Almond Banana Pancakes (Paleo)

For those of you in the Paleo/Primal world, you may have heard of a guy named Mark Sisson.  If you have no idea who he is, run right over to his blog, Mark’s Daily Apple, and immerse yourself in his knowledge and well-written educational posts.

Marks daily apple

After going paleo over two years ago, and now having two kids, I have come back around to the quick and easy recipes.  This pancake recipe literally has three ingredients and you probably have them on hand right now.  I had some nice ripe bananas, fresh ground almond butter, and ironically, had to borrow an egg from my neighbor.  Remember me telling you how awesome our neighbors are?

I whipped these up in no time, topped them with some grass-fed butter and pure maple syrup, and dove in.  They didn’t last long and were a hit with Sophia (without the syrup, of course).  You could also get creative and use whatever homemade nut butter you have lying around…cuz I know you like to make nut butters in your spare time, right?

Sophie eating pancakes

Go grab these ingredients and make these up for the weekend.  You might want to double the batch, since it made about 6 and I definitely could have devoured some more.

Almond Banana Pancakes

From Mark’s Daily Apple

gluten free dairy free paleo almond banana pancakes

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 egg
  • 1 heaping TBSP almond butter
  • cinnamon (optional)

Prep Time: 5 minutes, Cook Time: 10-15 minutes, Serves: 2-3 (yields about 6)

1. Mash the bananas, add egg, and mix well.

2. Stir in the almond butter, adding more than a tablespoon if you want a more pancake-like texture. Stir in a little cinnamon to spice it up.

3. Warm butter (or bacon grease) in a pan and pour batter into small cakes.

4. Brown on each side on medium-low (200°F) and serve warm.

There you have it…super simple and delicious pancakes!  I know I always get intimidated when I go to make my own pancakes…so this is a great option if you want to skip the mixes and use a fruit-sweetened batter.

Let me know how yours turn out!  Do you have any weekend breakfast traditions?  I think it’s high time I post about our four Saturday’s worth of Paleo waffles that Emma insisted on having.

Happy Friday, ya’ll!


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