Healthy homemade EASY banana pancake recipe


Banana pancakes (gluten and dairy free, contains almonds & eggs)

The other night when the temperature dropped a little I had a hankering for something yummy and comforting as a desert.  This photo is NOT the amount that we ate or made, nor the actual photo of the finished product.  But to be totally honest with you… we ate them before I realised it would have been a great recipe to share with you – so I found this shot online that looked identical to the product.

This recipe makes 2 pancakes, so you can multiply as needed.  It is also a great treat breakfast for kids or a weekend breaky for anyone (each pancake has 1 egg, 1 tablespoon of gluten free flour, 1 tablespoon of almond meal, 1/2 banana, plus vanilla & bicarb.  I’d recommend topping them with a handful of berries for added colour and healthy purple/red/blue coloured anthocyanins for healthy gut bugs (either fresh or frozen then thawed with a little hot water), and some natural yogurt (either coconut, goat or dairy if you tolerate it).  Plus, if you really want to…a teaspoon of maple syrup for added sweetness (but not ideal or necessary).

They are gluten free, diary free (if no cow yogurt), plus good fiber, protein and the benefits of the purple coloured berries for a healthy brain and mood. Cinnamon powdered on each finished pancake (perhaps on yogurt) is a good blood sugar regulator and anti-inflammatory spice.  And as I said earlier, purply/blue plant foods contain a chemical called anthocyanins.

Some additional trivia on your berry topping for these pancakes:

Anthocyanins are chemicals help blood flow and oxygen to the brain & protects our brain from inflammation.  This chemical also helps with learning, co-ordination & memory, as well as improving mood and calm.

This purple/blue colour also happens to be the favourite chemical food of one of your gut bugs called Akkermansia.   Some of my clients after having their gut microbiome tested don’t actually have any of these gut bugs inside on their gut, interestingly they are often the people with gut problems, chronic inflammation and weight issues.

This is because Akkermansia bacteria LOVE this colour and in turn this gut bug helps our gut lining, balance our metabolism and weight and has been reported to help in preventing diabetes.  And a healthy GUT lining and metabolism means good mental health and brain.

Sadly you cannot take this bacteria as a supplement in a pill.  If you don’t have any in your gut, no worry, you can steadily grow it (or seed it) by eating this colour regularly – ideally daily.

Ingredients (makes 2 large pancakes)

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons gluten free flour
  • 2 tablespoons of almond meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1 mashed banana (medium ripeness not overripe)
  • mixed berries (organic have less pesticides than non organic)
  • yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powdered on each pancake


  1. Mash banana with fork
  2. Mix all other ingredients in together (spice, bicarb, almond meal, flour, whisked eggs, vanilla)
  3. Mix banana and dry ingredients
  4. have fry pan ready with olive oil or some ghee or butter to prevent mixture sticking to pan (heat to high, add pancake mix to pan, then quickly reduce heat to medium)
  5. Watch and wait until mixture has little bubbles in it (on non cooked side) then turn over and cook other side
  6. Once flipped over, cook until firm and golden in colour
  7. serve and add yogurt, cinnamon, and berries and maybe some more banana slices
  8. Eat and enjoy 🙂

Categories: recipes, gut health, gut-brain-immune, anti-inflammatory.

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