Easy-Peasy Banana Pancakes, Paleo

I wasn’t going to create a post for this, but as it may help others make a simple, nutritious and delicious breakfast, here goes…

The basis for any banana pancake that I make is simply 1 ripe banana, mashed plus 2 beaten eggs. Some recipes call for 1 egg instead, and although I’ve tried it that way, it can tend to fall apart or become more of a scramble (which can also be nice by the way).

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For more firmness and less of an egg flavour, I add whatever I have on hand, such as a nut flour, flaxmeal, and/or coconut flour. I never really measure, but use approximately a tablespoon of each. When adding all three, for example, the amount of coconut flour can be reduced to a couple of teaspoons.

Play around with it and make your own creations! It’s not only fun, but a very healthy way to enjoy breakfast for the adults and kiddies alike. No sweetener is required; in fact, I oftentimes, just sprinkle cinnamon over top and nothing else. The banana, if ripe enough, will provide all the sweetness you need (for most people). 😉

Easy-Peasy Banana Pancakes, Paleo
Author: The Saffron Girl
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Serves: 4
Makes 4 medium pancakes.
Ingredients
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • coconut oil or fat of preference to frying
  • Additions:
  • 1 heaping tablespoon nut flour (almond, chestnut, cashew, macadamia, etc)
  • 1 heaping tablespoon flaxmeal or ground flax seeds
  • 1 heaping tablespoon ground sunflower seeds (these can turn green if you use baking soda with them, so it makes a fun St. Patrick’s treat!)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda (totally optional)
  • 2 teaspoons coconut flour (or more if using alone)
  • lemon/orange zest
  • additional fruit, such as berries, diced mango
  • Toppings:
  • Fruit, honey, maple syrup, cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Thoroughly mash the banana in a bowl or dish.
  3. Beat the eggs and add to the banana.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Add the nut flour(s), flax and/or coconut flour and any additions you want to incorporate. Just make sure you still have a relatively liquid “dough”.
  6. Grease the bottom of the skillet with coconut oil, butter or fat of preference.
  7. Pour the pancake mixture in spoonfuls onto the pan (make the size you desire, of course).
  8. It takes about 1-1/2 minutes to cook per side.