If you’re anything like me and you crave the delightful combination of sweet bananas, melty pockets of chocolate and crunchy walnuts, you need to try these chunky monkey pancakes. They are soft, fluffy, delicious and so easy to make in just one blender, making the perfect quick breakfast for a busy weekday or delightful weekend brunch.

A stack of chunky monkey oatmeal pancakes. Topped with banana chunks, chocolate chips, walnuts and warm maple syrup drizzle.

Sweet bites of bananas, pockets of melted dark chocolate, creamy peanut butter and crunchy walnuts, Chunky Monkey is inspired by the beloved Ben & Jerry Ice cream flavor, which happens to contain all of my favorite things in one.

Now that I have given this recipe a healthy twist, you can feel good about indulging in them in the morning.

My toddlers also love them! You can serve them with a bit of butter and watch it melt it, warm syrup drizzled on top and/or any of your favorite toppings.

Ingredients for Chunky Monkey Pancakes

A stack of chunky monkey oatmeal pancakes. Topped with banana chunks, chocolate chips, walnuts and warm maple syrup drizzle.

Ripe bananas: The more ripe your bananas, the better! So don’t throw away those brown, soft bananas sitting on your counter. They will be oh so sweet and perfect for these pancakes.

Rolled Oats: These are the best type of oats to use in this recipe. Rolled oats form into a beautiful flour like consistency when pulsed in a blender.

Milk of your choice: You can use whole milk, almond, hemp or any other milk you like!

Dark chocolate chips: I mean…need I say more? The dark chocolate chips form the most enticing melty pockets of goodness when cooked up on the griddle. You cannot resit such a delectable treat at breakfast!

Walnuts: For that crunchy surprise that makes these pancakes chunky and delish.

Baking Powder: This rising agent will help your pancakes achieve maximum fluffiness.

How to Make Chunky Monkey Pancakes

First, here are the tools you need.

You should cook the pancakes within 15 minutes of making the batter because the oats absorb the liquid, making the batter thicker with time.

Meal Prep These Pancakes Ahead of Time

You can totally make a couple batches of these Chunky Monkey Pancakes ahead of time and freeze for when you need a quick morning breakfast in just a few minutes.

You can easily reheat in the microwave for a minute or two or simply use a toaster oven for a more crispy result! Just make sure you let your pancakes cool completely before storing them in a tightly sealed ziplock bag.

How to Make These Pancakes Even more Fun

You can add a dollop of warmed up, melty almond butter or peanut butter on top of your pancakes before or in place of warmed up maple syrup.

Adding an extra handful of dark chocolate chips or walnut on top for some fun additional texture is also a great way to jazz up these already delicious Chunky Monkey pancakes.

If you love these one blender Chunky Monkey pancakes, then you’ll love my Vegan Oatmeal Strawberry Pancakes and my Carrot Cake Pancakes that are also made exclusively all in one blender!

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A stack of chunky monkey oatmeal pancakes. Topped with banana chunks, chocolate chips, walnuts and warm maple syrup drizzle.
A stack of chunky monkey oatmeal pancakes. Topped with banana chunks, chocolate chips, walnuts and warm maple syrup drizzle.

Get the recipe:Chunky Monkey Pancakes {6 Ingredients}

Vegan Chunky Monkey pancakes made in one blender, and sweetened with ripe bananas! They are soft fluffy and packed with goodies, making them the perfect breakfast or the whole faimly.
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup gf rolled oats
  • 2 large ripe banana, Roughly (2 cups chopped)
  • 1/3 cup milk of choice, *
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Fold Ins

  • 1 cup cubed bananas
  • 1/3 cup choped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips

Instructions 

  • In a blender, add in the oats, milk, 1 cup of bananas, baking powder. Blend until completely smooth.
  • Next, add in cubed bananas, chopped walnuts, and chocolate chips.
  • Fold them in or pulse the blender a couple times to combine. Do not over blend.
  • Now heat up a medium sized skillet, with a little bit of oil or butter.
  • Scoop the pancake batter into the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.

Notes

The pancake batter will get thicker once it is blended if you do not cook them within 15 minutes. If it gets too thick, you can add a little bit more milk (up to 1/2 cup total) to loosen the batter before cooking.

The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.