Almond Flour Banana Pancakes
These Almond Flour Banana Pancakes are healthy pancakes sweetened with bananas.
It’s a great healthy breakfast recipe packed with 15 grams of proteins per serving of 3 pancakes and no sugar added.
I am what you would call a pancake lover. I make them every week in all kinds of flavors, such as Sugar-Free Pancakes, Greek Yogurt Protein Pancakes, Cassava Flour Pancakes, or Coconut Flour Pancakes.
Banana pancakes are among my very favorites because they have this delicious taste and texture, but bananas are often frowned upon on a keto diet.
So let me show you how I turned my Sugar-Free Pancake Recipe into delicious low-carb banana pancakes! Grab all my tips and tricks gathered after dozen of recipe tests to make sure you make yours perfect every time!
Bananas On A Low-Carb Diet
I love baking with almond flour for breakfast because it’s a high-protein, low-carb flour that keeps you full for hours.
But adding banana to almond flour is even better! The texture of your baked goods is ultra fluffy, adding a natural, sweet flavor without using any added sweetener.
If you love working out in the morning, almond flour and banana make the perfect combo.
It keeps the whole recipe pretty low in carbs but adds enough natural sugar from bananas to refuel your muscles.
So even if I love following a low-carb diet, on high-cardio days, I appreciate a post-workout breakfast using this combo of ingredients to refuel the muscles.
Why You’ll Love These Pancakes
You can easily make a range of almond flour banana baked goods like almond flour banana muffins or almond flour banana bread.
You can add ripe bananas into an almond flour pancake recipe for a quick and easy high-protein breakfast.
They are naturally:
Almond Flour Banana Pancake Ingredients
All you need to make them are:
- Almond Flour – You need to use ultra-fine almond flour with a nice golden color. Stay away from almond meals that make pancakes gritty and dark in color.
- Eggs – This recipe won’t work with flax eggs or egg replacers, so stick to the eggs for the best texture.
- Ripe Bananas or yellow bananas both work. The riper the bananas, the sweeter the pancakes will be. Note that carbs in bananas vary depending on their maturity, so pick wisely based on your health goals.
- Vanilla Extract – For extra flavors.
- Almond Milk – You can use unsweetened almond milk or any other plant-based milk such as oat milk, cashew milk, or coconut milk.
- Baking Powder
- Optional – You can add a granulated sweetener to boost the sweetness of the pancakes if desired. It can be a low-carb granulated sweetener like erythritol, allulose, or coconut sugar for a healthy refined sugar-free option.
- Olive Oil or coconut oil to cook the pancakes.
How To Make Almond Flour Banana Pancakes
It’s super easy to make banana pancakes with almond flour and a great breakfast recipe to use your ripe bananas sitting on the kitchen counter.
Mashing The Bananas
First, peel and mash the banana roughly with a fork on a chopping board.
Measure the amount needed by the recipe, not more or less, because it will impact the texture of your pancakes.
Too much banana makes the pancakes difficult to flip, so please take the extra minutes to measure your amount of mashed bananas.
Place the ingredients in the jug of a high-speed blender.
In the blender’s jug, add the eggs, olive oil, vanilla extract, almond flour, baking powder, sweetener, and a pinch of xanthan gum.
The latter is optional, but it makes the pancakes easier to flip. Then, blend on high speed for 20 to 30 seconds until the batter is smooth.
Heat a large pancake griddle or crepe pan over medium-high heat.
Grease the surface with coconut oil or olive oil using a spray or a piece of absorbent kitchen paper to rub the surface and spread the oil evenly in a small layer.
Making The Pancakes
Pour 1/4 cup of almond flour banana pancake batter on the pan and cook the pancake for 2 to 3 minutes until the sides start to dry out.
Then, slide a spatula under the pancake and flip them to the other side. Keep cooking for 1 minute or until set.
Cool down on a wire rack while cooking the remaining pancake batter.
Serve the banana almond flour pancakes plain or stack with a drizzle of maple syrup and banana slices on the top.
You can also serve these pancakes with:
- Shredded Coconut
- Chopped Nuts like walnuts or pecans
- Whipped Cream
- Keto Jam
- Keto Maple Syrup
Expert Tips For The Best Low-Carb Banana Pancakes
- Use ripe bananas: The riper the banana, the sweeter the pancakes will be. If you like a little less sweetness, you can use a less ripe banana.
- Let your pan heat up: One way to ensure that your pancakes are light and fluffy is to make sure your pan is hot enough. Let it heat up for a few minutes before you start cooking.
- Avoid overmixing: Overmixing the batter can make the pancakes tough and dense. Mix until the batter is just combined.
- Cover Your Pan: Covering the pan when cooking pancakes helps make extra fluffy pancakes.
- Avoid Overcooking: Be mindful not to overcook the pancakes, as this can lead to browning and almost burning on the outside.
You can have fun adding some crunchy ingredients into the pancake batter, including:
- Chopped Walnuts
- Chopped Pecans
- Pinch of Ground Cinnamon
- Dark Chocolate Chips
Below I listed some easy swaps you can use in this pancake recipe to adjust the recipe to your diet requirements.
- Low-Carb Keto-Friendly – You can reduce the amount of banana in the recipe to 1/2 small banana to keep some flavors without using too much of it. Instead, add a splash of almond milk if the batter is too thick or dry.
- Nut-Free – You can swap the almond flour with sesame flour or sunflower seed flower or use my oat flour pancake recipe. You can swap almond milk for any milk you love, including hemp milk, oat milk, coconut milk, or even regular milk, if you like dairy milk products more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below I listed the answers to your most frequent questions about these almond flour banana pancakes.
No, this recipe won’t work with vegan egg replacers like flax eggs or store-bought egg replacer mix.
You must use eggs, or the batter won’t hold together.
You can make this recipe without a blender, but the pancakes will be denser when all the ingredients are mixed in a bowl together.
That’s the reason why it’s preferable to use a blender to make the batter smooth.
Yes, you can add 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries to make blueberry banana pancakes with almond flour.
No, you can’t swap almond flour with the same amount of coconut flour because both flours have different properties and nutrition profiles.
Use my coconut flour pancake recipe if you prefer to use coconut flour.
More Almond Flour Recipes
If you love baking with gluten-free almond flour, try some of my other almond flour recipes below:
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Almond Flour Banana Pancakes
Cooking Method:One Pan
Preparation:Under 20 Minutes
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