Breakfast & Brunch

Chunky Monkey pancake bites

February 24, 2014

One of my most viewed recipes has to be my chunky monkey pancakes. I almost didn’t even post them on my site because I thought the photos were horrible. Luckily I did and you loved them. Those breakfast hot cakes started a trend in our home of crazy pancake flavor creations, but we always come back to the banana chocolate combo. I wanted to create a smaller on-the-go freezer version for my little guy… And that is how these chunky monkey pancake bites came to be. Full of banana goodness but using a secret ingredient to make them easy to whip together.

chunky monkey pancake bites

ok so the ingredient isn’t really a secret. It’s pancake mix (Bisquick to be specific). I just used the optional recipe on the back of the box and folded in a few bananas, topped with chocolate chips, and baked to perfection.


Stir together your pancake mix, some baking powder, vanilla, eggs, and milk. Fold in a banana or two and you are all set to get these things started. Grease a mini cupcake pan and pull out some chocolates. I use mini chocolate chips but you can use the regular sized as well.

chunky monkey pancake bite batter

Fill each cupcake hole almost to the very top.

chunky monkey pancake bite chocolate chips

Sprinkle with chocolate chips and bake!

chunky monkey pancake bite recipe

You should get 48 pancake bites from this recipe. I divided ours into small sandwich sized baggies and then combined those into a large one for the freezer. When we are in a hurry, or I’m just lazy, I pull out a packet and toss them in the microwave for a few seconds. We don’t even eat them with syrup but I wouldn’t judge you if you did.

Chunky Monkey pancake bites


  • 2 cups pancake mix
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • mini chocolate chips


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray two mini muffin pans with non stick spray. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together the pancake mix and baking powder. I actually like to shift mine to get rid of those pesky big pieces.
  3. In a small measuring cup combine the milk, eggs, and vanilla. Stir to combine. Fold the wet ingredients and bananas into your dry ingredients. Divide into your muffin tin making sure to fill them almost all the way to the top. Sprinkle each muffin with a few chocolate chips and cook for 15 minutes.

Comments (19)

  • Yvonne @ TriedandTasty Reply

    February 24, 2014 at 6:53 am

    I love a good quick breakfast! I’ll have to give these a try!

  • Aimee @like mother like daughter Reply

    February 24, 2014 at 7:52 am

    Mmm, I’ve never tried muffin pancakes, but these look really good! I love the combo of banana and chocolate chip pancakes and these seem like a perfect grab and go option!

  • Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama Reply

    February 24, 2014 at 9:14 am

    These are adorable and sound so good!! Pinned!

  • Vanessa Barker Reply

    February 24, 2014 at 9:20 am

    William is sitting by me and just yelled “I want those for everything today”. Maybe we’ll be doing breakfast for dinner and make them! Thanks so much for the recipe and idea

  • Leanne Reply

    February 24, 2014 at 9:51 am

    My kids are going to love these. Okay, my hubby too! Pinned!

  • Amanda - A Cookie Named Desire Reply

    February 24, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Yum! I love on-the-go breakfasts like this because mornings are always so hectic in my house. I will have to try these out tomorrow!

  • Debra Reply

    February 24, 2014 at 10:30 am

    These are completely adorable! I think my daughter would love them!

  • Holly C. Reply

    February 24, 2014 at 10:47 am

    I think my kids would love these. I love having things in the freezer ready to go. So helpful!

  • Michelle F. Reply

    February 24, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    That is such a great idea! Never thought to make pancakes in muffin tins. I have to try this for my daughter.

  • Angie B. Reply

    February 24, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    This is a great idea, looks easy too. This would be perfect for my 4 yr old

  • Kristi D Reply

    February 24, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    These would be a perfect little morning snack for one of our toddler playdates. These kiddos love them some pancakes! No syrup. Too sticky! They would love the choco chips, though.

  • Debbie @ Live from La Quinta Reply

    February 24, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Oh my, these sound delicious. My children are all grown up, so I’ll have to say that my husband will love them :-)

  • Jennifer Saarinen Reply

    February 24, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Love that it’s so simple and something the kids would love for sure. I’ve only used my mini muffin tin once or twice. I’ll have to dig it out of the cupboard and give these a try.

  • Jonie Reply

    February 26, 2014 at 8:47 am

    I have officially added these to the menu for the week. My girls would LOVE them! Thanks for the recipe.

  • Amy Reply

    February 26, 2014 at 10:35 am

    I really need to try this! I know the kids would love them – as well as the hubs!

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  • Deemarie Reply

    September 30, 2014 at 10:25 am

    I just found your Chunky Monkey pancake bites today.I will be making this with my little Princess.

  • Leira Reply

    August 10, 2015 at 1:37 am

    What temperature do you cook these in?

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