Chocolate and Banana Pancakes

Firstly, there are no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ foods, simply less helpful or more helpful towards your goals. A piece of chocolate is, well, just a piece of chocolate. But, if you put it in concept of your goals, having the whole bar is going to be less helpful to your weight loss goal than having just one square. There is no bad or good, simply less or more helpful.

Giving yourself unconditional permission to eat all foods can seem like an intimidating thing to do for most people, however, when we ban foods or restrict foods we tend to find ourselves wanting them more. This then welcomes the ‘eject button’; our completely unofficial way of saying the more we are told we can’t have something, the more we want it. I bet you’re all nodding your head right now because we have all experienced this at some time or another.

Try this for breakfast…

Serves: 1


  • 45g rolled oats
  • 1 scoops of chocolate flavoured protein powder
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • ½tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 banana
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 125ml cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
  • 1 tsp coconut oil for cooking



  1. Place the oats, protein powder, chia seeds and baking powder into a blender and blend until the mix resembles flour.
  2. Mash the banana in a medium bowl. Add the beaten eggs and milk and stir until well combined.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Try not to over mix at this stage.
  4. Heat a large non-stick fry pan over medium heat and lightly spray with cooking spray
  5. Pour spoonfuls of the batter into the pan and cook for about 2-3minutes until some bubbles appear on the surface.
  6. Carefully flip the pancake and cook for another 2-3 minutes until the pancake is golden brown.