Chunky Monkey Breakfast Cakes

It’s that time of the week again.  Yup.  Pancake time.  This morning when I signed into the recipe of the day happened to be another pancake recipe.  This time it was for Chunky Monkey Pancakes.  I knew as soon as I saw it that was what I would be making this morning.

I did my workout and burned up those calories so I wouldn’t feel too guilty about eating one of these pancakes.  By the time I was done with my workout and had a load of wash going I was ready to eat.  Grumpy, unlike me, could wait til almost noon on the weekend to eat breakfast.  Me on the other hand, well, I’m up at the crack of dawn and have almost all my housework done along with my workout before 10 AM!  About 10:30 I asked Grumpy if he would be ready to eat breakfast.  When I said “cakes” he said, oh probably.  (like I would say much anything other than cakes!).

Chunky Monkey Breakfast Cakes

I set to work and got my ingredients together.  After mixing the batter I thought it looked a little too thin for my liking, but I tried two pancakes first anyway.  It was too thin.  They were not going to puff up with the batter so thin, so I added more.  The original recipe also calls for pecans but I eliminated them.  I knew putting something in the pancakes was going to already be something that would make Grumpy give me a look, so I left the nuts alone.  When I asked him how he liked them his response was, “I could do without the chocolate”.  what?  LOL  Yeah.  He’s a little on the nutty side himself.  I loved them and probably would love them with the nuts also.  So, if your looking for a different pancake to make and Chunky Monkey appeals to you, then go ahead.  Try them!

Chunky Monkey Breakfast Cakes
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch -adapted from
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  • 1-1/3 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 large banana, diced (save a few slices to top the pancake)
  • 1/4 cup miniature chocolate chips
  1. Stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar.  In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, milk and vanilla.  Make a well in dry ingredients and pour milk mixture into well, immediately pour in melted butter.  Whisk until blended.  Fold in banana and chocolate chips.
  2. Cook on  griddle coated with baking spray until tops of pancakes start to bubble.  Flip and cook another 30-40 seconds or until pancakes are cooked through.  Top with banana slices, a few mini chocolate chips and pure maple syrup!

Chunky Monkey Breakfast Cakes

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Fallon July 25, 2010 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    Yum!!! I'm coming over to your place for pancakes. hehe

  2. Cathy July 25, 2010 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    Bananas and chocolate is a combination that's hard to beat. I would love a stack of these cakes this morning. That's my idea of a great breakfast any time of the morning.

  3. bellini valli July 25, 2010 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    I just cracked open the maple syrup for another project but could easily go for pancakes.

  4. Barbara Bakes July 25, 2010 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    Funny I noticed these on Allrecipes this morning when I was looking at zucchini bread recipes. Yours look scrumptious.

  5. pegasuslegend July 25, 2010 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    will be trying these next love the combo and you know we are pancakes lovers here too! they look awesome!

  6. ajcabuang04 July 25, 2010 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    YUM!! My favorite kind of breakfast! 😀

  7. Mags July 25, 2010 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    Pancakes are my downfall. Once I start eating them I can't stop!

    These look delicious!

  8. Cristine July 26, 2010 at 1:41 am - Reply

    Your pancakes look PERFECT! YUM!

  9. baking.serendipity July 26, 2010 at 4:00 am - Reply

    Looks delicious! I've been crazy addicted to pancakes lately, and this is definitely a recipe to add to my list of new pancakes to make 🙂

  10. Heather Davis July 26, 2010 at 10:08 am - Reply

    They look divine! And well done you for working out before eating one. I think I'd probably skip the work out and just go straight for the pancakes.

  11. Grace July 26, 2010 at 11:56 am - Reply

    Wish this would have landed in my inbox yesterday, had a house full of 17 year old boys, would have been the perfect Sunday morning breakfast, no worries, there's always next weekend, I tend to have a house full every weekend.

    Thanks for sharing, these will disappear quickly!

  12. Liv Wan July 26, 2010 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    Ohh…this pancake looks fantastic. It's just like my ideal pancake. I'm going to try this pancake soon and thank you for sharing this awesome recipe.

  13. Cajun Chef Ryan July 26, 2010 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    A wonderful pancake indeed Shelby!
    Pancake time again! Love that slogan, and any time of day for that matter!

    Bon appetit!

  14. Maria July 26, 2010 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    I wish I was eating this now!

  15. Lana July 26, 2010 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    Oh, yeah! Love this recipe. Lots of favorites in there with the chocolate and pecans!! Great recipe, Shelby.

  16. The Mom Chef July 26, 2010 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    This does look good. I think I'd swap the chocolate for butterscotch though. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Aggie July 27, 2010 at 1:03 am - Reply

    Banana + chocolate = happiness!

  18. Gera @ Sweets Foods Blog July 27, 2010 at 4:48 am - Reply

    At my house is pancake time all the year 🙂 with these choco monkey pancakes, calories..who cares…



  19. marla {Family Fresh Cooking} July 28, 2010 at 12:26 am - Reply

    Hot chocolate chips and bananas in these pancakes sound amazing! Such a great treat after a workout.

  20. baking.serendipity July 28, 2010 at 11:06 pm - Reply

    This sounds like Ben and Jerry's. But better for you. And in lil pancake forms. I'm sold 🙂

  21. Magic of Spice July 30, 2010 at 1:02 am - Reply

    They look fantastic, and I could do them with nuts:)

  22. Amanda August 12, 2010 at 1:35 am - Reply

    These look amazing Shelby!

  23. Tiffany July 31, 2011 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    What a great combo. My daughter loves banana pancakes and if I had the choclate she will be so excited! Thanks for Sharing!!

  24. Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen April 1, 2012 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    Wow Shelby! I'm just about ready to head out to breakfast so this is looking mighty good to me! Just had to Pin it to the Allrecipes board that I contribute to.

  25. Marion@Life Tastes Good April 3, 2012 at 11:14 pm - Reply

    Looks so yummy!!

  26. Nicole July 7, 2014 at 4:11 am - Reply

    We chose this recipe for this month's SRC and we LOVED it!! Thank you for such a fun and delicious take on one of my favorite breakfast foods. Love pancakes, and the banana and chocolate chips just took them a step yummier! 🙂

  27. Anonymous November 5, 2019 at 6:36 am - Reply


  28. […] was known as the pancake house. Every weekend I was making either Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes or Chunky Monkey Breakfast Cakes, our two favorite non-keto recipes. I decided that since we missed our pancakes, I had to do […]

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