Banana Pancakes: Grain Free Protein Rich Crepes


Banana pancakes - gluten free grain free paleo SCD GAPS

Banana pancakes, more like sweet little crepes, are so easy with just four ingredients! I wasn’t sure how well I’d like the banana with egg, so I hadn’t tried these though I’ve been hearing about them since we started eating without grains.  Kat finally convinced me to try them :) They taste great, the banana/egg combination isn’t weird at all. I fried in palm kernel oil, though coconut oil or butter would work just fine too.

Simple ingredients:

  • Two eggs
  • An extra ripe (yellow all over with lots of brown spots) banana.  Mine was in the freezer; I thawed it a couple hours so it could be mashed easily.
  • Butter, coconut oil, palm kernel oil, or ghee for frying. (Buy Butter or Coconut Oil here)

Simple Directions:

Heat 1 tablespoon oil or butter in a cast iron or stainless steel skillet over medium-low heat.  Mash banana with a fork. Whip in eggs and combine with a fork.  Use a tablespoon to spoon the batter into the oil. Flip once set.  The ones up top got more brown because I forgot about them, below they are cooked through without being browned.

Plate of pancakes

See the bright orange palm kernel oil? It’s rich in beta carotene and the most often used oil in the rest of the world.  I just got a quart to try- I like it especially to brighten up otherwise bland-looking food!

These simple pancakes are suitable for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and the Gut and Psychology Syndrome diet – both diets work at restoring health through gut healing. Find out more about the benefits of a grain free diet at The GAPS Diet Online Store.

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Cara is the main author here at Health Home and Happiness. She loves the health and energy that eating well and playing well provides and has a goal to share what she's learned with as many families interested in making healthy changes as possible.

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  1. They look so good with the palm kernel oil. That’s the one good fat I have yet to try. Glad you liked the pancakes, such a fun breakfast.

  2. Excellent! That’s a whole new idea for me with my frozen bananas! :)

  3. My family LOVES these pancakes. It’s our Sunday-morning breakfast tradition and I serve them with peanut or almond butter and cinnamon. I also add a touch of sea salt to the batter. I look for “brown” organic bananas on sale at my natural foods market and stock my freezer with them — on sale they are significantly less than even the conventional bananas.

  4. Kevin Gordon says:

    Great recipe…I just tried a variation of it, by adding ground walnuts (soaked and roasted the Nourishing Traditions way) and some coconut flour to give it some ‘thickness’. The kids said they were the best pancakes they ever had, even better than previous banana-nut pancakes using soaked wheat flour (once again, the Nourishing Traditions way).

    I noticed that Nourishing Tradition cookbook was next up on your read list, and I would highly recommend it, as it has certainly made a huge difference in our life. GAPS has now become ‘the next level’ for us.


  5. At first I thought I wouldn’t like them at all, but I feel in love at first bite! I couldn’t stop eating them! I kept wanting to make more! Thanks for the recipe!!

  6. Lindsey H says:

    So quick, so easy, so yummy! I was pleasantly surprised! So nice to have this recipe for nights when I need a (really) quick dinner or don’t have many ingredients on hand. Thank you!

  7. I can’t beieve how simple these are I was hesitant to expect much from them. We added Cinnamon to the batter and I sprinkled chopped walnuts on them before flipping. The kids just love them! I can imagine garnishing with just a little shaved dark chocolate for decadence but these are such an amazing surprise all by themselves. Thank you!

  8. Any ideas on how well these would freeze? I’m thinking these would b good for school lunches!

  9. We tried these, too, today. Very yummy.

    Add a pinch of salt and some crispy walnuts and they taste just like banana bread, only lighter and fluffier!

    Thanks for sharing! All of us are getting to benefit from the trials you have been through. And I for one, appreciate it!

    Incidentally, I’ll be pinning both of these in my Passover section, because they are both unleavened recipes that will come in handy.

    (TenTribesMama on Pinterest)

  10. thanks so much for this recipe! i really wanted to make banana pancakes (gaps-allowed) and did not have flour.

  11. Amy Doyle says:

    This was a great recipe! I recently read an article on how you can eat well to keep your hearing healthy, and how banana pancakes in particular are good for your hearing:

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