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Does anyone know how to make "Paleo" pancakes?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created March 06, 2011 at 8:40 PM

Ok so its ok to cheat from time to time. But if I can avoid cheating and enjoy some pancakes on Tuesday, that would be great.

So if anyone knows any recipes for some good Paleo pancakes or some close seconds, i.e. with dairy then I would be very greatful to know.

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on February 11, 2013
at 08:55 PM

mmmmmm...blintzes!

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on March 07, 2011
at 07:23 PM

in a recipe like this, subbing cream works too.

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on March 07, 2011
at 04:49 PM

I love these as well - but if the banana's are super ripe (which mine are usually becaue the flavor is so much better) I have to add two eggs in order to make them keep the pancake shape. This really is the best recipe!

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on March 07, 2011
at 03:02 PM

LOVE these as well. So easy to make, and very tasty.

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on March 07, 2011
at 02:48 PM

I can't see the recipe, but I think it's the one I use too. Just two mashed bananas plus almond butter and an egg. I sometimes add just a touch of honey/vanilla/cinnamon.

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

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on March 07, 2011
at 09:31 AM

Wise words Jack Kronk, wise words ;D

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

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on March 07, 2011
at 09:30 AM

Lok at the olive oil and how early it begins to smoke, this in itself shows how unstable it is. It is fine raw (not as a primary source as it still has a relatively high omgega 6 profile) but do not heat it.

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on March 07, 2011
at 06:25 AM

Yikes! So do you use coconut or another flour or just cut out flour all together? Thanks for the info - I appreciate it.

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on March 07, 2011
at 06:22 AM

Thanks justanotherhunt for the info! Will stick to coconut oil for cooking!! Like Marina, I would also be interested in any additional info!

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on March 07, 2011
at 01:31 AM

almonds have a fair amount of polyunsaturated fat (PUFA). it's the linoleic acid that is also known as omega6 (o6). this part of the almond cannot withstand high temp heat because the fatty acids have double bonds and are unstable. this makes it 'inflammatory'. it's the same reason why it is very unPaleo to cook with vegetable oils. I eat raw almonds all the time, as I am willing to ingest some PUFA in certain circumstances, but never PUFA that has been heated or cooked. I bend the rules a bit, but I have my limits.

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on March 07, 2011
at 01:08 AM

I'm especially interested in this because my mom loves cooking with olive oil and refuses to use anything else. But I thought olive oil was ok unless heated to a v. high temp that would be used in frying, for example. Do you have any concrete info/data/studies/science that it becomes toxic before reaching its smoke point?

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on March 07, 2011
at 12:56 AM

They are high in omega 6's and olive oil becomes toxic when cooking. IT should never be heated, only used to finish already cooked dishes. Use coconut oil or lard because they don't become toxic even at higher temperatures.

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on March 07, 2011
at 12:52 AM

uh-oh! Guilty! What's wrong with almond flour?

537717eb26bd666e417eb1d026793b5c

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on March 07, 2011
at 12:51 AM

I usually use coconut oil and it works great, but I have used a mixed grapeseed/olive oil - why is it bad?

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on March 06, 2011
at 11:30 PM

Rico: Why lard but not olive oil? They both have similar fatty acid profiles.

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on March 06, 2011
at 09:38 PM

What Mari said. Cook with coconut oil, avocado oil, tallow, lard but not seed oils and not olive oil.

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on March 06, 2011
at 09:16 PM

Don't cook with olive oil!! Or grapeseed!

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on March 06, 2011
at 08:54 PM

Another option is melted coconut oil which handles high heat and tastes yummy.

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8d7eb02fef2eca1a2c418d5f6ed02d8e

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on March 06, 2011
at 11:44 PM

I've been making my paleo pancakes with this recipe - consistently satisfies...

Coconut flour pancakes

  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • A little less than 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • cinnamon and nutmeg, I like a lot - but add depending on taste
  • A little more than a 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk
  • Whisk it all together - I make the pancakes in a frying pan with a generous amount of coconut oil, which creates a nice crispiness to the outside of the pancake

I like to top mine with "Blueberry sauce" - simply frozen blueberries warmed in a saucepan with a good sprinkle of cinnamon

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on March 07, 2011
at 02:38 PM

These are my personal favorites! (surprised no one mentioned them yet!)

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/almond-banana-pancakes/

I add a dash of cinnanamon and make sure the bananas aren't too ripe or it's too soupy. Also be sure to make them silver dollar sized as they'll fall apart. I fry mine up in coconut oil - they are AMAZING! :) throw some blueberries on top - eat with bacon and eggs...mmmmm I want some right now!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on March 07, 2011
at 02:48 PM

I can't see the recipe, but I think it's the one I use too. Just two mashed bananas plus almond butter and an egg. I sometimes add just a touch of honey/vanilla/cinnamon.

