These fluffy chocolate banana Greek yogurt pancakes are full of flavor and protein-packed!
Friends, we did it!! We made it to the final week of the #HealthyNewYear Six-Week Challenge!! And our final challenge is a good one: Incorporating Full Fat Foods into a Healthy Diet. After all, fat is not the enemy. I’m looking at you Fat-Free Snackwell Cookies.
To kick us off, we have partnered with my dear friends at Stonyfield to celebrate the launch of their brand new product line of whole milk Greek yogurt. That’s right friends, full fat Greek yogurt!! The thick, creamy and decadent yogurt is not only packed with protein but is made with full fat milk to keep you satiated and satisfied.
You know what else it does? It creates killer pancakes that are light, fluffy and cake-like. I used the plain whole milk Greek yogurt in these Chocolate Banana Greek Yogurt Pancakes so that the ripe bananas and cocoa powder could really stand out but vanilla would work well too or even cherry.
We topped them with banana slices and a maple syrup but melted creamy peanut butter wouldn’t be a bad idea either. Just sayin’… BTW Be sure to head over and check out Dara’s Teriyaki Shrimp Tacos with Chili Lime Yogurt. Trust me, you’re going to want to her recipe.
Your fork is waiting.
Chocolate Banana Greek Yogurt Pancakes
- 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 large mashed ripe bananas
- 1 ½ cups whole milk
- 1 cup Stonyfield Organic Whole Milk Plain Greek Yogurt
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- slices banana and maple syrup (optional garnish)
- In a medium bowl, whisk together dry ingredients: flour through nutmeg; set aside.
- In a large bowl whisk together wet ingredients: bananas through vanilla. Gradually stir the dry ingredients into the wet until just combined being careful not to over mix.
- Preheat non-stick griddle to medium-high heat and spray with cooking spray.
- Using a ladle, pour batter on to griddle and cook until bubbles begin to form. Flip and cook for an additional minute.
- Serve pancakes with banana slices and maple syrup if you wish.
Disclosure: We are honored to have Stonyfield as a sponsor of this week’s #HealthyNewYear challenge. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Lemon Bowl possible. All thoughts are my own.
Did you miss weeks 1-5 of the #HealthyNewYear Six-Week Challenge? No problem… take a look back now and start your journey today!
- Week 1: Create a Protein-Packed Breakfast
- Week 2: Create an Ethnic-Inspired Dinner
- Week 3: Try a New Lean Protein
- Week 4: Reduce Sodium with Lemon Juice
- Week 5: Healthy Snacking for the Big Game and Beyond
It’s also not too late to join the Healthy New Year 6-Week Challenge Facebook page today and join the close to 1,000 who have already committed to healthier living. Be sure to tag me (@TheLemonBowl) and Dara (@CookinCanuck) on social media along with #HealthyNewYear so we can rally behind you!
More Healthy Breakfast Ideas are waiting for you on Pinterest!
25 thoughts on “Chocolate Banana Greek Yogurt Pancakes”
These look great! But I want to make them without the cocoa powder, would I need to add more flour to balance out the wet and dry ingredients?
Yep just replace the amount of cocoa powder with flour!
We actually eat all full fat foods (especially dairy!!) and honestly it tastes so good and rich that I can eat less of it and be totally satisfied. That being said, I would probably eat quite a few of these pancakes…because chocolate for breakfast. YES.
Girl – I can only imagine what you’ve learned and read in your studies about the health benefits of full fat dairy!!!
These are dreamy.
These photos are stunning! And the pancakes sound amazing.
Thank you so much!!! Raul is so talented.
hey girl these look really good!
Thank you so much Shawnna!!
Oh my ,these look so good. I could eat this any time of day.
Thank you so much – me too!!
Thank you Leslie!
Ooooh these look utterly perfect! I love that they are secretly healthy :)
haha me too!!!! xoxo Thank you!
Dat pour shot though.
Ummm.. right? I want to live in it. xoxox Thanks Lady!
STOP IT. I want to face plant into these pancakes!! GAH! So gorgeous!
hahaha Thank you so much lady!! xo
I almost always cook with full fat dairy products, and I’ve felt guilty until now, thank you!! , And these look spectacular!!
Full fat dairy is the best!!
Healthy? And chocolate? What a marvelous way to start the day!!!
I mean seriously whats better?
I’ve been wanting to check out their new whole milk line. It looks amazing and I bet so creamy. Love that these pancakes have 7g protein too!
You would love the new whole milk Greek yogurts!!!! They are so decadent and not overly sweet. I love them!