These fluffy, chunky monkey pancakes are the best tasting pancakes ever! Think gooey bananas, melted chocolate, and fluffy cinnamon vanilla pancakes. Oh, and best of all, chunky monkey pancakes are low in calories, sugar free, healthy, and made in one bowl! 

These flapjacks are outgunned with a delicate peanut adulation saccharinity and redundant banana coins and cacao nibs. Not to mention the gooey banana and dark chocolate filling. Fluffy, naturally sweet and super tasty, you can’t go wrong with these Sunday Brunch chunky monkey pancakes with Food Heathy.

Chunky monkey pancakes are the best tasting pancakes ever
Chunky monkey pancakes are the best tasting pancakes ever

Constituents and Negotiation Ideas For Chunky Monkey Pancakes

While the full ingredient list is in the recipe card below, here’s a quick recipe for what you’ll need to make these fluffy chunky monkey pancakes. 

Ingredients and Substitution Ideas While the full ingredient list is in the recipe card below, here’s a quick recipe for what you’ll need to make these fluffy chunky monkey pancakes.

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Since rolled oats are ground into flour, also known as oatmeal, you can substitute 1/2 cup of rolled oats for 1/2 cup of rolled oats. If you’re gluten-free, Bob’s Red Mill also sells GF rolled oats. However, if you have a severe gluten allergy, I recommend using a gluten-free flour blend, just in case. 

Spelled flour 

Feel free to use whole wheat flour, plain white flour, gluten-free flour blends, or even oat flour instead of spelled flour. I haven’t tried this recipe with almond flour or coconut flour and I don’t think it would work. This is because almond flour and coconut flour are not great binders and the chunky monkey pancakes will fall apart. 


This is the only sweetener used in this herb pancake recipe. I opted for powdered stevia, but liquid stevia works too. Also, if you don’t like sweet chunky monkey pancakes, you can omit the stevia altogether.

Baking ingredients 

I use both baking powder and baking soda to make these chunky monkey pancakes as fluffy as possible! 

what you'll need to make these fluffy chunky monkey pancakes
what you’ll need to make these fluffy chunky monkey pancakes

Vegan Greek Yogurt 

This is the most important ingredient in this pancake recipe, as it helps create a fluffy, moist texture and a crispy crust. I like to use Kite Hill’s unsweetened Greek yogurt, which is made with almonds. However, if you’re not vegan, you’re welcome to use plain Greek yogurt. Thick plain yogurt should work just as well, though I haven’t tested it. 

Vegetable milk 

I use almond milk in these chunky monkey pancakes, but any type of plant-based milk will do. Keep in mind that different plant milks have more calories, since almond milk is the lowest calorie milk.

How to Make Chunky Monkey Pancakes 

  • First, combine oat flour, spelled flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a mixing bowl. 
  • Pour in the plant-based milk, Greek yogurt, vanilla extract, and apple cider vinegar. Knead the dough well, leaving a few lumps of flour. 
  • Add the chopped banana slices and chocolate and carefully fold into the batter. Make sure the chocolate and bananas are completely covered with the batter, or the chunky monkey pancakes will be a mess when they bake. 
  • Pour about 3 tablespoons of the batter into the preheated skillet and carefully spread in a circle. Bake for 2 minutes, then flip when the sides darken and the top starts to bubble. Cook for another 1 minute.  Repeat the below way for the remaining dough.
  • Garnish chunky monkey pancakes with extra bananas, cocoa nibs, and peanut butter syrup. To make almond butter syrup, simply combine peanut butter, date syrup, and water. Depending on how thick you want your syrup to be, you can add more or less water.
  • The Best Secret to Fluffy Vegan Chunky Monkey Pancakes
  • Just be sure to let the batter rest before cooking. You’ll notice a difference in the dough from when it rested for 5-10 minutes. 
  • It nearly doubled in size and was covered in air bubbles all over the surface. If the batter gets too thick (clumpy) after it sits, add a little almond milk to thin it out. 
  • Flip pancakes in one go! This keeps the chunky monkey pancakes moist and fluffy. So be patient and allow the first side to turn golden brown and set before flipping. 
  • If you want more flavor in your chunky monkey pancakes, just add some vanilla extract, cinnamon or nutmeg. 
  • Since these chunky monkey pancakes are oil-free, be sure to use a good quality cooking spray or a nonstick pan. 
  • For the vegan caramel sauce, if it’s too thick or looks lumpy, just add a little milk, microwave for 5 seconds, and stir until combined.
  • Still, caramel sauce, and chocolate glaze in advance the answer is YES! simply store the sauce and glaze in the fridge, If you want to make the flapjacks. Just be sure to wrap everything tightly in plastic serape .
  • Add-sways to these flapjacks are also Stylish. To really over the laughter flavor, add some diced peanuts or chocolate chips into the batter.

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