These extremely versatile banana pancakes are gluten free, refined sugar free and can be enjoyed by the adults and children alike. Lovely and fluffy, healthy enough to enjoy for breakfast or the perfect base for topping with syrup and toppings for dessert.
They are ever so simple to make, with a batter than you whisk together and then cook straight away. No sitting or fridge time needed.
However, any leftover batter can be stored covered in the fridge for up a day or so.
Kid Friendly You Say?
I actually make mini versions of these gluten free banana pancakes for my young kids and they double up as a great breakfast for me and my husband. Any recipe that feeds the whole family is a winner in my book.
My daughter Alba especially loved these gluten free banana pancakes as finger food when she was starting on solids as a baby. They are soft and easy to chew – packed with protein and vitamins – and great for little hands to hold. My 9-month-old son is a keen fan too and absolutely wolfs them down!
Can I Batch Cook & Freeze These Pancakes?
Yes. To freeze, simply layer some non-stick baking paper between each layer of pancakes then defrost in the microwave (approx 15-30 seconds) when you want to use them.
I do this all the time and it is much cheaper that spending on shop-bought baby snacks. They also are much more nutritious and filling.
Obviously when reheating the pancakes, make sure they have cooled or are slightly warm before giving them to your child. Microwaving can give them a stealth hot centre.
Why Have You Included an Option for Milled Flax Seeds?
You can omit the milled (finely ground) seeds and substitute equal amounts of gluten free flour if you don’t have them. However, I use them when I have them as they are a great way of getting some extra protein in the pancakes. And often included added vitamins for a bit of a nutrient boost.
I also find they give a really nice texture to these gluten free banana pancakes, but are not essential.
If you can include them then a milled seed mix, milled flaxseed/linseed or any other type of milled seed will do nicely. As I mentioned, it’s a good way to get extra vitamins into the pancakes for small kids. Some even have added vitamin D, like this Linwoods pack I used recently.
Gluten Free Banana Pancakes Recipe
This recipe makes 10-12 adult sized pancakes (or 25-30 mini pancakes). You’ll find a full method below, plus some photos to help guide you through the recipe.
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Healthy Gluten Free Banana Pancakes
Fluffy gluten free banana pancakes, which also happen to be refined sugar free and a healthy way to start the day. Quick and easy to make, suitable for adults and kids!
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 3 eggs (M or L)
- 150ml milk (whole or semi-skimmed)
- 190g gluten free self raising flour (or 140g gf sr flour and 50g milled flaxseeds)
- 1 tsp gluten free baking powder
- Sift the gluten free flour and baking powder into a bowl then stir through the milled seeds if you are using them.
- Crack the eggs into the mixing bowl and stir into the flour mix until well combined.
- Now add the milk and whisk well to get rid of any lumps in the gluten free pancake batter.
- Add the mashed bananas to the gluten free pancake batter and stir through.
- Now you can get cooking! For small pancakes, use a couple of teaspoons of mix per pancake. For adult pancakes pour to create whatever size pancake you like (this recipe will make 12 American-style sized pancakes). Cook the pancakes for a couple of minutes over a low-medium heat then, when small air bubbles have popped on the surface, flip them over for a further minute of cooking on the other side.
- Serve straight away or leave to cool if you want to freeze and defrost at a later date when you need them.
*If you do not have self raising flour, use plain flour plus 1 additional tsp baking powder (so 2 tsp in total).
If you enjoyed this recipe why not try another of my gluten free recipes. You can find the full selection via the drop down “Recipes” tab above or try one of these gluten free breakfast recipes:
- Blueberry American Style Pancakes
- Baked Eggs & Beans in Gluten Free Bread Baskets
- Cloud Eggs Benedict with Dill Hollandaise
- The Ultimate Shakshuka Baked Eggs
Happy cooking! x