Paleo Banana Pancakes

19 Jan

Banana paleo pancakes - 13Well, it’s Day 18 of the Whole 30, and I haven’t had a drink. It feels annoyingly awesome, actually, and strangely I’m only really craving white wine, which I rarely drink. I thought that by now I’d be at the point of punching someone for a martini, but I’m surprisingly calm about the whole thing. Which is good, but I’m kind of worried about the fact that this healthy living sh*t works, you know? Clear thinking, more energy, clear skin, no allergies, losing weight…Sigh.

So, on to a delicious recipe that I’m not allowed to have until I’m off the Whole 30. And I’m not gonna lie, I’ve been craving these bad boys. Nothing like a nice stack of pancakes with a side of bacon, am I right? (Okay, vegetarians/vegans out there, you can sub tempeh bacon, and I hope you do.)

Banana paleo pancakes - 07I saw this recipe for lemon-raspberry pancakes on PaleOMG‘s website (so go check out her blog—she’s super funny and has awesome recipes!) and the thing I liked about it was that it didn’t have almond flour in it. Almond flour is great, but they say you shouldn’t heat it up because it can oxidize the fats which is bad. (Here’s a good article talking about both sides, if you care to read it.) But these seemed light and fluffy, which seemed hard to achieve with paleo pancakes, so I was eager to give them a try.

But I thought that the lemon-raspberry combo was a bit too fruity for me in the morning, and there were a few bananas looking at me eagerly from the fruit bowl. So I mangled Juli’s wonderful recipe and it turned out just fine for The Husband and I.

Banana paleo pancakes - 03My usual trick with pancakes is to cook the bacon in the oven on parchment paper to save all the bacon fat. Then I use that fat to cook the pancakes with. Why? Because it’s delicious. And why not—you’re going to eat bacon with the pancakes, making it a little hard to pretend that it will be less fattening if you cook them in coconut or other oil.

So grab those ripe bananas and get cooking:

Paleo Banana Pancakes

3 eggs, whisked
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon raw honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup coconut flour
½ cup tapioca flour
2 tablespoons ground flax seed
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
Dash of freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt
1-2 ripe bananas

Mix the eggs, almond milk, honey and vanilla extract together in a small bowl or, better yet, the Vitamix. Mix the dry ingredients together in a larger bowl with a whisk, and then add the wet ingredients mixture slowly into the dry ingredients, whisking well as you go.

Banana paleo pancakes - 01Slice the bananas on the diagonal in 1/4-inch thick slices. Heat the bacon fat or other oil in a large skillet—I use Scanpans from Sur la Table, and I love them. Keep them handy as you ladle in the batter to the hot pan. Once you’ve poured out three pancakes, add at least three banana slices to each pancake. Cook these babies low and slow, as they won’t bubble up like normal pancakes. When the bottom is brown, flip carefully. (If you don’t they’ll look like this…)

Banana paleo pancakes - 12Keep the cooked ones warm in the oven while you finish the whole batch. Serve with bacon and maple syrup. If you really are hungry or hungover, add a fried egg on top. You’ll thank me for it.

These keep well in the freezer, just make sure to wrap them with parchment paper in between each before putting them in a ziplock.

I want to thank Juli for creating this amazing pancake recipe so that I can eat pancakes again, which I only do a few times a year. To be honest, I think this recipe is so good, I don’t crave regular ones any more! So check out her blog because she’s got a whole site full of awesome recipes, and even a cookbook for sale.

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13 Responses to “Paleo Banana Pancakes”

  1. Lauren Bair January 19, 2014 at 4:05 pm #

    I was gonna make dinner for dinner tonite, but now I wanna make breakfast for dinner!! These look divine and you’re inspiring me to ditch the drinking in favor of feeling awesome. But now that you mentioned white wine…

    XO!

    • tinykitchenstories January 19, 2014 at 4:14 pm #

      Breakfast for dinner is the BOMB. GO for it! And maybe don’t ditch alcohol for good, just 5 out of 7 days a week. That’s what I’m going to try after this month is over. I was so proud of myself — last night my hubby had 6 margaritas, and I had mocktails all night! And I survived…

      xoxo

  2. Laura January 19, 2014 at 6:22 pm #

    These pancakes look epic – and full of ingredients I can eat! I’m doing a sugar-detox and kind of hoped it wouldn’t be a huge improvement – but it is. Guess I better keep some if those new habits around at the end of the month!

    • tinykitchenstories January 20, 2014 at 2:17 pm #

      Laura, I hear you! I feel the same way! Sugar’s not much of a problem for me, unless it’s in alcohol form. But I’ve cut way down on other things, and that seems to help too–cheese, bread and burritos. I was eating way too much of those in December, and my brain might as well have been mud. Clear-headed now and raring to go! Got any yummy cheats? I’d love to hear them!

  3. thehungrymum January 20, 2014 at 1:10 am #

    these look great – anything with banana is good in my books :)

    • tinykitchenstories January 20, 2014 at 2:15 pm #

      What would we do without bananas!? I love them too. Have another banana recipe floating around in my head–I’ll let you know how it turns out when I post it! (or, IF…!)

  4. Alice Lau (Girl in a Food Frenzy) February 6, 2014 at 5:22 am #

    Yes it does make me hungry and bananas are the absolute best! Sadly my guy is quite allergic to them raw, but for some reason he has no aversion when baked in cake ;)

    I might need to mix it up with a healthy style pancake like these!

    • tinykitchenstories February 6, 2014 at 2:11 pm #

      So, he’s really allergic or just refuses to eat them raw? My husband loves bananas any which way, and especially in these pancakes. He actually requested them again last weekend! ;)

  5. dedy oktavianus pardede February 22, 2014 at 1:47 am #

    sounds delightfull!!!
    lovin it all the way, just perfect to start up a day….

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