakfast this morning. My kids inhaled them! Even my neighbors son came in and devoured 2. I didn't change a thing. They are perfect as is. I have been looking for a good banana pancake recipe and my hubby has been looking for a choc chip pancake recipe and this is perfect! Thank you so much for this recipe.

Mar 25, 2009

These were really good! They were a big hit with the kids. I wasn't sure about leaving the bananas chunked up, but it was SO delicious!! Thanks, crazycat, for a great recipe.

Jul 23, 2011

Hubs is all about Chunky Monkey Ice Cream and when I saw this recipe I knew it was going to be a winner for him. I’ve had it printed out since March of 2009 and it is now dog-eared from dragging it out as weekend after weekend would go by with unfulfilled good intentions of making these. Today was finally the day. We were not disappointed “CCL” - these are, indeed, a winner and I’m sure you don’t mind that I made some small changes that didn’t change your lovely recipe. I didn’t measure the chocolate chips, just tossed them in until it looked right for me. I used buttermilk, mainly because I had some that needed to be used – the baking soda required for that was already in your recipe so it worked well. As for the bananas, I have fond memories of how I loved my mother’s banana pancakes and I can still picture her slicing them into the batter, so I had to do the same. Diced or sliced, either is better than mashing them in my opinion. I love the creamy pieces of banana in the pancakes and not just the flavor of them. Finally, I left out the nuts, just because we preferred our pancakes without. Rich, delicious and decadent, these satisfied my curiosity as well as my craving. As for Hubs, the guy who loves Chunky Monkey ice cream, he gave these the “thumbs up, make again.”

Jan 29, 2009

These are quite possibly the yummiest pancakes I have ever had. I followed the recipe exactly as it is, and they turned out fluffy and perfect. 5 Stars!

Jun 01, 2009

What a treat! I made a few changes: used 1/2 whole wheat flour, mashed the bananas and used veg. oil instead of butter (too lazy to melt it). I also omitted the nuts (personal preference). They rose up beautifully fluffy. I didn't have mini choc. chips, so I used regular, and I think that made them a little too rich! If I make these again, I will probably use less choc. chips. Otherwise, very good recipe!

Jul 26, 2010

The batter was a bit too think for me so I ended up adding an extra 1/3 cup of flour, then it seemed perfect. My first two pancakes I put on the griddle without the extra flour were very flat, after the flour, puffy and nice! I loved them, Grumpy said he could do without the chocolate....but he's picky anyway! Great recipe. :)


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  • Calories
  • 195 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 52 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 10.2 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 369 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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