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Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes – GF & No eggs

After being on vacation for a while, one thing that I really wanted…but couldn’t have because it was on the kid’s menu was animal pancakes. Since that day during vacation, I kept thinking about these animal pancakes, and why I couldn’t order them because I was too old…

So here I am to make my own animal pancakes since the craving for them has gotten strong since being a week back. These pancakes are just as quick and easy as my other banana pancake recipe, but these don’t require eggs. When I went into the kitchen this morning, I was thinking…I hope I have eggs! But, of course, we didn’t which led to digging in my college box to find this recipe I wrote down while I was in school. As a college kid, sometimes eggs are a luxury buy and so when it comes Saturday morning, and you and your roommate just want some pancakes…this recipe was born! And since I have been transitioning to eating gluten-free, I just changed the AP flour for my GF flour mix.


Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes – GF & No Eggs

-slightly adapted from Eat Smart by: Niomi Smart

Makes: 2 Medium pancakes (1 Medium + 2 Mini pancakes)

1/2 banana, mashed
1 Tablespoon almond milk (any kind of milk)
1/2 Teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 Teaspoon maple syrup
1/2 Teaspoon vanilla
1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon(optional)
mini chocolate chips
fruit for animal face
oil or butter

You may of notice, that most of my recipes are for 1-2 people or just for one meal. But, that because most of these recipes come from when I was in college and I only had to feed myself. Finding recipes was hard since they made so much, and I can only eat the same thing so many times. So for those that want to make this recipe and there are more than one of you, I re-wrote the recipe for you:

Makes: 6-10 pancakes (depends on the size)

1 1/2 cup GF flour
2 bananas, mashed
1 1/4 cup almond milk
1 Teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon maple syrup
1 Teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 Teaspoon baking powder
1 Teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
mini chocolate chips
fruit for animal face
oil or butter

  • mash the bananas (better if they are really ripe) in a bowl
  • add the GF flour and baking powder, and mix
  • add the almond milk, apple cider vinegar, vanilla, and cinnamon (optional), and mix
  • heat skillet to medium, then grease with oil spray or butter
  • for animal pancakes, pour batter to make a medium size pancake and add mini chocolate chips on top
  • once edges of pancake are not glossy, flip pancake over and keep cooking until the other side is golden brown
  • remove pancake and place on a plate, then pour two smaller pancakes into the pan
  • add chocolate chips on top and wait until edges are not glossy, then flip
  • once all the pancakes are done, assemble on the plate and add garnishes to make the eyes and lips of the animal
  • then enjoy!

If you don’t want animal pancakes, then pour the batter for all the pancakes the same. But animal style pancakes are so much fun to eat!!


I had so much fun making these pancakes! If you like making and eating animal pancakes as much as I let me know if you recreate this recipe! I would love to know what garnishes you used to make the animal faces!

Breakfast is really important to me since it’s the first meal of the day. Once I finish eating breakfast I feel like I can take on my day! What are your favorite breakfast meals?

Every day, Lai day! Cheers to animal pancakes!

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