My new favorite pancake recipe!

I LOVE this recipe. My child loves it. My husband loves it. You can serve these for breakfast. You can serve them as snacks. They are delicious alone (naked, that is)…they are even better topped with pastured butter…or fermented apple butter…or coconut butter…or homemade yogurt cream cheese (add some honey to the cheese and you’ve hit nirvana, again!)

This is an adaptation from the new GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) cookbook released last year called Internal Bliss. It is a good first effort to provide GAPS-friendly recipes for those on the full diet. I am trying out the recipes that look good to me and will let you know how it goes.

As some of you know, the GAPS program by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride is a comprehensive program that heals the gut by eliminating certain foods (more than gluten), and serving nourishing, traditional food. (Check out my earlier post about meeting Dr. Campbell-McBride at Wise Traditions 2010.) There are no grains in the diet or starchy vegetables, no sugar, and no processed food. It relies heavily on nuts and eggs…but only after going through an introductory diet that heals the gut and builds up the gut flora. If you or your child have a nut allergy or egg allergy, the GAPS program is for you. (Unless you go into anaphylactic shock, that is. )

So these pancakes are GOOD FOR EVERYONE who can eat nuts…not just folks that are GF or grain free. They are especially good for growing children because they are very high in protein and good fat and easy to digest. Enjoy!

Nut Butter Pancakes

1 very ripe banana (very ripe means with lots of brown spots on it!)

2-3 Tablespoons nut butter (try peanut butter, almond, cashew!)

3 pastured eggs

water to thin if desired

pastured butter, coconut oil, ghee, coconut ghee, or other healthy fat as needed for the pan

Beat the eggs in one bowl. Mash the banana with a fork in another bowl. Add the nut butter and eggs to the banana and blend well. (You may use a fork for this. A hand blender will make a smoother consistency and eliminate lumps. I don’t mind lumps, so I use a fork!)

Grease a cast iron skillet well and bring to medium heat.

Use a tablespoon to pour pancakes onto skillet. Cook until done on one side, 1-2 minutes. Flip and cook about a minute on the other side.

DEEELISH! I suggest you make a double recipe so that you may keep some in the refrigerator for snacks! You may also vary the size if you like–silver dollar size is nice for kids! and you! 😉 I would have taken a picture, but I turned around and they were gone, folks! Next time!

P.S. If anyone would like assistance implementing the GAPS  program, contact me.


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21 responses to “My new favorite pancake recipe!

  1. Danielle Tucker

    So what are the modifications for those with egg allergies? One of my frustrations with GF cooking is that many of the recipes rely on eggs and I have a little one with an egg allergy.

    • simplybeingwell

      Hello Danielle

      The GAPS diet cures the allergies to the eggs. It is quite a labor of love, but it is very worthwhile. Unless your child has a severe egg allergy, resulting in anaphylactic shock, it can be cured. So there are no “substitutions” for eggs, per say, in this recipe, as it is assumed that one has “graduated” to eggs and nuts in the protocol. I have seen some GAPS recipes using mashed banana or applesauce in place of eggs. I will be covering some “egg-free” recipes in the “Basic Baking GAPS style” class I am doing on February 19 in Alexandria. Would love to have you!

    • Charla

      I have found that ground flax seed meal mixed with water can be a good egg substitution in some recipes.

      • simplybeingwell


        I know there is conflicting info out there, but I just don’t feel right about heating and cooking flax seed. Be well!

      • simplybeingwell

        Charla, I don’t like to bake with flax seed. I came across that info a long time ago, and I don’t even know that I could give you a source. Has something to do with negatively affecting the oil in the flax. Most oils cannot take heat well without turning rancid or toxic. Other good egg substitutions are cooked mashed winter squash, apple or pear sauce. be well!

  2. These sound great! How important is it, do you think, to use nut butter from soaked nuts?

    • simplybeingwell

      Very good question. You are referring of course to the phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors in nuts that are neutralized when soaked properly. It always depends on where you are on the scale of nutritional needs, and how much you eat nuts. It is always better to make nut butter from soaked nuts. However, if you use nuts once and a while and have an otherwise nutrient-dense diet, it would be fine to use commercial organic raw when possible nut butters for the pancake recipe. HTH!

  3. Made these this morning and my grandson and I both enjoyed them. Thank you for the recipe.

  4. Mmmmm! This will be breakfast tomorrow! What a great pancake recipe!

    • simplybeingwell

      Thanks, Pancake Dude. This is adapted from the Internal Bliss cookbook for those on the GAPS diet, to be clear. ENJOY!!

  5. hwar

    We just tried these for lunch and they are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.

  6. Thanks for the recipe! I bookmarked it 🙂

  7. Hi, how many pancakes came out of this recipe? Thanks.

  8. i tried these out today and they were delish! i used a hazulnut/raisin butter and served them with cinnamon and honey – yum yum. thanks for the recipe 🙂

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