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Healthy Chocolate Chip Pancakes {Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo}

Healthy Chocolate Chip Pancakes {Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo}

Fluffy, healthy, grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar free, low carb chocolate chip pancakes made with almond flour, raw honey, and dark chocolate chips!

So here’s the thing. I’m actually more of an avocado toast kinda girl.

A simple piece of toast with smashed avo, salt, pepper, avo oil and red pepper flakes.


Or eggs, bacon, sausage… or even a banana chocolate chip muffin.

But there comes a time when you gotta change things up and make chocolate chip pancakes.

Not just any pancakes – healthy chocolate chip pancakes!

I’ve been experimenting a lot with grain-free flours and let me tell you, these came out pretty freaking delicious! Surprisingly fluffy, nutty in flavor, with a burst of chocolatey goodness.


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Mint Chocolate Chip Energy Bites

Mint Chocolate Chip Energy Bites

When you want something sweet AND healthy-ish, these no-bake, on-the-go mint chocolate chip energy bites are the perfect snack!

My two favorite combos – chocolate and mint – in one little bite!? Yes, please!

As much as I love peanut M&Ms and York Peppermint Patties, I’ve had to stop the madness and stop doing that to my body. While I’m not diabetic nor have any terrible food sensitivities, I’m trying to be the best version of healthy possible. It’s still baby steps for me but bottom line – I’m trying. :)


Lately, I’ve been experimenting with sweet treats that have no refined sugar. Yes, dates still have tons of fructose but hey – it’s better than a Snickers!

These little energy bites come together fairly quickly since all you have to do is dump everything into a food processor, pulse and form into balls. That’s all folks!

What other sweet treats with no refined sugar do you love?

When you want something sweet AND healthy-ish, these no-bake, on-the-go mint chocolate chip energy bites are the perfect snack!
Mint Chocolate Chip Energy Bites
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan
Servings: 15 bites
Author: Jamie Silva
  • 10 Medjool dates pitted + soaked in water for 10 min
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds or cashews or walnuts
  • 1 scoop vegan chocolate protein powder (I used Bob's Red Mills Nutritional Boosters)
  • 1/3 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons cacao nibs
  • pinch of sea salt
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until a dough-like mixture forms. Form into fifteen 1-inch bites by hand and place in the fridge. Enjoy!

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Super Moist Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Super Moist Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

WAIT! Don’t do it!

Don’t throw those ripe bananas away!

You know when you buy bananas at the grocery store that you fully intend on eating but somehow you don’t.

You buy 5, one for each weekday. And hey, sometimes you actually do eat all 5 that week!

Sometimes however, Friday arrives and there they are, all the bananas, sitting on your counter.

Maybe not all, probably 4 out of the 5. We’ll give you SOME credit.

You had one on Monday. Great job!

I cannot count the number of times this has happened to me in the past.

I love bananas but I either forget to grab one on my way out the door, decide to eat something else that day, or [insert silly reason here].

Your initial thought is “Ugh, I gotta throw these away. AGAIN.”

BUT I have news for you!

You totally DO NOT have to throw ripe bananas away! Why?

Because the secret to making deliciously moist, sweet and flavorful chocolate chip banana bread is to use very ripe, almost-ready-to-trash bananas.

Trust me.

Super moist, sweet, and delicious banana bread with lots of chocolate chips and tons of banana flavor! Perfect for breakfast or snack!

If there’s one thing I’ve learned throughout the years in cooking, you CAN get creative with almost rotten food. Ha! (Obviously, not all foods)

I place bananas with skin and all in the freezer.

Yes, they get black.

Yep, they get mushy!

And well, yeah, they look pretty gross.

But guess what? The more ripe they are, the sweeter the banana bread!

I don’t know about you but I love me some sweet treats!

Plus, you add in some chocolate chips and you’ve got yourself a winner.

This is my mom’s favorite recipe except she likes to add walnuts instead. You can do that too! Actually, you can replace the chocolate chips for any nut or not include anything at all. Choose your own adventure. ;)

If you’ll excuse me, I’m off to have another slice. It’s just SO GOOD!

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PRO TIP: Totally add some salted caramel on top!


Super moist, sweet, and delicious banana bread with lots of chocolate chips and tons of banana flavor! Perfect for breakfast or snack!

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