These nut-free, vegan, paleo and AIP Banana Pancakes are super fluffy and delicious, and come together quickly in the blender.
Delicious and wholesome with no added sugar, these AIP Banana Pancakes are perfect for a weekend breakfast. Simply pour your ingredients into the blender and give it a few pulses!
If you’ve been following the AIP diet for some time, you’ve probably tried a pancake recipe or two. There seem to be several AIP pancake recipes out there using cassava flour. Its neutral taste and colour make cassava flour one of the closest flours to gluten flour.
And yet, I’ve found it’s so very tricky to make AIP pancakes with cassava flour that aren’t completely gummy. This recipe is anything but gummy. These AIP pancakes are thick and fluffy with delicious flavor! Read the Tips below for the optimal results for these pancakes.
Here’s what you’ll need for these nut-free, paleo banana pancakes:
- tigernut flour, cassava flour, tapioca starch – this is the grain-free, gluten-free flour mix that provides the best texture and consistency for this recipe. I do not recommend any substitutions to this combination.
- full fat coconut milk – this is the dairy-free fat in this recipe that also lends the perfect amount of moisture to the pancakes. You’ll want to ensure you’re using full fat milk here, preferably from a can for optimal results.
- a ripe banana – This is the only sweetener in this recipe so the riper the better here folks!
- apple cider vinegar and baking soda – to give the batter some rise
- pure vanilla extract
- coconut oil – I use this for frying. Olive oil also works, as does ghee or butter for non-vegans/non paleo or non-AIP-folks
AIP Banana Pancake Tips
- Firstly, when making your batter, it’s important to place the ingredients into the blender in the order listed. You want to add liquids first, then the dry ingredients, then the banana to help ensure everything blends easily. Don’t blend too long, but just until ingredients have come together. In my Vitamix this takes no more than 15 seconds. The batter will be thick. Do not add more liquid, this will change the texture of the pancakes.
- Once the batter is mixed together, heat coconut oil in large skillet on low-medium heat. Spoon in small-sized spoonfuls of the batter to form small silver dollar pancakes. Gently press down with the back of a spoon no wider than 2.5-inches in diameter. I’ve found that this size is the best for them staying together and cooking evenly.
- Perhaps the number one tip I can offer for these pancakes is patience! Don’t be too eager to flip the pancakes as they begin to bubble, or they will be a sloppy mess when you try to do so. Instead, cook your pancakes low and slow for about 3 minutes until they begin to set in the middle. Once you flip, give another 2-3 minutes for them to achieve optimal rise, reducing the heat if necessary.
- Finally, don’t crowd the pan with pancakes, and coat the pan with coconut oil between each round of pancakes.
AIP Banana Pancake FAQs
Can I substitute the cassava flour?
I’ve tested this recipe many times and can’t recommend any flour substitutions that guarantee the same fluffy results.
What should I serve with these pancakes?
Depending on how ripe your banana is, you might not need any additional sweetener with these pancakes. That said, they taste amazing with a drizzle of maple syrup.
If you’re feeling indulgent you can enjoy with this decadent carob sauce (see recipe below) and additional slices of bananas. To balance this meal, I recommend eating with some protein like bacon, turkey bacon or these Maple Breakfast Sausages.
How do I store these AIP pancakes?
Leftovers can easily be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days or freeze and reheat by popping them in the toaster!
Can I make these without a blender?
No. The blender really helps with the aeration here and contributes to the fluffy texture of these pancakes so I don’t recommend making them without one.
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Looking for more pancake recipes? Check out:
- Vegan Paleo Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
- AIP Sourdough Pancakes – super light with a great depth of sourdough flavour.
- AIP Pancake Traybake
- Easy AIP Crepes
- Butternut Squash Latkes
You might also enjoy these other paleo/AIP breakfast options:
- AIP Sweet Potato Hash with Bacon and Kale
- AIP Stuffed Sweet Potato Cakes
- Grain-free Baked Oatmeal
- AIP Breakfast Roundup