Paleo Pancakes

These delicious pancakes are gluten and grain-free with only a few simple ingredients. My version of paleo pancakes are higher in protein than conventional pancakes and higher than many other paleo pancake recipes with 3 eggs. One banana provides all the sweetness these pancakes need. They are also relatively low in carbohydrate with healthy fats (from the flaxseed) to keep blood sugar steady. Despite the bad rap that eggs often receive, egg yolks are rich in beneficial nutrients like beta-carotene, vitamin E, vitamin D, and choline. Choline is a nutrient that may help to prevent neural tube defects when consumed in adequate amounts during early pregnancy. It’s easier to meet your daily choline needs if you eat animal products. If you are a vegetarian, eating eggs is a really helpful way to meet your daily choline needs. These are a quick pancake for a busy weekday morning. You can even make them ahead of time and reheat.

Paleo Pancakes

Gluten free/Grain free/Dairy free
Serves 2

1 banana
3 eggs
3 tablespoons coconut flour
1 tablespoon flaxseed (optional)
Dash of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)

Slice banana and mash with a fork on a plate. Put mashed banana into a small bowl, and add eggs and beat until well combined. Add coconut flour, flaxseed, salt, and vanilla, and mix. (Alternatively for a smoother batter, blend all ingredients together in the food processor or blender.) Cook in butter, ghee, or coconut oil over medium heat. Serve with real butter, ghee or coconut butter, real maple syrup, almond or natural peanut butter, low-sugar jam, or fresh berries. Enjoy!

Enjoy this article? Subscribe for updates delivered to your inbox.

* indicates required


  • Natalie

    Reply Reply March 22, 2014

    I made these this morning and they were excellent. My 20 mo old daughter loved them too! We served them with applesauce. I had to cook them over very low heat so they didn’t burn. I will definitely make again soon.

  • Michelle

    Reply Reply April 2, 2014

    Love this updated recipe! My 3yo and I enjoyed them topped with strawberries and a yummy Greek yogurt. I did add a splash of almond milk and doubled the recipe so I have some for tomorrow! I don’t think I can go back to regular pancakes!

  • Margaret Wertheim

    Reply Reply April 3, 2014

    I’m so glad you like them, Michelle and Natalie! They are one of my favorite breakfasts too. Regular pancakes are so much less appealing now that I’ve discovered these!

  • Audra

    Reply Reply January 19, 2015

    REALLY good, and I’m glad I made a double batch! This will definitely be in my regular breakfast rotation!


Leave A Response

* Denotes Required Field