Banana Almond Pancakes (Improved Recipe!)

Recipe submitted by Erin.

These are fairly low in protein, so we recommend adding some protein (bacon, sausage, chicken) to this breakfast.

Recipe makes 2 servings.
Approximate Cook Time: 25 minutes
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Rating: 4.45
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2 medium banana(s)
2 large egg(s)
1 tablespoon(s) coconut flour
2 tablespoon(s) almond butter
1 cup(s) blueberries, fresh or frozen
1/4 cup(s) nuts of choice, (walnuts, macadamia, almonds are good), chopped
1 teaspoon(s) coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon(s) sea salt, (optional)


  1. Mash bananas in a bowl.
  2. Add the eggs, coconut flour, almond butter, blueberries, and nuts and salt, and whisk until well blended.
  3. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat along with a small pat of coconut oil.
  4. Pour small discs of batter onto the hot pan (around 3-4 inches around). They'll be easier to flip if you keep them from the edges of the pan.
  5. Flip when batter loses its "tackiness" around the edges.
  6. Cook other side slowly over medium heat until fully cooked.
  7. Reapply oil to the pan after each round of pancakes.
Photo courtesy: redjar

This recipe inspired in part or in whole from here.


  1. Maria

    I was really excited to make this recipe, but when I finally got around to trying it, it wasn’t very good. It is difficult to flip the pancakes because the mixture is very runny and it is overpoweringly banana-flavoured. I love bananas, but this was a little too much. It was almost like eating banana paste. :( A little disappointing.

  2. jbower77

    •1 cup almond meal
    •2 eggs
    •1/4 cup water (for puffier pancakes, you can use sparkling water)
    •2 T coconut oil
    •1/4 teaspoon salt
    •1/2 banana mashed
    1/2 tsp baking soda
    Mix ingredients together and cook as you would other pancakes. I like to use a nonstick pan with a little oil. The only real difference is that they won’t “bubble” on top the same way as regular pancakes. Flip them when the underside is brown.

  3. xfitrunner

    Jbower’s version is very good.

  4. erynking

    Hi Maria,

    I am so sorry this recipe was not to your expectations! I have not had a problem with the batter being too runny, in fact when we make them, the batter is pretty thick. I think it’s because I use a heaping tablespoon of almond butter and will add a little bit more to get the consistency just right. Also, because of the banana intensity, I added the blueberries and walnuts to help disperse the flavor. At any rate, sometimes there are recipes that just don’t work for all of us, and that’s OK…I for one cannot make a good “paleo pizza” crust to save my life!

  5. erynking

    PS – I should also mention I found this recipe on Mark’s Daily Apple: They have photos which should help you get the batter consistency just right!

  6. Marlyne

    This recipe seemed like it would be really great but it was a disaster and came out like runny eggs! Please revise and come up with a better recipe!

  7. bberonda08

    I put the blueberries is a pot with a little bit of water (2 T) let it boil until berries burst. Let cool and you now have syrup. It tasted great with the banana pancakes.

  8. Nicole

    Just tried this recipe and love it! So easy and delicious! Thank you!

  9. Sarah

    I tried this about a week ago and LOVE it, I’ve made them several times with equally good results. I actually only do one banana with an egg and a tablespoon of peanut butter and spinkle what nuts or berries I have. I usually eat breakfast aorund 6:30 and by 10:00 my stomach is growling, but these actually keep me full unitl lunch and sometimes beyond. Thanks Erin!

    • Neely

      Hi Sarah,

      Awesome news! Just remember that peanut butter isn’t paleo – they’re legumes and usually tainted with aflatoxin (a neurotoxin), too. Try almond butter, or at the very least, aflatoxin-free peanut butter.

  10. Susy

    I made these this morning & could not wait to write a review. These pancakes are SUPERB. I followed the recipe exactly as inidcated in the initial recipe. I did add a little almond flour. Can’t wait to make these again

  11. jbny14

    Probably the most misleading name ever. These “pancakes” are nothing more than burnt banana paste.

  12. Tammy

    I tried this recipe this morning despite the negative remarks. I’m new to paleo and wanted to try something simple for breakfast that I could eat and also my kids could enjoy. They turned out fine. My kids want to have them again, so we are going to try a pumpkin version tomorrow. I don’t know why so many people had a hard time with them. They must be doing something wrong. I did slice the blueberries, instead of adding them whole, but I don’t think that should have made much of a difference.Thanks for the recipe!

