I really don’t even know what a compote is.

Btw, I’m in a bake shop right now and it smells stupid good. Like double chocolate cookies. Some with Reese’s mini cups in the middle. FML. Sometimes paleo is just not quite as fun.

Speaking of stupid good, these pancakes definitely were delicious. And they cooked up just perfect. I usually have a hell of a time making pancakes, but I’ve found that if you just make them smaller, they turn out. And smaller things are cuter. Just a fact. But what I think made these pancakes delicious was how I made them. You see, I just got 2 new swimsuits in from Victoria’s Secret. Well, kind of. My ass is on the plump side, so I had to exchange my medium bottoms for large, so once I got those, I tried them on. And I just so happened to be making pancakes while I tried my new swimsuits on. Multitasking is always something going on in my house. So while I made around 15-20 pancakes, I stood in the kitchen, while it was snowing outside, in my bright coral colored swimsuit. I must just be super stoked about my beach trips coming up because I’m not feeling super great in the swimsuits yet. Just neutral. Either way, they fit, and that’s a plus.

But when it came to taking pictures of these cute little pancakes, which I take outside on my front porch, I decided I didn’t want to change out of my swimsuit. Rather just put on a robe. And a jacket. And furry boots. I squatted while taking this food picture. My poor neighbors. Wanna see my outfit? Cool.


Let’s talk about cooler outfits though. Did you know I have a clothing line? Ok, it’s not really a clothing line, but I do have pretty sweet PaleOMG apparel {No longer available}. I got some tanks, some shirts, and even headbands because people shouldn’t have to ever, EVER workout without a headband. The other day I did that and I could taste my sweat. Who wants that? No one, that’s who. Anyways, coming up in March, I’m going to host a PaleOMG apparel contest. I want people to send in their best pictures in their PaleOMG gear. Whether that’s while doing a 1rm deadlift, cooking up a delicious recipe, or while making out with a rando. Ok, it doesn’t have to be a rando. It could be your lover. That would probably be less weird. But what matters is how rad you make the picture in your PaleOMG gear. And the winner gets something really cool, a prize that will include my first cookbook. What do you think about that idea? I want some feedback before I do it. NOW SPEAK!


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Banana Vanilla Bean Pancakes with Mixed Berry Compote

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  • 2 bananas, peeled
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 vanilla bean pod
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 12 tablespoons honey


  1. Place banana in a food processor and puree until smooth.
  2. Then crack eggs into food processor and mix together.
  3. Now you’ll want to get the beans out of you vanilla bean pod. Use a sharp knife to cut the pod in halve, lengthwise. Then use the back of your knife to scrape out the inside of the pod, removing all the flecks.
  4. Toss the flecks into the food processor along with coconut flour, vanilla extract, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  5. Puree until smooth.
  6. Now heat up a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Once skillet is hot, pour around 2-3 tablespoons of the mixture into skillet. I made each pancake about 3 inches, and that was perfect for flipping.
  7. Wait until each pancake begins to form bubbles on the surface, then flip. If you keep the pancakes smaller, the will cook more evenly and flip perfectly.
  8. While the pancakes are cooking, let’s make the compote.
  9. Place frozen berries in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Once the mixed berries begin to soften, add in honey and use a spatula to break up the berries even more.
  10. Make all your pancakes and top with berry compote.


Makes 16-18, 3 inch pancakes

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  1. Eugenia says:

    So, I made these using oat flour cause that’s what I had on hand and I am not on anything strictly paleo and this is THE BOMB. SO delicious. Love it!! I always come check out your recipes because they are so easy to do!

  2. Kari says:

    OMG! I just made these, and they are soooooOOOOO good!!! I did use coconut oil to fry them up in, and put ghee on them in addition to the blueberries, in which I did not use any sweeteners in the blueberries. Next time I will leave off the ghee, as I think it would have tasted even better (if that’s possible) without the ghee, plus it saves on calories. 🙂

  3. Ashley says:

    Can these be frozen to be eaten later?

    1. juli says:

      not sure that they will taste as good

  4. Amy Steffey says:

    So, I make these at least once a week for my kids. My 4 yr old loves them. We now triple or quadruple the recipe each week. They love helping me make them and I love how easy, yummy and portable they are. Thanks!

  5. Kate says:

    Did I miss something?? I followed the recipe to the letter and yet I had a really thick batter that did not cook and there is no way it would have made the amount of pancakes stated!

    1. juli says:

      maybe, i can’t answer exactly what you did if i wasn’t there

  6. MJ says:

    Just made these little gems…..I great V-Day
    breakfast! Thanks for all you do, love your sight and your Denver too, my hood is Lakewoooooood! Haha, have a beautiful day:)

  7. Cornerstone Cakes says:

    Hi, I have included your wonderful recipe in my best Paleo Pancake roundup on my blog 🙂

  8. Annie says:

    These pancakes passed the (handsome)-firefighter-I’m-hungry-as-all-Hell-after-working-through-the-freezing-night-putting-out-a-fire husband test. Said regardless of how hungry he was they were the BEST. Pancake. Recipe. EVER. Juli, thanks for your help in keeping our marriage fun, healthy and delicious. 🙂

  9. Ryan says:

    I don’t usually comment on recipes but these pancakes were great! We aren’t a paleo family anymore however, we eat healthy (ie. no refined/store bought grains, no junk food, lots of fruits/veggies, etc.). We typically prepare grains in the “Nourishing Traditions” manner (soaking or sprouting grains before cooking). I forgot that I promised my daughter Sunday morning pancakes, which would have required soaking freshly ground spelt flour from Saturday into Sunday. Because of this, I needed a quick paleo recipe.

    I followed the instructions exactly and the only issue I had was the suggested medium-high heat. The pancakes burned almost instantly in my cast iron pan. I turned the heat down to low, cooked the pancakes much slower, and they had the beautiful golden color of a “regular” pancake. The kids ate them happily!

    1. juli says:

      so glad you and the family loved these, ryan!