I competed my second Whole30 this week and I'm glad to be in the clear for making a few treats! These pancakes are technically Whole30 compliant however according to their "don't make anything that resembles foods that you love" rule, I only made them once or twice. I don't eat pancakes generally so I don't feel like it was a problem for me to make them. Now, if I were making compliant donuts, that would be another issue!
I've posted a version of these before but I like these better because they hold their shape. If you pretend really hard too you can imagine you are eating strawberries and chocolate. Haha!
1 ripe but not too ripe medium banana
1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder*
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Vanilla Extract **
Mix ingredients in a food processor and make pancakes just like you normally would! The batter can be tricky so you might have to play around a bit to see how long to cook and how high you want your heat. I cook on medium/medium/low heat. If the batter just won't firm up in the pan then add a little more cocoa powder, otherwise you can just end up with brown scrambled eggs! They still taste good but I think they are more satisfying in pancake form!
I sprinkled mine with sugar-free coconut and strawberries. Yum!!
* If cocoa isn't your thing you could also make these with almond flour or coconut flour. I use coconut flour as a substitute for flour and for corn starch often in cooking. Just a little bit of flour will thicken these up enough to make them more "cake" like.
**Technically Vanilla Extract is also not permitted on Whole30. I think it's a silly rule and so I used it. I don't think you can or should do that with most of the rules within the program but that is definitely one of them!
***I buy my coconut in the bulk section of the grocery store. The coconut sold in the baking aisle has SO much added sugar!!!