Banana Pancakes

December 5, 2009

Paleo Banana Pancakes | The Paleo Diet

Special thanks Cara, The Paleo Diet Recipe Contributor


Substituting non-Paleo favorites is always tricky, but Banana Pancakes are one of my favorite things to eat! You can also do this with a grated apple too. Enjoy and look forward to breakfast the Paleo way as much as I do!


Serves 1

  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 1 tsp of coconut, shredded
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Vanilla Extract, dash (Optional)


1. Mash one whole banana and lightly beat with an egg.

2. For extra flavor, add coconut chips, vanilla extract (just a dash) and cinnamon.

3. Pour this mixture into a frying pan and cook as you would a regular pancake.

4. Take care to not burn the edges flipping when browned on either side.

5. Enjoy!

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  1. Lynnae says:

    After more than a year of taking four 24-hour Nexium capsules every day with mediocre results, I decided to take matters into my own hands (or I should say, my own skillet). I bought and downloaded two ebooks discussing the benefits of eating the Paleo way, and decided to give it a try. The first thing I tried was the Banana Pancake recipe. Delish! And satisfying! This is day three for me, following paleo guidelines, and here’s what I’ve noticed: a dramatic reduction in stomach pain and irritation, no more bloating (I have a flat tummy again!), softer, formed stools, and amazing energy – even without caffeine! I keep thinking this is too good to be true, but I’m determined to continue this plan of healthy eating; I turn 50 in a few weeks, I my gift to myself is to be medicine and chemical

  2. Joe T says:

    I made this exactly as the recipe states and it was great! A couple of tips: beat the batter well before you put it on the heat. This will get air bubbles into it and make the pancakes fluffier, thicker, and easier to flip. Use medium-low heat, about 6 minutes each side. More coconut gives it a little more “al dente” if you like that. Make sure the pan is well oiled; I used olive oil.

  3. Practically Paleo says:

    I tried this and got scrabbled eggs with banana. Will try again with coconut flour or arrowroot (which I have seen in other paleo recepies so I guess it’s ok).

  4. Jack says:

    These are great! I added some arrowroot powder to thicken it and that helped keep them together. I know that that’s not paleo, but not sure what other options there are for this purpose. Have also wondered how one could add protein to this dish – any ideas?

  5. Doreen says:

    I tried this recipe for the first time today. I added 1 tablespoon of coconut flour, blueberries and walnuts. They were delicious. I don’t follow a Paleo diet but I’m definitely adding some of these recipes to my menu. The only thing I may try the next time is to make them smaller so they’re easier to turn. Absolutely delicious and no syrup necessary because the bananas are sweet enough.

  6. Mary Louise says:

    I am new to Paleo and found this recipe. It is delicious. I used two bananas and added a half cup of almond flour to the recipe. From a suggestion above I made them very small so they would be easier to turn. Very filling too.

  7. TeeDee says:

    I realize that people can get carried away with the whole subject of whether something is truly paleo or not, but I find myself wondering about bananas. These days, at least, bananas cannot propagate without help from humans. The seeds were bred to be smaller to the point where they cannot self-propagate any longer, so I wonder if it is truly paleo (I am saying this somewhat tongue-in-cheek, btw 😉

  8. it’s awesome, thank you for sharing the recipes.

  9. PaleoMommy says:

    Honestly, I didn’t expect this to taste good but I loved it! I used coconut oil on the griddle. The coconut was a nice touch. This is my 3rd day of paleo and I am down 3 lbs. I know its water weight but I am still happy! Thanks for this yummy recipe!

  10. Ah love your recipe, I never even thought to use mashed bananas before!! I have created a similar recipe on my blog, feel free to check it out :)

  11. Nancy says:

    I’m trying to go paleo but it’s a little hard to start. Any suggestions

    Thank yiu

  12. Michal Folprecht says:

    Thanks for amazing recipe I love paleo pancake from banana.

  13. Alicia says:

    These were yummy but almost impossible to flip- any suggestions?

  14. jacks says:

    Mine came out like scamble eggs but I think it’s because I beat it too much…twas still yummy though!

  15. Michelle says:

    These are so great! So simple, easy and yum!

  16. Earl says:

    Wow, sounds like a great way to use fruit that is starting to get old/brown around the edges. I love fruit, but only seem to eat it in spirts, which always leaves some laying around. Thanks again,Earl

  17. jencereghino says:

    I have been eating Paleo for the past four months (with a few non-Paleo eats here and there). In the beginning, it was simply an experiment to see how my body would react, but after seeing an amazing increase in strength, energy, and overall well-being, and a decrease in body fat, I am totally in! I am sharing my experiences with CrossFit and Paleo(recipes and recipe modification) on my blog:jensgonepaleo.blogspot.comCheck it out and see what I’m cooking up!

  18. Anonymous says:

    Made this today, they were awesome! I didn’t have coconut chips on hand so I used coconut butter and they still turned out great.Thanks!

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