Paleo Banana Pancake Recipe

Last Updated on March 27, 2023 by Ellen Christian

You are going to love these Paleo Banana Pancakes with Meyer Lemon Butter! Try my paleo banana pancake recipe for today and see why it’s a favorite.

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Paleo Banana Pancakes with Meyer Lemon Butter


Paleo Banana Pancakes

What a deliciously decadent breakfast that’s good for you! I admit that when it comes to Paleo baked goods and products made with flour, I am a total novice.  While I have done a bit of gluten free cooking for my daughter, I have always started with a flour blend purchased at the food coop.

Best paleo flour for pancakes

The flour blend almost always has rice flour, soy flour or another non-Paleo flour.  The only Paleo approved flours that I’m aware of are almond flour and coconut flour.  Since Marty is allergic to coconut, my choice is almond flour. That puts serious limits on what I can make. 

How to make almond flour

Since our grocery store doesn’t carry almond flour, I needed to make my own. I used a 10-ounce package of slivered almonds and after processing them in the food processor for about 30 seconds, I ended up with about two cups of almond meal.

Paleo Banana Pancakes with Meyer Lemon Butter

How many pancakes does this make?

That is enough for two batches of these Paleo banana pancakes. When you are making your own almond meal or flour, you want to be very certain that you do not process the almonds too much.

If you process them too much, you will end up with almond butter and that will not work in this recipe.  I stop a few times while processing to check the progress.

Paleo Banana Pancakes with Meyer Lemon Butter

Best toppings for paleo pancakes

Since I was sent Meyer lemons for a feature on my site, I thought that I would try a Meyer Lemon Butter to top the pancakes.  Meyer Lemon butter is a nice contrast to the coconut and banana in these pancakes.

You can top it with fruit to stay more Paleo or if you allow yourself sweetener, use maple syrup.  We used the maple syrup from the trees in our backyard.

Paleo Banana Pancakes with Meyer Lemon Butter

This recipe makes about ten pancakes that are about 3 1/2 inches in diameter. This fed myself and my son well with a side of ham.  If you are feeding more people, you can double the recipe. These really are the best paleo pancakes!

Why not try these pancakes with olive oil next.

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Yield: 2

Paleo Banana Pancakes with Meyer Lemon Butter

Paleo banana pancakes with Meyer lemon butter

You are going to love these Paleo Banana Pancakes with Meyer Lemon Butter! What a deliciously decadent breakfast that's good for you!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2 small bananas
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup almond meal or almond flour
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 1/3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Meyer lemon zest
  • ghee for frying
  • maple syrup
  • 1/2 tbsp Meyer lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • Juice of half a Meyer lemon


  1. Mix the eggs and bananas in your food processor until they are light and fluffy.
  2. Add the coconut, almond meal, lemon zest and baking powder and stir until mixed.
  3. Heat the ghee or coconut oil in a pan.
  4. Pour batter by tablespoon into a hot frying pan. I used about 2 tablespoons per pancake.
  5. Cook them over low heat, turning VERY carefully when you see bubbles form on top of the pancake.
  7. Mix the softened butter, Meyer Lemon juice to taste and the Meyer Lemon zest.
  8. Add a dollop of Meyer Lemon butter to the top with or without maple syrup

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 657Total Fat: 53gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 29gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 301mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 10gSugar: 20gProtein: 17g

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42 thoughts on “Paleo Banana Pancake Recipe”

  1. Ellen!  I love how easy and delicious this recipe is.  Lucha also loved it, which is why she contacted you and we included it in our big roundup :)  Thanks again!!
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  4. just made these on a snowy Monday and they were great!  I didn't make the Meyers Butter (I am sure that would put them over the top!!) They will be a keeper in our house!
  5. This recipe looks amazing-I can't wait to try it!  My fiance is allergic to bananas (horrible, right?), so I would make these for myself.  How do you think I could alter these without the banana or do you have an equally fabulous non-banana paleo pancake recipe?  Thank you! :)
  6. Hi there! I'm stopping in from Bloggy Moms. These look yummy. Starting today I'm starting the Paleo diet myself. I'm saving this recipe. I love pancakes! Happy new year!
  7. I've had the paleo pancakes with just bananas and eggs before. I wasn't a fan of them. I love that these have coconut and almond flour in them. I will give these a try this weekend. :-) 
  8. I don't think I've ever had a paleo pancake.  The flavors in this sound wonderful though...I might just have to give this a try!
  9. Oh, this looks delicious, love banana pancakes, and the Meyer Lemon Butter is a keeper! Just a question...does the zest go in the pancakes and the butter(steps 2 and 7)? What to do with the lemon juice? Cannot wait to try! Thank you for posting!
    • Yes, the zest goes both in the pancakes and the lemon butter. Add a bit of the juice to the lemon butter.Taste it as you go so it's the right strength for your preferences.
  10. You never cease to amaze me! You made your own almond flour.  I NEVER would have thought of that.  I've just been looking for almond flour thinking about how expensive it is.  It might be more expensive to DIY (or not), but if it's new to you it gives you the opportunity to at least try it out in a recipe or two before committing to a whole bag of it. I've also never tried Meyer lemons. I'd bet they make a great lemonade. At any rate, I'm going to have to try this! My son and significant other would absolutely love it! You're doing a great job at picking up Paleo and getting creative with it, far faster than I have.  I'm not even a huge pancake fan, but I feel like I need to make this over the weekend!!
    • Thanks so much, Melissa.  I just take it day by day and try to learn something knew along the way. Sometimes it works and sometimes not.
  11. That looks divine and a much good for you breakfast. I have not heard of Meyer though. I suppose any lemon would work but maybe not as good???
  12. I saw you post about these on Instagram yesterday and had to come check out the recipe today. Thank you for the fantastic recipe.
  13. Those pancakes look amazing! I really just heard about the Paleo Diet and have to look into it more. I do need to start eating more healthy since I was just diagnosed with high cholesterol. Plus I want to start eating more gluten free. :-)
  14. I love banana pancakes but I have not tried a Paleo variety. We have been looking into the Paleo diet and recipes as we are wanting to eat cleaner in 2014.
  15. One of the things I want to do this new year is slowly switch over to a mostly paleo diet! This recipe will definitely come in handy! Thanks!
  16. i don't do Paleo or gluten free but these sound so good. i like the flavor of almond so you had me from the beginning
  17. This sounds so good! I'm allergic to coconut, but I've found a really good substitute for it that works every time - arrowroot flour - which most Paleos say is fine to use. I use it as a coconut flour sub in any recipe that calls for 1/2 cup or less of that flour.

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