Banana Vanilla Bean Pancakes

by danielle on January 18, 2013

bananavanillabeanpancakes
I love breakfast. It’s by far my favorite meal of the day and I often times would be happy to eat breakfast all day! When I have late night classes or don’t feel like cooking I tend to rely on breakfast foods to hold me over. Things like omelets, eggs, and pancakes are some of my go to options. These pancakes are a twist on one of my favorite microwave muffin recipes. They are almost Paleo and can easily be adapted to Paleo and are 100% gluten free. Try them out for breakfast or even dinner one night. They’re super easy to make!

Ingredients: 

  • 1 tbs. coconut flour
  • 1 tbs. Perfect Fit protein (or any brown rice protein, you can also swap another tbs. of coconut flour to make these totally Paleo)
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla bean extract
  • 1/2 a vanilla bean
  • 1/2 tsp. stevia (optional)

Directions: 

  1. In a mixing bowl combine your flour, protein, baking soda and stevia. Mix well.
  2. Add in your banana, egg whites, and vanilla extract and blend with a hand mixer until there are no lumps from the banana.
  3. Lastly scrape the bean from 1/2 a vanilla bean and stir into your batter.
  4. Cook the batter as pancakes on a skillet with coconut oil.

banana vanilla bean pancakes

banana vanilla bean pancakes
What’s your favorite meal of the day??? Ideal breakfast for dinner? 

{ 39 comments… read them below or add one }

LUCIE January 18, 2013 at 9:05 am

I LOVE breakfast and my favorite currently are pancakes. I could eat it all day. Love the recipe!

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danielle January 18, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Mine too! Protein pancakes are the best!

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Wendy January 18, 2013 at 9:27 am

Great recipe I could pancakes for any meal- these look awesome! I would have to say breakfast is the one I look forward to most each day!

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danielle January 18, 2013 at 1:33 pm

I totally agree with you Wendy! It’s my favorite!

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kim@hungryhealthygirl January 18, 2013 at 11:13 am

Breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day too! I always love your pancakes and I can’t wait to give this recipe a try!

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danielle January 18, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Thanks so much Kim! I hope you enjoy them!

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Xpistiva January 18, 2013 at 11:47 am

Preston loves banana and vanilla – oh and pancakes… So perfect! Trying these today!

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danielle January 18, 2013 at 1:35 pm

How perfect! Let me know what you think :)

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Linz @ Itz Linz January 18, 2013 at 12:54 pm

BREAKFAST – def my fav meal of the day!! I love pancakes and those vanilla bean ones look awesome. Is it weird I’ve never used a real vanilla bean? Just the extracts? Do you have to mash it to use it?

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danielle January 18, 2013 at 1:36 pm

I just used my first one this summer. It’s really easy you just cut it open and scrape out the seeds!

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 18, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Breakfast is definitely my favourite meal of the day too! And you can never go wrong with banana pancakes. :D

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danielle January 18, 2013 at 1:36 pm

absolutely not! Love breakfast!

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Miz January 18, 2013 at 1:30 pm

BREAKFAST THREEEEEEE TIMES A DAY.
sometimes
a lot.
dont tell ;-)

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danielle January 18, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Hahaha I won’t tell. I sometimes do it too!

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl January 18, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I am loving the sound of these!! Thanks for sharing :)

My ideal breakfast for dinner would involve eggs, toast, and hashbrowns/breakfast potatoes. Oh, and maybe some fresh fruit thrown in there for good measure ;) .

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Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots January 18, 2013 at 3:28 pm

I loveeee breakfast but usually just love breakfast time. We rarely have breakfast for dinner and if we do its a fritata or something. I am more of an omelet person then pancakes!

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danielle January 18, 2013 at 6:31 pm

I love both! Breakfast for dinner is my favorite!

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. January 18, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Breakfast is definitely the best meal of the day – in fact, I don’t think I’ve ever come across a person who thinks otherwise. Lately I’ve been craving big yogurt messes when it come to breakfast for dinner, but my ultimate comfort would have to be a big bowl of banana oatmeal with almond butter. Heavenly.

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danielle January 18, 2013 at 6:31 pm

Pretty much any kind of breakfast for dinner makes me happy :)

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Corrie Anne January 18, 2013 at 3:51 pm

I really love pancakes. Vanilla bean sounds so good. I would probably eat pancakes more for dinner if it wasn’t for Kevin. Lol.

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danielle January 18, 2013 at 6:34 pm

Hahaha I would totally eat them for dinner always if I could!

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Lisa January 18, 2013 at 4:16 pm

Mmmm…nothing better than banana pancakes! I’ve been trying to make some coconut flour recipes that are vegan friendly, but dang it’s hard to get right! Breakfast is my ultimate comfort meal! I’d be happy eating it for every meal everyday.

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danielle January 18, 2013 at 6:34 pm

I’m sure you will get it! I will have to work on a vegan coconut flour recipe for you too!

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Kerry @ Totes My Oats January 18, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Oh man I love pancakes! This recipe sounds like a winner :)

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danielle January 18, 2013 at 6:34 pm

Thanks Kerry!

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Kierston January 18, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Breakfast is definitely my fave meal of the day too! I could eat it alll day lol

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danielle January 19, 2013 at 12:04 am

Love it :)

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Caitlin January 18, 2013 at 7:19 pm

I’m not a big breakfast person but with a recipe like this I can see myself enjoying some of these as an after-dinner sweet snack!

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danielle January 19, 2013 at 12:05 am

So glad you like them! They’d make a great dessert too :)

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Kristen@Change of Pace January 18, 2013 at 7:57 pm

I bet these are incredible! :)

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danielle January 19, 2013 at 12:05 am

Thanks Kristen!

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GiGi Eats Celebrities January 19, 2013 at 3:46 am

THAT could very well be my favorite meal of the day, LOL! But I usually LOVE dinner actually. I get excited to eat it, LOL!! Wow, I am sad ;)

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danielle January 19, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Hahaha no worries I’m always excited for breakfast!

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Jessie January 19, 2013 at 10:06 am

Breakfast is my favorite meal… and pancakes are the best!! Like I could eat them for every meal if possible.

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danielle January 19, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Agreed!

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Tessa @ Amazing Asset January 19, 2013 at 4:16 pm

Definitely ideal breakfast for dinner, this looks great Danielle!

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danielle January 19, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Thanks so much Tessa!

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Sara @ Nourish and Flourish January 19, 2013 at 4:44 pm

YUM!! Banana-coconut flour pancakes are my current favorite! I like adding protein powder as well, and sometimes completely replace the coconut flour, if I’m using them as a post-workout meal. The addition of vanilla sounds amazing! I’ll definitely have to give this a try!!

Breakfast is definitely my favorite meal–as long as I take time to prepare something! Many mornings, I grab hard-boiled eggs and a sweet potato (pre-baked) or cereal and yogurt, which isn’t so exciting. ;) However, on the mornings that I have time to make a great omelet or a stack of pancakes like these, I’m one happy girl. :)

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danielle January 19, 2013 at 9:21 pm

I totally agree with you! I hate cooking in the morning but I do love any kind of breakfast! Making it ahead is key!

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