  13. amyshaleen

    My cakes didn’t turn out too pretty but they sure were delicious. This might be a staple in my new found paleo way …

  14. Eisenmans

    If you make them in coconut oil, it adds so much flavor and they get crispy when cooked…SOOOO delish and my kids LOVE them!!! Thank you!!

  15. smittey17

    Holy smokes these are yummy! The only thing that I do differently is I mix the blueberries in with the batter initially, so when it cooks, the berries “pop” which adds a stronger blueberry flavor. LOVE this breakfast dish!

  16. Jason G.

    We added some coconut oil to the recipe as it does make it much easier to flip and they cook more thoroughly. However, use it sparingly, and re-apply between pancakes.

  17. meliaustin

    So, cant use maple syrup?? I have no calorie, no sugar, no carb –zero everything maple syrup. Is that allowed?

    • Neely

      @meliaustin – It’s up to you whether you want to use real maple syrup, but that’s the only kind of maple syrup I’d use. Your no calorie, no sugar, no carb product is surely not natural in any way. It probably has a ton of synthetic sugars, preservatives, colorings, etc. in it. Opt for natural over manmade and for sweeteners go with raw honey, maple syrup (grade B) or coconut sap.

  18. Peggy Jo


    I couldn’t help but notice that the alternative pancake recipe that was given looks a lot like many gluten-free recipes.
    I bake gluten-free and it really is a great way to go for the paleo diet. If you are interested, check out “Blackbird Bakery Cookbook,” by Karen Morgan. She has finessed guten-free baking and I find that I can use her guten free flour combos to substitute for regular flour in my own favorite recipes. As with anything, sometimes a little tweeking needs to be done, so enjoy the process and take notes afterwards! Thanks for this site!

  19. Mr and Mrs V

    We are currently making the pancakes and we are having quite a problem with them. They will not flip over without crumbling or falling apart. We then added some pancake batter and now they won’t cook through. We turned down the temperature, added more oil, added less oil. Not sure what we are doing wrong. But, I don’t think we’ll be trying these again. They also take quite a long time to cook, (I made them about 3 inches wide with 2 of them in a pan).

    On a different note, we did try the omelette muffins yesterday and they were a hit!! (kids even ate them!). I think we’ll stick with those!

    Thank you for the website!

  20. Joseph Reyes

    I was pretty excited to make these last night. The mixture was pretty thick and when I attempted to pour the batter in the pan, it didn’t really make the traditional pancake circle. It was hard to flip the pancakes, but in the end they tasted pretty good. My initial reaction to the batter consistency was to mash up the bananas first then put everything in a blender to make the batter smooth. I will see how that works out next time. But overall, tasted great, especially along side some natural turkey sausage and some honey. :)

  21. Kirsty Lynas

    Great as a pick me up snack too! Worked first time, lovely!

  22. Lauren

    Such a yummy recipe! I substituted vegan chocolate chips for blueberries. Yes, the batter is a little weird to deal with since it doesn’t stick together like a traditional pancake batter, but the flavor is excellent!

  23. Vanessa

    As wonderful as the recipe looked I decided to try JJbowers recipe becaue alot of people said his were amazing. They were a delight! I also added a bit off cinamon and nutmeg. And made my own almondd meal by gringing up almonds in a food processor. This was my first time cooking a paleo meal that was more than a salad or grilled meat, I wi efinitey be trying more of these recipes. I also tried bberondass idea of putting blueberries on the stove with some water and boiling ffor a while (also used strawberries) to make syrup. So good! I love this website! One of fmy biggest problems with trying to stay on the paleo diet is craving thngs like bread pancakes etc so this is a huge help.

  24. Adam R.

    These pancakes are INSANE! Oh my God so so so good!

  25. Ana&Ivan

    We tried the pancakes this morning and they were SOOOO delicious!!! This is a keeper!!! We also used agave syrup and I topped mine with a little bit of the leftover trail mix =)

  26. Lisa

    I’ve made banana panckes before. mash the banana, add 2 eggs, mix, add 1/2 tsp baking powder and mix again. the baking powder helps bind the mixture. Add a drop of cinnamin on top. Hope this helped.

  27. Shana

    I’m new to this. Is there a coconut oil that doesn’t taste so strong? It’s pretty overpowering. Thanks!

  28. Yanique

    These pancakes are amazing! I used one banana like a lot of people recommended and I also used crunchy almond butter so I didn’t need to add the walnuts. They were so easy to make and really kept me full! Love them :0)

  29. Ryan

    I thought a Paleo diet consisted of grazing all day on nuts and fruits?

