Simple, Healthy Banana Cinnamon Pancakes

Try these delicious gluten free, dairy free, paleo banana pancakes for breakfast made with just 4 main ingredients and in less than 15 minutes! 

4-Ingredient Paleo Banana Pancakes

Simple Banana Pancakes make for better mornings.

 

Pancakes are interesting, they can be made about a million different ways and no pancake is ever the same. I find people can be very particular about how they like their pancakes, some like them light and fluffy others prefer them hearty and dense, some want all the toppings and others only like them with a simple drizzle of maple syrup. However you like your pancakes I think it’s safe to say that pancakes are a breakfast favourite. For me, banana cinnamon pancakes top the chart.

Delicious 4-Ingredient Paleo Banana PancakesI’ve made my fair share of pancakes for the blog (several of them being paleo-friendly) but I love the simplicity of this particular paleo banana pancake recipe (which I originally posted back in 2014). These banana pancakes are made with just 4-ingredients, contain no added sugars, are slightly sweet, a little more dense, and contain a great amount of protein. Unlike typical pancakes made mainly from flour, these pancakes mostly consist of banana and egg with a touch of coconut flour and tapioca flour and because the flavour of them is relatively subtle, they are like a blank slate for a variety of pancake toppings. Nut butters, jams, syrups, sauces, fruits, nuts, seeds, granola, you can get a little crazy or keep it super simple, it’s up to you!

Easy and Healthy Paleo Banana Pancakes with Cinnamon

When I decided to revamp this blog post I didn’t need to really change the recipe at all, I just added different toppings and made sure to take the most mouthwatering photos possible. I think I succeeded…are you drooling yet? I topped my simple paleo banana pancakes with natural peanut butter, a delicious blueberry jam, sliced banana, almond granola, cocoa nibs, and the perfect drizzle of pure maple syrup.

Even with all of the toppings these pancakes are quite nutritionally balanced with carbohydrates from the banana, coconut flour, and granola, as well as protein and healthy fats coming from the eggs and nut butter.

Delicious and Easy 4-Ingredient Paleo Banana Pancakes

I think it’s common thought that pancakes are more of a weekend breakfast because they take more time and effort to make but these paleo banana pancakes are great for any day of the week because they are just so simple to whip up and really don’t require much time at all. You can also make a bigger batch to keep in the fridge and just heat up in the mornings to enjoy during the week.

Delicious and Healthy 4-Ingredient Paleo Banana Pancakes

Why Paleo Pancakes?

 

When I first created this recipe for the blog I had been experimenting with the paleo diet because I had been diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and after researching had discovered that the paleo diet tends to offer a lot of benefits for those with PCOS in particular or hormonal imbalances in general. While I don’t eat strictly paleo anymore (my PCOS symptoms ended up going away prior to getting pregnant with Hemsley so I’m not sure the diagnosis was accurate), I do like to experiment with grain-free cooking and I don’t eat dairy at all, so whether I intend it or not I seem to eat paleo-friendly a lot of the time anyways.

If you currently eat paleo you’ll love these pancakes and if you don’t… you’ll probably still love them! I think it’s always a good idea to veer a little bit out from your comfort zone with recipes like pancakes because there’s so many healthy ways to enjoy this breakfast favourite.

Easy, Healthy, and Delicious 4-Ingredient Paleo Banana Pancakes

Plus…it’s really all about the toppings at the end of the day anyway, isn’t it?! 

Have you tried paleo pancakes before or do you stick with a tried and true recipe? Tell me about it in the comments and be sure to pin the photo below the recipe to save this post for later and of course, share the love!

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The Easiest Banana Paleo Pancakes
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 whole free-range organic egg + ¼ cup free range egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1 tablespoons tapioca flour
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
  • ½ tsp baking powder (optional, but will make pancakes a little fluffier)
  • Optional Toppings:
  • sliced banana
  • berries
  • granola (preferably paleo)
  • nut butter (preferably paleo)
  • jam
  • pure maple syrup
  • cocoa nibs
  • nuts/seeds
Instructions
  1. In a small blender, magic bullet, or similar, blend all pancake ingredients.
  2. Blend only until just mixed (about 5-10 seconds), do not over blend.
  3. Heat a pan over medium heat with olive or coconut oil for greasing.
  4. Using a ⅓ cup measure, pour pancake batter into pan and cook for 2 minutes or until the side up starts to bubble slightly, flip and cook another 1-2 minutes on the other side.
  5. Repeat to make 4-5 pancakes.
  6. Stack pancakes and top with whatever toppings you prefer.
Notes
I suggest using a small pan because the batter can be quite runny and if you use a big pan you may not get nice circular pancakes. This is my trick anyways! 😉

Nutritional Information using ½ cup egg whites (not the whole egg + ¼ cup)

 

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Have a wonderful Sunday,

Christal // NITK

Author: Christal Sczebel

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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  • My boyfriend and I made these last night and they were wonderful!! He has a wheat allergy and has been looking for a pancake recipe he likes. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Hi Christal! This recipe looks delicious. Have you heard of the book WomanCode? It’s by Alisa Vitti who has a natural hormonal health clinic in NYC. It’s all about finding balance with your hormones naturally. I read it recently, and although I don’t have PCOS, found it to be an enlightening read!

    • Hey Tavaner! Yes, actually my naturopath was JUST telling me about his book! I’m going to do the 4 day cleanse from it as per her orders! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Sorry to hear about your hormone woes… and that it doesn’t make much sense. I can’t remember which blogger, but there was one who had a diagnosis of PCOS for 2 years when it was really HA. I will see if I can find out where I read that.. Otherwise, trust your own medical team – obviously this is from the peanut gallery. 🙂

  • i too hope your diagnosis isn’t accurate! i think handling it the natural way is a great choice though. i’ve never added flour, but have made banana-egg pancakes many times, they’re so yummy and simple 🙂 i haven’t tried the paleo diet, and probably wouldn’t strictly follow it since i love my oatmeal for breakfast, but i probably eat paleo meals here and there anyway, so i have no problem with recipes popping up on your blog now!

  • Hi Christal!
    I am sorry to hear about the hormonal imbalance, I am still suffering from something similar, as I probably have mentioned umpteen times now! I thought I had recovered earlier this year, but after two years of it, the body is taking a long time to go back to normal, so I’m crossing my fingers and toes it will all be good soon, making sure I get plenty of healthy fats and good sources of carbohydrate alongside my now-lower protein intake. It’s difficult to figure out the perfect balance, but I really wish you all the best and hope you recover soon. Do you think you will write a blog post specifically about this, or is it a little too personal? Either way, I totally understand, but I myself am trying to find out where I went wrong.
    I hope you have had a great start to your week, but judging by these pancakes – I needn’t even ask 😉 x

    • Hey Julie! Thanks for the comment – ah yes, those darn hormones it’s taken me a long time to find some balance, and I’m still on my way – I believe my issues were brought on by a combination of unmanaged stress, being on birth control for more than a decade without a break, and somewhat extreme physical activity. It’s taken my adrenals a long time to heal, and they aren’t fully there – so when the adrenals are off, so are the hormones. I’m not sure I’ll post too specifically about this but feel free to email me anytime 🙂 christal_sczebel@yahoo.com

    • Hi Jeni! Forgot to add it! 232 calories/23g carb/9g fat/19g protein/6g fibre – this is using 1/2 cup egg whites, not a whole egg + 1/4 cup 🙂

  • I’ve got the same issues and yes, Paleo saved me! And yes, you do eat less carbs but I do like a high fat less carb approach now. I will try these later. Thanks for posting 🙂