BrokeAss Gourmet

BrokeAss Gourmet

Banana-Walnut Flax Pancakes

Seriously, you can keep your sugary, carb-laden, white flour pancakes. My shrinking waistline and I will stick with these naturally yummy, Paleo/Primal-friendly, gluten-free ones.

  • ingredients
  • 1 cup flax seed meal $3 for 16 oz.
  • 2 tsp baking powder Pantry
  • dash of salt Pantry
  • 2 tsp cinnamon $1.50 for 1 oz.
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract $4 for 4 oz.
  • 2 bananas, peeled and mashed $0.50
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten $1.50 for 12
  • 2 tbsp melted butter (use coconut oil if you’re avoiding dairy), plus more for frying $1 for a stick
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts $1.50 (buy in the bulk section)
Total Cost of Ingredients $13


Preheat a nonstick griddle or large frying pan over medium-low heat.

In a mixing bowl, combine flax seed meal, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Stir well to combine.

Whisk in the vanilla, mashed bananas, eggs and melted butter (or coconut oil). Fold in the walnuts.

Scrape batter into a large spouted measuring cup.

Melt a couple of teaspoons of butter or coconut oil in the preheated griddle or frying pan. Working in batches, cook the batter in 1/8-cup increments, a few at a time, for 3-4 minutes on each side (they take a bit longer than regular pancakes). Cooked pancakes may be kept warm in a 200 degree (F) oven.

Serve hot, with butter, honey, maple syrup, jam, yogurt or plain.

Serves 2-3.

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Jimmy, on Aug 23, 01:59 PM, wrote:

Awesome!! Can’t wait to make these!

Suzy M., on Aug 26, 12:04 PM, wrote:


Just wanted to say that I love your site. I’ve been cooking low-carb/paleo for about a year and your recipes rock. It’s a new, tasty, inventive, creative paleo frontier to explore! So far have tried the sushi, a couple of cold soups, and cauliflower/kale pizza. Everything has been a hit. This weekend it’s the pancakes. Keep up the good work, please.

Suzy M., on Aug 28, 08:42 AM, wrote:

OMG – these are so good. I’ve been trying to find a decent, paleo pancake recipe for awhile and nothing comes even close to these. Light, moist, and flippable!

Monica , on Aug 28, 10:28 AM, wrote:

Yum! These look so good. My doctor’s been encouraging me to increase my fiber and this recipe just might be the ticket.

Have you tried using to get estimates on the nutritional values of your recipes? I bet this will stack up – pun intended – really well.

Nyssa, on Aug 29, 12:09 PM, wrote:

This is perfect! I started using flax in everything-smoothies, cookies, oatmeal, muffins…but I had not thought of pancakes! These look so delicious and healthy! :)

claire, on Sep 7, 11:15 AM, wrote:

I have made these twice since the post went up. Topped with a dollop of yoghurt, fresh local peaches, and maple syrup = fantastic!! Who needs gluten? These are MUCH tastier than any flour-based flapjack I’ve ever had. Thanks Gabi!

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