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The Paleo Banana Pancakes Formula

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There are a lot of paleo pancakes out there.  Really, I just Googled “paleo pancakes” as I typed this and got 1,380,000 results.  I guess pancakes are the thing that no one wants to give up making the switch from the Standard American Diet to paleo eating.  And I speak from personal experience, along with cookies, I wanted to know I could still eat some sort of pancake before I made the change.

I may have mentioned this before, but I grew up eating pretty healthy.  My parents still aren’t huge carb-eaters, but they make these amazing from-scratch buttermilk pancakes that are much anticipated by the whole family when we have breakfast-time visits.  However, paleo eating negates the consumption of these pancakes.  One great thing about my mom is that she’s on-board with healthy food changes, so she immediately set out to fix the pancake problem.  I mean, what else are we supposed to eat when we go over for breakfast?  Well, my husband would say the sausage-pepper-onion egg thing my mom also makes, but eggs are not my thing (kind of ridiculous, no?).  But I want pancakes, so that’s what I got: paleo banana pancakes.

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So this is the baseline new paleo banana pancake recipe in a handy formula format.  Just take “one” of each of the ingredients and you get eight pancakes which will feed one hungry adult (with maybe a pancake or two leftover) or two hungry kids.  We’ve fancied it up from time to time and I’ll post that sometime in the future.

paleo banana pancakes | the hobby room diaries

Let me just put this out there: if you are used to pancakes made from mix that comes from a box (gasp!) that are fluffy and bounce a little when they hit the plate, this is not going to be your recipe.  These paleo banana pancakes are great pancakes, I really think you’ll like them, but they will not pass for regular pancakes (and neither will any other paleo pancakes out there, no matter what the recipe says).

The Paleo Banana Pancakes Formula

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 8 3-inch pancakes

The Paleo Banana Pancakes Formula


  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ounce (1/4 cup) almond flour
  • 1 banana, brown and mashed
  • 1 dash cinnamon (optional)


  • 1. Preheat a large sauté pan or griddle on medium heat.
  • 2. In a large mixing bowl, mash banana(s) with a fork or potato masher. Crack egg(s) into the bowl, add coconut oil, and mix together.
  • 3. Add almond flour and cinnamon to the wet ingredients and combine.
  • 4. Using a cookie scoop or large spoon, drop 2-3 tablespoon scoops of batter onto the cooking surface. If you’re using a sauté pan, jiggle the pan a little to spread the batter out farther.
  • 5. Cook until the edges look done and gently flip the pancakes over and cook a few minutes more.
  • 6. Serve!
  • 7. Any leftovers you have freeze really well and easily reheat in a toaster.


One recipe of these pancakes makes about eight “silver-dollar” size pancakes, but if you choose to make them bigger, be aware that you’ll make less. Three recipes easily feed my family of four (two grown-ups and two little kids) and there’s usually a pancake or two leftover.


If you were switching to a new way of eating, what’s one food you would absolutely still need to be able to eat?  Pancakes?  Cookies?  Ice cream?



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