  30. Mariette

    My sister gave me the recipe and tried it out!
    I fried them in grape seed oil.
    I had the runny experience as well; but didn’t mine eating it like a pudding.
    I’ll have to experiment more with it because it was still very tasty..


  31. MsPickle

    I’ve been wanting to make these for a while but was a little concerned after reading all the people who had problems with them. Mine turned out great and the kids loved them. I’m slowly finding paleo recipes that my kids enjoy too and these definitely make the list. Thanks!

  32. Jessica

    My mom and I are allergic to gluten so we decided to try out this new Paleo diet. Our first week we made these pancakes together and they turned out soooo good!! :) We used a little bit more almond butter than the recipe called for to make the batter thicker, and they were perfect! Thank you so much for submitting this recipe. It is very motivating to know that they are things that we can eat that actually taste great!

  33. khaberlack

    wow, there were really easy and super yummy. I didn’t have the need for syrup or anything else. Very nice, very nice! Not sure how people had a problem making them really. I had no trouble at all. Thanks for the recipe

  34. Rochelle

    Just made these and am eating them as we speak. Dang, they are so stinkin’ good! I ate them straight out of the pan. Didn’t have any trouble with these at all. Loved the walnuts and berries with it. Delicious! I’m definitely going to be making these some more and I know my family will love them (if I decide to share them)! Thanks!

  35. Erin

    Best pancake I have ever made. I did it a tiny different though. I used one banana, one big Tbs of Almond butter, and one egg and mashed the heck out of it, almost whipping it. Cooked on medium heat with coconut oil then sprinkled with cinnamon. Yum!

  36. Christina

    I tried these this morning – i cut the recipe in half for myself. They were delicious! My blueberries were frozen, so I popped them in the microwave for 20 seconds to unthaw them, and strained out the juice. They came out great! It was a little wierd to flip them, and I won’t cook them as long on my stove top (they got a little burnt, but still delicious!) Also, the batter is a little wierd to work with….you don’t think it will flip right, but it does! Thank you for sharing!

  37. Heath

    I’ve been making these for a while. It helps if you cook them on low heat and use fairly fresh bananas. If you use an electric skillet, 250 degrees is ideal.

  38. Megan

    Made Jbower’s version for my boyfriend and I after a nice long run this morning! absolutely loved them! Just wondering if anyone had any idea what the nutrition facts are? Thanks

  39. djah2

    We made these today using raspberries in place of the blueberries. It was what I had on hand. I have a an electric skillet and cooked them about 340F. They came out great! Both my husband & I loved them. The recipe made about 6 pancakes and they were thick and cooked up great!

  40. RoxAnn

    I eat a version of these almost every morning. I am addicted to them. I call them pancakes but to others I say crepes because they are thin. 1 mashed banana, dash of cinnamon, dash of vanilla, mix, add 2 eggs and mix. Put some coconut oil in the pan and heat. Pour batter in pan. top with a sprinkle of walnuts or macadamia nuts. Makes 6 palm size “pancakes”. My son likes them because it reminds him of Banana Bread.

  41. Andy P

    Followed the original recipe but used an electric griddle…. Came out perfect!

  42. melissa shirts

    I added 2T of almond butter and they turned out great! Enjoying them now!

  43. Rox

    Tried this today for supper and it was AMAZING!
    Thank you so much for sharing.

  44. SMD

    Had these for breakfast with a rasher of bacon. Loved them and so did my husband.

  45. Sara

    These were really good…but they were extremely hard to flip even when I made them as small as I could. Even though they taste really, really good I’m not sure i would make them again.

  46. ErinC

    We’ve been making these for a while now and love them. At first I did everything in a bowl mixing with a fork, and had lots of trouble turning them, so then I tried putting it all in the blender and it worked perfectly. I use the blueberries as syrup though instead of in the batter. The only trick I know for turning them is to use a nonstick pan and let them cook a little longer than you think you should and then they turn pretty well.

  47. Angela

    I love these but must admit to altering it alittle. I used almond floor and only one banana, as i have a good pan i didnt use the coconut oil either. They were beautiful tho….

  48. huszart

    I followed the original recipe and it was amazing!

  49. Keri

    Can you make these and leave them in the fridge for the next day if you add ingredients that will help them last?

  50. Diana

    I made these pancakes today and they were amazing!
    I used Honeyville Almond flour and I added shredded coconut and pecans.
    They were incredible!

