Banana & Coconut Protein Pancakes

by Kiran on March 30, 2016 · 28 comments

in Breakfast/Brunch, Pancakes


Back after a pretty long hiatus. I’ve been in a great deal of funk. So, I won’t bother you with any negative details on a beautiful Wednesday morning.

Instead, let’s talk about being a grown up! And eating pancakes while doing that.


Flourless Protein Pancakes | @KiranTarun
Some days I just release a huge sigh at the thought of the long-gone days, when I was just a kid.

Being an adult is tough. Its just easier to be a kid. Zero responsibilities and not a world of problem. And i think, it’s okay to want to wish that because who wants to deal with taxes, unemployment and bills all day long.

Zero fun.

What truly fun is playing, going to school, eating mindlessly and playing. Eating and playing. Eat more and playing more.


Flourless Protein Pancakes | @KiranTarun
There’s school-work, of course. But that’s funner than a lot of adult stuff that sometimes can get pretty serious and boring.

Ugh. I want my childhood back. I want the kid in me, returned. I want to convince the kid in me back then that she had it all going on for her. Stop wishing to be adult so soon.


I’ll eat these pancakes and shut up now. Reminisce with me?

Flourless Protein Pancakes | @KiranTarun

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Serves 2


  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 4 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted and cool
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1/3 cup coconut or almond flour
  • pinch of salt


  1. Using a spice grinder, ground chia and flax seeds. Set aside.
  2. In a huge bowl, mash 2 very ripe bananas with a back of a fork or a masher. Whisk in egg whites, melted coconut oil, vanilla extract, grounded chia and flax seeds. Stir everything until combined.
  3. Whisk in coconut flour. Stir until well mixed in.
  4. Set “batter” aside to bloom and rest for at least 20 minutes. It will be a very thick batter, so be prepared for a little elbow grease.
  5. Heat griddle or a large non-stick skillet on low.
  6. Once griddle is heated, swirl in very little coconut oil or butter. Do not go overboard here.
  7. Spoon 2 heaping tablespoons of thick batter (per pancake) onto hot griddle. Using the back of the spoon, spread batter evenly to the shape of pancakes, with the desired thickness in mind.
  8. Increase heat to medium-low and cook pancakes until lightly browned before flipping. This should take about 2 minutes.
  9. Once flipped, cook for 2 more minutes.
  10. Remove pancakes onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  11. Reduce heat on the griddle back to low, and repeat the process of making pancakes from the rest of batter.
  12. Serve immediately with a nice dollop of thick yogurt, fresh berries, coconut chips and a healthy drizzle of maple syrup.


Flourless Protein Pancakes | @KiranTarun
We have regrets about growing up way too fast. Remind your kids to enjoy every moment of being just, a kid. Don’t be in a rush for adulthood, because trust me, it can get ugly 😀

I’m super excited to be back. How frequent? Hopefully as much as I used too!


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1 dixya @food, pleasure, and health March 30, 2016 at 12:10 PM

i miss your posts..and hope you get out of the funk soon.

i know taxes, work, and paying bills is NOT FUN at all and i do dearly miss my childhood.
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2 Kiran April 16, 2016 at 6:54 PM

Dixya — thanks so much, love. I miss visiting your space too. I am trying to get back into normalcy. Hopefully soon. xoxo


3 Shumaila | The Novice Housewife March 30, 2016 at 12:51 PM

It is tough being an adult, isn’t it! Hope you get out of your funk soon. Just hang in there- things do have a way of working out. I am on a gluten free, refined sugar free diet for a month (basically to avoid snacking on all the wrong stuff) so love that you have this posted today. Thats what I am making for breakfast tomorrow. Thanks for the inspiration. Take care.
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4 Kiran April 16, 2016 at 7:12 PM

Shumaila — thanks, I am already feeling much better. And do let me know if you tried this recipe, hope it lives up to your diet 🙂


5 Rosa March 30, 2016 at 2:55 PM

Very healthy and surely really delicious! A great breakfast treat.

Happy that you are back…


Rosa x
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6 Kiran April 16, 2016 at 7:13 PM

Thanks so much, Rosa. I am back because of friends like you 🙂


7 Rosa April 16, 2016 at 7:16 PM

Happy to be of any support. <3


8 Kiran April 21, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Thank you. And it goes the same for you too 🙂


9 Angie@Angie's Recipes March 31, 2016 at 11:33 AM

GOOD to see you back and with such a healthy and delicious pancake recipe! As always, your photography is amazing!
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10 Kiran April 21, 2016 at 12:13 AM

Thanks so much, Angie. I miss your posts 🙂


11 Maura March 31, 2016 at 12:21 PM

So glad you are back!
Very sorry you have been going through a rough patch.


12 Kiran April 21, 2016 at 12:16 AM

Maura — thank you so much. And thanks for your support 🙂


13 ZazaCook April 1, 2016 at 9:43 AM

This looks such a delicious way to start the morning!


14 Kiran April 21, 2016 at 12:17 AM

Oh yes! thank you 🙂


15 Jennifer Farley April 2, 2016 at 10:01 AM

I know all about the funk. Hope it passes soon.
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16 Kiran April 21, 2016 at 12:18 AM

Jen — thank you so much, sweetie. i hope so too.


17 Tania| My Kitchen Stories April 5, 2016 at 7:02 AM

Welcome back no matter how long it takes. you will concur whatever is hurting your creative soul. I look forward to seeing your photos. I agree that being a kid was so much fun but you are a talented adult and it will work out!


18 Kiran April 21, 2016 at 12:23 AM

Tania — I hope we get to meet and I want to hug it out with you. Such an amazing friend, thank you for your kind words and encouragement.


19 Laura | Tutti Dolci April 5, 2016 at 2:45 PM

So pretty (and welcome back!). I wish these pancakes would magically appear in time for lunch ;).
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20 Kiran April 21, 2016 at 12:27 AM

Thanks Laura, and let’s invent a teleporting device. This is magic and someone please invent it, pronto 😀


21 Sommer @aspicyperspective April 7, 2016 at 9:44 PM

An amazing dish for breakfast, yummy!
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22 Kiran April 21, 2016 at 12:32 AM

Thanks Sommer. Miss your beautiful self and blog. xo


23 Asha April 9, 2016 at 7:07 PM

Definitely tough to be an adult. Hope you feel better soon. Like my mom says, it’s just a phase, this too shall pass. Missed seeing your posts sweety.
Love your pretty pictures and protien pancakes. I know, I need to get back into a healthy routine.


24 Kiran April 21, 2016 at 9:21 PM

Asha, thank you so much for the endless encouragements I’ve been receiving from you. Such a sweet friend you truly are 🙂


25 Mary @ Fit and Fed April 12, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Glad you are back with some more beautiful photography (those were very ripe bananas indeed) and another tempting recipe. Sorry about the bumps along the road of adulthood!
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26 Kiran April 21, 2016 at 9:29 PM

Mary — thank you for being here, you are so amazing 🙂


27 Shibi@FlavzCorner April 28, 2016 at 1:43 PM

I am glad you are back. Was missing your beautiful pictures and posts! I love this pan cake. Simple yet healthy and I am sure it tastes way far better than the all purpose flour pancakes. I need to try making some almond flour.
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28 Denise Browning May 6, 2016 at 8:30 PM

A healthy stack of pancakes to start the day satisfied and happy. Love the combo of flavors.


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