Paleo Banana Pancakes

I mentioned recently that my roommate and I are really trying to eat healthy foods.  Rhonda (I know, you can imagine the comments we get when we introduce ourselves!), eats mostly Paleo, but she will eat white rice and potatoes, which is not strictly Paleo. The idea is to eat natural foods that have not been processed so much, so that’s what we are striving to do most days.  We eat plenty of meat and veggies, but try not to eat anything out of a box.

Some of my blog friends are also trying to lose weight and eat better and these banana pancakes came up in conversation recently and they looked SO easy, I just had to try them.   And I’ll tell you this, they are going to be my new favorite breakfast food!  Yummy and so easy to make.  We’re pretty sure these came out of a Paleo cookbook, Rhonda had had them before.

mashed banana and egg

The ingredients are so simple:  one egg and one banana.

Start with one banana.  Mash it up really well and add an egg.  I sprinkled a dash of sea salt in there.

banana and egg with cinnamon

It will look like this once you have it all mashed up and blended.  I added some cinnamon to mine.  This will make 3 small pancakes.

pancake in pan

Put it in over medium heat in a nonstick pan and let it brown on one side before flipping it over.  I had a little trouble the first time I did them with flipping them without it falling apart, but did much better then 2nd batch.  Let it brown well before you start to turn it over.

brown both sides

And it will be nice and brown like this.  Cook both sides and take this one out and spoon in another one.  You should get 3 pancakes out of this one little batch.

paleo banana pancakes with fruit

With 3 pancakes on a plate, add fresh strawberries and blueberries, with honey over it all and you’ve got yourself a yummy breakfast.

Paleo banana pancakes

I love, love them with a side of bacon, it’s a filling breakfast that will stick with you for longer than cereal.  Yes, bacon is not so great for you, but this bacon is from Trader Joe’s and doesn’t have the chemicals that most have.  A little bacon won’t kill you, right? :  That’s what I think.

So, I hope you’ll try this one, I was so happy with how they turned out and how easy they are to make.  You’ll be hooked like I am now.

By the way, any of you from Florida, I have to tell you this!  These strawberries came from Plant City, FL and I’ve been buying my strawberries at Aldi’s (one of my new fave shopping spots too).   Plant City is the strawberry capital of the Southeast and my mom grew up near there.  My first cousin, Kendra’s, daughter, Kelsey was just crowned Strawberry Queen this year at the Strawberry Festival, so my family is celebrating down there right now.  So happy for her!

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Paleo Banana Pancakes
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1
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Paleo Banana Pancakes
  • One Banana
  • One egg
  • dash of salt
  • dash of cinnamon
  1. Mash banana
  2. Mix one egg, add dash of salt & cinnamon, if desired
  3. Spoon out a round pancake in heated pan over medium heat.
  4. Let brown on one side, flip to the other side and brown.
  5. Makes 3 smallish pancakes.


- Rhoda


  1. These look yummy!! Can’t wait to try them. I try not to eat processed foods and appreciate new recipes.
    I’ve been eating the Plant city strawberries,they are really sweet this year.

  2. Thanks for this recipe, Rhoda! I will try this as soon as I can locate some Florida strawberries. Congrats to the Strawberry Queen!

  3. I’m going to try this out…it sure seems easy enough. I remember the strawberries from Plant City well. It was one of the most tastiest strawberries I’ve ever had.

  4. I will have to try these, they look yummy! I love Aldi’s, great prices. They don’t always have everything on my list but I shop there first then hit the bigger store for the rest.

  5. These look so delicious! Almost too good to be true. I’ll have to try them. I live in Brandon, FL and know it’s a big deal to be crowned Strawberry Queen! The strawberries have been plentiful, cheap, and sweet so far this year. I can’t wait to go strawberry picking myself!

  6. These sound really yummy! I might have to try these sometime this week. We always have bananas on hand and just happen to have a few eggs in the fridge now.

  7. I tried this recipe a few weeks ago. Although it tasted great, the pancakes fell apart horribly. I added some flax seeds to the mix so maybe I messed up the consistency. Will have to try again. Thanks for the reminder!


    Changed my day’s plans from scullery duty (ugh) to making banana pancakes. These look amazing! Thanks for the recipe! :-)

  9. Will definitely have to try these. We’ve been making coconut flour pancakes with blueberries, but these look easier. We have some bananas on hand now so I’ll give it a try. And I have some Aldi strawberries in the fridge also.

