Blueberry-Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Happy Pancake Day! Today is a funny holiday that is typically celebrated in England more than it is in the US, though I’m not sure why that is! Back in the day, it was celebrated as a way for people to use up any extra fatty ingredients they had in their house before Lent (typically flour, sugar, eggs etc) – a last hurrah, if you will. Though today, it’s really just become an excuse to eat pancakes, and I’m all for it.

My friend and manager Kirsty is the absolute pancake queen, and I had her teach me the secret to the perfect fluffy pancake. Instead of whipping up a mix from scratch, use this gluten free baking and pancake mix by Pamela’s instead. Not only is it gluten free (so slightly more guilt free), I find that many other pre-made mixes don’t quite rise the way this one does. Create these yummy blueberry-banana chocolate chip pancakes, below!

Ingredients:

Makes 6-8 (6 inch) pancakes

3 cups of Pamela’s Gluten Free Pancake Mix
3 Eggs
1 cup of Almond Milk
1 1/2 cup of filtered water
Coconut Oil
1 medium ripe banana (soft enough to mash)
1/2 cup of Pecan Nuts
1/3 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
Reduced-sugar Agave
Strawberries & Blueberries
Powdered sugar to serve

Steps:

1) In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 3 cups of the pancake mix and 3 eggs, until combined.

2) Pour in 1/2 cup of almond milk and whisk carefully. Some mixes say to use water, but I like to use half water and half almond milk as it makes the pancake batter a little more smooth and rich. Keep adding the rest of the milk and the 1 1/2 cup of water until the mixture is smooth, it should not be too thin or too thick, making sure there are no lumps, give it a good firm whisk for around 90 seconds to get some air into the batter, this will help the pancakes become more fluffy when you cook them.

3) Peel the medium ripe banana and mash it in a bowl and then fold in the mashed banana to the pancake batter.

4) Take the 1/2 cup of pecan nuts and place them in a ziplock bag (making sure that you squeeze the air out) and crush them into small pieces. Then take a non-stick frying pan on medium-high heat and melt 2tsps of Coconut oil. Once the oil has melted add the pecan nuts stirring them until they are coated in the oil. You want the pecan’s to turn a dark brown, but don’t leave them in for too long as they will burn quickly. The coconut oil gives them a sweet caramelized crunch taste, yum! Remove the pan from the heat and add the pecans to the pancake batter, also adding the 1/3 cup of dark chocolate chips and stir until they are folded in.

5) Place the pan back onto a low to medium heat. If you are using a good non-stick pan, you should be able to cook the pancakes without using any oil, so long as you use a medium heat. If the pan gets too hot, you may risk burning the mixture. If you have an older pan then melt 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil per pancake. Once the pan is hot, using a big serving spoon or ladle take some of the pancake batter and pour it into the center of the pan. You can rotate the pan on an angle to spread the mixture more evenly. The pancake will take around 90 seconds each side, make sure the bottom is nice and firm and then slide the spatula underneath and flip over to the other side, you can keep flipping every 30 seconds ensuring that the pancake is a nice golden brown color.

You can stack the pancakes onto a plate and keep them in the oven on a low heat, or once all 6-8 pancakes are cooked you can always add them back to the pan for 20-30 seconds each to heat them up before you serve them onto each individual plate, however they should remain quite warm. To serve I suggest 1-2 large pancakes per-person, unless your have a hungry, active husband like Mackenzie and then you may want to serve 3 🙂 – I like to dust the top of the pancakes with some powdered sugar which I tap through a sieve, and then drizzle some maple syrup over the pancakes (be generous!) and add your blueberries and sliced strawberries.

Louise Roe making blueberry banana chocolate chip pancakes
Louise Roe making blueberry banana chocolate chip pancakes
Louise Roe making blueberry banana chocolate chip pancakes
Louise Roe making blueberry banana chocolate chip pancakes
Louise Roe making blueberry banana chocolate chip pancakes
Louise Roe making blueberry banana chocolate chip pancakes
Louise Roe making blueberry banana chocolate chip pancakes
Louise Roe making blueberry banana chocolate chip pancakes
Louise Roe making blueberry banana chocolate chip pancakes

xx,

2 responses to “Blueberry-Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes”

  1. Sophie says:

    Louise, your site is absolutely amazing, I’m obsessed!
    Great photos and brilliant posts. Thanks for sharing.
    I’m waiting for you on my site: http://www.moodbistro.com // Hugs, Sophie

  2. Lucy says:

    Yummy! I love blueberries in my pancakes, they go all melty and oozy – just ugh, yum! Love that these are a little better for you than a classic pancake recipe. Pancakes that don’t make you mega bloated is always a winner. LOVE your leggings by the way!

    Lucy xx – She’s So Lucy // Health, beauty & lifestyle

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Follow My Adventures
on Instagram

  • I created a short film with @LivingSpaces at home recently, where my friend Jeremiah Brent interviewed me about EVERYTHING! It gets personal! Click the link in my bio to get a sneak peek of the interview, which comes out mid September! #livingspaces #ad
  • Can I be your LA tour guide? Now you can wander through my favorite West Hollywood destinations with the @sanpelfruit_us #Delightways app #AD- click the link in my bio for my guided walking tour of my secret Weho spots (like this homemade ice cream shop I'm obsessed with!)
  • I partnered with @JaguarUSA and we got to drive the #XF for a few weeks - needless to say @mackenziehunkin was a happy man! It's fast, sexy, comfortable - and I absolutely loved it too (translation: it's also girl-friendly). Our first outing was to have a little picnic on the beach in Malibu, a favorite spot you can drive right up to the sand! Stay tuned for more pics from our adventures with Jaguar, and see more on my Stories!
  • Guess who's behaving outrageously!!? The latest Vlog is here! Click the link in my bio to watch the full video, and to shop my looks! 
And don't forget to hit subscribe on my YouTube channel! ❤️
  • My easiest lazy fashion look right now?! Throwing a kimono over jeans and a tee! This one's from my babe @aninebing - like this pic to shop the whole look ☀️http://liketk.it/2sotx #liketkit @liketoknow.it
  • Happy Monday guys! The start of a new week can sometimes feel like a schlep, so today I'm sharing my top 5 personal tips on learning to love Mondays (yep, it's possible!) Click the link in my bio to make some small but impactful changes to your routine and mindset 
http://liketk.it/2setg #liketkit @liketoknow.it
  • Joined a biker gang...
  • Fan-girling over my favorite 70s trend: denim flares... Shop the look in my Insta stories!
  • My inner Farrah Fawcett is praying that the high waisted flare isn't going anywhere - what's your favorite trend from the 70s? Catch this full look, new at the link in my bio! http://liketk.it/2smCU #liketkit @liketoknow.it
  • Made it back to LA and shooting in my favorite room: our brand spanking new bathroom! I'm a stickler for detail so choosing the faucets and even the towel rails (from @brizofaucet ) was a major decision! Click the link in my bio to see the details and check out my decorating tips
  • Sharing my fail-safe fashion combo for my simple and chic go-to look. Sometimes, less really is more and it's best to let your accessories do the talking. http://liketk.it/2skbu #liketkit @liketoknow.it
  • Excited to reveal my new campaign with @Brahmin - can you believe it's about time for Fall fashion? Click the link in my bio for my favorite Autumn trends, and how to wear them
Read previous post:
Louise Roe wearing Ponytail Ribbon Hairstyle
The Chic Ribbon Ponytail Trend

I recently removed my extensions and am so happy to have my natural hair back. While I loved the long...

Close