Food is a vital part of my lifestyle, for obvious reasons like sustenance. However, I also enjoy preparing it and enjoying the fruit of my labour thereafter. Most often high fat-low carb take priority, because it keeps my body healthy and me happy. After experimenting with several banting/paleo/primal pancake recipes, and searching for ingredients that appealed to me the most – here is my take on a gluten free, delicious banting pancake!

Makes 8 small pancakes.

What You Need


  • 1/3 cup Tapioca flour
  • 1/3 cup (plus 2 tbps) almond flour
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 medium ripe banana (mashed)
  • 60ml milk (cow’s, almond or coconut)
  • 1 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Butter or coconut oil, for the pan
  • Maple syrup/Honey and bacon to serve


  • Put all the dry ingredients through a sieve (Some almond flour will not go through, just pop it into the bowl)
  • Mash the banana to ensure that there are no lumps and then add it to the mixture.
  • Add all remaining ingredients and give it a good mix till combined and quite smooth.
  • Add a little oil or butter to a cast iron pan or non-stick griddle. Once the surface is greased, spoon in the mixture.
  • Wait for little bubbles to appear, then flip.
  • Enjoy with butter, maple syrup or honey and bacon/chacon/macon on the side.

You can add any of these extras below and create your own version:

  • Cacao nibs
  • Blueberries
  • Chia seeds
  • Nut butter
  • Ricotta cheese
  • Coconut