Primal Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes [Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo]

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I have been using this recipe for a long time, and I cannot stress how MUCH I love it. This recipe seriously makes the most decadent & perfectly fluffy, “primal” banana, chocolate-chip pancakes ever. I routinely get mega cravings for them and HAVE to make them at least every other week. I adapted this recipe from PaleoSpirit.com’s version, whom I recommend you go check out. I find my version to be a bit fluffier and more decadent, so if you’re into that, I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Grain Free Dairy Free Paleo Banana Pancakes Ingredients

Not Pictured: Coconut Oil

Alright, first things first, there is chocolate in these and I have to be honest, I will inevitably slather them in 100% pure, Canadian maple syrup by the end of this tutorial. But that doesn’t mean these pancakes can’t still be considered breakfast food… right?…?! If you’re as crazy about chocolate as I am, or maybe you just need a decadent break from your usual diet to keep you away from the really bad foods, then this recipe is for you. Otherwise, you can totally substitute the chocolate for fresh blueberries (yum!) or leave them plain because they still come out excellent either way. You can also skip the maple syrup if you’re into that…

But I don’t know why you would do that…

Nope, no idea.

Let’s get started!!


Step 1:

I choose almond meal over almond flour for this recipe as I find it makes the batter a bit thicker and gives the pancakes a little more structure. You can use whichever you have on hand, but if your almond meal isn’t blanched (contains skins), I recommend sifting out the larger brown bits before continuing.

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Sift the almond meal, coconut flour, baking soda, and salt together.

Primal Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes - Sift Dry Ingredients

Primal Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes - Dark Ingredients

Step 2:

In a separate bowl, whisk the coconut milk, eggs, banana, vanilla, and honey together.

Primal Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes - Wet Ingredients

Step 3:

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until there are no lumps.

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This is the consistency the batter should be. Pretty thick, not too runny. If it’s runny, you can add another teaspoon of coconut flour or so until it is the right consistency.

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Step 4:

Preheat a large pan on medium heat and coat with a layer of coconut oil. You will need to re-coat the pan with oil in between each batch or they will stick. These pancakes shouldn’t stick to the pan, but if they do, add a little more coconut oil to the next batch.

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Step 5:

Spoon out the batter to make small pancakes, and immediately sprinkle on the cacao nibs (or fresh blueberries). Instead of cacao nibs, today I’m using Enjoy Life brand mini chocolate chips, which are dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, and they are awesome.

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Step 6:

Let the pancakes cook for a few minutes on each side. They won’t bubble like traditional pancakes, so you have to pay attention to the color along the very edges to know when to flip them. Once they’re golden brown, they’re ready to be flipped.

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DONE!

And now you have a batch of mouthwatering, primal banana chocolate chip pancakes! Serve immediately, while still warm. These are extra special drizzled in maple syrup, and/or with sliced bananas and walnuts sprinkled on top.

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These pancakes keep well in the fridge for a few days… if they last that long. >:D

 

Primal Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes (Grain-Free, Dairy-Free)
Serves 4
Makes decadent, perfectly fluffy, & seriously delicious primal-style banana chocolate chip pancakes. Also great with fresh blueberries or made plain (instead of chocolate).
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Ingredients
  1. 1 & 1/3 cup almond meal
  2. 1/3 cup coconut flour
  3. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  4. 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  5. 1 ripe banana
  6. 3 large eggs
  7. 1 cup full-fat coconut milk
  8. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  9. 2-3 tablespoons raw honey
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  11. cacao nibs or blueberries
  12. coconut oil
  13. maple syrup (optional)
Instructions
  1. Sift the almond meal, coconut flour, baking soda, and salt together. (If your almond meal isn't blanched, sift the brown skins out first.)
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk the coconut milk, eggs, banana, vanilla, and honey together.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until there are no lumps left. (The batter should be pretty thick, not too runny. If it's runny, you can add another teaspoon of coconut flour until it is the right consistency.)
  4. Preheat a large pan on medium heat and coat with a layer of coconut oil. (You will need to re-coat the pan with oil in between each batch or they will stick.)
  5. Spoon out the batter to make small pancakes, and immediately sprinkle on the cacao nibs or blueberries.
  6. Let them cook for a few minutes on each side. They won't bubble like traditional pancakes, so you have to pay attention to the color along the very edges to know when to flip them. Once they're golden brown, they're ready to be flipped.
  7. Serve immediately while still warm. These are extra special drizzled in maple syrup, and/or with sliced bananas and walnuts sprinkled on top.
Notes
  1. Keeps well in the fridge for a few days.
Adapted from PaleoSpirit.com
Adapted from PaleoSpirit.com
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