Oven-Baked Banana Pancakes (Paleo)

Pancakes have always frustrated me for a few reasons. 

  1. The first batch takes forever to cook while anything after burns within 5 seconds
  2. It takes forever to use up the whole batter (not good as I need breakfast asap in the a.m)
  3. Someone is always whining in my hear “aren’t they ready yet? What’s taking so long??” 
  4. I can never seem to flip them- they always break 
  5. Everybody eats their serving while I’m still cooking 
  6. and I am left with the mess to clean 

Needless to say, I didn’t make pancakes often. Until now. Because I now make them in the oven. Which makes the whole world run a little more smoothy. Parchment paper= little cleanup and oven= little labor, ability to multitask, and eating WITH my family. 

So this is a modified version of the banana pancake recipe that has become increasingly popular. You can try to make them traditionally, but I found they are even more hard to flip than regular pancakes. 

I just stick to my oven now 🙂

Note: I normally do not eat these with any honey/maple syrup or butter. They are sweet enough without it! 

Oven-Baked Banana Pancakes (Paleo)Oven-Baked Banana Pancakes (Paleo)


1 brown-spotted banana 

1 egg 

2 tbsp tapioca starch/flour 

1 tbsp almond butter

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp baking powder 

1/8 salt 


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line baking pan with parchment paper. Place banana in a bowl and mash well. Add in the rest of the ingredients and combine. Pour batter onto pan, using 2 tbsp worth for each pancake. Bake for 13 minutes. 




12 responses to this post.

  1. That first point is very true


  2. These sound amazing! Thanks for sharing!


  3. Posted by Share JOYS! Project / Joy Journey 2 Health on February 2, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    I like the idea of a baked version, although I rarely eat flour products these days (from any source), particularly since flour foods do better without added fat or sugar, from my personal experience. This can easily be made vegan by adding another 1/2 of a ripe banana to sub for the egg too- great for anyone avoiding eggs by choice or due to an allergy.


    • Thanks for the tips! Hmm, you can probably omit the tapioca and just add a bit more almond butter. Or, if you can do almond flour (or just ground up almonds) that might work too 🙂


  4. Hi Deanna, Thanks for the like and for introducing me to your blog! I love that you have a lot of Paleo options. -Moira


  5. Posted by Josie de Varona on September 3, 2019 at 10:03 am

    Hi There! How many pancakes does your recipe make?


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