Chunky Monkey Pancakes


Recently, I went a little nuts with pancake ideas (literally). It started with a pancake topping post that I was creating for Bob’s Red Mill. My original goal was to list out tons of great dairy-free topping ideas. But I just couldn’t stop with the simple things like nuts, fruit, and sweet drizzles. Soon I had a head full of recipe ideas, and within a week’s worth of gluten-free pancakes for breakfast (Tony was not complaining!), I had three delicious recipes for healthy, sweet stacks of dairy-free pancakes. The one I’m posting here, today is for Chunky Monkey Pancakes

Chunky Monkey Pancakes - Gluten-Free Pancakes with Nutty Almond Drizzle, Easy Dairy-Free Chocolate Sauce, Bananas, and Sliced Almonds

But before the Chunky Monkey Pancakes, there were these amazing Almond Butter and Strawberry Coulis Pancakes that are featured on Bob’s Red Mill today! Consider them my healthy take on PB&J pancakes with fresh strawberries, almonds and a couple other bites of nutrition blended in!

Almond Butter and Strawberry Coulis Pancakes (pictured), Chunky Monkey Pancakes, and Cinnamon Peaches 'n Cream Pancakes (all dairy-free & gluten-free)

And these Cinnamon Peaches and Cream Pancakes with fresh peach puree, diced peaches and vanilla dairy-free whip.

Cinnamon Peaches and Creme Pancakes (pictured), Almond Butter and Strawberry Coulis Pancakes, and Chunky Monkey Pancakes (all dairy-free & gluten-free)

Click the above images to head straight to the other two recipes, but for the Chunky Monkey Pancakes, read on. These fluffy dairy-free (and optionally gluten-free) monsters are topped with a homemade almond-maple drizzle, an easy chocolate drizzle (2 options!), sliced almonds, and of course, bananas.

Chunky Monkey Pancakes - Gluten-Free Pancakes with Nutty Almond Drizzle, Easy Dairy-Free Chocolate Sauce, Bananas, and Sliced Almonds

Special Diet Notes: Chunky Monkey Pancakes

By ingredients, this recipe is optionally dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan and vegetarian, depending on the pancakes you prepare. I made ours gluten-free and dairy-free with Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Pancake Mix, but you can make your favorite vegan pancakes, if desired.

If you don’t require gluten-free, I highly recommend this wholesome Buckwheat Pancake Mix and hearty Organic High Fiber Pancake Mix.

Chunky Monkey Pancakes
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Serves: 4
Nutty Drizzle:
  • 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons creamy almond butter (I use lightly salted)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
Chocolate Drizzle:
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil, melted
Additional Toppings:
  • Almond slices
  • 2 bananas, cut into chunks
  • Bob's serves 4 per batch.
  1. While the pancakes are cooking, prepare the toppings.
  2. For the Nutty Drizzle, whisk together the ingredients in a small microwave-safe bowl (can be done on the stovetop) and heat for about 15 to 30 seconds, or until drizzly. Whisk again.
  3. For the Chocolate Drizzle, whisk all ingredients in a small bowl until smooth.
  4. Divide pancakes between 4 plates. Top with almond slices and bananas. Pour on Nutty and Chocolate Drizzles.
Cheater's Chocolate Drizzle: Ad an alternate option for the chocolate drizzle, you can simply melt ¼ to ½ cup dairy-free semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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