These Banana and Chocolate Pancakes make an indulgent, slimming-friendly breakfast which you can enjoy whether you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers!
We seriously adore pancakes! These Banana and Chocolate Pancakes are also perfect for Pancake Day!
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍
This recipe makes a stack of 4 Banana and Chocolate Pancakes. You could even make mini ones and serve it as a super stack!
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How many Calories are in these Banana and Chocolate Pancakes?
There are 444 calories in each portion of our slimming friendly Campfire Stew. This means it falls into our Weekly Indulgence recipe category.
This recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.
As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.
What diets are these Banana and Chocolate Pancakes suitable for?
This recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;
- Ready Brek
You could also enjoy these pancakes if you’re dairy free, if you use a dairy free milk.
Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
How Weight Watchers friendly is this Banana and Chocolate Pancakes recipe?
If you’re looking for a low point treat then these Banana and Chocolate Pancakes are just the ticket.
At only 5 Weight Watchers Smart Points, you’ll be amazed at how chocolatey and delish these are!
How to make these Banana and Chocolate Pancakes
These tasty pancakes are really simple to make in just a few steps. Here’s a summary;
- Mix all of the pancake ingredients in a bowl
- Using a frying pan, make two pancakes at a time by frying in some Low calorie cooking spray
- Flip the pancakes when brown underneath and cook the other side. Make two more pancakes in the same way
- Stack the pancakes with some chocolate spread and banana
- Serve with your choice of accompaniment from the list below
What should you should serve with Banana and Chocolate Pancakes?
Any of the following go really well with Banana and Chocolate Pancakes, though they’re really a meal in themselves with no extras needed!
- Fat free yoghurt
- Reduced fat aerosol cream
- Low calorie ice cream
- Fresh/frozen fruit
Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values.
Do you need any special ingredients to make Banana and Chocolate Pancakes?
You can buy all of the ingredients for these pancakes in most supermarkets.
We like to use Choc Pot and Choc Shot by a company called Sweet Freedom. They’re a chocolate spread and sauce which are lower in calories and taste really goooood!
Both are available in most supermarkets – you’ll find the Choc Shot in the hot chocolate aisle as it makes a really amazing hot choc!
You could use whichever chocolate sauce or spread you like, just remember to adjust the nutritional values accordingly.
If you wanted to, you could blitz up some normal porridge oats using a food processor and use in the same way we’ve used the Ready Brek – it’s totally up to you!
How do you know when Banana and Chocolate Pancakes are cooked?
You should cook these pancakes until they are golden and the middle is springy.
This should take around 3-4 minutes per pancake
How long can you keep Banana and Chocolate Pancakes in the fridge?
Once you’ve served it, ideally you should eat this dish within 4 hours.
If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of these pancakes in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.
Can I freeze Banana and Chocolate Pancakes?
This recipe is best made fresh – they’re ready in a jiffy!
How do I reheat Banana and Chocolate Pancakes?
From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.
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Our 6 month planner features 26 recipes – which are not available anywhere else. We have all the details on our Planner page.
We’ve been squirrelling away doing squirelly things behind the scenes and can finally announce that our very first cookbook is available NOW!!
The book features 100 recipes – around 80 of them BRAND NEW and not available anywhere else. Full colour photographs, hardback, a quality book that will stand up to frequent use!
Each recipe has been taste tested by twenty members of the Pinch of Nom community to ensure that they are amazing. Check out our cookbook page for more information!