Eggless Chocolate Chip Banana Pancake for kids

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This time around (yet again) over the weekend we had some overripe bananas lurking on our countertops. I usually do not throw them, but come up with means of using them.

I have tried making Eggless Whole Wheat Banana Muffins, Eggless Banana Oats Chocolate Chip Muffins, Banana Halwa (Burfi), Eggless Banana Bread etc before all with good results. This time I did not have the energy to bake, yet wanted to make use of those bananas and try something which DS would enjoy.

 Somewhere along I got the idea of making pancakes and decided to try these Chocolate banana pancakes. I had tried these Banana Dosa /Vegan Indian Banana Pancake and DS used to like them earlier, but not anymore. So I decided to add some chocolate chips to make it kid appealing. This is pretty easy and the batter gets done in no time.

 I have used flax seed meal as a substitute for an egg. If you prefer eggs then skip the flax seed meal and add an egg. This is a good treat for the kids, mainly because of the addition of chocolate chips. The next time around I will try to substitute the AP flour with wheat flour to make it healthier. 

This must have been the quickest of the food pictures that I have taken. With a hungry 4.5 year old at tow, shouting “I am hungry” every 30 seconds, I barley took about 5 pictures (usually I take anywhere between 15-25 pictures). 

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  • 1 cup AP flour /maida
  • 1.5 cup milk
  • 1 medium over ripe banana
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  •  1 Tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • ½ Tbsp flax meal
  • 1.5 Tbsp warm water


  • Note: This step is to substitute for egg. If you prefer you can add an egg and skip this step. In a small bowl combine the flax meal and the warm water, stirring in between. I did this 30 minutes before making the pancake batter. As a result this mixture was thick and gooey.
  • Now combine the dry ingredients flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  • Blend together the banana and milk and transfer to a bowl. Add the essence, oil and flax meal liquid to it and mix well.
  • Add this liquid to the dry ingredients and mix well. The pancake batter is ready.
  • Heat a griddle/tava, pour a ladle of batter onto griddle spread it around into rounds.
  • Sprinkle some chocolate chips on the spread pancake. ( I chopped the chips coarsely and sprinkled them)
  • Cook for a minute or two or until the top is bubbly. Flip pancake and cook for 20 secs else the chocolate will get burnt.

Serve hot as is or with some pancake syrup/maple syrup.

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  1. Lakshmi says:

    i have tried your banana pancake before and it turned out awesome. will add chocolate chips the next time..kiddos will love it.
    btw, your prev post on strawberry slush…just couldnt stop laughing reading about the kiddie soccer. My daughter just started kiddie soccer this week and I can totally relate to that.

    Dear Lakshmi, thank you very much for the kind words, I hope your kiddo likes this as well. Kiddie soccer is fun isn’t it? I just get to sit on the side lines, chat with other moms and have fun watching them.

  2. CurryLeaf says:

    Yum Hearty Pancake.I can understand about ‘I am hungry’ from 4 year old.I am going thru the same .Love the way you used flax in pancake.Never done that.

  3. spice says:

    Looks perfect…. guess what… we too made eggless pancakes today….DD doesn’t like Choc. Chips inside the pancake but like them on the side…funny kids…U talked about replacing APF with whole wheat, just a suggestion try it with whole wheat pastry flour(that’s what i’m using now a days + some oat flour) not much of the difference & no whole wheat smell as compared to if u use chappati flour(atta)….

    Thanks for the recommendation dear Spice, I will keep whole wheat pastry flour in mind. Hope you are doing good, been a long time.

  4. Soma says:

    Another banana saga:-) I have never made pancakes without eggs, for the fear that they will not fluff or even get off the pan straight without breaking. These look perfect!

  5. Miri says:

    Looks lipsmackingly awesome!! have book marked it – dont have flax meal, but have some roasted flax seed powder, let me see if that works…

    and sorry for the mix up in names on my Rava pongal post – have edited that now

  6. redchillies says:

    thanks Deepali. I definitely think so, whole wheat flour should work just as fine (but it might have that taste of gluten in it). I would also recommend trying whole wheat pastry flour with good results.

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