Hearty Banana Granola Pancakes

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“Making banana pancakes, pretend like it’s the weekend.” Did these pancakes remind you of that song? They did for me. I sang that song while I made pancakes all morning. That’s the only part I know in the song, so I sang that over and over. Thankfully I was home along.

Ok, I need to understand something. Does the show ‘Girls’ get better after the first two episodes? Because I’m not really a fan since I’ve seen the first two. They were awkward, like, too awkward. The sex scenes were way too weird for me to really enjoy. And I ain’t no prude when it comes to watching sex via the television. I am one of the many people that have watched every Sex and the City episode and never felt weird. But when it comes to long, drawn-on sex scenes that lack humor and/or have a guy that treats the girl like sh*t, it weirds me out. My roommates and I just sat awkwardly watching these episodes, and we aren’t really uncomfortable people. I force them to see me naked on a regular basis when I refuse to put clothes on. I went too far didn’t I? Yep, yep I did. Anywho, I hope ‘Girls’ gets better or I’ll be way disappointed. I trust other people’s opinions and it seems to not be working for me. I hate trusting other people.

The other night, I watched ‘The Following’ then I had a murder dream. I didn’t murder the person, so I’m cool, but I did watch the murder occur. And this one murder seemed to fill an entire parking garage with blood. Graphic, I know. But how do you think I felt when I woke up, sweating, surprised I hadn’t wet the bed? Horrible, relieved I hadn’t wet myself, but still horrible. I hate murder dreams. Isn’t it interesting that we are never creeped out by the producers who create these frightening murder mystery shows? I think it’s weird. Real weird. Brains shouldn’t function like that. Just sayin’.

This is an absolutely terrible blog post.

I don’t want to talk about sex or murder anymore. I want to talk about something even worse. CrossFit Games Open workout 13.5. Are you serious bro?? ARE YOU SERIOUS? That looks disgusting. Once I saw it, I was in an instant unhappy mood. Mostly likely because I was hungry, but I was still unhappy. Of course it’s thrusters and chest to bar pull ups. OF COURSE IT IS. Way to be original CrossFit HQ. No one was expecting that. I thought it was expect the unexpected? I have been proven wrong.

Ok, enough about unfun stuff. That’s not a word. Let’s talk about fun stuff. Like getting a really good deal on lots of stuff. If you haven’t heard about Primal Life Kit sale {CLOSED}, I don’t know where you’ve been. Us bloggers have been yappin’ all about it. It’s 30 products and 8 discounts for only $39. Crazy since that’s a $485 value. And you get sweet ebooks like Well Fed by Melissa Jouwlan. That books has insanely awesome recipes. So get it before the sale is over April 9th.



Hearty Banana Granola Pancakes

  • Yield: 2 1x




  1. Place banana in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Then crack eggs into food processor and mix together.
  3. Lastly, add in the food processor the coconut flour, vanilla extract, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  4. Puree until smooth.
  5. Now heat up a large skilletor pancake griddle 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.
  6. Wait until each pancake begins to form bubbles on the surface sprinkle with granola, then flip. If you use your spatula to press under the sides of the pancake, all the way around, it will be easier to flip.
  7. Make all pancakes with the batter.
  8. Top with syrup. Yummo.

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


63 thoughts on “Hearty Banana Granola Pancakes”

  1. I just saw the picture and thought the pancakes were sprinkled with bacon and maple syrup!!! granola works too but now I’m craving bacon and drooling all over my desk…awkward.

  2. I just started watching “Girls” too. I’m halfway through the second season. It stays the same.. naked girls.. awkward scenes.. but I can’t stop watching. It’s so weird.

  3. I cannot wait to make these!!

    As for the episodes of ‘Girls’, I’m in the same boat. The first episode alone was enough to weird me out. I felt like I was walking around after with a giant question mark looming above me. As in, “Whaaaaaat did I just watch exactly?” My friends assure me it’s amazing as well so I suppose I’ll be willing to trust their judgment and keep watching. 😛

  4. I love the show “Girls”. It took a few episodes. It’s an awkward train wreck that I can’t turn away from. And the clothes??? That’s painful to watch as well. But great.

    These pancakes look amazing! Saturday breakfast can’t come fast enough.

