My daughter, who claims not to like pancakes or bananas, helped me come up with these the other day, and what do you know, she loves them...although she still doesn't like pancakes or bananas, of course :) If you have a high speed blender, just throw all the ingredients (except chocolate chips) in there and blend until smooth. A food processer or regular blender would get the job done too, maybe with just a little more milk added to keep things moving.
You can easily make these gluten free or vegan, depending on which oats, milk, and chocolate chips you choose. If you don't like chocolate chips, blueberries are great in these too!
Banana oat chocolate chip pancakes, makes 6:
1 cup rolled oats (use certified gluten free if preferred)
1/2 ripe banana
1/3 cup applesauce (or use the rest of the banana)
1/4 cup milk of choice (I use whole milk, but you can sub dairy free)
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
Add all ingredients except chocolate chips to a blender and process until smooth. Mix in the chocolate chips. Using 1/3 cup measure, pour batter onto a lightly oiled skillet and cook for about 3 - 5 minutes. Flip and cook until both sides are browned to taste.
These don't even need syrup if you use the chocolate chips, but we like to add some butter after cooking!