  10. My hubby just made these. Delish! I put regular syrup on them instead of honey.

  11. YUMMMMMMM… and btw….. “Awwwwww”… when my daughter was attending Southeastern University in Lakeland… we made a point of visiting during the strawberry festival!!!! DELISH!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  12. These look delicious. I am going to try them this weekend. Our daughter lived near Plant City and our favorite
    thing to do when visiting, was to have a strawberry malt at the farm.

  13. Our kids love pancakes and I try to make them a good hot breakfast each morning before they head off for school. These are going on the menu for sure! Thanks Rhoda!

  14. Oh I love the way you made yours piled high with all the fresh fruit! Aren’t they fab?!

  15. These look yummy – and don’t sound too hard to make! My son loves bananas, so maybe I can get him to eat some banana pancakes :)

  16. My teenage daughter heard about these earlier this year and has been making these as her after school snack for a few months now. It could be worse, right? (I’m so glad that she doesn’t reach for the chips and cookies!)

  17. Aldi’s strawberries from Plant City have been DELISH this year!!

  18. I love pancakes and this seems so easy!! I’m gonna do it…with a side of bacon of course. ;)

  19. Plant City strawberries are the best…..I was raised in Plant City and picked a many of berry!!

  20. I’ve seen this recipe floating around the Paleo-sphere for a while now. I don’t often buy bananas, but when I do, I end up eating them before I get around to making the pancakes! They look delicious though, so I’ll have to try extra hard to remember to make them!

  21. I made these for breakfast this morning for my son and me. Delicious! He thought they tasted even better than the flour based versions.

  22. I wasn’t sure about this one but it was delish!

  23. These look good but to me, I think it would taste like a scrambled egg with banana? Does it taste like a pancake? I’d love to start cooking & eating healthier…but you all know how THAT goes. :-)

  24. Thanks so much for recipe! Made them for breakfast and enjoyed. Dr put me on Paleo diet a few months ago and has been difficult to find easy & affordable meals. Thanks for your help!

  25. I made these this morning for hubby and I and we thought they were great. He’s diabetic and was glad to have another option that tastes yummy.

  26. Terri Brooks says:

    I made these this morning and they are WONDERFUL! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  27. We are going to have these this weekend.

    I don’t get Florida strawberries, but I do get Ponchatoula strawberries from Ponchatoula, LA. We are always looking for new recipes to have them in. They are my fav fruit and only available for such a short time.

    I wish I’d known about this recipe when I had fresh bananas off my own trees this past Christmas. Can’t wait to try that!

  28. I am hooked!! Thanks!

  29. This is my all time favorite recipe and I’m tickled to find it here! I usually can’t find decorating blogs that have anything to do with paleo — I eat mostly paleo, save for yogurt and sweet potatoes.

    Anyway, I just wanted to say that I discovered your blog this morning and you are wonderful! Thanks for being here.

  30. Rhoda, these pancakes are to die for! I’ve tried other recipes that call for almond flour and I found that these are the closest to the “deal deal” consistency and taste wise. So satisfying and yummy! Thank you so much for sharing this– I’m going to pass it on to my family and friends!

  31. Charity says:

    Thank you so much for the Paleo Banana Pancake Recipe! Your directions and photos were helpful, and my daughter absolutely loves them!

  32. Nancy D says:

    I just ate these with uncured bacon and eggs. I used 100% maple syrup on them. Wow! Delicious!

  33. Just made these pancakes this morning. Tweeked the recipe a little bit, adding vanilla extract, cinammon, and almond butter. They’re to DIE for. Thank you!!! <3

  34. Hmmm. I wonder if these would work in a waffle maker. We travel frequently and I’m always looking for ways to make a healthy breakfast using the waffle maker from the hotel’s continental breakfast and a few ingredients I’ve brought along. These would be perfect! I’ll have to give these a try at home first. Thanks for the recipe! Can’t wait to try them!

  35. I love banana pancakes! With this egg to banana ratio they would not hold together for me at all. But double the eggs and it fixes the problem.

  36. I had plenty of leftover bananas from a Sunday school lesson yesterday (studying the “fruits of the Spirit.”) I need to use them up, so I tried this recipe for my daughters (10 and 7) for lunch today. They LOVED them. (Older dd is allergic to wheat, so I needed a fun, tasty alternative.) I have been asked to repeat this recipe tomorrow for breakfast and lunch.

    I may just mush up the rest of them, refrigerate, and measure out what I need as I go as they are getting really ripe, very quickly.

    Thanks a bundle for your recipe and the suggestions!


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