Chocolate Chunk Maca Banana Bread Pancakes

Bonjour my fellow pancake-appreciation-life leaders, how have you all been doing? 

I was going to start yet another one of my posts complaining about uni stuff and whatnot but I suppose you’re all here for the pancakes. Don’t try to hide it – I would do so as well.


Chocolate Chunk Maca Banana Bread Pancakes - the perfect healthy vegan breakfast treat!

Ok, where was I? So no whiny, annoying post for the day and not a half-marathon recap either. But that’s mostly because I don’t want you all laugh at me when I tell you that I ran my race, came first in the female junior category, didn’t realise I had won AND walked away without my prize.

Yeah. Dumbest person of 2014 award? That one’s for me, I’ll make sure I actually collect that one.

Chocolate Chunk Maca Banana Bread Pancakes - the perfect healthy vegan breakfast treat!

Aaaaaaaaaanyway. The rest of the race went pretty well. I mean, I hit the wall more times that I’d care to admit and, one week later, my legs are still burning yet I’m already thinking of running my next one.

Addicted? Maybe. But who wouldn’t when a huge stack of these pancakes are involved as a carbo-loading breakfast treat?

Sweet, fluffy, jam-packed with melty dark chocolate pockets and covered with a drizzle of pure maple syrups. I mean, I’d be able to run 100km races for them.

Imagine the stack I’d get to eat that way. Oh my gosh, where do I have to sign up for that race?

Chocolate Chunk Maca Banana Bread Pancakes - the perfect healthy vegan breakfast treat!

And the best part? (Which, believe it or not, it’s not the one where those melty, fudgy chocolate chunks enter your mouth making you want to scream with joy and do the happy pancake dance). The best thing about these is that they’re made with real, wholesome ingredients which make these a nutrient powerhouse.

Which might or might not mean “EAT ALL THE PANCAKES!!!!!!!!!” in my book.

Chocolate Chunk Maca Banana Bread Pancakes - the perfect healthy vegan breakfast treat!

Made with bananas, maca powder, oats, wholewheat flour, almond butter, olive oil, lots of love and quite a bit of impatience (because when I want pancakes I want them NOW), these are the perfect way to get you trought a whole day of physics homework and the most exhausting of races.

Side effects may include spending the rest of the day dreaming about them but, with pancakes like these, I’d gladly take the risk.


Chocolate Chunk Maca Banana Bread Pancakes
Serves 2
Sweet, fluffly, caramel-y pancakes studded with melty chocolate pockets that will make you love breakfasts more than you already do. Pshh they're healthy too!
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  1. 1 overripe small banana
  2. 1/4 cup rolled oats
  3. 1/2 cup wholewheat flour
  4. 2 tbsp. raw sugar
  5. 1 tbsp. maca powder (I use Organic Burst)
  6. 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  7. 1 tbsp. almond butter
  8. 2 tsp. olive oil
  9. 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  10. 2 oz. dark chocolate, chopped
  1. Mix all of the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk until combined.
  2. Stir in wet one and whisk until fully mixed.
  3. For optimal results, let batter chill on the fridge for a couple of hours. Overnight is best.
  4. Heat some extra olive oil in a pan and cook pancakes until bubbles appear.
  5. Flip pancakes and continue cooking until golden.
  6. Top with maple syrup and vegan butter if desired.
  7. Enjoy!
  1. These pancakes are vegan, high fiber, high protein and nutrient dense.
  2. They freeze quite well too!
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 And last but not least, do let me apologize for the fact that I haven’t been blogging or reading your blogs lately. As I’ve said before, uni is being quite hectic right now and I’m finding myself with no time to do the things I truly love. Sorry for that, I will try to be around as much as I can though!

Enjoy your weekend,




  • Reply movita beaucoup October 25, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    I’d give you a prize for these pancakes, but you probably wouldn’t bother picking it up.

  • Reply Jess @ October 25, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Wow, these pancakes sure do look delicious and seriously moreish! I would eat these for breakfast every day! 😀

  • Reply shashi @ October 26, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Oh Consuelo – congrats on winning, even though you didn’t know it at the time! Speaking of winning – these sound like some winning pancakes – and no eggs and they still are so fluffy!

