Paleo Apple-Cinnamon Pancakes Recipe

So this recipe is a tribute to my boys. When they were youngsters, their favorite flapjacks were apple and cinnamon. I whipped those up at least once a week…

I remember making all kinds of delicious things for the kids, but a steaming short stack of apple-cinnamon pancakes was by far the most requested breakfast item on mom’s menu.

Of course back then, I made the pancakes out of Bisquick or some other kind of flour. And as you all know, since going paleo, that’s in the past – nothing with refined flours or sugars gets on our table these days.

What if I told you it was possible to make an awesome pancake with no flour and no sugar? You’d love that right? Well ta-da, check out the easy paleo recipe for them below.

We made these this morning and they are awesome! One of the best things about these pancakes is you won’t feel bloated or like there’s a big lump stuck in your tummy after you eat them. Enjoy these paleo pancakes, and your body might actually thank you.

And keep in mind this recipe can easily be doubled or tripled if you have a lot of hungry mouths to feed.

You can make these now, and enjoy them later too. In fact, when the kids were growing up, I used to freeze extra pancakes when I made a batch on the weekends. That way I could quickly serve the boys a delicious hot stack anytime during the week. You can do the same…just heat and eat and know everyone’s enjoying healthy, hearty, 100% paleo goodness!

Try these out! Top them with a little raw maple syrup or fresh fruit, and enjoy the fresh taste of fall in every wholesome bite!

Paleo Apple-Cinnamon Pancakes

Paleo Apple-Cinnamon Pancakes


  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 1 peeled apple, diced small
  • 2 tbs almond butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • A little coconut oil for cooking pancakes


  1. Mash the 2 bananas with a fork
  2. Whisk 2 eggs in a medium bowl
  3. Add banana mash to eggs
  4. Dice 1 apple. We used Fuji – choose your favorite
  5. Stir bananas, eggs and apple chunks together
  6. Next add the almond butter, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla
  7. Combine into a pancake batter
  8. Pour into pancake shapes in frying pan and cook with a shallow layer of coconut oil over medium-low heat
  9. Note: Make these a little smaller than a traditional pancake. (They shouldn't be wider than your spatula.) They will cook more evenly and be easier to flip that way
  10. Makes about 8 small pancakes
  11. Recipe can be easily be doubled or tripled to make more pancakes
  12. Top with fresh fruit or raw maple syrup
  13. Enjoy this healthy and flavorful breakfast!



  1. Stephanie

    Just made these this morning and loved them! As a dietitian, I love real food recipes. I’ve been experimenting with flourless pancakes and these are the best yet. Thanks :)

  2. Anonymous

    These looked so good this morning I had to try them! My eyes didn’t fool me. The only problem I had was the pancakes basically fell apart. Maybe the bananas I used weren’t big enough so the consistency didn’t hold them together. Although I’ve never been a good pancake maker lol. They were very delicious though. Thank you for the recipe!

  3. Peter

    Oh my god, wow these pancakes are amazing. So tasty, and my house smells like cinnamon. Thank you for the recipe.

  4. Paula

    I use the same basic egg/almond butter base, sometimes use combos of cooked sweet potato, apple sauce, or banana, vanilla, and maple syrup from my own maple trees. Great for a paleo grab and go breakfast or snack. Makes wheat-free easier.

    • Paula, seriously? You have your own maple trees? I am so jealous, you lucky girl! I like the options you included. I have done banana but not sweet potato. That sounds great!

  5. Matt

    I made these this morning and wow — these are for sure better than the bisquick pancakes I missed. My non-paleo roommate ate three, but I had the other 7 (!), and don’t feel too full ! Thanks for the great recipe.

  6. Bre

    Remember, it’s not what they look like, it’s what they taste like. Just made these and they didn’t look anything like the photo, but they were delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

  7. Danna Roscoe Krischke

    As long as you are eating PURE 100% organic/natural maple syrup, you are still eating raw, so that is considered ok in moderation. Your body knows how to digest natural sugars, just not the refined/processed versions. :)

    • You’re right, it is no sugar. And truthfully the pancakes would be great with fruit. We have been Paleo for 9 months and yes, occasionally I will use a little maple syrup or raw honey. Some paleo people never use either. I am 90 percent paleo and will never be 100. I enjoy a little sweet every now and then. :)

  8. holly

    Hi, These look amazing. Can you think of anything I can substitute for banana? I can’t have them. They give me migraines….maybe pumpkin puree? Thanks. Holly

    • Hi Holly…I think substituting the bananas with pumpkin puree might be a good solution! Since it would be about the same consistency as mashed bananas, it should work. Keep in mind pumpkin puree doesn’t have much flavor, so you might want to taste the batter and adjust your spices accordingly…maybe add a little more almond butter too. If you try these, please let me know how they turn out!

  9. Zane

    Wonderful! These look delicious, and I wondered the same thing about the syrup, but I’m sure where there is a will there is a way to make some healthy form of it. Regardless, love the idea and can’t wait to try it. I’m more so on a wheatbelly lifestyle, which is a minor paleo, but this suits my lifestyle perfectly. Thank you again!

    • Hi Zane…thanks so much for your comment. Do try these wheat-free pancakes, I think you’ll love them. We often top ours with a cup of frozen mixed berries heated in the microwave. Or you could take a good jam you have in the fridge and heat that up as a topping. Or even chop a little extra apple when you make these, and place in a small bowl with some butter and cinnamon, then microwave for a delicious hot apple topping. No one should feel “stuck” with just using maple syrup when serving these pancakes!

    • Hi Wheat Is My Crack. Thanks for your comment. The short and sweet answer is the maple syrup is just an option. Our blog readers are smart and know maple syrup isn’t particularly paleo. Not everyone’s on a strict paleo diet here, so we leave it up to our savvy readers to decide if they want to dribble a little of the sweet stuff on these 100% paleo pancakes, or not. :)

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