Gluten-free Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes Print Recipe Print Recipe

Pancakes are truly a beautiful thing. Especially when chocolate is involved. But really, these Gluten-free Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes are so yummy, you (and possibly) your gluten-loving family) would never know anything was missing.

You can enjoy them for breakfast or dinner. Freeze them for later. They’re easy to whip up. And everyone loves them, simple as that.

I also made this awesome stack of pancakes to announce my collaboration and partnership with Arrowhead Mills!  They make a wide range of gluten-free, organic products, ranging from cereal to flours to nut butters, to grains and seeds. Everything is all natural, no preservatives, or genetically engineered ingredients. I’m sure you’ve seen them in the grocery store. If not, they’ll be jumping out at you very soon. They have a wide range of gluten-free products (and not gluten-free) to choose from, so you’ve got options.

Over the next 4 weeks, you’ll be seeing a variety of recipes made with Arrowhead Mills ingredients. Be sure to check out the Pinterest board, Gluten-free Living because there’s a chance to win $100 in Arrowhead Mills products – details on the Pinterest board!

Also, check out Namely Marley who’s also participating, she’ll be sharing some pretty incredible (vegan) recipes as well.

Now, the pancakes.

I’ve tested many many gluten-free pancake recipes and it’s amazing how many end up in the compost. It’s finding the right balance of gluten-free flours and then the right about and combination of wet ingredients. I’m not a fan of oil in my pancakes so I try and find other options. In this case, it’s a banana. Sometimes it’s applesauce or yogurt, just depends on what I have and the flavor combination I’m looking for.

If you’re watching your sugar intake, you can leave out the brown sugar since the banana adds enough natural sweetness. Instead of chocolate chips, mix in fresh berries.

Since bananas and chocolate go so well together, I couldn’t resist. I used dark chocolate chips, but feel free to use semi-sweet or milk chocolate.  I personally find less guilt with dark chocolate.

Pancakes for breakfast, dinner or leftovers pulled out at snack time, these are a big winner in my book.


Gluten-free Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

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makes about 12 small pancakes


  • 1/4 cup Arrowhead Mills brown rice flour
  • 1/4 cup Arrowhead Mills white rice flour
  • 1/8 cup potato starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 medium ripened banana, mashed
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or milk of choice
  • 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips


In a small bowl, mix together brown rice flour, white rice flour, potato starch, baking powder, and salt.

In a separate bowl, whisk together mashed banana, egg, milk, brown sugar, and vanilla extract.

Carefully add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until well combined.

Mix in the chocolate chips.

Heat skillet, griddle, or pan to medium. Spray with non-stick or coconut oil. With an ice cream scoop or 1/4 cup, scoop pancake mix onto the hot surface. Lightly press down or form with the back of the scooper or measuring cup. Once there’s a few bubbles [about 2 minutes] flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until cooked through. Remove and continue the process until the batter is gone.

Serve warm and top with syrup and fresh berries.



*gluten-free *dairy-free – depending on milk choice


This post is sponsored. However, I only work with brands I like and have products that I’d (someday) feed my kid(s). All opinions are my own.




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  • AlexJones

    Do you know if you can use this mix in a waffle maker? Many thanks!

  • Gaby Dalkin

    This looks amazing and gorgeous and I love that I can make GF pancakes!! This one is going on the Easter menu for sure!

  • WithStyleGrace

    I haven’t tried, but once I do, I’ll let you know!

  • Ridgely Brode

    Lisa – Congratulations on your partnership! I am looking forward to seeing more recipes with Arrowhead Mills! These pancakes will be on my plate this Saturday!

  • Warm Vanilla Sugar

    These look so fluffy!! Yum!

  • tracy

    Those pancakes look divine!! Fluffy perfection!

  • 01Sarena14

    These are beautiful! I love Arrowhead Mills’ buckwheat flour. It makes the best waffles!

  • Katie

    Banana + chocolate + pancakes? I’m in. You make gluten-free look fab.

  • Brian Samuels

    It’s been way too long since I’ve made pancakes. These look magical.

  • Kiran @

    I need this pancakes in my life!! So yum 🙂

  • Liz DellaCroce

    These look so delicious!!

  • HalfBakedHarvest

    Yum! These look so insanely delicious!

  • Jamie Clayton

    Delicious looking pancakes!

  • Dana Schwartz

    Honestly, I’ve had a lot of trouble finding the perfect GF pancake recipe, and then I tried yours – and they came out GREAT!! Just pinned this on my pancake board 🙂 will definitely be making again and again and again. Thank you!

  • sweet basil

    Those look so good! How funny that I didn’t really like pancakes as a kid, but as an adult i CAN’T resist!

  • WithStyleGrace

    YAY!! so happy I could help! I hear ya. I’ve tested many pancake recipes and came to realize you can’t just swap all purpose flour with gluten-free flour in a traditional pancake recipe.

  • Anon

    Eggs count as dairy, I wouldn’t market this as dairy-free.

  • WithStyleGrace

    Thanks for your concern. Although eggs come from an animal, they are are byproduct and not considered a dairy product. here’s more info if you’re interested –

  • Shaina Olmanson

    So good. I love the flour blend, and I have all the ingredients on hand. Looks like a very good Friday for me.

  • Cheryl TidyMom

    these look fabulous Lisa! I need to make them for my girls soon!

  • Deidresmom

    Very good flavor, desert pancake, cookie substitute. We doubled the recipe and still only had 6 small pancakes. My normal recipe has 2 cups of flour.

  • Genie

    Those look good!

  • Jessica

    This is the BEST GF pancake recipe i’ve been eating them straight the past 3 days!! SO GOOD and addicting!! I top mine with homemade strawberry jam! SOOO GOOD!!!

  • WithStyleGrace

    awesome!! thank you for sharing that – makes me so happy!