Gluten-Free Banana Pancake Recipe

Updated on September 5, 2017
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. | Source

No-Flour Banana Pancakes:

This is a healthy pancake recipe that both kids and adults can enjoy—and without the guilt of the flour-filled pancake alternatives. 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.

What did you think?

4.8 stars from 10 ratings of Healthy Banana Pancakes

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. Banana + strawberry = bliss -- I think some yogurt company came up with this formula, not too sure!)

Beautiful, delicous, simple banana pancakes. Very healthy, packed with protein and healthy carbs and healthy fats.
Beautiful, delicous, simple banana pancakes. Very healthy, packed with protein and healthy carbs and healthy fats. | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Approximately 2-3 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 Ripe Bananas
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 2 Pinches of salt

Your materials and ingredients:

All the ingredients you will need for flourless banana pancakes. 1 1/2 bananas, 2 eggs, baking soda and salt to bring our the sweetness (or butter when finished). And yes, you will need a little separate bowl to beat the eggs.
All the ingredients you will need for flourless banana pancakes. 1 1/2 bananas, 2 eggs, baking soda and salt to bring our the sweetness (or butter when finished). And yes, you will need a little separate bowl to beat the eggs. | Source
Here are some materials you will also need: a larger bowl, 1/8 teaspoon, potato masher and a fork. You can certainly mash the bananas with the fork if you do not have a potato masher on hand. Of course you will need a spatula and pan too.
Here are some materials you will also need: a larger bowl, 1/8 teaspoon, potato masher and a fork. You can certainly mash the bananas with the fork if you do not have a potato masher on hand. Of course you will need a spatula and pan too. | Source

Follow instructions for healthy pancake bliss:

  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!)
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Notice how the banana-mash is chunky. I have added the egg, salt, and baking soda in this picture.Lightly olive-oil up your pan to ensure no sticking.
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Notice how the banana-mash is chunky. I have added the egg, salt, and baking soda in this picture.
Notice how the banana-mash is chunky. I have added the egg, salt, and baking soda in this picture. | Source
Lightly olive-oil up your pan to ensure no sticking.
Lightly olive-oil up your pan to ensure no sticking. | Source
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Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 220
Calories from Fat135
% Daily Value *
Fat 15 g23%
Carbohydrates 20 g7%
Sugar 11 g
Protein 7 g14%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Macro-Nutrient Ratio

Originally, this recipe has a macro-nutrient ratio for this in percentages comes out to be (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 macro-nutrient ratio that you are looking for. Might take a little time, and some extra egg whites, though!

I love that these are still fluffy, even without the flour.
I love that these are still fluffy, even without the flour. | Source
These clean-eating pancakes are light, fluffy and just gorgeous.
These clean-eating pancakes are light, fluffy and just gorgeous. | Source

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!

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    • mariexotoni profile imageAUTHOR

      mariexotoni 

      4 years ago

      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.

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      Rae 

      4 years ago

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

    • mariexotoni profile imageAUTHOR

      mariexotoni 

      4 years ago

      Enjoy :)

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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

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

    • mariexotoni profile imageAUTHOR

      mariexotoni 

      4 years ago

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

    • loganappenfeller profile image

      Logan 

      4 years ago from Topeka, KS

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

    • Helena Ricketts profile image

      Helena Ricketts 

      4 years ago from Indiana

      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 profile imageAUTHOR

      mariexotoni 

      4 years ago

      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 :)

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      Precious Sanders 

      4 years ago from Kansas

      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.

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

      4 years ago from USA

      Thanks for this simple recipe. It seems very tasty.

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      Natasha 

      4 years ago from Hawaii

      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 profile imageAUTHOR

      mariexotoni 

      4 years ago

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

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      Peg Cole 

      4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      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 profile imageAUTHOR

      mariexotoni 

      4 years ago

      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!.:)

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      Kim Lam 

      4 years ago from California

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

    • CrisSp profile image

      CrisSp 

      4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

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

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      Carrie Lee Night 

      4 years ago from Northeast United States

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

    • mariexotoni profile imageAUTHOR

      mariexotoni 

      4 years ago

      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

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      Liz Elias 

      4 years ago from Oakley, CA

      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 profile imageAUTHOR

      mariexotoni 

      4 years ago

      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 :)

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      Paul Edmondson 

      4 years ago from Burlingame, CA

      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 profile imageAUTHOR

      mariexotoni 

      4 years ago

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

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      Victoria Van Ness 

      4 years ago from Fountain, CO

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

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