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Gluten Free Paleo Pancakes for Grain Free Diets

Paleo pancakes are a special grain-free recipe that makes them the perfect breakfast for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. For those avoiding gluten and grains or looking for GAPS pancakes for the GAPS diet, you are going to love this recipe.

My family enjoys eating breakfast for dinner and we especially love to have pancakes but it can be hard to find the perfect pancake for restricted diets like SCD or GAPS. This is especially true when you want to avoid ingredients like coconut flour and still make gluten-free, grain-free pancakes.

paleo pancakes

Paleo Pancakes

I find a lot of the recipes online for gluten-free pancakes are eggy or require a lot of almond flour which can make them dense and dry. I like a nice golden brown, fluffy, and light pancake that tastes sweet while still being refined sugar-free.

So, after some tweaking, I developed this paleo pancake recipe and since it only calls for a handful of simple ingredients, now we enjoy these pancakes made from bananas all of the time!

Paleo Pancake Ingredients 

The ingredients in this grain-free pancakes recipe allow you to indulge in this comfort food without the processed ingredients like sugar and grains.

Bananas– The bananas are the most important part of these gluten-free pancakes but if you are trying to cut down on natural sugars, you can read the substitutions section for other ideas to create fluffy paleo pancakes.

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Eggs-The eggs in these paleo pancakes contribute to the fluffiness plus they work as a binding agent to hold the pancake ingredients together.

Baking Soda– This versatile kitchen staple, is a key player in this pancake recipe. Serving as a leavening agent, it contributes to the pancakes’ fluffiness by producing carbon dioxide gas.

Vanilla– I like to make my own or use one that only has organic glycerin and organic vanilla bean extractives in water when possible.

How to Make Paleo Pancakes

First, warm a griddle or frying pan to medium-high heat. Once it’s sufficiently hot, introduce ghee or coconut oil to your cooking surface to keep the pancakes from sticking to the surface.

Pro Tip: Cooking these pancakes right in the bacon grease after frying a slab adds a great flavor and greases the pan just fine.

Next, mash the bananas into a bowl, I leave a few chunks because I like the moisture it gives the pancakes but you can mash them completely for a flatter pancake.

Then, add the eggs, vanilla, and baking soda and mix well.

gluten free pancakes made with bananas

Next, add about a 1/4 cup of the pancake mixture to the heated frying pan in circle shapes, it helps if you have a pouring spout to form the circles.

After a couple of minutes, when the edges appear bubbly, execute a careful flip.

You can tell when they are ready by wedging a spatula underneath and if they are firm they are ready for flipping.

Cook the other side another 2-3 minutes and then serve warm.

Almond Flour Pancakes

To make these low carb you can swap out some ingredients. Instead of banana, use 1 & a 1/4 Cups of almond flour along with a 1/4 cup of milk of your choice. I use almond milk but you can use cashew milk or even water to make these paleo pancakes.

Also, keep in mind that finely ground blanched almond flour works best, and using almond meal is not recommended.

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Pancake Topping Ideas

Top with fresh fruit or chocolate chips. These grain-free pancakes are also delicious when topped with honey or warm nut butter.

Storing Pancakes

To preserve leftover pancakes, ensure they reach room temperature before storage. Once cooled, individually wrap them in freezer-safe packaging and store them in either the refrigerator or freezer.

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paleo pancakes
Yield: 6 pancakes

Gluten Free Paleo Pancakes

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

These paleo pancakes are grain free, refined sugar free, and gluten-free. Healthy pancakes perfect for SCD, GAPS, or Gluten Free diets.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

First, warm a griddle or frying pan to medium-high heat. Once it’s sufficiently hot, introduce ghee or coconut oil to your cooking surface to keep the pancakes from sticking to the surface.

Next, mash the bananas into a bowl, I leave a few chunks because I like the moisture it gives the pancakes but you can mash them completely for a flatter pancake.

Then, add the eggs, vanilla, and baking soda and mix well. Next, add about a 1/4 cup of the pancake mixture to the heated frying pan in circle shapes, it helps if you have a pouring spout to form the circles.

After a couple of minutes, when the edges appear bubbly, execute a careful flip. You can tell when they are ready by wedging a spatula underneath and if they are firm they are ready for flipping. Cook the other side another 2-3 minutes and then serve warm.

Notes

Adjust the banana mashing to your preference. Leaving a few banana chunks can add moisture to the pancakes, providing a pleasant texture. Alternatively, mashing them completely results in a flatter pancake.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 65Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 62mgSodium 129mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 1gSugar 5gProtein 3g

The nutrition in recipes is caluculate by AI, mistakes happen. It is highly recommended to check carb counts to make sure these recipes fit into your diet.

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My journey started after a Crohn's disease diagnosis, inspiring a commitment to well-being. This site shares my distinctive approach to healthy living with my collection of nutritious recipes that boast authentic flavors, mimicking the indulgence of traditional dishes. I love sharing guilt free recipes for low carb, keto, gluten-free, paleo, and the specific carbohydrate diet. I also share tips on natural living, including homemade cleaners and cleaning hacks. I also share my experience as a veterinary technician and pet groomer, to integrate pet health tips, homemade dog food recipes, and grooming insights to ensure your pets thrive.

ellen beck

Wednesday 15th of February 2017

I have seen these recipes and it is amazing these are made with bananas! I LOVE the idea, and keep meaning to try them. We like breakfast for dinner too.

Jeffrey

Wednesday 8th of February 2017

Brinner (breakfast for dinner) happens at our house about once a week too. I think its just too much food in the morning and seems to just weigh me down the rest of the day. We mix it up between pancakes, waffles and French toast. I like blueberries on mine also, but also top them with caramelized bananas and walnuts on occasion.

Melissa

Thursday 9th of February 2017

We love "brinner" it is the best way to get all of the foods we love more often because we just don't have time in the mornings to make a big spread when we want to so this works for us, too!

Barrie

Thursday 2nd of July 2015

these look fantatsic and so easy to make!

Dandi+D

Saturday 27th of June 2015

These look delicious and I might just have to try them for breakfast tomorrow!

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