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Paleo Flourless Pancakes for Any day of the Week

Hooray, It’s Pancake Sunday again! Or at least that’s what I’m calling it. I found some great recipe inspirations online and decided to come up with my own simple recipe. These pancakes are grain, gluten, dairy, nut, and soy free. Here’s my version of a classic American breakfast for those with dietary restrictions.



Cut and quarter plantain lengthwise and peel skin off. Throw plantain pieces and 2 eggs in a blender and blend until you get a creamy consistency which will take about 30 seconds to a minute. Batter should have small bubbles in it. Set it aside for another minute and let larger bubbles appear before you scoop it into your pan.

Bring a frying pan to medium heat. Add about a teaspoon of butter or coconut oil and swirl it around until it coats the pan. You can use a pastry brush to get it evenly across the pan.

Add 1/3rd cup of batter and turn heat down to low medium. Cook for about 2 – 4 minutes until bottom of pancake is browned and edges become defined.

Flip the pancake and cook for another 2 minutes or so until the bottom side becomes golden brown.

Garnish with butter, banana slices, and coconut palm nectar or anything you like. For a sugar free version sprinkle ground cinnamon and nutmeg on top with a generous portion of coconut oil or butter.

Makes 4 large or 8 mini pancakes.

About Dr. Dawna Ara, DACM
Dr. Dawna Ara is an acupuncturist, herbalist, functional medicine practitioner, a mom, wife, writer, foodie and nature lover. She teaches her patients how to live a healthy lifestyle.