Paleo Pancakes (without bananas)

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I figured that if I’m going to have some paleo recipes on this blog, I should have a paleo pancake recipe.

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Something I’ve noticed about paleo people: They must all love having bananas in their pancakes, because pretty much ever recipe I’ve seen contains bananas.

I hate to disappoint them.

But there are no bananas in these pancakes.

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So in other words, you won’t take a bite of these pancakes and get your mouth filled with banana.

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They don’t taste like scrambled eggs either.

They taste like coconut pancakes.

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Paleo Pancakes (without bananas)
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Paleo coconut pancakes that don't taste like bananas or scrambled eggs. Nut free, dairy free, grain free, refined sugar free.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 4-6
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon melted honey, maple syrup, or other refined sugar substitute
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup milk substitute (I used coconut milk for a nut free version, but I think almond milk would also work)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  1. Heat a cast iron skillet to medium. Grease with coconut or olive oil.
  2. Put all of the ingredients in a blender and beat for 30 seconds.
  3. Pour the batter into a bowl.
  4. Ladle on the first pancake. Mine were about ¼ cup of batter each, but you could make them larger or smaller.
  5. These pancakes have to cook just a bit longer than normal pancakes, or else they will wrinkle when you try to flip them. So wait for about 3 minutes before flipping, then cook the other side for another 2 minutes or so. If the pancakes are wrinkling, wait longer. If they seem to be browning too quickly and burning, then turn the pan down. It will take around 35 minutes to cook them all. If you don't have time for this, use two pans instead.
  6. Cook until the batter is used up. You should get about 9 4-inch pancakes.
  7. Serve with maple syrup and fruit.

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  1. Eluned Ejiofor says

    oh my goodness… thank god… a recipe for pancakes withou bananas. …I DO NOT like bananas In pancakes or smoothies for that matter…. thank you sooooo much for this recipe. .. will be trying it out in the am :) :) :) :) :)

  2. Jenny says

    are you really a teenager? you’re a genious! I did not have lemon so used lime and did not have coconut flour so used milled flax seed, fabulous!

    • Linnaea says

      Wow, I never thought about using milled flax seed! I’ll have to give it a shot. And yes, I am really a teenager, though I’m not sure about the genious part. :)

  3. says

    Hey there – These look great and I’m definitely going to try it with the milled flaxseed as I’m out of coconut flour, just curious if anyone has ever tried these without a sweetener, doing a Candida cleanse right now so no maple, honey, or anything for a while (not fun but necessary)… I may still give this a whirl and see how they turn out.

    Thanks for the great recipe without bananas!

    Katie Mae

    • Linnaea says

      Hi Katie Mae,
      Since the recipe only includes 1 teaspoon of sweetener, you could probably get by just fine without adding any at all.

  4. Lilly D says

    I would like to say that I have try Paleo Banana Pancakes from “Against all Grain” By Danielle Walker. I was very disappointed they always taste like eggs with sugar. And I always have to throw them away. That is a lot of money down the drain. So, I can’t wait to taste this pancakes.

  5. Helen says

    THANK YOU! SO tired of seeing bananas in every single pancake recipe! I only eat them if I really have to, and I hate them as a flavoring. Can’t wait to try these.

  6. Victoria says

    Hi! I’m new to paleo and I’ve made these pancakes once before and loved them! Making them again now – but one egg short. Do I have to go to the store now or can I get by with just 3?

    P.S. Made them with pomegranate seeds and a “chocolate sauce”, simply delicious!

    • Linnaea says

      Sorry I didn’t reply sooner, Victoria! I hope they worked out anyway. You could probably get by with three. And mmmm chocolate sauce and pomengranate seeds sounds delicious!

  7. Caroline says

    Thank you for the banana free pancake – can’t wait to try them. I had food sensitivity testing done, and among a bunch of sensitivities, I am reactive to BANANAs and egg YOLK and vanilla. As a Paleo eater, I am once again reducing what I can eat (also react to nightshades, dairy, Pineapple, chicken…)

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