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Perfect Plantain Pancake

  • Author: Olivia Neely
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 13 minutes


All of the favorite childhood pancake memories – just in an upgraded formula. 


  • 1 large green plantains (about 1 cup pureed)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1.5 Tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1/8 tsp salt (a generous pinch)
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon green banana flour (affiliate link)
  • Extra coconut oil for frying


  1. Peel plantains and place pieces in your blender (I love my Vitamix) or food processor (I use this all the time) with the eggs. Blend about one minute until smooth. 
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend on high for an additional 2-3 minutes until batter is smooth.
  3. Heat coconut oil in a frying pan or on a griddle over medium-high heat.
  4. Pour a small amount of batter into pan once oil is heated, about 3 inches round.
  5. Let cook 4-5 minutes on the first side, until the top looks fairly dry with little bubbles in it (just like regular pancakes!).
  6. Flip! And cook on the second side for 1½-2 minutes.
  7. Repeat with remaining batter, adding a little more coconut oil to your pan as needed.


TO SERVE: top with optional almond butter or for a more savory breakfast add a fried egg or breakfast meat on the side.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stove top

Keywords: pancakes, breakfast, plantain