  51. Bre

    I never comment on any recipie however these are soo amazing I had to give two great big thumbs up to the chef who came up with this. I discovered this recipie about a week ago and have made it twice with great success. My boyfriend who is also giving this paleo thing a go says he loves them and went so far as to tell me they’re better then regular pancakes, in which I completely agree. Thanks so much for for sharing ;)

  52. Mike

    I followed the recipe as outlined. I used a non-stick pan with a little coconut oil. The taste was great, but like a previous person stated, I could not flip the pancakes without them following apart. I eventually did a scramble to make sure they were cooked and it was good. Would like to know what I may be doing wrong so that they come out looking like a pancake

  53. jaime

    These were delicious! I didn’t have any blueberries,so made it without. Still delicious.Thanks for a great recipe as I was really missing eating pancakes since going paleo. I also used agave syrup, so good.

  54. Cecelia

    JBowers recipe was really good and my 3 yr old liked them. I/2 a banana was enough for sure

  55. Dougsbaker

    Does anyone have a good substitution for bananas? I’m allergic to them and so many recipes call for them

    • Neely Quinn

      Dougsbaker – Maybe try applesauce or pumpkin purée.

  56. Michele

    OH MY WORD BIRD!!!!!! I just made these and I am not sharing with anyone in my house. only thing I changed was I used almond flour 1/4 cup, instead of chopped nuts. No problem flipping. I used my griddle.The pancakes turned out perfect with a little bit of local honey on top. YUMMO. Thank you so much. I am going to freeze some for those busy mornings.

  57. Valerie

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE these! Made them two mornings in a row. Can’t get enough. I fiddled with the recipe a bit. Used one egg instead of two, and added more flour to get the right consistency. Also, cook them on low to medium heat and be patient!

  58. Ashley

    Tried these as breakfast for dinner. Came out great! Was hoping to freeze the leftovers for another day, but we didn’t have any leftovers. Just kept eating. I added some pure vanilla extract to the battee. Very yummy. Thanks!

  59. Rebecca

    It tastes like banana bread with a weird texture.

  60. Berto

    I thought they were delicious

  61. Anonymous

    Best paleo pancake I have made yet. Thanks

  62. Ashley

    Delicious! But heavy -I coukd only eat 2 at one sitting. Instead of adding blueberries into the pancake mix, I blended the blueberries in a food processor and used them as the syrup.

  63. Marci

    Wow … I have to comment. I didn’t put the nuts or blueberries in …forgot about the almond butter which I was going to replace with coconut oil … and it was still excellent. I tested this a few days ago before making it for the husband. I found it very sweet and banana-like but as far as texture it was great …so I bought bananas today that were not ripe and therefore not as sweet as those I had, Excellent. I really had missed not having pancakes every so often now being paleo … my husband said he could not even taste the banana, and really could not tell they were not made from flour. Next time blueberry syrup. Yes!

  64. anna

    JBowler’s were divine!!!!!


    These turned out perfectly and tasted fantastic too! I didn’t read the comments before making these so was surprised that so many had problems making them. Yum!

  66. edaggett

    Really like this recipe! Just started paleo and this helped a lot.

  67. G.Garcia

    Kindly advise of egg free recipes. My daughter and I are sensitive to gluten, allergic to :egg, fish, shellfish, peanut. I will give this a try w/o the eggs and will advise. I don’t think xhantam gum or egg substitute work that great.
    Many thanks!

  68. Stephanie

    I used JBowers’ recipe and it was DELICIOUS! Definitely recommend over the other pancake recipes from the website.

  69. Anonymous

    use garbanzo bean flour!

  70. Rhi123

    I made these this morning and it was a complete fail, someone help me figure this out I mean it doesn’t take a rocket scientist or anything. They did not cook and fell apart???? someone help me pleaseeeeeeeee

  71. ZoeGrace

    I have been paleo for 2 weeks now and I was pretty convinced before this recipe, but now it’s official. I’m never going back. I never ate this well before! I just made these as a treat, because I’ve been quite strict and avoiding fruit, but found i needed something sweet. and they were so delicious. I made half the recipe as I was just cooking for me and found it a bit too much food, but I couldn’t stop eating them. :) I left the blueberries out of the mix and cooked them as a syrup. So yummy. Thanks for the recipe!

  72. Liz

    Great tasting. I substituted almond meal for chopped nuts. Added 1 heaping tsp baking powder and sprinkled blueberries on top once the pancake was in a hot pan. A little softer than traditional pancakes so I used large spatula to flip. These are very tasty if you like bananas. I was very happy with them. I will continue to tweak the recipe as I make them until I get the perfect consistency. Thanks!

