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Gluten-Free Banana Pancake Recipe

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As delicious as they look. I eat mine plain and am totally satisfied.

As delicious as they look. I eat mine plain and am totally satisfied.

No-Flour Banana Pancakes

This is a healthy pancake recipe that both kids and adults can enjoy—without the guilt of flour-filled pancakes. This is a without-flour, healthy recipe that falls under the clean-eating category.

This recipe can be considered gluten-free if you try it without the baking powder, but some baking powders may contain gluten.

I make these for breakfast quite frequently, as I try to keep my diet clean. I like adding a pinch of salt (maybe even a little extra) because the salt seems to bring out the banana's natural sweetness. This is great served with maple syrup, butter, honey, or a side of fruit.

If you're feeling naughty, I recommend taking some dark chocolate and making this a chocolate-chip banana-pancake recipe. Chopped up strawberries also go well with this (I mean, obviously. Bananas + strawberries = bliss. I think some yogurt company came up with this formula, but I'm not too sure!)

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

5 min

25 min

30 min

Approximately 2-3 servings


  • 1 1/2 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 pinches of salt


  1. Crack eggs and whisk in small bowl. Add a pinch of salt and whisk in.
  2. Add your banana to an alternative bowl that is larger and lightly mash. You can mash with either a potato masher or a fork. Do not put this in a blender or food processor- this will make the banana mixture too thin. Also do not over-mash. You want to see (and taste!!) chunks of banana
  3. Add the egg mixture and 1/8 tsp of baking soda to the bananas.
  4. Turn stove on medium to low heat, lightly coat pan in olive oil (as you would for cooking an egg) and cook pancakes. You should pour about 2-3 Tbsp of the pancake mixture per pancake. Cook for about a minute on each side to allow for the baking soda to activate. Pancakes should be a dark golden-brown color. They should also appear fluffy.
  5. This will yield about 6-8 mini pancakes. Serve with butter and maple syrup, but they're even good plain. (A little organic honey on top is awesome too!)

Macronutrient Ratio

Originally, this recipe has a macronutrient ratio of (C/P/F):

  • 47/17/36

If you adjust the recipe to make this completely and surely gluten-free, the C/P/F ratio becomes:

  • 49/27/24

This is a very easy recipe to adjust to the macronutrient ratio that you are looking for. Might take a little time and some extra egg whites, though!

What did you think?

I love that these are still fluffy, even without the flour.

I love that these are still fluffy, even without the flour.

These clean-eating pancakes are light, fluffy and just gorgeous.

These clean-eating pancakes are light, fluffy and just gorgeous.

Bon Appétit!

These healthy banana-pancakes are a great way to start your day and do not leave you overly stuffed because there is no flour. It's a great little clean-eating treat without the guilt. Please enjoy and leave your comments/thoughts below!


mariexotoni (author) on May 13, 2014:

Thank you so much for pointing that out. Can't believe I keep mixing the two. I use baking powder as depicted in the pic.

Rae on May 13, 2014:

Do you use baking powder or baking soda? because the recipe says baking soda but the picture shows baking powder.

mariexotoni (author) on April 29, 2014:

Enjoy :)

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 29, 2014:

I would definitely eat this, and I'm a fairly picky eater. Thanks for the recipe.

mariexotoni (author) on March 27, 2014:

Great to hear Helena and loganappenfeller! Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Logan from Topeka, KS on March 27, 2014:

These sound delicious and I am definitely going to make them tomorrow morning! Thanks for sharing!

Helena Ricketts from Indiana on March 26, 2014:

I like the way this sounds and will give it a try. Hubby loves bananas so I'm going to slip these in on breakfast sometime in the next few days. :)

mariexotoni (author) on March 25, 2014:

Natashalh- if you make these, you'll have a whole half a banana to eat while you're cooking. But it is hard to resist snacking while cooking.

And you're welcome Journey*! Thanks for stopping by. :)

I would love to hear your feedback nines! For me, the baking soda seems to activate making the pancakes fluffier. Think I need to add more salt to bring out the sweet. Still experimenting :)

Precious Sanders from Kansas on March 25, 2014:

I love banana pancakes -- we like to top them with strawberries! I've never made them with baking soda. I'll have to try that and see how much of a difference it makes.

Nyesha Pagnou MPH from USA on March 23, 2014:

Thanks for this simple recipe. It seems very tasty.

Natasha from Hawaii on March 20, 2014:

I keep thinking about making banana pancakes, but I always end up just eating the bananas, instead! I really like looking for flour-free foods because otherwise I end up feeling sluggish instead of invigorated after I eat.

mariexotoni (author) on March 20, 2014:

Wanted to make them look as yummy as they taste. Thanks for the read PegCole17

Peg Cole from Northeast of Dallas, Texas on March 20, 2014:

This recipe for pancakes without flour sounds really interesting. Fluffy and clean is great, too. Thank you so much for the instructions and the yummy photos.

mariexotoni (author) on March 20, 2014:

I was surprised myself Carrie Lee Night! I've been on the hunt for flour-free foods.

Great to hear that you'll test this out CrisSP and Turtlewoman. Hope you enjoy this as much as I do. I like that's it's not overly sweet and the pancake itself is light and fluffy. Had them again this morning -so good!.:)

Kim Lam from California on March 20, 2014:

This is a very simple recipe...must try this weekend. Thanks!

CrisSp from Sky Is The Limit Adventure on March 19, 2014:

Sounds interesting and yummy! I'll certainly give this a try. Thanks for sharing!

Carrie Lee Night from Northeast United States on March 17, 2014:

Thank you for this delicious sounding hub ! :) Never thought I could make pancakes without flour. Have a great week.

mariexotoni (author) on March 17, 2014:

Thank you DzyMsLizzy!! I was so happy when the bananas were on sale at my local Aldi-needed a break from all these omlettes I've been having for breakfast

Liz Elias from Oakley, CA on March 17, 2014:

These sound delicious, and quick. I'll have to try them next payday. We're all out of bananas right now. lol... and a good way to add variety to eating bananas. ... Voted up, interesting and useful, plus starred.

mariexotoni (author) on March 17, 2014:

I myself have been trying to stay away from recipes with flour. It is extremely hard to keep up with- especially finding healthy meals that actually taste good. I'm happy this recipe is so simple :)

Paul Edmondson from Burlingame, CA on March 17, 2014:

I'm totally going to give these a try! I've been looking for a recipe like this. Avoiding gluten is painful, but finding recipes like this make it a bit easier:)

mariexotoni (author) on March 17, 2014:

I am a huge fan of bananas. Always gives me a good energy shot. Now to figure out a healthy banana-nut muffin recipe...

Victoria Van Ness from Fountain, CO on March 17, 2014:

Yummy! Yummy! I love pancakes and love bananas. This one is definitely worth giving a shot!

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