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Whole Wheat Strawberry Banana Pancakes - these healthy pancakes are topped with a fresh strawberry sauce. Treat your loved ones to these pancakes for Valentine's Day or any other special occasion!

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Fresh Strawberry Sauce

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4



  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 3/4 cups low fat buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil or olive oil
  • 1 ripe banana mashed
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Strawberry Sauce

  • 2 cups chopped strawberries
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • zest from one clementine ~ 1 teaspoon


  • sliced strawberries
  • sliced bananas



  1. Place flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl; whisk together.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk, Greek yogurt, eggs, maple syrup, vanilla and oil.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Stir in mashed bananas and chocolate chips. Let sit 10 minutes.
  4. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium low heat. Drizzle a teaspoon of oil in pan and use a spatula to spread it around. Form pancakes by pouring 1/4 cup batter into skillet, spreading batter out to make a circle. Cook until bubbles form on surface and bottoms of pancakes are brown, about 2-3 minutes; flip pancakes and cook other side, about another minute or two. Repeat with rest of batter, oiling pan as necessary in between batches.

Strawberry Sauce

  1. Place strawberries, maple syrup, vanilla and orange zest in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Simmer 5-7 minutes, until strawberries break down.

Recipe Notes

This recipe makes 14 pancakes when using 1/4 cup batter for each pancake or 7 large pancakes when using 1/2 cup for each pancake. To make heart shape pancakes, you will need a heart shape cookie cutter. Make round pancakes slightly larger than the heart shape cookie cutter (I used a 4 1/2" heart shape cookie cutter which required 1/2 cup batter for each pancake). Once pancakes are cooked, transfer them to a cutting board and use cookie cutter to cut out heart shaped pancakes.