Easy Grain-free Pancakes

Recipes for grain-free, gluten-free, no-added-sugar pancakes are floating around Pinterest in various forms… banana, pumpkin, sweet potato. They key is soft fruit (or sweet potatoes) and eggs. And that’s pretty much it. Easy. My daughter loves these.


  • coconut oil for greasing the pan
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ripe banana OR 1/4 cup pumpkin puree OR 1/2 cup mashed cooked sweet potato
  • pinch ground cinnamon
  • pinch sea salt


Warm coconut oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Combine remaining ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour a small amount of the batter into the hot pan. Cook for about 2 minutes or until edges look crisp and bubbles form, then flip and cook another 1-2 minutes. Repeat with the remaining batter, using a little more coconut oil to keep the griddle prepared.

This works best if you keep the pancakes small (about silver dollar sized), since they’ll break apart if too large.

Serve with your choice of grass-fed butter, maple syrup, powdered sugar or cinnamon.


About Dr. Maren

Christine Maren D.O., IFMCP is a board-certified physician and the founder of a virtual functional medicine practice in Colorado, Michigan, and Texas. She is also the co-founder of Hey Mami, a platform dedicated to helping women navigate a healthy and happy motherhood. She is best know for her work in thyroid, gut and reproductive/ preconception health. Dr. Maren is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP). Read more

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