Banana Paleo Pancakes


Perrrrrrrrfect for a weekend breakfast treat….or a midweek treat….or afternoon tea…..or dessert….I’ve even made them for lunch.  These little beauties are as easy as they are delicious.   For a little plate of yumminess, give these a whirl.

What you will need (for 1 serve):

  • A skillet or small frying pan
  • 1 banana
  • 1 egg (free range, organic where possible)
  • 1 tsp coconut flour
  • Two shakes of ground cinnamon (about 1/2 a teaspoon)
  • One or two shakes of ground ginger (1/4 to 1/2 a teaspoon)
  • A tiny splash of vanilla extract
  • A tiny sprinkle of baking powder – about 1/8 a teaspoon.  If you don’t have any baking powder you could use a dash of bicarb + a dash of apple cider vinegar instead.
  • A few teaspoons of coconut oil/butter/your preferred oil for the skillet.

Optional Extras:

  • Add a dash of nutmeg for some extra spice.
  • Add some shredded coconut or some crushed nuts for texture.

What next?

  1. Mash the bananas in a bowl.
  2. Stir in the cinnamon, ginger, baking powder, vanilla extract, and coconut flour.  Use a light hand with the coconut flour because it absorbs more liquid over time and the mixture will thicken slightly over a few minutes.
  3. Whisk in the eggs.
  4. Heat your skillet and add a bit of coconut oil/butter/your preferred oil.
  5. Pour in the mixture and cook as you would any other pancake.

Serving Options:

Serve with a BIG spoonful of kefir yoghurt/cream; then top with honey, sliced bananas, and a sprinkle of crushed nuts (pecans / walnuts / macadamias / pistachios or whatever else you have in the cupboard).

Not-Quite-Paleo Option:

Serve with a spoonful of natural peanut butter and top with honey / sliced bananas / crushed nuts.  (Peanuts aren’t technically allowed on strict Paleo…lucky I’m not strict Paleo.)

Or top with your favourite dairy yoghurt – I really like Natural Greek Yoghurt with these pancakes.  If you don’t like yoghurt and you’re in a ‘naughty food’ mood then I suppose you could whip out the ice-cream, but I’m not going to officially condone that in my blog…apparently.

Don’t forget to lick the plate 😉

Happy Eating!

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