  • Reply steworastory October 26, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Congrats on the half-marathon win!! That’s awesome! I love it when a healthy breakfast involves chocolate! 😉 Hang in there with uni. It will get better!

  • Reply Karla - The Candid Kitchen October 27, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    can I call you “the pancake girl”?! For me you have the most lovely pancake recipes in the whole blog world =)

  • Reply Kristi October 27, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    CONGRATS on winning your half-marathon Consuelo! That is quite the accomplishment. And, I have to tell you – I think it would be great to spend the rest of my day thinking about these pancakes!

  • Reply josefinetm October 28, 2014 at 9:18 am

    You have no idea how happy I am so read a post from you again 😀 Especially when it involves such delicious pancakes as these!
    I hope you are doing fine at uni.
    And hey, congrats on the half mrathon. What a pity you walked away without your prize though…

  • Reply Kiran @ October 29, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Congrats on your marathon and these stacks are definitely prize worthy 🙂

  • Reply whiskandshout October 29, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    These look awesome! Congrats on your win 🙂 I saw these on insta and I am making them on Friday morning for sure! (No school = late morning pancakes!!!)

  • Reply caileejoy November 1, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    YUM!! These look so good! What a lovely recipe!! Gotta love banana and chocolate together! Great combo! YUM!

  • Reply Sugar and Cinnamon November 2, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Oh my gosh you came first!! That’s incredible good job! And these pancakes are so well deserved 🙂 They look so fudgy and delicious and that drizzle of butter! Pancake heaven 🙂

  • Reply holly ; the hobbit kitchen November 3, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Congratulations on your race lady, you’re amazing!!! And congratulations on these pancakes too – equally amazing! :p
    the hobbit kitchen x

  • Reply Sarah Greene November 9, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Wow, the pancakes sound absolutely delicious. And the great upside for me is the fact that the recipe includes maca powder. I’m taking maca powder as a part om my diet to increase my energies for almost two years, and new recipes with maca make my meals so much more exciting. Consuelo, thanks a lot for sharing this recipe.

  • Reply marianapdesousa November 12, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Congrats on finishing first! Can’t think of a better reward than these pancakes!

  • Reply rubyredapron November 13, 2014 at 4:31 am

    Congrats on the marathon win! These pancakes look amazing! Love those dark chocolate chunks!

  • Reply Rachel @ Bakerita November 19, 2014 at 1:21 am

    These pancakes look absolutely delish, and major congrats on your marathon win! That’s phenomenal!!

  • Reply Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking November 19, 2014 at 5:15 am

    Congrats! COuldn’t you go back and get it? Or am I a moron…obviously I’ve never run or won a race before! PANCAKES! I can never have enough.

  • Reply Helen @ Scrummy Lane November 19, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Ooh, I just love the sound of those chocolate pockets! Well done on the run … and I hope you get your prize soon! That’s the kind of thing I would do too, so don’t worry … !

  • Reply Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen November 21, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Congratulations on the win! Wow!!!
    Love these pancakes. Those pieces of chocolate look so good!

  • Reply Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life November 22, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Congrats! That is so awesome! Haha, I’m always in EAT ALL THE PANCAKES mode 🙂 But especially when fudgy chocolate chunks are involved!

  • Reply Joanne November 25, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    So you WON A RACE. That is amazing. Congrats!!! You deserve at least five stacks of these pancakes! But probably more.

  • Reply Shikha la mode November 26, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Girl. Can I eat all the pancakes with you?!?!

  • Reply Jessica in the Kitchen November 27, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Congrats!!!! And also, these pancakes are life!! When are we sharing?!

  • Reply Teffy @ Teffy's Perks December 2, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Congratulations!! Very exciting that you won =)
    These pancakes look super yummy!! I will sub the whole wheat flour for something gluten free when I make them. I’m thinking buckwheat, but have you got any suggestions you might have tried?

    {Teffy’s Perks} X

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