Pancakes are normally not in my job description

This morning I decided to try something new for Genevieve’s breakfast. She normally has scrambled eggs or peanut butter toast (side note: she said “peanut butter”, yesterday!).

I wanted something that wasn’t messy and was easy, healthy, and would allow me to incorporate a vegetable or fruit. I was also hoping to find something that would either make a small quantity or make a moderate quantity and be something I could freeze for later.

It was also important, for this meal anyway, that I have all the ingredients already in my kitchen.

I decided to try this recipe for coconut flour banana pancakes by Dr. Frank Lipman. I found the recipe on Pintrest and it can be found here.

I cut off the recipe in half using the conversions (found here) shown in the Taste of Home article, “How to Cut Fown Recipes,” that I also found on Pintrest.

I bought my coconut flour from Home goods. I like to shop there for new specialty foods because it gives me a chance to try new things without spending as much or wasting the time hunting them down online since there isn’t much available here.

Ingredients (halved recipe):
1 banana – mashed
2 eggs
2 Tablespoons coconut flour
2 teaspoons coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (use the real stuff – its just better)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Coconut oil (for cooking)


Beat eggs until frothy. Whip in mashed banana. Add in other ingredients until incoperated. Cook in non stick skillet or on griddle with coconut oil until done. Yields approx. 6 small pancakes.




I’m terrible at making breakfast. I love to cook, but for some reason my breakfast foods never turn out as well as I would like. I almost always over cook or under cook pancakes. In this instance, I don’t know how much was me and how much was the ingredients. It seamed like they went from raw to really dark with no in between.

Genevieve didn’t notice that they were ugly though, she really seemed to like them. She ate one here at the house and Michael took a couple with them for the car and daycare. I refrigerated the last two for breakfast tomorrow.


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