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January 17, 2015

Paleo Pancakes Two Ways (Plus a Contest!)

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banana-pancakes-klenkeHey, primal pals. Leslie Klenke here! You may know me from Primal Blueprint Publishing’s 2014 release Paleo Girl, my MDA Success Story, the Primal Blueprint Certified Expert Directory, or maybe you took one of my workshops at last year’s PrimalCon. I was so excited when Mark asked me to write a guest post today that I decided I was going to treat you all to two recipes!

Let me start by saying I love breakfast, and I have no shame in admitting that I’ve eaten breakfast food for every meal of my day on more than one occasion. My go-to favorite is eggs over medium paired with bacon and avocado—but sometimes it’s fun to be a little indulgent. Sometimes you just need pancakes.

Banana Pancakes and Almond Pancakes are my favorites—not to mention they’re incredibly versatile. You might recognize the same ingredients (but different instructions) in the Banana Pancakes as you’ll find in my Better Than Oatmeal recipe that Mark shared on the blog when Paleo Girl launched. Not to mention, Almond Pancakes can be used as “buns” for breakfast sandwiches stuffed full of eggs, bacon, and whatever else your little paleo heart desires.

For pancake emergencies, download and print the convenient recipe cards I’ve created below!

If you’re looking for more paleo recipes or inspiration, check out my website or like/follow me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Have a happy weekend full of health, love, and pancakes!

Leslie

Banana Pancakes

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Servings: 9 pancakes

Time in the Kitchen: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 eggs
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • A splash of vanilla
  • Butter (for cooking and topping)

Instructions:

Add banana, eggs, cinnamon, and vanilla to a medium bowl and mash together. Grease skillet with butter and turn on stove to medium heat. Pour batter in skillet to make a three- to four-inch wide pancake.

Cook until lightly browned on one side, then carefully flip pancake. Continue cooking until pancake is cooked throughout.

Repeat until batter is gone; re-greasing skillet between each batch of pancakes.

Almond Pancakes

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Servings: 3 pancakes

Time in the Kitchen: 7 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • A splash of vanilla
  • Butter (for cooking and topping)

Instructions:

Add almond flour, egg, cinnamon, and vanilla to a medium bowl and mix well. Grease skillet with butter and turn on stove to medium heat. Pour batter in skillet to make a three- to four-inch wide pancake.

Cook until lightly browned on one side, then carefully flip pancake. Continue cooking until pancake is cooked throughout.

Repeat until batter is gone; re-greasing skillet between each batch of pancakes.

Now, For the Contest! 

The Prize:

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Contest Deadline:

January 18, 11:59 PDT.

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Three entries from the above widget will be chosen at random.

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Anyone in the world can enter, though this prize may only be available to U.S. contestants. In the case of an international winner, substitute prizes of equal value will be shipped.

To track all the contests visit the 2015 Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge Contest Page for daily updates.

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38 Comments on "Paleo Pancakes Two Ways (Plus a Contest!)"

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2Rae
2Rae
2 years 8 months ago

Well, maybe I will mash up those two bananas no one ate and make some pancakes when my boys get up. Beats throwing them out.

Josh
2 years 8 months ago

That’s what we did for our little guys – turned out great! I actually cook ours w/ a coconut oil and add butter once they’re finished.

CaveWoman
CaveWoman
2 years 8 months ago

Yum! I need to remember to use Pinterest for recipes more often.

Nocona
Nocona
2 years 8 months ago

Very easy, simple recipes. Thanks. I like adding more almond flour, eggs, and whey protein to kick up the muscle building apparatus when making mine.

Wenchypoo
Wenchypoo
2 years 8 months ago

Question to Leslie: is there going to be a Paleo Boy coming out anytime soon?

Leslie Klenke
2 years 7 months ago

I’m not currently working on a boy’s book, but who knows what the future will hold. Thanks so much for asking!

Wildrose
Wildrose
2 years 8 months ago

Hey, recipes small enough for just one person! Sweet! I need to try those almond flour ones.

Mahee Ferlini
Mahee Ferlini
2 years 8 months ago

I’m definitely trying those banana pancakes.

Damien
Damien
2 years 8 months ago

Banana pancakes ?! The recipe looks more like an omelette with a banana mixed in !

FrenchFry
FrenchFry
2 years 8 months ago

Looks nice and tasty.

There’s nothing “paleo” about then though 😉

Mama grok
Mama grok
2 years 8 months ago

Too many recipes for ways to make paleo “treats”. I shoot for 90/10 paleo and don’t need any help with the 10 side of the equation.

Leslie Klenke
2 years 7 months ago

I eat almonds, eggs, and (occasionally) bananas in their natural form and they’re perfectly paleo. These recipes just combine some of those foods. There isn’t any added sugar to the batter and no where do I mention adding syrup. I do agree there are too many paleo dessert books out there encouraging the exact thing most paleo/primal people are trying to avoid–junk food. No gluten-free diabetes here!

Marge
Marge
2 years 7 months ago

I’m with Mama Grok and FrenchFry here… These aren’t really what I would call paleo eating… especially in the picture, with syrup all over them! I understand that maple syrup is real stuff, but how much of it do you think Grok ever would get at one time?

