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The Most Incredible Banana Pancakes--Gluten Free!

Updated on April 30, 2015
gluten free banana pancakes
gluten free banana pancakes

Pancakes and going gluten free

When I hear the word "pancakes", I think of family. Every family has their own special recipe for their favorite pancakes, complete with their own pancake traditions. When I think of eating pancakes, I picture my mom making them, and weekend mornings spent with family. Now that I am trying not to eat gluten, due to a gluten intolerance, gluten free pancakes are what's up, particularly these banana pancakes!

I have been making a serious attempt lately to cut back on my intake of gluten. I have seen what it does to my body, and have definitely felt what it does to my body, so I am doing my best to try to move on from it. Check out the quick, 4 minute video below that explains what exactly gluten does to your body, if you are allergic to it or have an intolerance to it. It is a scary thing, and whenever I eat something with gluten in it, I imagine my poor intestines and the damage I am doing to them.

What Gluten Does to Your Body

Gluten Free Banana Pancakes

Ok, back on topic. Are you tired of making the same-old boring pancakes for breakfast? How do pancakes with vanilla, bananas, and buttery-goodness sound? This gluten free banana pancake recipe is absolutely to-die-for! I actually just made them for breakfast and they were so good that I had to sit down and write about them! They are the kind of pancakes that make you think "I know I shouldn't have one more, but I have to!" Even my kids loved them, and that is hard to come by! Made with ingredients that you most likely already have, these pancakes are sure to have your family coming back for seconds! They also have the same texture and fluffiness of pancakes made with wheat flour.

Here is what you will need:

  • A medium sized mixing bowl
  • A small sized mixing bowl
  • Griddle or skillet
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Cup gluten free flour (regular flour will work just as well)
  • 2 TBSP granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 medium overly-ripe banana (the browner the better)
  • 1 cup + 2 TBSP milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 TBSP melted unsalted butter

-Just a side note: When I'm at the grocery store, I always look for bananas that are old and very brown, and when I get home I throw them in the freezer. Putting them in the freezer turns them totally brown and when they are defrosted, (only takes about 2 minutues to defrost in the microwave) they are extremely easy to mash, which is perfect for when you're making recipes that call for overly ripe bananas!

Wet ingredients mixed/ Dry ingredients mixed
Wet ingredients mixed/ Dry ingredients mixed

To make the pancakes:

  1. In the medium sized mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt with a whisk.
  2. In the small sized mixing bowl, mash the banana with a fork until you have only small lumps. Into the banana, whisk the eggs, vanilla, and milk until completely combined. Expect the mixture to be lumpy because of the bananas.
  3. Pour the melted butter and the banana mixture into the dry flour mixture, mix until combined.


  1. Start your griddle or skillet, setting it on medium heat and warming until hot.
  2. Drop the batter by 1/4 cupfuls.
  3. Cook as you would a normal pancake, until both sides are golden brown.
  4. Serve with maple syrup, sliced bananas, and confectioners sugar if desired.

The finished product:

Gluten free banana pancakes
Gluten free banana pancakes

Like I said...

...these pancakes are seriously to-die-for. When you bite into them, you taste the vanilla and you can taste the butter, which actually seems to make the edges a little bit crispy when cooking them. I will never make pancakes a different way! I hope that your family loves these as much as mine did! Let me know if you have any questions!

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 pancake
Calories 158
Calories from Fat72
% Daily Value *
Fat 8 g12%
Saturated fat 4 g20%
Carbohydrates 17 g6%
Sugar 4 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 4 g8%
Cholesterol 45 mg15%
Sodium 196 mg8%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Makes twelve 4 inch pancakes

Gluten Free Banana Pancakes

  • 1 Cup Gluten free flour
  • 2 TBSP granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 medium overly ripe banana
  • 1 Cup + 2 TBSP milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 TBSP unsalted butter, melted


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In a smaller mixing bowl, mash the banana with a fork.
  3. Whisk the eggs, milk, and vanilla into the mashed bananas until fully mixed.
  4. Pour the banana mixture, as well as the melted butter, into the dry flour mixture.
  5. Combine the mixtures, but be aware that the pancake batter will be thick and lumpy.
  6. Spray your griddle or skillet with cooking spray.
  7. Drop the batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto the pan or griddle.
  8. Cook as you would a normal pancake, until each side is golden brown.
  9. Serve with sliced bananas, maple syrup, and confectioners sugar if desired.

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