  73. Marci

    Rhi123: Add a couple tablespoons of protein powder it should then resemble pancake mixture; but keep in mind not too large, I can fit three 5-inch pancakes in my pan and perfect size for flipping. I also lightly grease the pan with coconut oil. Also I add a little baking powder and you should see bubbles start to appear on top and lightly loosen if stuck to the pan before flipping … they should be golden brown … the other side only needs a minute or so. I make these now for Sunday brunch with blueberries. I am so happy this recipe works!

  74. Caryle

    They are great! If you are expecting Krusteaz pancakes then you will be disappointed but I am hooked on this recipe for breakfast along with the cooked blueberries and cinnamon mentioned by a few of the users. Kind of like a flat grilled souffle. yummy

  75. Helen

    These are YUMMY!!!! Did find them pretty hard to flip though so they kinda ended up with pancakes bites as edges kept falling off. I also has the same problem with the Mark’s daily apple recipe. But still yummy though and my bro ate them with honey.

  76. Christina

    New to Paleo, I tried this recipe for my kids. They ate them all. For me, the texture was hard to get past but the flavor was pretty good. I used 2 very ripe bananas and doubled the rest of the ingredients to serve a family of 5. Served with a drizzle of honey, eggs and peach tea.

  77. Paleo moxie

    Made these tonight for my girlfriend and I and we loved them!!! I didn’t alter the recipe at all. They were done quicker than I thought they would be. I used walnuts!

  78. Morgan

    Is there a secret to flipping these pancakes? Because the batter is extremely runny and very difficult to handle. The pancakes just kept breaking apart and I ended making a pancake hash. :/

  79. Maria

    Talking about epic failures , this is one of the worst recipes ever. You’ll end up with a mashed banana pure, unable to turn the “pancakes ” .

  80. Destiny

    This recipe i considerably better than any other paleo pancake recipe! It’s thick and delicious! THANK YOU!

  81. Erin

    I am allergic to eggs and my boyfriend does not like coconut flour. We had tapioca flour in the pantry so we made a version with…
    1/2 cup tapioca flour
    1/2 cup water
    2 tbsp greek yogurt
    4 tbsp almond butter
    2 small bananas
    1/4 cup chopped walnuts
    2 handfuls of fresh blueberries

    We both loved them.

  82. rudysar

    Just made jbower’s version but used pumpkin purée instead of bananas. I also added some pumpkin pie spice and vanilla. SO good!

  83. Janet

    I’m new to Paleo. I don’t like coconut. What can I substitute for coconut oil and flour?

  84. Inabela

    I tried this recipe despite the negative feedback and loved it. Followed the directions and turned out beautifully. Great recipe.

  85. Norma

    I tried this recipe and the batter also came out a little runny so it was hard to flip, especially since I added the blueberries to the batter. Having said that, it would make great crepes as the recipe is written. I’ll try adding 2 tablespoons of almond butter next time. I loved them even though they didn’t come out perfect.

  86. dilly

    I loved these and so did my kids!!

  87. Brooke

    What was the original recipe? We made something very similar to this and loved it and have scoured the internet looking to make them again and have not been able to find the original recipe we used the first time. I think I remember 2 bananas 4eggs and some amount of Almond butter….and maybe that was it….maybe there was more to it…? I also remember the original recipe did not contain any kind of flour, because we have not bought any paleo flours as of yet. Can anyone help, has anyone seen a recipe like this? Or know what this original recipe consisted of?

  88. Chelkayy

    I tried the blueberry sauce like Beburanda08 suggested and it was great! Only one banana and one egg was enough. I usually only cook for myself in the morning so I basically cut the recipe in half. Delicious!

  89. Rob M

    Made these this morning with fantastic results!
    Used some almond meal and came up great. My 3 year old didnt like them until she saw my 14month old devour them. Ate a few bites…Progress!!!

  90. Anonymous

    aren’t bannas loaded with sugar

  91. Briana B.

    I was hesitant to make these as there were so many negative comments – but they came out FANTASTIC! Made some bacon to go along with them and my VERY picky husband ate everything on his plate!
    This recipe is definitely a keeper.

  92. Anonymous

    I found the same issue as Maria with the mixture being runny however I browned the top side under a hot grill before flipping & it worked really well-golden brown pancakes! As for the taste…I loved them & so did my 10 year old son with a drizzle of maple syrup.

  93. Ryan

    I make these pancakes every saturday morning as my weekly treat. I found I needed to add and extra egg and also an extra tablespoon of almond butter to give it the right consistency. I haven’t had a problem flipping them since. :)

  94. Nodhedz

    These are great! We do them regularly now for family members ranging from 2 yrs to 70!
    A perfect Sunday brunch (especially as I put bacon on the side)

  95. Tamara

    My bf, his mom, sister, and I all enjoyed these this morning. I did use the 2 Tbsp of almond butter and the batter was the perfect consistency no need for any meal or flour. I didn’t have any blueberries so I used mango. Delicious. Unfortunately, this will not be one I make during the week. I’m too busy in the morning to be standing over the stove waiting for these to brown and flip.

