Peanut butter banana chocolate chunk pancakes
Gluten-free + Vegan + Low FODMAP
Looking for a hearty and delicious breakfast that's also gluten-free and vegan? Look no further than these Chunky Monkey Pancakes! Made with a mix of gluten-free flours and sweetened with ripe bananas, these pancakes are not only satisfying but also packed with nutrients.
If you're looking to take your breakfast game to the next level, add a boost of adaptogenic mushrooms to your batter for an extra dose of wellness. So why settle for plain old pancakes when you can have Chunky Monkey Pancakes that are both healthy and delicious?
There's just something about the combination of chocolate and peanut butter that is undeniably delicious. It's a flavor pairing that has been beloved for generations, and for good reason. The sweetness of the chocolate perfectly balances the nutty richness of the peanut butter, creating a flavor profile that is both indulgent and satisfying.
For many people, myself included, this flavor combination can be a bit of a weakness. It's easy to get lost in the deliciousness of a chocolate and peanut butter dessert, whether it's a classic peanut butter cup or a more elaborate dessert like a chocolate and peanut butter pie. The temptation can be strong, and it can be hard to resist. But despite the indulgent nature of chocolate and peanut butter, there are ways to enjoy this flavor pairing in a healthier way.
These pancakes are gluten-free and vegan, although no, I am not vegan or strictly gluten-free, I do enjoy eating this way regularly. As someone with IBS, I have had to eliminate gluten, dairy and many other ingredients at times to keep my gut happy. I find when I keep my gluten intake down and avoid dairy, I feel my best.
A nutritious breakfast that will keep you full for hours!
Chunky Monkey Pancake Recipe
Yield: 12 small pancakes
Serving size: 2 pancakes
Prep & Cook time: 30 minutes
Attributes: gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, paleo, low-FODMAP
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1 TBSP 100% maple syrup plus more for drizzling on top
1 ripe banana
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 teaspoon coconut oil + more for cooking
1 cup 1:1 gf flour - Bob's Red Bill 1to1 GF flour
2 tsp lions mane powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/3 cup vegan chocolate chunks or chocolate chips
4 tablespoons chunky peanut butter
Heat a nonstick pan or cast iron on medium low. Add chopped walnuts and allow to toast for 2-3 mins.
In a large mixing bowl mash 1 ripe banana (approx. 3/4 cup). Add maple syrup, almond milk or any plant based milk and melted coconut oil. Whisk to combine, it is okay if there is small banana chunks.
Add gf flour, lion's mane powder, and sifted baking soda to the wet mixture and stir to combine. Batter will be thick.
Fold in peanut butter, candied walnuts and chocolate chunks. Don't over mix, you want ribbons of peanut butter in the batter.
Scoop approximately 1/4 cup of batter onto an oiled skillet and cook the pancakes 2-3 mins per. The batter will be thick so you will need to press the batter flat with your portion scoop or spatula. (Wipe your spatula if it gets dirty from batter or melted chocolate).
Serve with toppings of choice. EX. peanut butter, maple syrup, cacao nibs, sliced banana, vegan whipped cream or ice cream
Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 7 days or in the freezer until the next time you are craving pancakes.
Bananas, peanut butter, and walnuts are all nutrient-dense foods that offer a variety of health benefits.
Bananas are a great source of potassium, which is important for maintaining healthy blood pressure levels and heart function. They also contain fiber, which aids in digestion and can help you feel full for longer. Bananas are also a good source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, and manganese, which are all essential for optimal health.
Peanut butter is a great source of plant-based protein, which is essential for building and repairing muscle tissue. It also contains healthy fats, including monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease. Peanut butter is also rich in fiber, vitamin E, and magnesium, which all play important roles in maintaining overall health.
Walnuts are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for brain health and can help reduce inflammation in the body. They also contain protein and fiber, which can help keep you feeling full and satisfied. Walnuts are also a good source of vitamin E, which is an antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage.
When combined, bananas, peanut butter, and walnuts make for a delicious and nutritious breakfast that can keep you feeling full and energized throughout the day. So next time you're looking for a quick and healthy breakfast option, consider whipping up some Chunky Monkey Pancakes with these nutritious ingredients!