If you’re craving a nutritious breakfast that tastes like a treat, paleo banana pancakes are it! This healthy banana pancakes recipe is 3 ingredients, easy-to-make, and creates fluffy banana pancakes. Yum! Almond flour banana pancakes are bound to keep you satisfied until lunch time (thanks, filling almond flour!), but have you wishing it was breakfast time all over again.
And if you want to eat them for lunch too? I’m not here to stop you.
If you’ve been eating paleo for a while, breakfasts can seem heavy on the eggs. And sometimes you may feel like you can’t possibly eat another egg scramble or hard boiled egg. You’ve been there, right? You’re craving a little something sweet, but you prefer to skip the sugar crash. Then this healthy pancake recipe comes along and all is right in your breakfast world again! It’s the best of both worlds, but it definitely won’t leave you in a sugar coma. Not to brag, but since you asked… each serving of pancakes has 16 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber!
Grab your pancake griddle and your favorite paleo pancake toppings. I’m about to show you how to make healthy pancakes that taste like the fluffy pancakes you used to love – without all of the refined flours and sugars you don’t.
How To Make Banana Pancakes
If you’ve made paleo banana pancakes before, you may know what ingredients we’re going to use for these, but I would bet that the process looks a bit different! Typical paleo pancakes can be very dense. Which isn’t always a bad thing, they just aren’t the fluffy banana pancakes that we’re after with this recipe.
First you’ll mix together the bananas, almond flour, egg yolks, and baking powder. (This ingredient is optional, but helps make these paleo pancakes extra-fluffy… and just use my homemade baking powder recipe to keep it paleo!)
TIP: Make sure to use blanched, finely ground almond flour for the best texture. Almond meal is not recommended.
Next, you’ll whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
PRO TIP: Don’t even think about skipping this step! (I know you wouldn’t, but I just have to stress the importance of this one. ;)) Whipping the egg whites ensures that the pancakes end up light and fluffy and not heavy and dense like many paleo pancake recipes.
Then you’ll fold in the egg whites into the paleo banana pancakes batter. You definitely want to fold the whites in – not stir. The fluffy whites help create a fluffy pancake and we don’t want to lose that air!
Then it’s time to cook up some fluffy banana pancakes.
What Are Paleo Pancakes Made Of?
These paleo pancakes are made from three simple ingredients: banana, eggs, and almond flour! The baking powder helps make them really fluffy, but it is an optional ingredient.
What Do I Eat For Breakfast On Paleo?
There are so many delicious things to eat for breakfast on paleo! While eggs may come to your mind first, there are plenty of sweet and savory options to start your morning off on a delicious note. After you try these fluffy banana pancakes, be sure to check some of these other paleo breakfast recipes:
- The Best Paleo Oatmeal
- Easy Paleo Eggs in Hell
- 5-Minute Grain-Free Paleo Cereal
- Easy Maple Glazed Paleo Donuts
Can You Make This Banana Pancake Recipe Ahead?
Yes! You can make these healthy banana pancakes ahead of time. In fact, I like to double the recipe so that I have some to eat on another day, too.
You’ll definitely want to cook them and freeze them to eat later as the batter won’t keep, but they make a great meal prep option for quick breakfasts. See notes on freezing below.
How To Freeze Healthy Banana Pancakes
I highly recommend keeping a batch of flourless banana pancakes in the freezer at all times! After cooking the pancakes, let them cool completely and then place in a freezer bag with layers of parchment or wax paper between pancakes to prevent sticking.
Toppings For Almond Flour Banana Pancakes
These pancakes are naturally sweet from the bananas, but healthy banana pancakes are even better with a topping or two. Or pile them on. Here are some of my favorites – paleo, of course!
- Ghee or grass-fed butter
- Pure maple syrup
- Fresh fruit (berries are great)
- Paleo Cardamom Fig Jam
Fluffy Paleo Banana Pancakes Recipe With Almond Flour
This 3-INGREDIENT healthy paleo banana pancakes recipe makes delicious and FLUFFY banana pancakes every time! Almond flour banana pancakes are the perfect healthy breakfast.
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- 4 large Eggs (separated)
- 2 medium Bananas (ripe)
- 1 1/2 cups Blanched almond flour
- 1 tsp Paleo baking powder
More TIPS about this paleo recipe in the post above!
In a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks, bananas, almond flour, and baking powder. In a separate large bowl using a hand or standing mixer, whip egg whites until stiff peaks form, 4 to 5 minutes.
Gently fold whipped egg whites into batter until evenly combined.
Grease a large nonstick pan with cooking spray and place over medium-low heat. Pour about 1/4-cup pancake batter onto the pan, spreading it out evenly. Cook until both sides are lightly golden.
Serving size: 4 3-inch pancakes
Nutrition Information Per Serving
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols (though the latter are rarely seen on this site), because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.