Gluten Free, Dairy Free Banana Pancakes

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWith Mother’s Day being less than 2 weeks away, I thought I’d share a special Paleo recipe for anyone who’s looking for gluten free dairy free pancakes.  Honestly, I don’t remember where I first came across the idea of mashing bananas and egg yolks into pancakes. Believe it or not, you can find all kinds of banana based recipes all over the internet!

I mentioned in my previous post that I recently added back the occasional egg yolk to my diet, after a year without any eggs at all. That’s the thing about food sensitivities, it’s possible to heal from them,  after removing them from your diet for a while.

About once a month now, I’m letting myself have either these pancakes or soft boiled egg yolks. So far, so good. As for dairy and gluten, no such luck. I think I will be doing without them for life. And that’s okay, because I’m really enjoying my new way of eating.

So, here’s my version of banana pancakes, just in time for strawberry season!

Cinnamon Banana Pancakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 23 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

Serving Size: 5 small pancakes

Cinnamon Banana Pancakes

Grain Free, Dairy Free Banana Pancakes from Paleo, SCD/GAPS friendly.


  • 1 medium, ripe banana
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla
  • 1 T unsweetened coconut, shredded
  • 1 T virgin coconut oil
  • 4 or 5 strawberries (optional)
  • 1 T melted butter (optional, if you tolerate dairy)


  1. Place coconut oil in frying pan.
  2. Turn burner on to medium heat.
  3. Mash the banana in a medium sized bowl.
  4. Add egg yolks (use whites for something else, or discard) and mix.
  5. Add cinnamon, vanilla, and shredded coconut, and mix thoroughly.
  6. Place spoonfuls of batter in pan. You should have enough for about 5 small pancakes.
  7. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until golden brown.
  8. Arrange on plate with strawberries.
  9. You can sprinkle with extra cinnamon, coconut, and melted butter, if you wish.
  10. Enjoy!

Food for thought:

Use pastured eggs, and organic versions of everything else, if possible.

No maple syrup is necessary, as the banana sweetens them up nicely.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMy daughter took this picture when she was frying eggs a while ago. Can you notice the difference between the color of the yolks?

The one on the left is from a hen raised on pasture. When chickens eat the weeds, bugs, and grass they were meant to eat, they harvest the energy from the sun. The egg yolk is richer in color, because it contains more nutrients, including omega 3 fat.

The one on the right is an organic egg that probably had limited, if any time, to roam around outside.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Which one would you rather eat?

We’re seeing a lot more sun now, but even on a rainy spring day, you can still take it in if you choose pasture based animal protein sources. Quality matters a lot more than the media makes it seem!

A little bit of sunshine can go a long way.  We can’t spend all day soaking it in, but we can eat our way to a brighter future.

For another banana based recipe (a cool summer treat), try my simple dairy free ice “cream!”

Please note, this post was shared with both the Allergy Free Wednesday and Whole Foods Wednesday blog carnivals.  If you have a few minutes, stop by and check them out!

Have a healthy, happy day.

Wishing you peace, joy, and sunshine,


About Dawn

As a Certified Health Coach, I provide motivated individuals with the resources, tools, support and encouragement they need to make the gradual changes in food and lifestyle that could completely transform their lives. Contact me.

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