Grain-free Banana Berry Pancakes

Banana Berry Pancakes {Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Paleo}Pancake Day is on it’s way! And I’m really happy to share with you my gluten-free recipe for American or Scotch style pancakes, which turned out more amazing than I could have hoped for…

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I can’t remember the last time I even ate a pancake, let alone made one, before these. But after this recipe, I’ll be making them much more often. They’re fluffy, light, healthy, sweet – but not too sweet and perfectly filling. Such a treat for breakfast…

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Banana Berry Pancakes
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Delicious and healthy pancakes served with a fresh berry sauce.
Serves: 8-10 pancakes
  • 75g ground almonds
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil + extra for frying
  • 1 medium very ripe banana, mashed or 4 tbsp banana puree
  • 2 large free-range eggs
  • 2tbsp (heaped) coconut flour
  • 3-4 tbsp coconut or almond milk
  • A handful of mixed berries (frozen work well)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Maple syrup, to serve
  1. In a food processor, blend the almonds, bicarbonate of soda, honey and coconut oil together until completely smooth.
  2. Add the coconut flour, banana and eggs - blend again to make a smooth batter then slowly add the milk a tbsp at a time to create a mixture that falls off the spoon but isn't too runny.
  3. Heat a tsp of coconut oil in a frying pan or griddle on medium heat. When it's hot, make your first pancake by dropping 2tbsp of batter into the pan and gently smoothing into a circle.
  4. Cook for about 30 seconds - 1 minute on one side then gently flip them over to cook for a further 30 seconds on the other side. Use the first pancake as your "test" one to judge how long they need.
  5. Transfer the cooked pancakes onto some kitchen towel to absorb the extra oil.
  6. Make the berry sauce by simply heating the berries in a saucepan with the lemon juice until thick and gloopy!
  7. Stack the pancakes and drizzle the sauce on top with some fresh berries. Add some extra maple syrup to serve.
Coconut flour absorbs a lot of liquid, so try letting the mixture sit for a few minutes to see how much more milk needs to be added.

Don't be tempted to flatten the pancakes with your spatula - this will deflate them!

Add more oil to the pan if it dries out before adding your next pancake.

If you don't like banana - try a different fruit puree, such as applesauce.

In other news…

A few of my recipes are featured in the latest issue of Go Gluten Free Magazine! You can buy a copy here or purchase through Apple, Android and Kindle apps.

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Who else is going to be celebrating Pancake Day this Tuesday?



    • says

      It’s my first time making an “American style” pancake although, I personally like to think of them more as Scotch pancakes, which have always been my favourite. Let me know if I succeed in converting you! x

  1. says

    This is a great recipe with lots of great information for people like me who has no idea about gluten-free & paleo cooking. I have never cooked anything with coconut flour before but after reading your blog post I feel encouraged to give it a try.
    As usual, great photography.. Please send me some,, Pretty pleeeeasseee :))

    Aysegul – Ice recently posted…Roux on Canton – Roswell, GAMy Profile

    • says

      Thank you Ice, you’re so lovely :-) Coconut flour can be tricky but once you’ve had a few successes with it, it will probably become one of your favourite ingredients! Have a wonderful weekend x

    • says

      Thanks Consuelo! To me, it tasted like “ordinary” pancakes with the addition of banana. I think a lot of the flavour must come from the frying. Have a great weekend x

  2. says

    Oh my goodness Aimee, these look amazing! Now this is a stack of pancakes I would love to wake up too – love the berries and all of the wholesome ingredients – totally wish I had some of these for breakfast everyday :)
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  3. says

    Hi there Aimee,

    We are good friends of your cousin Michelle and we’ve just discovered your blog! Between your photography skills and your cater-for-all recipes it’s really ticking all the right boxes. Absolutely loving it. Check out our blog too if you like! Ciana and Becky

  4. says

    Did you eat the whole thing, Aimee?! Oh goodness, I would…if they are vegan haha, seriously, I go crazy for stacked pancakes or even waffles! I would love to try to use the coconut flour, that would be something interesting to experiment with…and yummy for coconut oil for frying ;)
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