DIY: Is this the easiest pancake recipe ever?

Image credits: Melanie Davis

Free from gluten, refined sugar and dairy, these simple pancakes are a breakfast indulgence you don’t have to feel guilty about! Packed with protein and fibre they are the perfect start to the day.

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Serves: 2


2 mashed ripe bananas
4 egg whites
2 tbsp. buckwheat flour (or almond meal – both versions are great!)

Optional additions:
1 tbsp. shredded coconut
½ tsp. ground cinnamon


  1. Simply mix all ingredients until well combined, either by hand or give a quick whiz in a blender for extra fluffiness!
  2. Fry in a pan with a little coconut oil until golden brown on each side

To serve the pancakes, I’ll often whip up some homemade berry compote and coconut cream to drizzle over top. Add a few fresh berries and you have one delicious tasting breakfast!

Mixed berry compote

pancakes with chia jam and coconut cream

Serves: 10


1 cup frozen mixed berries, blueberries or raspberries
1 tbsp. 100% maple syrup


  1. Simmer berries and maple syrup over a low heat on the stovetop until mixture reduces (approximately 5 mins).
  2. Serve warm on pancakes or leave to cool in a glass jar and store in fridge for a yummy jam.

Whipped coconut cream

Serves: 6


1 can of organic coconut cream (refrigerated overnight)
½ tsp. vanilla extract
½ tbsp. 100% maple syrup


Scoop out hardened coconut cream into a bowl and leave out remaining liquid. 
Add maple syrup and vanilla, and whisk together until smooth and creamy.

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Melanie Davis
Melanie is a driven creative with a passion for health and fitness. As a trained graphic and textile designer, Melanie specialises in layout and composition, design for web and print media and visual communications. She also enjoys photography and styling. Health and wellbeing has always been an important part of Melanie’s life. She is a dedicated runner, yoga enthusiast and ocean swimmer. Mixing up workouts and including resistance and interval training helps to keep her fit and strong. She also has a passion for nutrition and loves to develop recipes that are free from dairy, gluten and refined sugar.