Gluten Free Pancakes

A new kitchen, almost done, just the back splash to go.

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Seriously I’m in trouble now…no excuse NOT to learn better cooking skills. So, I’m on a mission to be a better cook. More on that later…

I was supposed to be in Michigan to help my friend, “Mr. Finisher”,  Mike Whitfield film his 2.0 program.

Snow in Toronto made other plans for me. I didn’t get far. I tried other routes, but the weather said, ‘No finishers, for you, Shawna K.’ :(

Now if you know Mikey, he’s a big pancake fan and he promised me PANCAKES if I went to Michigan to sweat my butt off for him. I’m not even a big pancake fan, but I’m a big Mike Whitfield fan and friend, so I wanted to help him out.

Since I couldn’t share a heap of traditional pancakes with two of my fav fitness dudes in the biz (fire ball Brian Kalakay was also in the shoot), I decided to make my own. I didn’t do two days of non-stop filming, so I thought it best to try a little more healthy choice from the Gluten Warrior, Peter Osborne:

Gluten Free Paleo Approved Pancakes


3 bananas

3 eggs

½ cup almond butter

1 Tablespoon cinnamon

Sea salt to taste


Blend ingredients in food processor.  Heat a saucepan with coconut oil.  Pour pancake batter into pan in small pancakes.  Sauté on each side for approximately 2 minutes.  Top with your favorite topping and ENJOY!  You can substitute the almond butter for other nut butters if you have allergy or prefer a different flavor.

A non-cooker’s comments (mine):

-I used a hand blender and it seemed to work fine

-I’m not the most patient cook so in the end, pancakes weren’t very pretty since flipping was tricky

-Greek yogurt increased the protein and took away some of the ‘sweet’ cuz these pancakes were pretty sweet (no need for syrup) ;)

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And the jury says…

Hannah’s verdict: ‘Not bad for your first try Mom’ (honestly, I don’t know if my gluten free pancakes will get better tasting, although they may get better looking from better flippin’)

Sam’s verdict: Like a good mom, I sent Sam to school and he had them cold after school. ‘Edible’ was the best I could hope for from this pancake connoisseur.

If you like this recipe and want more info on going gluten free, check out Dr Peter’s site. Peter is a good friend of mine and I can tell you he enjoys his food so you won’t find bad tasting, bland food there ;)