Gluten Free, Mostly Paleo Pancakes with Healthy Granola

I love granola but, in the middle of winter, a cold bowl of oats isn’t exactly what I crave when I’m waiting for my house to heat up in the morning.  One day I decided to make Paleo Pancakes because they’re so simple and I wanted something warm.  If you’ve never made them, they are basically  just an egg and a ripe banana mixed together with 2 tbsp of coconut flour and less than a tsp of baking powder.  Blend and  and poured onto a hot coated skillet.  I know they’re not pretty.  I never claimed to be a chef.  I’m just a “cook”!

First Attempt at Gluten Free / Paleo Pancakes

Easy GF pancakes

just an egg, a ripe banana, a dash of baking powder and 2 tbsp of coconut flour


Then I wanted to mix toasty, warm pancakes with some tasty granola.  The healthiest brand I’ve found so far is Viki’s Granola.  I met her at the huuuuge Expo West convention in Anaheim last year.  I loved that her granola was lower in sugar and carbs an higher in protein and fiber than many other brands I’ve tried.




So, I simply added a tablespoon of granola to the pancakes after I put them in the pan.  I guess I could have stirred them into the mix, but this way, I could put in different flavors 😉!

Second attempt:  Not Quite Paleo Pancakes

GF pancakes

ingredients to make GF pancakes starting with a Paleo recipe

If you’re a Paleo purist and avoid all grains like the Zika virus, then you’ll have to stick with the less tasty and crunchy version.  If you enjoy whole grains like I do, mix your batter up:

1 ripe banana

1 egg

2 – 3 tbsps coconut flour

1  tsp baking powder (or 1/2 tsp baking soda*)

1 – 2 tbsp of coconut oil or butter

dash of vanilla extract

healthy granola


gluten free pancakes with granola

for the truly lazy, blend pancake ingredients in a Nutri Bullet

Blend the above ingredients either the real way with a hand mixer or the lazy way (my way) with a Nutri Bullet.









I tried making these with baking soda and with baking powder*.

The baking soda made the cakes fluffier.  The baking soda made them a little denser.

The denser ones are easier to flip!

Cook over a medium flame





Flip after a few minutes, flip them and cook until golden.  If you use coconut oil instead of butter, they get a little darker in color.

gluten free pancakes

Start with paleo pancakes then fun them up with granola

Serve with some fruit and drizzle with Agave syrup (not too much!  All syrups still count as sugar, sorry 😐)

Viki’s Granola, GF pancakes




Jill Brown
Jill Brown
Hi, I'm JillI am a Los Angeles based Fitness + Nutrition Coach. With 20+ years of experience in teaching, training and continuing my education, I have transformed thousands of lives through fitness and healthy lifestyle changes.