47e1e207e9cd7df2a5adcf571f17f76f

(288)

on March 07, 2011
at 03:02 PM

LOVE these as well. So easy to make, and very tasty.

Medium avatar

(12379)

on March 07, 2011
at 04:49 PM

I love these as well - but if the banana's are super ripe (which mine are usually becaue the flavor is so much better) I have to add two eggs in order to make them keep the pancake shape. This really is the best recipe!

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537717eb26bd666e417eb1d026793b5c

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on March 06, 2011
at 09:06 PM

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  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup blueberries (fresh is better, I???ve used frozen)
  • grapeseed / olive oil for cooking (coconut oil works too)

Combine all ingredients (except blueberries) with a blender until smooth. Add blueberries. Heat a large pan on medium ??? high heat (I had to go high heat on my stove) with your oil of choice. Cook pancakes 2-3 minutes on each side.

E65fbf7cf9f3febf0f6bfbbd6530e87d

(210)

on March 06, 2011
at 09:38 PM

What Mari said. Cook with coconut oil, avocado oil, tallow, lard but not seed oils and not olive oil.

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

(4994)

on March 07, 2011
at 09:30 AM

Lok at the olive oil and how early it begins to smoke, this in itself shows how unstable it is. It is fine raw (not as a primary source as it still has a relatively high omgega 6 profile) but do not heat it.

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7304)

on March 06, 2011
at 09:16 PM

Don't cook with olive oil!! Or grapeseed!

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

(19245)

on March 06, 2011
at 11:30 PM

Rico: Why lard but not olive oil? They both have similar fatty acid profiles.

7df8f3cc7f1475c3ecbbd4a4feb87d04

(514)

on March 07, 2011
at 01:08 AM

I'm especially interested in this because my mom loves cooking with olive oil and refuses to use anything else. But I thought olive oil was ok unless heated to a v. high temp that would be used in frying, for example. Do you have any concrete info/data/studies/science that it becomes toxic before reaching its smoke point?

537717eb26bd666e417eb1d026793b5c

(150)

on March 07, 2011
at 12:51 AM

I usually use coconut oil and it works great, but I have used a mixed grapeseed/olive oil - why is it bad?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on March 07, 2011
at 12:56 AM

They are high in omega 6's and olive oil becomes toxic when cooking. IT should never be heated, only used to finish already cooked dishes. Use coconut oil or lard because they don't become toxic even at higher temperatures.

537717eb26bd666e417eb1d026793b5c

(150)

on March 07, 2011
at 06:22 AM

Thanks justanotherhunt for the info! Will stick to coconut oil for cooking!! Like Marina, I would also be interested in any additional info!

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on August 02, 2011
at 03:06 PM

i used to make my own mix but now i just buy pamela's gluten free pancake mix. it's pretty friggin good and the texture is the closest i've seen that is actually like pancakes. also the ingredient list doesn't look too bad if you're not terrified of starch.

http://www.pamelasproducts.com/product/PamelasBakingampPancakeMix/13193.aspx

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on March 07, 2011
at 05:32 AM

I make pancakes that are kind of a mix between the MDA recipe and SCDKat's recipe.

About 1/4 C pureed fruit (I like nectarine, and just pureed some strawberries to try later) 1 egg About 1-2 tsp almond butter a dash of vanilla extract a dash of cinnamon

Mix until smooth, then cook in plenty of coconut oil or butter. Add dark chocolate chips if you want (I do).

Alternatively, use 1 over ripe banana or an individual serving of applesauce. Double everything else in the recipe if you use these (unless your banana is one of those teeny red ones or your applesauce is a baby food jar).

I puree a bunch of fruit ahead of time and freeze it flat so that I can just break off and thaw however much I want the night before.

Also- SCDKat's recipe is literally just 1 banana + 2 eggs. As easy as you can get, but doesn't hold together quite as well.

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Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on March 07, 2011
at 12:23 AM

Why am I seeing recipes that recommend cooking with almond flour? Tisk Tisk.

Try this recipe! You can make even closer to "Paleo" or whatever by removing the fruit and/or maple syrup drizzle.

http://paleohacks.com/questions/25131/anyone-tried-this-recipe-for-coconut-flour-pancakes-pics-incl#axzz1FqXI1VrM

Enjoy!

537717eb26bd666e417eb1d026793b5c

(150)

on March 07, 2011
at 12:52 AM

uh-oh! Guilty! What's wrong with almond flour?

