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Hearty Paleo Plantain Pancakes


Clearly I’m on a plantain kick.


Like I said, they are quickly becoming a kitchen staple.  Pancakes, on the other hand?  Yea, that’s nothing new.


I’d eat them every morning if I could…if only time was more on my side.  So on those days I do have the luxury to cook,  it’s what’s for breakfast.

I absolutely love Elisa’s Plantain Banana Pancakes, but I decided to tweak (“Paleo-fy?”) them the other morning.

Having a vitamix makes this recipe super easy; if you don’t have one, I’d highly recommend it (I use mine multiple times a day, so the investment is well worth it).  I’m sure a food processor would work too.

Paleo Plantain Pancakes

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 ripe plantain, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 4-5 T almond meal (more if needed)
  • 1 T ground flax
  • 1 T coconut flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 T coconut oil, melted or non-stick cooking spray

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Coat with coconut oil or cooking spray.

Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender or food processor until creamy.  Pour batter onto skillet, forming pancakes.  Cook 4-5 minutes per side until golden brown.  Top with syrup, nut butter, cinnamon, or fruit, whatever your heart desires!