  96. jdp5011

    Followed the recipe exactly. Mine didn’t turned out too pretty, but they sure were yummy!! I used walnuts. Tastes like a banana nut bread in pancake form.

  97. Julia

    I made this for a second time today. The first time I made them they didn’t come out like pancakes — more of a mush — but tasted good.

    Today when I made them I didn’t use any oil and used a non-stick pan. It was a little tricky to flip them, but they came out right this time.

  98. Samantha

    These were great – first one was a bit runny, so I added some arrowroot and it thickened them up just right!

  99. Ruby

    Just made the pancakes this snowy morning and I LOVE them! I did only use one banana, but it was extra large and I also used almond flower instead of coconut. They turned oout great and I will be making them many more times in the future!

    I am really enjoying all the recipes on this plan! Thank you so much for taking the time to put this all together! This is just what I needed!


  100. Victoria

    This recipe is amazing! Everyone LOVES these pancakes. The only problem is that I have to open and mash the bananas out in the hallway because my rabbit goes crazy when he smells one and he can only have a little once in a while.
    Try adding blueberries.

  101. mini electric skillet walmart

    Great web site. A lot of helpful information here.
    I am sending it to several friends ans also sharing in delicious.
    And naturally, thanks to your effort!

  102. Jazz

    So yummy! A big hit in our home!

  103. Joanne

    I made these for the first time, followed the recipe but added 1 extra tbsp. of coconut flour and they came out amazing. What a great treat to have with a coffee for an evening snack…yum! yum! yum!

  104. Suzanne

    I made this this morning. Halved the recipe. So good! And I forgot to put in the egg! I used 1 banana, 1/2T coconut flour, 1 T raw almond butter, 2T chopped pecans, dash salt, dash nutmeg, 1/2 /T ground flax seeds.
    They were wonderful and no problem flipping. I cooked on 300 degree griddle, used a little coconut oil on the griddle, and poured 2-3 inch size.
    Topped with my standard pancake topping which is some fruit heated to boiling in the microwave with a little all fruit jam and allittle water if the fruit does not have juice.

  105. Suzanne

    Forgot to say I beat the batter with a hand held electric mixer

  106. Linda

    Hi all,
    Like Maria, I’m not a huge fan of “banana” things; I used to like banana bread, but have had it so many times it no longer moves me.
    I tried this on Sat night. It was my first day on Paleo, and I had returned late from a full day with my Boston book club (about 2 hours away). It was 9pm, I was starving, and KFC never looked so good. But I figured that I could come home and find something fast to make, and this was it.

    Maria, since I was making it for one, I cut everything in half, but I think I left the almond flax butter at 2T. I also didn’t use coconut oil; because I was in a hurry, and had forgotten that I had coconut oil in the house, I just sprayed the pan. Blasphemy to the hardcore, I know, but again, it was late….They turned out okay.

    Maybe ask yourself what I ask myself when I go to another country, where people have next to nothing but still share it with you: Is this going to be my new favorite food? No, probably not. But can I eat it to nourish and sustain myself? Yes. They’ll never be “crispy around the edges, light and fluffy, non banana tasting pancakes”, but they’re not tasteless. I’d say they’re above that level, even. Can’t wait to try jbowser’s version.

    I did have good luck with the zucchini berry muffins, Maria. Calorie-dense, and they don’t raise, so when I did it, I came out with 15. Again, not the same as the local bakery, but certainly good enough!

  107. Linda

    Hey Maria,
    I was right! When I cut the Banana/Almond Pancake recipe in half, I didn’t cut the flour in half. So I can imagine you were right about the consistency. I’m considering variating it with unsweetened applesauce and steaming some apples with cinnamon. I also like the idea of mineral water making these fluffier. My favorite water, Hint, now comes carbonated in a few flavors (watermelon, peach, blackberry). This will be fun to try!

  108. Tam

    This recipe didn’t turn out so well as pancakes…burnt! Will try as muffins and see…

  109. Deborah A

    I made a revised version of jbower’s recipe and we loved it!
    You must make these small, and yes, they’re a bit tricky to flip.
    The batter is THICK, and so I put it on about half the size I wanted the cakes, then spread it thinner on the pan.
    I cooked these on a very low flame – slowly.
    Using a metal pancake turner, getting it all the way under and flipping fast was the key.

