I know it sounds like a weird recipe, but it's amazing and so healthy for you! Gluten-free alternative to pancakes. Enjoy with your favorite fruit topping or serve plain with honey.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix banana and eggs together in a bowl until smooth. Add ground flax seed and vanilla extract; mix batter well.

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  • Heat coconut oil in a small skillet over medium-low heat. Scoop batter, about 1/4 cup per pancake, onto the skillet and cook until the center starts to bubble, about 30 seconds. Flip pancakes and cook until bottoms are lightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

Substitute vegetable oil for the coconut oil if desired.

Nutrition Facts

283 calories; protein 8.2g 16% DV; carbohydrates 16g 5% DV; fat 22.1g 34% DV; cholesterol 186mg 62% DV; sodium 72.7mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (34)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2015
my favorite way of making pancakes!! I substitute the flax for oatmeal and pecans or other nuts or seeds. Nom Nom!!So delicious and healthy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/05/2015
I am so sorry, this was just not for us. I had seen at least 3 similar recipes made recently and decided to give this one a try. I noticed the others had a little arrow root, almond flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. They really need some type of flour consistency like substance. This also had an additional egg than other recipes I viewed. I thought it tasted like banana eggs. The ingredients do not transform themselves. I did add a small pinch of salt and cinnamon. I also used a little safflower oil, not being a fan of coconut oil tastewise to cook food. I am sure these would be fine to simeone that has had flour and grains out of their diet for sometime. Be careful, as they go from raw to near burnt in seconds. Cooking between a 3-5 is best. Read More
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37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 2 stars
01/05/2015
I am so sorry, this was just not for us. I had seen at least 3 similar recipes made recently and decided to give this one a try. I noticed the others had a little arrow root, almond flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. They really need some type of flour consistency like substance. This also had an additional egg than other recipes I viewed. I thought it tasted like banana eggs. The ingredients do not transform themselves. I did add a small pinch of salt and cinnamon. I also used a little safflower oil, not being a fan of coconut oil tastewise to cook food. I am sure these would be fine to simeone that has had flour and grains out of their diet for sometime. Be careful, as they go from raw to near burnt in seconds. Cooking between a 3-5 is best. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2015
my favorite way of making pancakes!! I substitute the flax for oatmeal and pecans or other nuts or seeds. Nom Nom!!So delicious and healthy. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2015
I made these for my 7 month old and he loved them. Once I had gotten the hang of size and flipping the pancakes they turned out great. I did use the flax seed as well. Very yummy. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/22/2017
Not a fan. Banana scrambled eggs Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/23/2015
They were more like sweet omelettes. I would add gluten free flour or oats if I were to make them again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/24/2018
These were great especially for no sugar however I didn't quite like the texture so I added a quarter cup or whole wheat flour and an extra half of a banana. And to increase flavour some cinnamon and pumpkin spice. And I also use d some chia. Will be making this more Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2015
loved them! Sometimes I put in a tablespoon or so of flour but I've made them without flour too and like them both ways. I've never made them with the flaxseed so you're on your own there. The best part is that my 2 1/2yr old doesn't even ask why we're not having syrup just wolfs them down. Great healthier alternative to "normal" pancakes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2017
I enjoyed these! My daughter is pre-diabetic so we're trying to get her weight down. Since she loves pancakes and I found this recipe...it worked for her. She really enjoyed them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2014
No flax seeds but came out great! Added cinnamon. The vanilla is a great flavor. Read More
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