Gluten-Free Banana Flapjacks

March  7, 2013
3 Ratings
Photo by James Ransom
  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 20 minutes
  • Serves 2 (easily multiplied!)
Author Notes

Who doesn't love a stack of pancakes? These healthy, totally gluten-free and vegan ones really hit the spot. Instead of just throwing some sliced bananas on top of these flapjacks, we incorporated banana right into the batter making them both tender and incredibly flavorful. —Weird & Ravenous

What You'll Need
  • 1 banana, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour
  • 1/4 cup almond flour (sometimes labeled ‘almond meal’)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 splash maple syrup for serving
  1. Combine the banana and the almond milk in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour the mixture into a bowl and stir in the flours, baking powder and salt.
  2. Heat up the coconut oil in a nonstick skillet set over medium heat. Working in batches if necessary, spoon in the batter (we like small ‘silver dollar pancakes,’ which are each about 2 tablespoons worth of batter). Cook the pancakes until nicely browned, about 2 minutes on each side. Transfer the pancakes to warm plates and serve with plenty of maple syrup.

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8 Reviews

Ines B. February 3, 2017
These didn't work for me at all, I really wanted them to as batter looks great. They have stuck to the pan I even added more flour. I used Rob Mills gf and the almond meal. Could you suggest why they stuck so badly.
Kendra November 14, 2015
Kids loved this. I had to add more flour as it was VERY runny. Maybe depending on size of the banana? I used spelt flour, not gluten free, and it worked perfect. Good healthy pancakes, but don't tell the kids!
Judy D. January 10, 2015
What exactly is gluten free flour and where do u buy it? There are a ton of flours out there that are gluten free, do u mean use any one those ?
Einat September 5, 2013
i added 1 egg to the mixture- makes the texture and taste even better. A favorite recipe for my whole family, even though only me and my daughter need to eat gluten-free
m P. May 15, 2013
Would love to see more gluten free recipes.
Susan H. April 14, 2013
What is the caloric content of your recipes? What if you use regular flour
shoestringmama April 1, 2013
Really good - would have been better with the maple syrup as suggested - we had just run out so they'll be better next time. And really fast to make. Thank you for sharing!
Fahad A. March 26, 2013
I am really surprise to see this extremely good blog. Well done guys. Keep up the hard work. This is really good and inspirational. Thank you for clearing all my doubts and making it crystal clear.