Jodi
Jodi
2 years 8 months ago

I browsed this site last Sunday for a recipe. I attended a pancake breakfast and wanted to bring my own. I made banana almond pancakes. Combined the two. They were delicious! I caught some flack from my friends, the cooks. It was in fun. They know I’m different and love me just as I am.

Jodi
Jodi
2 years 8 months ago

I cook my pancakes in coconut oil.

Leslie Klenke
2 years 7 months ago

I cook a lot of foods with coconut oil, but I typically do pancakes in butter so I don’t have to add any before I eat them. Buttery goodness!

Stacie
2 years 8 months ago

Primal Cravings cookbook has an excellent paleo pancake recipe that uses coconut flour and tapioca flour with coffee and hazelnuts. So. Good. A great treat for a Saturday/Sunday brunch.

I’ve tried the banana pancake thing before and wasn’t a fan. But I do have a super ripe plantain that needs to be eaten, so maybe I’ll give them another try…

Will
Will
2 years 8 months ago

Santa Barbara Chocolate Company is definitely not the best of Santa Barbara chocolate.

Twenty Four Blackbird’s makes small batch, bean to bar chocolate that is far more flavorful and higher quality. You can actually taste the beans. SB made.

TeethingMommy
2 years 8 months ago

Oh Em GeE. Those banana pankcakes. Like i want them now. Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Dinner, And Dessert 😉

Melinda
Melinda
2 years 8 months ago

I’ve found my Sunday brunch. Think I’ll mix and match with these recipes.

Kat
2 years 8 months ago

I love banana pancakes and these look so yummy. My kids like it when I add raisins to the pancakes also.

Livi
2 years 8 months ago

I love banana-egg pancakes! Such a simple delicious treat for a weekend morning!

Will
Will
2 years 8 months ago

hmmmm would these work with green bananas? or would the heating make the resistant starch into docile starch?

Sialia
Sialia
2 years 8 months ago

This does not work. I pinned both recipes to my account. There is no URL as described in the link. I have tried every way to find the URL. Nothing. Bummer.

Ruth Franke
Ruth Franke
2 years 8 months ago

Never mind. It doesn’t work on ipad but it does on a regular computer.

caroline
caroline
2 years 8 months ago

I make these with green bananas as I noticed one of the well-known paleo bloggers (can’t remember who) makes them with plantains. Also we don’t like them sweet and banana-y. We put frozen blueberries in and eat with cream.

Joshua Hansen
Joshua Hansen
2 years 8 months ago

Green plantains make wonderful pancakes. I discovered them recently and they’re as good as any regular pancakes I used to eat.

Rusty
Rusty
2 years 8 months ago
I basically make a combo of these two recipes – 7 eggs, 2 bananas (3 if small), 4 heaping tablespoons almond flour, 1 heaping tablespoon coconut flour, olive oil (1T?), heaping tablespoon of almond butter (optional), a splash of water (1 cup?), lots of vanilla (1T?) and cinnamon (1t?), salt, and butter griddle between batches. It makes 6 very large pancakes, and I have 2 for breakfast and save the rest for other days (keeps well in fridge). They take a while to cook, so don’t rush or heat the griddle too hot. I don’t measure very closely for the… Read more »
Pedro Santos - pastillas para adelgazar

These sound really good! Such a simple recipe 🙂

I wonder if they are also good with a bit of ginger?

Thank you for sharing the recipe, I will definitely try them!

Jessie
2 years 8 months ago

So I am wondering what the texture of the banana pancakes are? These sound like a great breakfast for my kids.

Shannon
Shannon
2 years 8 months ago

I tried the Almond flour pancakes. There are good and strangely similar to the real thing. Best of all, they are easy to make. I will be making them at least once or twice a week. Thank you for the recipe.

Eric
Eric
2 years 7 months ago

The Banana ones were great, both my 4 year old and 10 month old loved them without syrup or honey!!

Kelley
Kelley
2 years 7 months ago

sounds great, but hope many can you have at one sitting.

Laura
Laura
2 years 5 months ago
I modified the banana recipe (maybe too much because it seemed not to cook properly but tasted awesome). I used a medium banana, 2 eggs, pinch cinnamon, 1 TBSP almond meal, 1 TBSP coconut flour, 1 tsp. unsweetened shredded coconut, 1 TBSP golden ground flax and a pinch of baking soda because I wasn’t sure if they would be fluffy or too dense. I used coconut oil on the pan at medium heat but discovered it burns pretty quickly. The pancakes got a bit dark and the inside was still a bit too moist (at least I think so. I’m… Read more »
Lisa L
Lisa L
1 year 1 month ago

I’ve made pancakes with cottage cheese, eggs and banana with coconut flour to thicken!! Tasty and ups the protein too!!

Green Press
1 year 3 days ago

Looks delicious and so simple and easy to make!

Lisa
Lisa
7 months 21 days ago

Just made the Banana pancakes as shown above and they were delicious! Yes, they are a little eggy in texture, and you do need to keep the heat a bit lower than medium or they’ll burn, but what a nice treat!

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