    The care was worth it.
    They were YUMMY, filling, and required no syrup.
    We ate them like toast!

    •1/2 cup almond meal
    1/2 cup ground coconut (unsweetened)

    •2 eggs
    •1/8 cup water (for puffier pancakes, you can use sparkling water)
    •2 T coconut oil
    •1/4 teaspoon salt
    •1/2 banana mashed
    1/2 tsp baking soda

    Mix ingredients together and cook as you would other pancakes. I cooked them on a well-seasoned cast iron pan with a little coconut oil.

    As jbower’s says, they won’t “bubble” on top the same way as regular pancakes.
    Flip them when the underside is brown.

    The leftovers make a great cold lunch or snack.

  110. Felicia

    I made the revised recipe above, and they came out delicious. I halved the recipe and didn’t use any fruit other than the banana. I did add sliced almonds to the batter. Drizzled with honey and more almond slices, and then ate them up!

  111. Liz

    I just made these and their amazing!! Not runny at all for me, I then added blanched cashews to mine with huge blueberries so good I don’t even miss the syrup!! Will definitely make these again…

  112. Lyn

    Fantastic! Thank you!

  113. Steph

    I really like this receipt first time I tried it I used all natural peanut butter instead of almond butter,second time I put blueberries in it.

  114. Samantha K

    My husband was asking for something sweet to eat as a late night snack — so, I whipped up the pancakes. However, I used (1) one cup of Almond Flour as I did not have any Coconut Flour. 2 eggs, 1/4 tsp. baking soda, pinch of salt, splash of water, frozen blueberries, pecans, and 1frozen banana mashed (I slice and freeze my bananas for smoothies). I heated up a small palmful of frozen blueberries and poured on top of the cooked pancake. Serving size: 3 nice size pancakes.

    End Result- My husband loved the pancake! FABULOUS! DELICIOUS! It was a late night snack–so my husband ate only one pancake. We have two left over for the early am! YAY!

    I can’t wait to try the “coconut flour” recipe!

  115. Brandi W.

    I just made these as I wanted to test them out tonight before I started making them in the morning. Started Paleo about a week ago & I am really looking to start cooking this way for the entire family. I like to test the recipes out before I sneak them on my kid’s plates. These turned out awesome. I added cinnamon, all spice & spread a small bit of natural honey on top. I’m confused as to why some are having issues with them being runny as my batter was very thick. I also used a pancake spatula, used a butter knife to help slide it into the spatula completely & flipped it fast with no problem at all. I also used a very large nonstick griddle. Yummy!

  116. Monniek

    These taste good but were a pain to cook, I tried a couple of changes but was frustrated at how difficult they were to turn, even after making them smaller in size. Gave up and put the batter in muffin tins in the oven.

  117. Tedrah R

    I cook a lot, but these were very difficult to make. I read through the comments ahead of time in an attempt to bypass other issues, but no such luck. Batter was super runny and very difficult to flip – despite not adding blueberries until in the pan so as to reduce juice. I even tried different temperatures to no avail. Tasted great, but took way too long to cook and did not hold shape at all.

  118. Angie

    Made these this morning, they were hard to flip, however so far the best tasting recipe. My son helped me gobble them down. I will be using this recipe again :)

  119. vickie

    Just made these, without the blueberries, and they were awesome :) added chopped strawberries on top with a sprinkle of almonds. Thank you :)

  120. Raymond & Kids

    Made the jbower variation this morning and they turned out great. The batter was enough for three large panckaes – one for me, one each for two of my sons. I cooked them one at a time, no real problems flipping them, and they were easy to make.

  121. Lori

    I had a hard time with these. The batter tasted great, but I couldn’t get them to bind well enough to flip them. I think I had the oil and heat right (they browned nicely), but for some reason I couldn’t get them to stay together. I think next time I might try doubling the coconut flour…

  122. Lana

    This looks really good. I’m addicted to banana pancakes, but the recipe I use most of the time is more basic – just 2 bananas, 4 eggs and 1Tpsp of almond butter all mixed together. I eat these at least 3 times a week as it makes quick and easy breakfast on those weekdays when you’re rushed for time. I am looking forward to try this variation this weekend.

  123. Marissa

    So so so so yummy! I just made these for myself and my husband. He is saying that he’s never had anything tastier! I added a couple tablespoon of desiccated coconut (I just love coconut!) and the flavors are great. Not too banana, not to coconut, just right!

