Almond Flour Banana Pancakes are light, fluffy and delicately flavored with bananas. With only 5 minutes of prep, this is a super easy recipe because there is no beating egg whites.
My idea of almond flour banana pancakes is a light, tender cake that tastes like bananas, just like eggless banana bread or mini banana muffins. Mashed banana adds flavor, moisture and caramell-y sweetness.
There’s nothing like a delicious, fluffy stack of pancakes on weekend mornings like oat flour pancakes or these easy pancakes made in a sheet pan. These are completely grain free, gluten-free and dairy-free (there is no milk, yogurt or buttermilk in this recipe).
These are also incredibly soft, tender with a delicious sweet and nutty flavor, and above all there is no need to beat egg whites like other recipe you'll find online. These are sure to be a hit with the whole family!
Why you'll love these?
Three techniques help us to get our almond flour banana pancakes as light and tender texture as possible. First, we use ground nut flour instead of a standard wheat or all purpose flour. Second, mashed bananas and brown sugar add ample moisture. And finally, the whole eggs provide additional structure, and then the fat in egg yolk adds richness and flavor.
Scroll down to the recipe card below for full information on ingredients and amounts.
You need only few simple basic ingredients to make this breakfast recipe.
- Almond flour: It is crucial to use super fine almond flour which is closer to the conventional wheat flour and not almond meal. The meal has coarser and might result in a crumbly texture.
- Banana: Use a ripe heavily speckled fruit for intense flavor. As bananas ripen, the starches convert to sugars at an exponential rate.
- Egg: Four large eggs add protein, moisture, fat, richness and gives structure.
- Brown sugar - The molasses in brown sugar compliments the bananas.
- Baking powder: It gives lift and helps them to puff up.
They’re versatile! Feel free to use any of the following add-ins to customize.
- Semi sweet, dark or mini chocolate chips.
- Blueberries (fresh or frozen). If using frozen blueberries, then add them after you've ladled the batter onto the pan, so they don't leach color, straining the pancakes blue.
- Toasted chopped pecans or walnuts.
- Other flavorings such as vanilla or almond extract.
How to make?
You can find full printable recipe below, but here is a quick overview of the procedure along with step-by-step photos.
This is a simple and easy recipe that does not include any whipped eggs. So, all you need is a bowl and whisk.
1 & 2. Add almond flour, baking powder, brown sugar, ground cinnamon and salt in a bowl and whisk to combine.
3. Add mashed banana and eggs in another bowl and whisk until completely smooth and lump free.
5 & 6. Fold in the dry ingredients and mix just until mixed.
7. Grease a non-stick pan with oil or butter and place over medium heat. When hot, pour about ¼ cup batter into the hot pan and reduce the heat to low-medium.
Pro tip: How do you know when the pan is ready? The foolproof way to know when your pan is ready to make a test one with about 1 tablespoon of batter.
Pan is ready - if the pancake is golden brown after one minute.
Pan is not ready - if the pancake is blonde after one minute.
8. Cook until the bottom is deep golden in color, flip and continue cooking for another 2 minutes.
Pro tip: Cook in low to medium heat. These almond flour banana pancakes tend to brown faster than normal ones.
How to keep them warm?
There is nothing like a tall stalk of pancakes in the morning. The best method to keep them warm until breakfast time, is in a warm oven. It keeps them hot enough and the wire rack ensures they don't get soggy.
Arrange them in a single layer, on a wire rack, placed in a baking sheet. Place the pan in a 200 degree oven for up to 20 minutes. To keep them warm, place on a wire rack set over a baking sheet in a 200 degree oven, until ready to serve.
How to serve?
Keep it simple and enjoy them hot warm maple syrup or top them with a dab of softened salted butter, more sliced bananas, almond butter or a drizzle of Nutella.
Place the cooled almond flour banana pancakes on a baking sheet in a single layer, and place pan in the freezer for 30 minutes. Transfer the partially frozen ones into a zip lock bag and freeze for up to 2 months.
- Microwave - Place on a microwave safe plate and cook in 50% power for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
- Air Fryer - Place on a pre heated 320 degree air fryer and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes (flipping once halfway). This is great way to make them crisp around the edges.
- Oven - We like to use oven when reheating a larger number. Place on a single layer on a baking sheet and heat until warmed through in a pre heated 350 degree oven.
- Cook over low-medium heat, so they cook evenly and have a lovely golden color without getting burnt and cooked through.
- Make sure to use almond flour and not meal for a light texture.
- Almond flour is widely available in all major US grocery stores and Amazon. I buy mine from Costco and store in the refrigerator for a longer shelf life.
Unfortunately, NO! This recipe is created only to work with almond flour. So, I would not recommend using regular wheat flour in the recipe.
Unfortunately no. Eggs add structure, fluffiness and help hold everything together. However, here is a hugely popular eggless pancake recipe for an egg-free option!
The best way to ripen, is to enclose them in a paper bag with an apple, for 1 to 2 days. The bag will trap the ethylene gas produced by fruit and hasten ripening.
These are delicate since there is no gluten. The eggs play a crucial role in binding the ingredients. Make sure to not skip them and use large size eggs. Also, be sure to flip them over very carefully to avoid breaking them.
More almond flour recipes
Almond Flour Banana Pancakes
- 4 eggs large
- 1 cup mashed bananas about 2 medium
- Whisk all dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
- Add eggs and mashed banana into a larger bowl and whisk until very smooth. Stir in the dry ingredients.
- Coat a non-stick pan with melted coconut oil, butter or cooking spray and place over medium heat.
- When hot, reduce to low-medium. Pour ¼ cup measure of the batter into the hot pan. Cook for about 3 minutes (or until the bottom is deep golden in color). Flip pancakes and continue cooking for further 2 minutes.Pro tip: Cook in low to medium heat. These almond flour banana pancakes tend to brown faster than normal ones.
- Repeat the process until all your batter has been used. Serve hot with maple syrup and your toppings of choice.
Nutritional information, based on third-party calculations, should be seen as estimates, not guarantees, as various factors like product types, brands, processing methods, and more can alter the nutritional content in recipes.
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