  5. “Girls” got really weird this year, by the end of the season it was like a totally different show…I used to think it was fun and quirky, but it took a downward depressing turn. Meh.
    Also, 13.5….BARF. Thankfully, I fall into the category of people who will likely only have to do it for 4 minutes. Then I can lay in the fetal position and try to cheer on my friends while they Fran it up.

  6. I totally agree with you about Girls. Even after 6 episodes I wasn’t sure I liked it, but for some reason I kept watching. Somewhere between episodes 6 and 10 I started loving it. And now I’m hooked. Weird.

  7. If a show doesn’t grab me by the first episode, I generally don’t waste my time. I haven’t seen Girls yet, but it seems like you either love it or hate it. I gave up on Mad Man for the same reason. Sure, the clothes are fun, but what’s with all the long, dramatic scenes of not muh happening? Anyway, I prefer Archer.

    1. I’ve never heard of “Girls” and from what I’ve seen on this page that’s a good thing. ‘Archer’ is the better choice.

      Now, these pancakes? omg, these PANCAKES!?! They are superb! I actually hopped on here to find the Berry Compote rendition (https://paleomg.com/banana-vanilla-bean-pancakes-with-mixed-berry-compote/ ) and had to take a look at these. The pancake batter is (mostly) the same and they are delicious. (The other actually calls for vanilla bean, but I’ve never added it. Too much $$$ 🙁 Maybe one day I will find a reasonably priced organic vanilla bean.)

  8. Girls is amazing. The first couple are definitely awkward, but like everyone else says, I just got hooked and couldn’t stop. Now I love it and all of the characters. Keep watching!

  9. GIRLS gets better!! I think it’s supposed to be a somewhat awkward show, that’s what I find so appealing. It’s not anyone trying to be anything other than who they really are, life in general is awkward, and Lena Dunham does a great job with the writing and directing… she’s sort of a hero of mine.

  10. I have only made it through 3 episodes. I couldn’t agree with your thoughts more. I can’t take it that I watch it with other people in the room and I can’t talk to them for a signification amount of time after. Hate that ugly dude that she hooks up with…where is the self respect?!?

  11. I too only made it through the first two episodes of Girls before giving up! There is way better TV out there.

  12. Yes yes yes! I only watched three eps of Girls and it was terrible. Everyone around has been talking what a great show that is, but it’s terrible. All the time I watched it, I felt ashamed for the girl, worried or bored and that’s not something I prefer to feel in my free time. So thank god, you feel the same way. That’s a relief 🙂

  13. Yes, Girls gets better. It always awkward, but the cringe factor dies down a bit as you get further into the season. Also, these pancakes look to-die-for. I love making pancakes with banana and egg but this just ups the game so much, will have to try your recipe – thanks!

  14. I may be the going against the grain here, but I was so disappointed in Girls. I watched through most of this season & just couldn’t take it any more. None of the characters are even remotely likeable.

    Other than that, this recipe looks great! I’m going to have to try it!

  15. Re: Girls. The sex is supposed to be weird. It’s almost like a trademark thing or gimmick or catchphrase I think. Maybe try watching season 1 dvd’s.

    Your food is awesome!!

  16. Juli… your food is incredible. I have been following your site for more than a year and have enjoyed everything I’ve tried! My only beef is the recipes that call for the purchase of difficult to purchase (especially in Canada) ingredients, such as Steve’s Paleo Crunch… I understand that you are all big time now… I also understand that I could probably find some other option to sub in its place… just makes me sad 🙁 and now I’m thinking about beef…

  17. Seriously? These look amazing.
    Also, you know how everybody always tell us readers never really read the top half of the page, they just want the recipe? I’m pretty sure that’s not true about your blog. I’m JUST as interested in the before recipe part as I am the actual recipe…

  18. I made this without granola. It made 9 nice sized pancakes, so my girls and I had 3 each. I threw a few mini chips in theirs, and amazingly both my 14 and 16 year old loved them! We have been experimenting with paleo recipes and this is the first pancake we all agree on- YUM! New Saturday tradition.

  19. Yummo is right! I made these after a week of having eggs almost every morning. What a welcome change! I made them without the granola and they were tasty enough to eat without syrup. Delicious!

  20. Delicious pancakes!!!

    Also, girls lost me in season 2 – it became wayyyyyy more awkward.

    Try watching “the americans”, its rad.

