Recipe By Connie Waldburger
Published Jun 30th
Prep 10m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 20m
Servings 2 pancakes Calories 232.6

This is a fast delicious high protein breakfast packed with antioxidants. It’s very adaptable and can be made paleo friendly by omitting the flour. I hope you like it as much as I do! I top mine with organic butter and organic maple syrup or raw organic honey.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 ripe banana, broken into pieces
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon dark cocoa powder, or more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, or more as needed
  • ¼ cup blueberries, or more to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Blend chia seeds in a blender until powdery, 3 to 5 seconds. Add banana, eggs, flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and sea salt; blend, occasionally scraping sides down, until batter is smooth.
  2. 2 Heat a skillet over medium heat; add coconut oil. Pour 1/2 of the batter into the hot oil and sprinkle 1/2 of the blueberries onto the batter. Cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and cook until browned on the other side, 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter and blueberries, using more coconut oil if needed.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 232.6
  • Carbohydrate 22 g
  • Cholesterol 186 mg
  • Fat 13.5 g
  • Fiber 4 g
  • Protein 8.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 8 g
  • Sodium 231.8 mg
  • Sugar 9.6 g

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Chef's Notes

This is very adaptable, you can add whatever your tastes are, for example: chocolate chips, coconut, walnuts, etc; Substitute almond extract for the vanilla extract, if desired.


  1. So in all fairness I tweaked this a bit and combined another recipe from here. Instead of flour I ground up 1/2 cup of whole oats and 2 tablespoons of chia seeds. Added the cinnamon vanilla salt and banana. I also used cooking spray instead of coconut oil. Once finished I smeared on some homemade - Read more ...
  2. these are very good! the pancakes stayed together nicely unlike 90% of Paleo pancake recipes. I used black cocoa powder with made the pancakes very dark but gives it a deep rich cocoa flavor:). yum!!!
  3. I subbed the flour for a scoop of protein powder and it came out great! The hubby is going to love it.
  4. Moist yummy pancakes! I substituted the wheat flour with Domata gluten-free flour and it tasted great with just a hint of sweetness.
  5. I would like to add some notes: you can grind some flax seed with the chia for added omega 3's etc. Also, you can use coconut flour instead of wheat flour, just cut the amount to about a tsp. for the coconut flour.
  6. Easy, healthy and suuuper tasty!! I made a bunch of little pancakes that were a great addition to our brunch - easy to eat and snack on for our 2-year old, and definitely a staple for us in the future. I substituted the flour with ground oats. Yum!!!
  7. I really enjoyed these pancakes. I was tempted to leave out the flour but made as written. I think I will sub the flour for a little protein powder next time or just skip it altogether. Instead I just sprinkled some protein powder on the top (along with some cocoa) to give the illusion of - Read more ...