gluten-free banana bread pancakes

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I need to tell you something wonderful.

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These pancakes don’t have gluten in them.  Seriously.

You can’t be upset when you live in a world where you can have a fluffy stack of pancakes for breakfast without needing wheat flour.

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I’ll be the first to admit that I was skeptically optimistic about these but I’m happy to say that my skepticism was erased the moment I lifted the first one off the griddle.

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And even more so when I bit into this stack.  It was like biting into light, fluffy banana bread.

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These are the real deal guys.  Legit gluten-free, Paleo-friendly pancakes.

Gluten-Free Banana Bread Pancakes (from Tina’s OMG, Pancakes!)

Makes 6-8 pancakes


  • 3 bananas
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup almond meal/flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat (spray with coconut oil if you’d like to ensure pancakes won’t stick)
  2. Lightly mash bananas in a bowl (or use Tina’s ‘mash-in-peel’ method)
  3. Combine mashed bananas and remainder of ingredients into a food processor and process until smooth.
  4. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop batter onto pre-heated pan, waiting just until bubbles appear on the surface of the pancake, then flip.
  5. Serve with warm sunflower seed butter and a small handful of your favorite berries.

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  • Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)

    I love making banana bread pancakes! They seriously marry the best of flavors for an amazing breakfast! These look amazing Cait!

    • Cait

      Agreed! And thanks Sarena :)

  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    Ugh – I wish I hadn’t JUST made breakfast. these look so good!

    • Cait

      Definitely make these this weekend – I think they would fit into your eating plan! Or I hope that they do!

  • Joelle (on a pink typewriter)

    Love that you can see the steam rolling off!

  • Kelly

    I really need to get my hands on some almond flour. What is the difference between almond flour and almond meal?

    • Cait

      I don’t think there’s any difference. In fact, my Bob’s Red Mill bag says “Almond Flour/Meal” on it. And definitely pick some up – it’s so nice to have in the kitchen!

  • Katie

    WHAT? Every time I try to make healthyish/non-flour pancakes they look…well, not this good. I’m so in.

    • Cait

      I thought – I thought that would be how these would turn out but they were so thick and fluffy! It’s a great recipe…wish I could take credit for it!

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More

    Mmmm yum!! And can I just say? I was missing your delicious breakfasts and pancake stacks! ;)

    • Cait

      Haha oh don’t worry I’m still eating them plenty :) Glad this gave you your fix!

  • Suz @ avocadoandbasil

    These look amazing. I have feeling I will be serving these up over the weekend :)

    • Cait

      Yay! Let me know what you think if you try them :)

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape

    These look amazing!!!

    • Cait

      Thank you! They definitely were :)

  • Alicia @ energEAT

    Banana pancakes…my favorite. And just in time for the weekend! Gluten-free waffles soon?

    • Cait

      Working on a recipe as we speak!! Hopefully to come next week :)

  • Rachel

    you always seem to make the most amazing looking pancakes!

  • Danielle

    You’re man must be very very happy:) I better not show my husband this blog, he’ll start expecting too much!

    • Cait


  • Danielle

    Oops your not you’re

    • Cait

      I knew what you meant, don’t worry :)

  • Lindsay @ Running the Windy City

    I can’t wait to try these- they’ll make the perfect weekend breakfast!

    • Cait

      Definitely – let me know if you try them out! :)

  • MigraineMe

    Oh my goodness those look lovely, as all of your food always does! :)

    • Cait

      Aw, thank you :)

  • Naomi

    Cait! I figured after making two batches of these in the past 24 hours, I had to tell you how they turned out! For starters, I didn’t have almond meal, so I just ground up 1/4c of almonds in the food processor and I ended up using a flax egg in replace of one of the eggs. THEY WERE DELICIOUS. This recipe is great not only because it’s paleo friendly and gluten free but so good! Please keep posting these types of recipes!

    • Cait

      Oh good! That makes me so happy to hear!! Thank you so much for letting me know :)

  • Corrie Anne

    I love this kind of recipe too! Awesome. Sounds so good!!! That’s awesome that a commenter above just used almonds!!

    • Cait

      I know right?! The recipe is seriously good, definitely give it a try!

  • Sondra

    Am I the only one who seems to be having an issue with getting this recipe to come out right? I also ground up some almonds into flour and then followed the directions as they were but I can’t seem to get my pancakes to form right. :( Any suggestions?

    • Cait

      Hmm, sorry you’re seeming to have trouble with it! I’m not sure what could be going wrong…are you using a food processor to mix all the ingredients?