  21. Pancakes were delicious but mine were mushy and burned. That would be my own lack of patience turning the up too high. Devoured them nonetheless with bacon bitts instead of the granola.

  22. These rock. Nice n’ fluffy. I topped them with toasted pecans instead of the cereal. Thanks for another kick ass recipe, girl 🙂

  23. The book is up for sale on AMAZON! Scribe publishing emailed me becuase I asked about presales and they said I could now order through Amazon, or wait a few days for the working link and they will still honor the $5 discount and free shipping offer.

  24. Juli Frickin’ Bauer, you out done yourself woman. Cookbook is AMAZING. So many congratulations!

    Also, I may have fangirled a little when I saw the note about making sweet potato enchilada lasagna 😉

  25. I could not get into Girls. I watched all of the first season and part of the second. After every episode I found myself asking, “Why am I still watching this?” I finally took it off of my DVR. Good riddance. A friend had recommended it to me very highly, but not everyone has the same test. Another friend asked me about it and I told him he would hate it. He gave it a shot and couldn’t even make it through one episode.
    I just recently started watching Downton Abbey, which is a way better use of my time! Plus, I can get as much of a fix as I want since they’re a few seasons in already! I’m doing the same thing right now with Breaking Bad. So I’ve got plenty of really enjoyable TV that I don’t need to waste time on shows that make me feel awkward.

  26. I’m new to whole paleo lifestyle(still pondering how changing and challenging it may become). My questions is if you’re going to do a truly paleo diet, why do you use flours and syrups? I’m not cutting anyone down, I promise, I’m genuinely confused. Is it all or none or do you personally use some ingredients you know weren’t available and naturally found and why? Thanks!

    1. if you read the paleo diet by loren cordain or the paleo solution by robb wolf, you’ll see that they talk about honey being available in very small amounts. i use these two sweeteners because they are available to us and minimally processed, but they should be eaten in small amounts

      1. Thanks for the tips Juli. How did you come to decide which book/author for Paleo to follow? I feel lost amongst all the info out there.

  27. These were delicious! Didn’t have granola so I topped them with toasted pecans and amazing maple syrup!! Yum!

  28. I recently found out that I have lupus, and the doctor recommended a gluten-free diet. I am on day 12 of that diet and feeling a little better. I was beyond depressed the first week of the diet which I know is in part due to the withdrawal. Then my friend recommended your blog. This was the first recipe I made on my new diet, and I was so happy when I ate them that I almost cried. Yes, that sounds dramatic, but you have to understand that I was scared out of my mind that I would never truly enjoy food again because all of my seemingly favorites contain gluten. I have since also made the strawberry chocolate muffins. WOW! Thank you for this blog. I can truly say that you brought me out of my depression!

  29. These pancakes turned out delicious. I can’t believe how fluffy they actually were! I cut the recipe in 1/2 for just myself this morning since the serving size is 2, and drizzled the cakes with a little honey. I’m “making banana pancakes” but I don’t have to “pretend like it’s the weekend” because it is! 🙂

  30. Tried these pancakes this morning! It’s really refreshing to find a morning recipe that doesn’t take forever. However, mine were pretty thin and didn’t get fluffy. Should I add more flour? Baking soda? I live at 9,000 ft so maybe the altitude affected them? Either way, I’m a happy camper!

  31. I found this recipe and went “Oh a pancake recipe I can use” I have been trying to find one that didn’t take a lot of ingredient and that had coconut flour instead of white and other types of flours because my doctor put me on a diet and I have to avoid starches well I found this next morning made the pancakes. Lets just say I wont be wasting time or ingredients ever again on this. My pancakes do not look like pancakes they look like dog food that got wet, they taste great but i expected soft fluffy cakes not this mess that is currently in a bowl – if someone can offer a solution I may make this again if it would solve the problem but for now. No. Never Again.

  32. I see you use banana in a lot of your recipes. Have you tried substituting it with organic pumpkin puree. I don’t care for bananas. I subbed it in another recipe 1 banana=1/2c pumpkin puree

  33. These were really yummy! I used a variety of nuts instead of the granola and they turned out really well! I got 5 small pancakes out of it so I might increase the recipe by 1/2 next time.

  34. This is a yummy recipe! I used my homemade granola in the recipe. Does anyone know if this pancake batter will keep in the fridge overnight? It would make a nice breakfast whilst away but I don’t want to carry all the individual ingredients.

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