Paleo cocoa pancakes. 4 ingredients.

by purelytwins

Howdy luvs,

Now that Michelle is back in town we are getting back into our normal routine around here. We’ve got so many emails and projects to get caught up on.  Luckily, I got the coffee brewing for a long day.  And to keep our tastebuds happy we’ve got pancakes to keep us fueled. Mmm coffee and pancakes.

Looking at our beloved 2 ingredient bread we’ve turned it up a notch to make pancakes.

Cocoa pancakes! Even better. Because everything is better with a little bit of chocolate, right?

Fluffy, chocolaty, pancakes. 

4 ingredient cocoa paleo pancake recipe.

4 ingredient cocoa grain free pancakes ||

All about pancakes over here. We adore pancakes.

Actually Michelle was obsessed with pancakes growing up.

On every family trip each year our parents always found a way to include pancakes into the trip. True fact.

cocoa pancakes

We know you might be thinking, “Twins, can these really be that good and only have 4 ingredients?” Our answer: YES!

Here are the ingredients in making 4 ingredient cocoa pancakes that are grain-free, gluten-free, paleo, low-sugar, nut-free, dairy-free and soy-free.

makings of cocoa 4 ingredient pancakes paleo friendly ||

Promise these pancakes are delicious.

Perfect for drizzling with some maple syrup. Or with some yogurt and fruit.

The perfect quick and easy breakfast (or lunch or dinner) pancakes! Oh hell, even perfect for dessert 🙂

grain free 4 ingredient gluten free paleo pancakes

If you’re having a stressful day… make pancakes.  Pancakes + cocoa = happiness. Yes definitely make pancakes.

Not like we need to tell you twice. But you should make these.


4 ingredient cocoa pancakes

Quick, easy, and healthy 4 ingredient cocoa pancakes made from all natural ingredients.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Makes about 18 pancakes. 1x


  • 1 large green/yellow plantain (7oz once peeled)
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, liquid
  • 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder (could use cocoa)
  • **optional– few drops stevia if you want sweetness


  1. Peel plantain.
  2. Place peeled plantain into food processor or blender.
  3. Add in eggs and raw cacao powder.
  4. Mix together.
  5. Next add in coconut oil.
  6. Continue to blend together.
  7. Heat up skillet or griddle on medium-low heat.
  8. Scoop about 3-4 tablespoons of batter and cook until bubbly on top and golden on the bottom, about 4 minutes.
  9. Flip and cook until golden on the bottom, about 2 more minutes.
  10. Makes about 18 pancakes. Serves 1-2.


  • Serving Size: serves 1 -2

Can never go wrong with pancakes.

CLICK TO TWEET –> 4 ingredient #paleo #grainfree cocoa pancakes via @purelytwins 

Do you like cocoa pancakes? What is your favorite pancake flavor?


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Erica January 22, 2014 - 11:17 am

YES!!!! I have bookmarked these! Josh and I will both love these (and Kay too!)

Brittany Leigh January 22, 2014 - 12:42 pm

Chocolate + Pancakes = Win! I would probably add in some cocao nibs just because I love chocolate chip pancakes!

Taylor @ January 22, 2014 - 1:46 pm

Pancake month is upon us! I love a good pancake, eat them 2-3 times per week. Can’t wait to give them a go!

Sara @ LovingOnTheRun January 22, 2014 - 2:05 pm

Yum!! Pancakes are good for any and every meal!

She Rocks Fitness January 22, 2014 - 2:55 pm

Oh these look fabulous! I need to restock on plantains next time I go to the store! PS: Is this one serving or 2? Just curious…THANKS!

purelytwins January 22, 2014 - 6:05 pm

can serve 1-2 depends on the person and if you want anything else with it.

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 22, 2014 - 3:37 pm

Love these! I make a similar with pumpkin puree. Never enough chocolate. 🙂

Meg @ A Dash of Meg January 22, 2014 - 5:17 pm

mmmmmm i haven’t had a plantain in FOREVER – gotta grab some soon! i have been on a total squash kick! can’t wait to try this recipe sisters <3 let's FaceTime soon

Mylo January 22, 2014 - 5:22 pm

That sounds amazing.

At first I thought pancakes, puke. Flour, milk and eggs that will definitely slow down my body first thing in the morning

But pancakes made from coca and coconut – winner!!!
Great post

sue January 22, 2014 - 5:50 pm

i must be one of a handful of people who do not like chocolate flavored foods, (please don’t hate me!) so do you think i could leave out the chocolate and have regular pancakes?

purelytwins January 22, 2014 - 6:06 pm

yes you can leave out the chocolate 🙂

Heather @ Fit Mama Real Food January 23, 2014 - 1:16 am

Yes please! Loooove pancakes and chocolate totally makes everything better.

Carla January 23, 2014 - 7:43 am

then make make make.

and yes.

Donna Elhard January 24, 2014 - 12:31 pm

So can I substitute banana for the plantains?

purelytwins January 24, 2014 - 6:18 pm

yes you can.

Tiffany January 26, 2014 - 11:27 am

I found that mine were very runny and bitter with raw cacao powder so I added coconut flour until pancake batter consistency and some honey for sweetness and me and my 2 yr old devoured the whole plate! We got about 12 small pancakes. Our fav breakfast food x

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