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These grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free banana pancakes have become one of my favorite ways to make pancakes. They are so light, fresh and simple that they are hard not to love.
Essentially, all you have to do is mash up some banana with egg, cinnamon and baking powder and your pancake batter is ready to go. The baking powder is not essential, but I do find it helps keep the pancakes a little bit fluffier.
Here are a few tips I learned along the way to ensure your pancake making experience is EASY and DELICIOUS:
- Weigh your bananas. I have found seven ounces of banana and two eggs is the perfect ratio for these pancakes, but because bananas come in all different sizes it’s best to weigh them if you can. If you can’t then just know seven ounces is usually somewhere between two and three bananas, so if they look small or skinny use three and if they are big fat bananas two will do the job.
- Keep it chunky. When you mash the bananas leave some chunks (you can watch the video below to see the consistency that works best) this will help to keep the pancakes light and fluffy.
- Make them small. Because there is no flour, these pancakes are a little delicate (read: tricky to flip). If you use about two tablespoons of batter per pancake, you will make the flipping process a whole lot easier and you’ll have cute little silver dollar pancakes.
- Give them space. Do not be tempted to overcrowd the pan because this will also make ‘the flip’ a nightmare. Giving them a little extra wiggle room will give you a lot more sanity.
As for toppings, I have a few favorites. You can always stick to the traditional drizzle of real maple syrup (which is aways delicious) or try a smear of almond butter or coconut oil over the top with some fresh berries. I find the extra fat helps me stay full longer and the berries add a fresh, bright boost of flavor.
If you are interested in the step-by-step, you can watch the video below. And if you have any thoughts, tips, or questions, please leave them down in the comments!
Here are a few of my other Clean&Delicious pancake favorites:
- High Protein Blueberry Pancakes
- High Protein Pumpkin Pancake
- Peanut Butter Performance Pancakes
- Almond Flour Pancakes with Raspberry Sauce
Grain Free Banana Pancakes
Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
- 2 large bananas (7 ounces)
- 2 eggs
- 1/8th tsp. baking powder
- A few dashes of cinnamon
- In a small bowl, whisk together eggs and baking soda and set aside.
- In a separate bowl, use the back of a fork to mash your bananas until they are broken down but still a little bit chunky (this helps keep the pancakes fluffy).
- Pour the egg mixture into the banana mixture and add a few dashes of cinnamon. Stir to combine.
- Heat a small non-stick pan over a medium high heat and coat wit coconut oil, butter or cooking spray. Drop about 2 tbsp. of batter per pancake in the pan (these pancakes can be tricky to flip so keeping them small is super important).
- Cook just until the edges of the pancakes become translucent and the center has set up. Flip and cook for another minute or until the pancakes are cooked through.
- Continue until you are done with all of the batter. Enjoy!
Nutrients per half of recipe: Calories: 186; Total Fat: 5.3g; Saturated Fat: 1.6g; Cholesterol: 215mg; Carbohydrate: 30.1g; Dietary Fiber: 3.4g; Sugars: 15.9 g; Protein: 7.4g