  124. Alida

    I thought I INVENTED almond banana pancakes lol. I’m so excited to see they are paleo. My version of this recipe is one banana to three eggs – sticks together way better – and a whole lot more almond flour than one would think, plus a sprinkle of baking powder and a little almond milk. The other thing: the batter needs to sit for quite a bit, and the pans need to be very well heated … Otherwise the batter sticks. These pancakes are a life saver for diabetics too. The kids LOVE them!

  125. Jeanette

    Loved these pancakes. They were perfect. Totally soothed all my carb cravings.

  126. Jennifer H

    These are awesome and very versatile. Closest thing to real pancakes that I have tried. I’ll be making these every weekend

  127. kelly w

    this recipe isnt bad, the pancakes turned out ok, but the best and easiest pancake recipe i use is
    2 eggs and 1 banana – whizz together in a blender and then cook as normal pancakes. makes 4 pancakes

    i like them with bacon and maple syrup or berries, greek yogurt and honey.

  128. Jennifer

    Delicious. But make them small and cook them on a low or medium low setting. This allows them to cook evenly without burning and lets you flip successfully. Kids, my husband, and I all loved them and they were surprisingly sweet. Definitely needed no added sugar. In fact, I used dried blueberries so next time we’ll go for fresh to cut the sweetness a bit. I would worry that frozen would add to much moisture, though you could probably offset that with more coconut flour or some almond flour.

    • Karen

      So glad you liked these. They are one of my families favs too.

  129. Anna

    I must say that I saw this recipe and started making it without reading the reviews. As my husband started cooking them on the griddle I then decided to read the reviews. The first few were negative and I got really worried however once done and I tasted them I was blown away how good the were. BIG banana taste? Yes but believe me I have tried so many paleo pancake recipes and they are all so bland and flavour less. This was bursting with flavour. I cut the recipe in half cause it was only for me however I kept the coconut flour to 1 TBSP and I did not find it too runny. Pinned it and will be making it again.

  130. CJ

    Okay, so I’m eating my pancakes as I write this. I added a little more coconut flour to my batter and a little vanilla extract. This recipe is a keeper!!! I like the texture after its cooked and it was easier to flip. Thank you for sharing!!!

  131. Tiffany D

    Franny-these are delicious, but do cook them on med low as they burn if too high even on med. Also, hard to flip if not cooked slow, may want to add extra Tbsp of coconut flour to make them thicker:) adding to faves now! I used walnuts, yummy!!!!

  132. linda007

    This recipe was a complete disaster. Don’t waste your time and ingredients. Really disappointed. You obviously didn’t try this recipe yourself before you decided to post it on your website which frankly is super unprofessional and makes you untrustworthy as a Paleo “expert”. Maybe you shouldn’t post random recipes you find online. If you haven’t noticed, there’s a lot of crap out there.

    • Karen

      Linda007, I am sorry that this recipe didn’t work for you. We test all of our recipes multiple times and they are fully approved Paleo by our amazing team of Certified Nutritionists before posting publically. Quite often with Paleo pancakes in general you need to cook them over low-medium heat in order for them to cook enough to stay together before flipping.

  133. Ana B

    I love this pancakes!! I decided to add extra ingredients, 1 banana, 2 egg whites, almond flour, blueberries or apples, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and walnuts…. Oh I almost forgot, 1 scoop protein powder. This is my breakfast everyday, so yummy!!

  134. Jessica

    Best paleo pancake recipe I have tried! Thick batter and easier to turn than most other recipes.

  135. Vince

    This could be a great recipe. It needs work to figure out the proportions to get the right consistency. I haven’t had any luck finding those yet.

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Banana Almond Pancakes (Improved Recipe!)

Number of servings 2
Approximate cooking time: 25 minutes

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2 medium banana(s)
2 large egg(s)
1 tablespoon(s) coconut flour
2 tablespoon(s) almond butter
1 cup(s) blueberries, fresh or frozen
1/4 cup(s) nuts of choice, (walnuts, macadamia, almonds are good), chopped
1 teaspoon(s) coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon(s) sea salt, (optional)


  1. Mash bananas in a bowl.
  2. Add the eggs, coconut flour, almond butter, blueberries, and nuts and salt, and whisk until well blended.
  3. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat along with a small pat of coconut oil.
  4. Pour small discs of batter onto the hot pan (around 3-4 inches around). They'll be easier to flip if you keep them from the edges of the pan.
  5. Flip when batter loses its "tackiness" around the edges.
  6. Cook other side slowly over medium heat until fully cooked.
  7. Reapply oil to the pan after each round of pancakes.