primal friendly pancakes

26 Mar

Lately I’ve been craving pancakes in a big way. I’m not stranger to making primal friendly pancakes. However, it’s taken me quite a while to perfect this recipe and make it so that a non-primal, pancake-loving friend (or Manpanion) would love it too. The original recipe came from this site. Of course, I adapted. Hope you like what I came up with!

Primal Friendly Pancakes


  • 6 eggs
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot starch (or more depending on what it takes to get the thickness right)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • coconut oil for frying


1) Mix the batter in a bowl. To make it smooth, use a hand blender.

2) Grease pan with coconut oil. Pour batter to create pancakes. If the batter seems too thin you may need to add a small arrowroot starch to achieve the desired consistency.

3) Your pan should be set to a low or medium-low setting. I used my new pancake rings because they’re steady and I like the look of them. These new rings are smaller, allowing me to cook FOUR pancakes at a time. Simply fill the rings to make a thin coating (about 1/3 of the way). Leave them in the rings until the sides are solid and the batter bubbles. From there, lift the rings and flip over. (If you’re adding chocolate chips or other goodies, drop them in the partially cooked batter before flipping.) After the pancakes are cooked, enjoy!

Note: The key to making these pancakes work is to make sure that the batter is thick enough. Usually, primal pancakes are runny because of the eggs and coconut milk, which are used to bind the batter. Another issue is they tend to be gritty because of the coconut flour. The arrowroot starch cuts that grit. The bananas also help with reducing the grit and making the batter smooth. If you’re not into bananas, I suggest experimenting with pumpkin, sweet potato, butternut squash, or whatever you think will be a good thickener. You’ll need about 1 cup of it in your batter.

If you want to jazz it up a bit, you can add chocolate chips to add to the deliciousness (the bananas are plenty, though). I usually have a stash of dark chocolate chips (70% or more) on hand. Before flipping the pancake, I slip a few into the mix.

Let me know how this recipe works for you.

Live deliciously!


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