Paleo Coconut Flour Banana Pancakes

Since our family began eating paleo I have been on the lookout for a good pancake recipe. Grain free pancakes can be pretty tricky, it seems they always fall apart or are dry, or are just not right. After experimenting with more recipes than I care to think of, I have finally come up with my own Paleo, Grain Free, Gluten Free version of Banana Pancakes! This also works great for the GAPS diet, think of it as GAPS Coconut Flour Banana Pancakes too!


Nutritional InfoPaleo Coconut Flour Banana Pancakes

Before we get started there are a few things I want to note. As with most gluten free baking/cooking you need to do things a little differently than you may be used to. Cooking and baking without gluten really is a totally new way of preparing food. So here are a few tips for preparing pancakes without gluten:

  • The batter will not look exactly like you are used to with a "traditional" pancake recipe.
  • It is important to let the batter sit for about 5 minutes after mixing all of your ingredients
  • If you want to add fruit other than bananas, such as blueberries, opt for a dried version. (Too much water from the berries tends to play too much with the batter consistency.)
  • Be sure to use enough oil in your pan/griddle and do not be afraid to re-oil between pancakes if needed. (Just let the oil heat up again.)
  • Make silver dollar sized pancakes, they are much easier to flip.
  • A longer cooking time is crucial  If you try to flip a gluten free pancake when it first starts to bubble in the center, as you would with a "traditional" pancake recipe, it will fall apart. You want the pancake to nearly cook through before flipping.


Okay, now onto the yummy stuff!

RECIPE: 

Yields: 8 silver dollar sized pancakes; 
Nutrition Facts are listed above (Per Pancake)

Paleo Coconut Flour Banana Pancakes

Ingredients:

3 Eggs
1/2 Cup Mashed Banana
1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/2 Tablespoon  Ground Cinnamon
2 Tablespoons Honey (Or 1 Tablespoon Agave if you prefer)
2 Tablespoons Coconut Flour
Coconut Oil

Add Ins (Optional): Dried blueberries, walnuts, or coconut flakes 

DIRECTIONS:
Heat pan or griddle with coconut oil to Medium/High Heat

Begin by whisking 3 eggs in a large bowl.

Paleo Coconut Flour Banana Pancakes


Mix in mashed banana (Some small pieces are desired), Vanilla, Cinnamon, and Honey (Or Agave)

Paleo Coconut Flour Banana Pancakes



Paleo Coconut Flour Banana Pancakes



Add in Coconut Flour Whisk together
Paleo Coconut Flour Banana Pancakes


Paleo Coconut Flour Banana Pancakes


 Let sit for about 5 minutes. The allows the coconut flour to thicken the batter. 

Paleo Coconut Flour Banana Pancakes


Pour batter onto pan or griddle (silver dollar size)

Paleo Coconut Flour Banana Pancakes


Let cook on the first side for about 4-6 minutes depending on the heat level. They will begin to bubble at about 2 minutes but don't get impatient and flip them ;)

Don't flip them yet!


No, not time yet.....

Still not time to flip!


Okay, they should start to look as if the top side is nearly done cooking. You can tell it is the right time when the top takes on more of a matte look and no longer looks like raw batter. (See below Image)

At this point they are ready to be flipped.

okay, time to flip :D


Taa-Daa!!

Paleo Coconut Flour Banana Pancakes


Paleo Coconut Flour Banana Pancakes


And there you have it, yummy healthy pancakes!

Paleo Coconut Flour Banana Pancakes


Top with Maple Syrup, Honey, Agave, Butter, Fruit, or whatever you like.

Paleo Coconut Flour Banana Pancakes


ENJOY!





12 comments:

  1. I wonder if Almond Flour would work in place of Coconut

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    1. No it would not. Almond flour and coconut flour behave very differently. You need far less coconut flour, and it is cheaper too! That is why I prefer it :)

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  2. Lovely recipe. Just made these this morning. My nearly one yr old loved them and so did my husband!

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    1. Thank you! My 1 year old loves them as well!

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    2. Anonymous9/15/2013

      did you mean to say 1 tsp of cinnamon instead of 1 Tbs? they seem really cinnamony.

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    3. The recipe calls for 1/2 Tablespoon of cinnamon but you can definitely adjust to suite your tastes. I hope you enjoy them!

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  3. I came across your post looking for something quick and yummy. I had been making buckwheat pancakes but wanted to try something different. These are so good you don't need to add syrup or anything.
    Thanks

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    1. Thank you for trying them out. So glad that you enjoyed them!!

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  4. I was looking for something quick to make for breakfast and came across you site. These are so good you don't even need to add syrup. I had to stop myself from eating the whole batch. lol

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    1. Thank you for trying them out. So glad that you enjoyed them!!

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  5. Anonymous2/20/2014

    These were amazing! Are the nutritional facts based one one packcake per serving?

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    1. Thank you, so glad you enjoyed them! Yes, the nutrition facts are for each pancake. I use about 1/3 of a cup of batter for each pancake. I hope that helps!! Thanks again!

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