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Simple Plantain Paleo Pancakes

I’m loving these simple plantain paleo pancakes lately. Seriously. so. simple. So if you’re new to plantains, don’t fret. I tweaked a couple recipes to fit what I had on hand and then turned out great.

Plantain Paleo Pancakes

  • 1 very ripe plantain (nearly all black), peeled (you may need to cut the peel of vs. just pulling it off)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil + extra for greasing pan
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • splash of vanilla extract

Combine it all in a blender until very smooth (my batter was pretty runny).

Melt extra coconut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Pour the pancake batter into the pan to desired size of pancake. I did 3-4” pancakes and ended up with 6 pancakes, perfect for a satisfying stack. (Having a stack of pancakes looks so much more appetizing than 1-2” massive pancakes, right??)

Cook for 3-5 minutes until the pancakes start to form bubbles and then carefully flip. Cook 1-2 minutes until cooked through.

I served with an extra sprinkle of salt on top. And if I had berries, I’d put those on top too. 🙂

Plantain Paleo Pancakes

They’re quick enough for a weekday breakfast or nice as a weekend treat too.

Let me know if you try them out!

Approx. Nutrition Stats (for one full recipe): 365 calories, 14 g fat, 38g carbs, 14 g protein

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  • Reply
    Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed

    Hmmmm I’ve never made paleo pancakes with plaintains. They look awesome though! I always use this recipe: but I always ruin a few when I’m trying to flip them. They still taste good “scrambled” though 🙂

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    Kalynn C.

    These sound awesome! I’m going to put plantains on our grocery list! We just had plantains at a Latin chicken place over the Memorial Day weekend, and they were so good. We were saying that we should buy them more often, but they’re a little intimidating for us. These look so easy though!

    • Reply
      Teri [a foodie stays fit]

      Plantains intimidated me at first too! Once you start using them, you’ll find out how versatile and easy they are! I also love slicing them and sauteing them in a little coconut oil. So good!

      • Reply
        Kalynn C.

        We picked some up this weekend, so I’ll have to try the pancakes & the coconut oil. Thanks!

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