Five Ingredient Gluten Free Pancakes


Happy Valentine’s Day!   Bradley and I have been together over ten years, and Valentine’s Day is a holiday that we have learned that it’s best not to celebrate.  Every time we try to do something special, it ends in disaster!   There was the year he ordered sushi to-go and brought me to the levee for an evening picnic.  Romantic, right?  Well, the view for the spot he picked out ended up being a construction site, and the sushi he ordered contained cucumber which is Bradley’s most detested food.  He threw up right on the levee.  Ever since that day, he writes in big letters on top of any sushi order “NO CUCUMBER– HIGHLY ALLERGIC!”   There was the year that he ordered flowers to be delivered, and the flowers never showed up. The bouquet arrived a day late and it was obviously an afterthought made with any left-over flowers the florist could scrounge together to please an unsatisfied customer. My poor boyfriend spent Valentine’s Day arguing with the local flower shop’s customer service, and I think he’s only had one bouquet delivered to me since! Then there was the year that we were TRYING to play it low key.  I was working late, and I came home to my darling husband hard at work cooking me a steak dinner.  He pulled the roasted vegetables out of the oven and I noticed that he decided to line the baking sheet with wax paper.  I smiled at him at explained the difference between wax paper and parchment paper, and we decided to order pizza instead.     These days, we don’t even give each other cards for Valentine’s Day… they’d probably spontaneously combust and burn our house down!   Brennan has had a fascination with trucks lately.  His favorites are the mail truck and the garbage truck. One morning, he woke up and started yelling from his crib, “I HEAR THE GARBAGE TRUCK!!” Bradley sprinted past me, flew open the door to Brennan’s room, picked him up, and hurried outside so Brennan could get a glimpse of the garbage truck passing by. It was even sweeter because Bradley was in his underwear and it was about 35 degrees outside. These are the moments that fill my heart with love…not chocolates, or flowers, or cards with pink hearts. I saw a toy garbage truck that reminded me of my boys, so I picked it up and gave it to Brennan this morning. I never thought a garbage truck could be a symbol of love, but it is in our house! DSC07251 Cooking for my family is one way I show them I love them.  I recently quit a side job that required me to work every Sunday morning partly because it meant that I wouldn’t be able to make banana pancakes for my boys.  Banana pancakes trump making some extra spending money!   This recipe is easy, delicious, and it’s a great way to use ripe bananas. Make them for someone you love! DSC07238 Bonus points if you can make them with a toddler on your hip! DSC07245    

Five Ingredient Gluten Free Pancakes
Yields 18
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111 calories
15 g
62 g
5 g
3 g
1 g
66 g
24 g
5 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 111
Calories from Fat 42
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 62mg
Sodium 24mg
Total Carbohydrates 15g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 5g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 6 Ripe Bananas
  2. 6 Large Eggs
  3. 1 1/2 Cup Almond Flour
  4. 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  5. 54 Frozen Blueberries (3 per pancake)
  1. Mash bananas with a fork into a large mixing bowl. Stir in eggs, almond flour, and cinnamon. The mixture should be a little lumpy.
  2. Melt a tablespoon of butter on an electric skillet heated to 300 degrees. Ladle about 1/2 cup of pancake batter onto the hot skillet and cook without moving it for about 2 minutes. Place 3 frozen blueberries on each pancake 1/2 way through cooking the first side. Flip the pancake and cook for an additional minute.
  3. These pancakes don't bubble up like pancakes made with a flour batter. Knowing when to flip them is a bit of an art. My best advice is to time it, and notice when the sheen of the cooking pancakes change from glistening to a dull shine. When you go to flip them, commit! Quickly slide the spatula under the pancake and flip.
  4. I've topped these pancakes with everything from apples cooked in cinnamon and butter to frozen berries reduced with a little lemon juice. Left over pancakes make great "bread" for nut butter sandwiches too!
  1. If you don't have an electric skillet, my advice is to get one! This recipe doesn't work as well if you're cooking on a pan on the stove because the heat doesn't get distributed evenly.
  2. If you want to make a smaller batch, just use the same number of bananas and eggs and use 1/4 cup of almond flour for each banana. For example, if you have 4 bananas, use 4 eggs and 1 cup of almond flour.
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