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

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 ...

Add review

We use cookies and similar methods to recognize visitors and remember their preferences. We also use them to measure ad campaign effectiveness, target ads and analyze site traffic. Learn more