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. Tiffanny wray says:

    I made these this morning ( In fact I am eating them as we speak) and these are so good! Especially with the compote! I didn’t add the vanilla bean because I didn’t have any, but it turned out very well!

    On a little sidenote, I had a hard time keeping the pancakes together while they were cooking but it was much easier to deal with it because I followed your directions about keeping them small.

    I will definitely be making these again!

  2. Cat says:

    Soooooo no matter what heat setting I put my stove top on, these burned. (Medium high, medium, medium low…) Grrrr but seems like they would taste good!

    1. Jacqui V says:

      I was also worried at first, since mine seemed to be burnt, but I realized these are likely to look overcooked no matter what. If you look closely at the recipe images, you’ll notice the pancakes are quite dark. They really only need to cook for a couple of minutes before flipping them over. They’re ready to flip when your spatula doesn’t stick to the edge of the pancake. If it scrunches up a bit when you’re flipping them, that’s fine. You can gently pat them with the back of the spatula to flatten them again after you’ve flipped them.

  3. Zahra@MusicandMarathons says:

    I was looking for a pancake recipe cuz the family is begging for them since I stopped making them once going paleo. I googled and found it on your website! which is my favorite paleo food site! Im sure it will be good.

  4. Gary says:

    Making these now….with enthusiasm, my wife says, “see Julie’s recipes are always on point!” Love it….for someone that doesn’t like cooking to get that excited speaks volumes!

  5. Jen says:

    Delicious! They wanted to stick to my pan, but stuck way less than the banana/ egg recipe I’ve tried in the past. I will be making these often!

  6. Jacqui V says:

    I just made these for brinner (breakfast for dinner) and they turned out excellent. Even my Paleo-skeptical husband appreciated them! I used fresh berries in place of frozen and just added a little extra vanilla extract to the batter since I’m out of vanilla beans. They still turned out great. Thank you!

  7. Erica says:

    Do you think I could turn these into muffins instead of pancakes? only because my pancakes never come out right and muffins might be less of a mess from my inner child. Also minus the banana and add the berries in instead
    ( only because I don’t have a banana, its not because I don’t love them. I love all food)

    if so what temp would I cook them at and how long?


    1. juli says:

      i honestly have no clue. i don’t think so though

  8. Kelcey says:

    These pancakes made my morning! They came out just as pictured. Thanks for the great and always reliable Paleo recipes!

  9. Fred says:

    Fantastic Pancakes – these are my go to post lift

  10. Fred says:

    J – would this recipe work in a waffler maker?
    Had a bad experience with a recipe similar that fell apart and stuck to waffle iron – thanks!