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Flour-Free Paleo Pancakes

April 5, 2012
paleo pancakes

Flour-free pancakes?! Can it be? I was skeptical at first too but yes , it can be done.

I was chatting with my co-worker who is doing this Crossfit workout and following the Paleo diet. I immediately took interest as I personally know someone who got super fit from Crossfit (It’s a gym that provides high-intensity work out  classes). I don’t think I’m going to jump on that wagon just yet but I was interested to hear about the diet. So far my understanding is that you eat just like the cave-men did. Makes complete sense: no processed foods, eat a ton of veggies, nuts and protein. I have always believed in this kind of diet but I never really made an effort to go all the way. The only thing that holds me back is the “no wheat or grains” part. No rice? no bread or tortillas? I really enjoy a chicken wrap or egg on toast once in a while so I don’t know… But my coworker did share a recipe for a wheat-free pancake that sounded promising.

It turns out that these pancakes are pretty good (VERY good actually) and super easy and quick to make. I think I will hold off on going full-on Paleo for now but this pancake is really good for someone who is cutting down on carbs.

Flour-Free Paleo Pancakes

Recipe serves 1, double it for two!


  • 1 Ripe banana
  • 1 Medium egg
  • 1 Tablespoon of almond butter
  • A little oil for cooking

To Do:

  • Mash the banana in a bowl with a fork
  • Crack and mix in the egg
  • Mix in the almond butter (make sure not to add too much, if you do the pancake gets a little too mushy)
  • Pour the “batter” into a heated and oiled skillet and cook just like you would for any other pancake.
  • Eat it plain or top it with unsweetened apple butter (SO delicious).

Paleo Pancake Batter

I did the research and a regular average pancake has 75 carbs. This pancake has 38 carbs, most of it from the banana! It breaks down as follows:

35 carbs: banana
.3 carbs: egg
3 carbs: Almond Butter

Do any of you have any opinions on the Paleo diet? It obviously requires a lot of time cooking and planning (which I definitely already do) and the way of eating makes complete sense.  But like I mentioned before- I think wraps and sandwiches are delicious and the easiest lunches to make for work. Let me know if you have any success or failure stories with going Paleo. I’d love to hear!

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  • Reply Danny April 6, 2012 at 1:21 am

    I like the look of this… I i love the idea of paleo pancakes… YUM… out of curiosity… did it taste really bananary? I couldn’t imagine it tasted of much else… I think i’ll definitely be giving it a go.

    • Reply Kranbox April 6, 2012 at 9:16 am

      The banana taste isn’t too overpowering- but I do love bananas. I would say the Almond butter definitely plays a role in the overall taste as well.

  • Reply Danny April 7, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Ok so I tried these this morning… they were really nice… think I may have mixed it a little too much as it was quite runny and took a while to solidify before I could turn, so the end presentation wasn’t quite the same… but I served with bacon and some organic maple syrup… YUM – Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply Kranbox April 9, 2012 at 9:31 pm

      YUM! I’m glad you liked it! I made this recently again and it was a little too runny for me too. I figured that the egg was too big or the banana was too small that time. I feel it’s best to use a medium sized egg, or just leave some egg out if it’s too much. Either way, it still tastes good!

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