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Grain-Free Plantain Pancakes (1 Blender!)

Stack of grain-free plantain pancakes topped with peanut butter, berry compote, and maple syrup

Pancakes that come collectively in a blender with easy, complete meals components and no flour?! It’s true, mates. Meet your new favourite EASY, nutrient-packed breakfast: plantain pancakes! 

Simply 7 components and quarter-hour required for these healthful, freezer-friendly desires. Bonus? They’re gluten-free and dairy-free, too. Let’s make pancakes!

Green plantain, eggs, maple syrup, salt, cinnamon, butter, baking powder, and vanilla

Origin of Plantain Pancakes

Plantains are a major food staple in lots of tropical areas of the world, together with the Caribbean, Latin America, and West and Central Africa. They’re loved fried, boiled, roasted, as chips, for dessert, and extra.

However making them into PANCAKES? Our seek for the place the idea first originated fell quick, however we do know we’re NOT the primary to suppose it’s a fantastic concept! In Ghana, yellow (ripe) plantains are made into savory pancakes known as kaklo or tatale. Study extra about that model and discover a recipe over on Afia Amoako’s blog.

Our impressed tackle the idea heads in a sweeter (vs. extra savory) path!

Methods to Make Plantain Pancakes

These plantain pancakes depend on GREEN plantains because the starchy ingredient that makes them 100% grain-free with none added flours. Inexperienced plantains are additionally wealthy in a particular kind of fiber known as resistant starch that helps preserve your intestine micro organism comfortable!

Peeling a green plantain

After peeling the plantains, we mix them up with the opposite components, the principle one being eggs. The eggs act as a pure leavening, offering fluffiness and stopping the pancakes from being dense.

These two complete meals components (eggs + plantain) guarantee these pancakes are FULL of nutritional vitamins and minerals, together with magnesium, potassium, choline, B nutritional vitamins, and extra!

Blender with sliced green plantain, eggs, salt, baking powder, vanilla, and cinnamon

Then just some extra components, and we’re able to cook dinner! Maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt add sweetness and taste and provides these pancakes a refined French toast taste (which we love!).

Blended up plantain pancake batter

Elective baking powder provides a bit of extra fluffiness however principally simply creates extra bubbles within the pancake, serving to you realize when it’s able to flip. We normally depart it out!

Two plantain pancakes cooking in a cast iron skillet

Then all that’s left is cooking in an oiled skillet till fluffy and golden brown and serving along with your favourite pancake toppings!

Drizzling maple syrup onto a stack of plantain pancakes

We love them with berry compote or sliced bananas, Nutella or nut butter, and an additional drizzle of maple syrup after we’re feeling decadent!

Slice removed from a stack of grain-free pancakes

We hope you LOVE these plantain pancakes! They’re:

Healthful
Grain-free
Frivolously sweetened
Fluffy
Freezer-friendly
& SO fast & straightforward!

Made with pantry staples and components that preserve properly, these pancakes are the right approach to make a healthful breakfast whenever you’re working low on components or wish to expend a inexperienced plantain. And so they preserve properly within the freezer so you may make as soon as and luxuriate in all week (or month)!

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Fork spearing a big slice of a stack of pancakes

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook dinner Time 10 minutes

Whole Time 15 minutes

Servings 2 (three-pancake servings)

Course Breakfast, Brunch

Delicacies Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free

Freezer Pleasant 1 month

Does it preserve? 3-4 Days

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  • 1 inexperienced (agency)* plantain, peeled and sliced
  • 2 massive eggs* (natural, pasture-raised when doable)
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp floor cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder (optionally available // for further fluffiness)
  • 1 wholesome pinch sea salt
  • Coconut oil or dairy-free butter (for cooking // dairy butter works, too)

ADD-INS optionally available

  • Contemporary or frozen blueberries (we like frozen wild blueberries)
  • Chocolate chips (so good! // dairy-free as wanted)
  • Trim the ends off the plantain and discard. To peel the plantain, use the tip of your knife to make a shallow lower lengthwise by means of the peel, doing all of your greatest to not pierce the flesh of the plantain. Then slide your thumb beneath the peel and peel away from the lower, eradicating and discarding the peel. Lower the plantain into ~1 ½ inch slices.

  • To a blender, add the sliced plantain, eggs, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, baking powder (optionally available), and sea salt. Mix till clean with no chunks of plantain remaining, about 30-45 seconds.

  • Warmth a big cast iron or non-stick skillet (or a griddle) over medium warmth. As soon as scorching, add dairy-free butter or coconut oil — it ought to sizzle when scorching sufficient. Scale back the warmth if the oil/butter is smoking.
  • Add ~1/4 cup measurements of batter into the skillet and cook dinner for 2-3 minutes, till the perimeters are set (choice to sprinkle blueberries or chocolate chips over the batter earlier than flipping). Flip and cook dinner for an additional 1-2 minutes on the opposite aspect, till golden on each side. Proceed cooking with the remaining batter, including extra coconut oil or dairy-free butter to the skillet if it appears dry.

  • Serve heat along with your selection of toppings. We like berry compote or sliced bananas, homemade Nutella or nut butter, and maple syrup (all optionally available).
  • Finest when recent, however leftover pancakes will preserve saved in a sealed container within the fridge for 3-4 days or within the freezer for as much as 1 month. Reheat within the microwave, oven, or toaster oven till heat.

*Inexperienced plantains are agency when pressed and work greatest on this recipe. Ripe plantains are yellow/brown and work okay, however we discovered they created a thinner, denser, much less fluffy pancake. They may even be sweeter, so you could wish to use much less maple syrup.
*Eggs are important on this recipe for construction and fluffiness. When you’re on the lookout for a vegan choice, strive our 1-Bowl Vegan Banana Oat Pancakes.
*Diet info is a tough estimate calculated with 2 tsp coconut oil for cooking and with out optionally available components.

Serving: 1 (three-pancake) serving Energy: 348 Carbohydrates: 56.7 g Protein: 7.7 g Fats: 9.6 g Saturated Fats: 5.4 g Polyunsaturated Fats: 1.1 g Monounsaturated Fats: 2.3 g Trans Fats: 0 g Ldl cholesterol: 185 mg Sodium: 232 mg Potassium: 672 mg Fiber: 3.3 g Sugar: 9.3 g Vitamin A: 267 IU Vitamin C: 27 mg Calcium: 107 mg Iron: 1.9 mg

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