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And just in time for the weekend too!

Ricotta Chocolate Chip Banana and Chia Pancakes | @hbharvest

Not like I planned that or anything.


Ricotta Chocolate Chip Banana and Chia Pancakes | @hbharvest

Really though, I have been dying to share these ricotta chocolate chip banana and chia pancakes with you for way too long now. I mean, I know they are only banana pancakes and that’s really nothing new. But chocolate chip banana pancakes? Well, they are just my favorite.

I have been making them since I was twelve and I swear, they are the sole reason why I started to really love cooking. So yeah, I have so much love for a good chocolate chip banana pancake.

But umm, it should be loaded with chocolate chips to be considered GOOD. <–fact.

Ricotta Chocolate Chip Banana and Chia Pancakes | @hbharvest

Making pancakes, or really any breakfasty food, but especially pancakes, is somewhat therapeutic for me. I love it. I think it’s because it brings me back to that first year that I really started to enjoy cooking for people. That satisfaction on a family member’s face (ok, my mom’s face) was the greatest feeling. Some people get a rush flying forty feet in the air, off a beyond massive jump, with a board strapped to their feet (hello to my brothers and their insane friends), but me? I am much more tame. My rush comes from happy stomachs and happy faces.

It works, and I have a much greater chance of staying away from the hospital…all though I swear one of these day I will catch my hair on fire. I really do fear this day.

Ricotta Chocolate Chip Banana and Chia Pancakes | @hbharvest

Since we are talking breakfast food, I did my best to make these a tad bit on the healthier side. I mean, I tried.

I loaded these pancakes with bananas, whole wheat flour, eggs and so many little chia seeds (which I love, they are awesome, you should all try them). So you see what I mean, all very heathy things…meaning that all these healthy things cancel out those little semi-sweet chocolate chips.

What, they do, and don’t try to tell me otherwise.

Ricotta Chocolate Chip Banana and Chia Pancakes | @hbharvest

Also? You can never add in too many chocolate chips. Just sayin.

AND while these pancakes are good anytime, any season, any day – they are the very best to enjoy on a snowy day when it’s cold, the fire is going and you are still in your pajamas at noon. Yes, that is the best kind of day for these pancakes.

Ricotta Chocolate Chip Banana and Chia Pancakes | @hbharvest

Oh and I know coffee is typical with breakfast, but what you should really be drinking alongside these pancakes is an icy cold glass of milk.

Then you are set… and it really does not get any better than that!

Ricotta Chocolate Chip Banana and Chia Pancakes | @hbharvest

Chocolate Chip Banana and Ricotta Chia Pancakes.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: 14 Pancakes
Calories Per Serving: 212 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment (or use a hand held mixer), beat egg whites until they start to bubble. Sprinkle in 1 tablespoon of the sugar; continue beating until soft peaks form. Set aside.
  • Combine the ricotta, milk, 3 egg yolks, mashed bananas, melted butter, vanilla and lemon zest in a separate, larger mixing bowl. Next add the white whole wheat flour, baking soda and salt, stirring gently until just combined.
  • Stir a small scoop of the egg whites into the ricotta pancake batter to lighten the batter, then fold in the remaining whites with a spatula. Stir in the chia seeds.
  • Heat a skillet on medium heat. Grease with butter or cooking spray. Pour 1/3 cup pancake batter on the center of the hot pan. Sprinkle each pancake with chocolate chips. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Using a spatula, gently flip the pancake over and cook the other side for a minute, or until golden. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  • Serve the pancakes warm, stacked tall and topped with banana slices, chia seeds, powdered sugar and maple syrup if desired. Eat!
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Ricotta Chocolate Chip Banana and Chia Pancakes | @hbharvest

And now we can all go on to have a very happy, (chocolate chip) banana pancake filled weekend.

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  1. I love the .gif

    These are mouthwatering beautiful! Full happy tummies and happy faces are how I get my rush too.

  2. O.H.M.Y.G.O.O.D.N.E.S.S.
    These look absolutely delicious!!!! Will definitely give them a try 0:->
    Thank you for sharing!

  3. That’s something my little man would love, he’s so much into pancakes and waffles for breakfast lately. Lucky me as that way I get to hide all sort of healthy stuff in his morning meal – like oats and chia seeds so this recipe is just perfect. The chocolate chips are enough distraction from all the healthy part going on in there 😀
    Beautiful pictures, as always! Thank you for sharing.

  4. Love the photography. I’m a big fan of your photos and I wish you would do photography posts (or a ebook?)! 😛 A girl can dream, right?!?

  5. these pictures are SO pretty and that gif makes me SO happy and everything about this is just wonderful 🙂

  6. OMG GIRL!!!! These look absolutely amazing. You are so freaking talented. LOVE LOVE LOVE. Have a great weekend and hope you are well.
    Hugs from freezing NYC!

  7. I just made batch of banana chocolate chip pancakes…but didn’t add chia…I definitely need to start doing that…these look great! Your styling today looks very Anthropologie 🙂

  8. I want to eat that entire stack of pancakes! It would be hard off of that beautiful plate, but I’m willing to give it a shot!