Greek Yogurt-Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

by Erin

Use those brown bananas for more than just banana bread. Turn them into pancakes for breakfast with Greek yogurt and chocolate chips too!

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, my dad makes the best pancakes. My favorite of his are applesauce pancakes which sadly I have yet to share. I have posted variations of that recipe however in the form of applesauce-sweet potato, pumpkin, and pineapple, so you could easily make them based off of those. Just use 2 cups applesauce for the mashed up fruit part. But today I am sharing yet another variation using Greek yogurt and banana.

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These Greek yogurt-banana chocolate chip pancakes were inspired by my friend Brandi coming to visit, who loves the combination of banana and chocolate. I didn’t take photos of them that weekend and they were so good I had to make them again to share. My dad is actually visiting for the night on his way up to Rochester today so maybe I should make him these pancakes tomorrow morning before he hits the road again!

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One year ago: Blueberry Blue Velvet Cake

Two years ago: Rainbow Guacamole Deviled Eggs

Four years ago: Baked Funfetti Doughnuts


Serves 6


1 egg, beaten

1 cup milk

1 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used 4% Chobani)

1 cup mashed overripe bananas (about 1 large)

2 Tbsp butter, melted

2 cups Bisquick (or homemade pancake mix)

1/2 cup corn meal

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, yogurt, banana, and butter.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the Bisquick, cornmeal, and cinnamon. Stir into the wet mixture just enough to combine. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  3. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Scoop 1/4 cups of the batter onto the griddle, brown on both sides and serve hot.

Source: Adapted from my Applesauce-Sweet Potato Pancakes.

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Audrey February 14, 2019 - 2:19 pm

Banana chocolate chip anything is always a winner in my book. And these pancakes look delightfully fluffly.

Valentina | The Baking Fairy February 13, 2019 - 11:01 pm

Banana bread is my fav, and turning it into pancakes is sheer genius! The addition of chocolate chips is perfect, too!

spiffycookie February 14, 2019 - 6:16 am

You’ll totally love them – dare you to make them vegan ;-)

Kayle (The Cooking Actress) April 10, 2015 - 8:22 pm

When I visit you you will make me these pancakes and bacon….yes? Yes. Good good. :D

spiffycookie April 11, 2015 - 12:45 pm

I will make you whatever your heart desires if you come visit!

Joanne April 2, 2015 - 7:30 am

I feel like the Greek yogurt makes a worthy buttermilk replacement. I might have to make these for Easter breakfast on Sunday!

spiffycookie April 2, 2015 - 8:55 am

Heck yea, perfect for Easter brunch!

Susan April 1, 2015 - 8:50 pm

I am a fan of pancakes and I like the concept here, but I don’t use Bisquick. Do you have any idea about proportions if I use real flour, baking powder, & baking soda? It’s okay if you don’t – just thought I’d ask.

spiffycookie April 2, 2015 - 8:58 am

No problem! I actually have a recipe for homemade pancake mix if you’d like to try that. It happens to be whole grain too ;-)

Susan April 2, 2015 - 11:00 am

Thanks, Erin. I don’t know why I didn’t get that recipe before. I’ve saved it now, and that will be great for making these pancakes.

CakeSpy April 1, 2015 - 5:27 pm

OMG. These are awesome! I’d choose these over banana bread, to tell you the truth!

zainab April 1, 2015 - 1:27 pm

Pancakes!!! I always love a good hearty pancake for breakfast. These look amazing!

Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg April 1, 2015 - 9:51 am

Erin – These look perfect for a breakfast feast. I am a huge pancake person. I’d eat them for every meal if I could. :D These look healthy, fluffy, and delicious. I definitely need to try this recipe.


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