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

(4994)

on March 07, 2011
at 09:31 AM

Wise words Jack Kronk, wise words ;D

537717eb26bd666e417eb1d026793b5c

(150)

on March 07, 2011
at 06:25 AM

Yikes! So do you use coconut or another flour or just cut out flour all together? Thanks for the info - I appreciate it.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on March 07, 2011
at 01:31 AM

almonds have a fair amount of polyunsaturated fat (PUFA). it's the linoleic acid that is also known as omega6 (o6). this part of the almond cannot withstand high temp heat because the fatty acids have double bonds and are unstable. this makes it 'inflammatory'. it's the same reason why it is very unPaleo to cook with vegetable oils. I eat raw almonds all the time, as I am willing to ingest some PUFA in certain circumstances, but never PUFA that has been heated or cooked. I bend the rules a bit, but I have my limits.

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on March 06, 2011
at 08:49 PM

The Primal Blueprint Cookbook. There pretty good

Ingredients:

3 eggs

3 TBSP Oil or Melted Butter(I used EVOO)

1/4 Cup plus 2 TBSP Coconut Milk

1/2 tsp Honey

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1/4 tsp Salt

1/2 cup coconut flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup or so of water

optional additions: flaked coconut, berries, nuts, cinnamon

Instructions:

Whisk together eggs, oil, coconut milk, honey, and vanilla. In a seperate bowl, stir together dry ingredients, then add the wet ingredients, stirring until smooth. Add the water to thin the batter out until it reaches your desired consistency. In a well oil pan or griddle cook pancakes until browned on both sides. enjoy

0756554e2dd963b66ad62702cbc62a67

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on March 06, 2011
at 08:54 PM

Another option is melted coconut oil which handles high heat and tastes yummy.

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3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

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on February 11, 2013
at 08:48 PM

My favorite is very thin like a crepe, and has dairy (Primal, not Paleo), so I know a lot of people wouldn't use dairy but I love them:

2 eggs 2 tbsp. cream cheese Flavoring of your choice (a little lemon juice, or some cinnamon, or whatever floats your boat).

Whir up the "batter" in a blender. Pour onto greased pan (I use coconut oil) and cook until done, turning once.

I either stuff them like crepes (with a little ricotta), or fold them into quarters and sprinkle with more cinnamon or lemon juice, perhaps a little butter.

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on February 11, 2013
at 08:55 PM

mmmmmm...blintzes!

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on February 11, 2013
at 08:41 PM

Eggs, banana, and almond butter does the trick pretty simply! Great with cinnamon and honey on top.

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on February 11, 2013
at 08:11 PM

This was posted ages ago, but my girlfriend made me some of these, wanted to share it with you guys :-) http://grexfitness.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/paleo-pancake-day/

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on August 02, 2011
at 03:48 PM

I like the recipe from Robb Wolf's book a whole lot:

-1/2 c cashew butter

-1/2 c unsweetened apple sauce

-2 eggs

-1/4 tsp vanilla

-1/4 tsp cinnamon

coconut oil for cooking

You have to be pretty careful when flipping them, because they break easily (it helps to keep the pancakes small), but they are crazy tasty--I probably make them once a month or so.

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on August 02, 2011
at 02:47 PM

Funny you should ask - I just posted a recipe for grain-free pancakes last week. :-)

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on August 02, 2011
at 07:05 AM

I made up my own recipe after trying all the others and being very unsatisfied!

You can find it on my blog here: http://paleo-gal.blogspot.com/2011/05/alyssas-perfect-paleo-pancakes.html

Or you can google it "Alyssa's Perfect Paleo Pancakes" and it is just as good as the real thing!

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on March 07, 2011
at 06:39 PM

Chestnut Pancakes with Bacon!

(click for link)

The recipe includes milk, but I"m sure you could replace it with coconut milk.

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on March 07, 2011
at 07:23 PM

in a recipe like this, subbing cream works too.

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on March 07, 2011
at 12:31 AM

these are super simple and tasty

First cook your bacon in a nonstick pan remove bacon but not rendered fat

1/4 cup Almond Meal 1/4 cup Hazelnut meal 1 egg 1/4 cup water 1 T pure maple

cook over med/low heat, let it really set up first before flipping, but check the bottom side so it doesn't burn on you

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on March 06, 2011
at 08:57 PM

I like the banana ones from MDA, but they are pretty delicate/hard to flip so I've done some tweaking:
3 beaten eggs
2 mashed bananas
1/2 cup almond butter
2 TBS coconut flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon

I just blend it all together in the food processor and fry in clarified butter or coconut oil. I keep them just 4 inches in diameter or so. Sometimes I add chopped apple to the batter; reminds me of my mom's german-style pancakes :)

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