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Plantain Pancakes

  • Author: Cristina Curp
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Pancakes
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Grain-free, blender batter pancakes that are 100% paleo! 



  • 2 large green plantains (3 if they are small)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp maple syrup (more for serving)
  • 2 tbsp tiger nut or coconut flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Non-stick cast iron or another pan 
  • Ghee or butter for serving 


  1. Peel your plantain. Cut off each end, and make a slit in the peel lengthwise then open the skin and peel it outwards and back. The greener the plantain, the harder to peel.
  2. Cut into a few pieces and add it to the blender with eggs, maple syrup, salt, baking soda, and grain-free flour.
  3. Cover blender and turn on low. Gradually increase the speed until the batter is moving. Blend until all the better completely smooth.
  4. Heat a large skillet or griddle on medium-low heat.
  5. Grease your skillet lightly. Pour 1/4 cup of batter per pancake. Cook 3 minutes per side. LOW AND SLOW, because plantain caramelized easily and you don’t want them to burn.
  6. Flip when the edges look done, cook another 1-2 minutes.
  7. The batter will make 8 pancakes.


  • Serving Size: 2 pancakes
  • Calories: 268.2
  • Fat: 6.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 48.1g
  • Fiber: 3.4g
  • Protein: 8.2g