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Grain and Dairy Free Pancakes with Almond and Banana

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These high protein grain and dairy free pancakes with almond and banana are so buttery, moist and spongy you’d never know they weren’t made with grains. Nestled with layers of creamy coconut yoghurt for a dairy free alternative. A healthy, balanced breakfast for small and big kids alike.

I hope you’ve seen my little collaborations with a group of talented Free From bloggers over the past two months. We kicked off at Christmas with our #FreeFromChristmas, last month it was #GlutenFreeVeganuary and this month we’re bringing you #FreeFromPancakes, just intime for Shrove Tuesday… but hey pancakes rule for school any day of the week!

We wanted to show that eating Free From is easy, simple and affordable so we’re all focusing on different Free From allergens… my pancakes are grain, dairy and refind sugar free making them suitable for those following Paleo, Keto, Gaps, Whole30, I quit sugar and SCD.

Ready for Pancake day we have…

Mummy Tries and her Ultimate Gluten & Dairy Free Pancakes

Vicki from Free From Fairy with her Pancakes in a Jar (two ways)

Nath from Intolerant Gourmand with her Perfect Free From Pancakes

Emma from Free From Farmhouse with her Vegan and Gluten Free Chia Seed Pancakes

Rebecca from Glutarama with her Apple and Cinnamon Free From Pancakes

Nova from Cherished by Me with her Coconut Pancakes

Mel from Le Coin de Mel with Banana Pancakes

Laura from Dairy Free Kids with Lemon Pancakes

Midge from The Peachicks Bakery with Coconut and Lime Free From Pancakes

Eb from Easy Peasy Foodie with Oat, Almond and Banana Pancakes

Makes 6 grain and dairy free pancakes with almond and banana


  • 150g ground almonds
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder or bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • 45ml of almond milk
  • 1 small banana
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla powder
  • Coconut oil for frying
To serve
  • Coconut yoghurt
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • Drizzle of almond butter (optional)


Whisk the eggs and almond milk together in a bowl. Add the ground almonds, bicarbonate of soda or baking powder, vanilla and mashed banana to the eggs and mix well.

Place in the fridge for at least an hour to thicken.

Heat a little coconut oil in a frying pan. Add 1 – 2 tablespoons of batter per pancake, fry for about 1 minute on either side on a low-medium heat until cooked through and golden. Repeat adding more coconut oil if necessary to coat the pan until all the batter is used.

Serve with coconut yoghurt, sliced banana and a drizzle of almond butter if you’d like.


  1. Mel

    February 15, 2017

    Jo, your pancakes look right up my street! I absolutely love dairy-free coconut yoghurt and almonds are one of my many addictions (all food!). Your photos, as always, are beautiful x

    • Jo Harding

      March 21, 2017

      ah thanks Mel. My fav combos too. Throw in some cacao and i’m in heaven. Big hugs, jo x

  2. Vicki Montague

    February 15, 2017

    I love these! Grain free rocks 😉

    • Jo Harding

      March 21, 2017

      Do you try to follow grain free too Vicki as i know you have gluten free flour. Wishing you so much success with that. There’s such demand for a good one. Go girl x

  3. Eb Gargano /

    February 16, 2017

    Yum! These sound delicious – I love the idea of serving them with coconut yogurt. Gorgeous photos too! 🙂 Eb x

    • Jo Harding

      March 21, 2017

      ah thanks so much eb. The best coconut yoga is one by coyo if you’re interested in trying, jo x

  4. Laura

    February 19, 2017

    Oh I love the idea of these, i’m trying to cut down on grain at the moment so these look like a perfect breakfast!

    • Jo Harding

      March 21, 2017

      lovely to meet you laura. Oh let me know how you’re finding cutting down grains. I’ve been grainless for 4 years and never looked back. My gut is so much better for it. Bye bye continuous bloat. Hope you enjoy, all my recipes are grain free if you’re interested, jo x

  5. Kirsty Hijacked By Twins

    February 21, 2017

    Oh wow these sound amazing! These are definitely a must try! x

    • Jo Harding

      March 21, 2017

      ah thanks so much kirsty. Lovely to meet you too. I hope you enjoy, Jo x

  6. Kate - gluten free alchemist

    February 21, 2017

    Almonds are one of my favourite ingredients….. they are so good for you! Loving the idea of using them completely instead of flour in pancakes. Great recipe! x

    • Jo Harding

      March 21, 2017

      ah thanks so much Kate. Much love jo x

  7. Nat @ Intolerant Gourmand

    February 23, 2017

    Oh Jo I could eat a whole stack right now! These look amazing! x

    • Jo Harding

      March 12, 2017

      ah thanks so much Nat

  8. Cherished By Me

    February 23, 2017

    These look absolutely fantastic! I need pancakes now…I’ve never tried using almonds as a base for pancakes before so I’m going to give these a go.

    • Jo Harding

      March 12, 2017

      They’re a bit more delicate than flour but if you flip carefully they’re great and taste super yummy too. Jo x

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