Here is a healthier, wholefoods version of everyone's favourite pancakes! Chocolately but refined sugar-free, these even have a generous serve of 16g protein per serve, so it will keep you fuller than traditional pancakes too!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Serves: 1
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Australian
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Lactose, Vegetarian
Dietary Requirements: Dairy-Free, Gluten Free, Pregnancy-Safe, Vegetarian
Author: 28’s Home Nutrition Program (portions based on our Women’s ‘Healthy Weight Maintenance’ Eating Plan)


  • 1 banana 1/2 mashed and 1/2 sliced for serving
  • 1 free range egg
  • 2 tablespoons buckwheat flour
  • 1 tablespoons cacao powder

Ingredients for Serving

  • 1 tablespoon smooth peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup


  • Mash half of the banana in a bowl. Add in the egg and whisk together. Add the buckwheat flour and cacao powder to the bowl and stir to form a batter.
  • Heat a frying pan over a medium to low heat. Add half of the pancake mixture to the pan.
  • Cook for 3 minutes until it looks set, then flip onto the other side and cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Repeat with the remaining pancake mixture.
  • Transfer your pancakes to a plate and top with banana slices, peanut butter and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Nutrition Facts
Natural Chocolate Pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 393 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 164mg55%
Sodium 142mg6%
Potassium 836mg24%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 313IU6%
Vitamin B3 5mg25%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Vitamin K 2µg2%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

NB: All main course recipes use quantities from the ‘Female Healthy Weight Maintenance’ Stream of the 28 By Sam Wood program. So if you’re a male, feel free to bulk it up.

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Posted by Shahna Sarpi

Shahna is a qualified nutritionist passionate about helping people live a nourished life through healthy eating and lifestyle practices. Utilising a whole foods approach to nutrition, Shahna aims to educate and inspire people to become their healthiest selves. With a love of food and being in the kitchen, she enjoys cooking up a storm and creating healthy recipes that everyone will enjoy.