Banana Chai Paleo Pancakes

Banana Chai Paleo Pancakes

This delicious coconut banana chai paleo pancakes recipe comes from our lovely friends at Bondi’s The Health Emporium. With the addition of chai spices, they are fragrant and a gorgeous warming, healthy treat for a weekend breakfast in bed or any day of the week!  The pancakes are paleo-friendly, free from grains, refined-sugar, gluten, dairy, are easy and fast to make as well as tasting heavenly.  Everyone will love them!


2 cups blanched almond meal or activated almonds ground in a food processor
1 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 tsp unrefined salt
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp chai spices* (or 1/4 tsp each of ground turmeric, cloves, cardamom and ginger)
6 large organic eggs
1/2 cup coconut or almond milk
2 tbsp rice syrup or maple syrup
4 tbsp coconut oil
3  sliced bananas
1/2 cup activated macadamias, walnuts, pecans, almonds or hazelnuts, for serving
1/2 cup shredded or desiccated coconut, for serving
Extra maple syrup and sliced banana, for serving


1. Mix together almond meal, desiccated coconut, salt, cinnamon and chai spices.

2. In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, coconut milk and rice syrup together.

3. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry, being careful not to over-mix.

4. Melt 1 tbsp coconut oil in a large frypan and add heaped spoonfuls of pancake mixture to the heated pan. Scatter over a few slices of banana on the uncooked side of each pancake.

5. After about 5 minutes, once the pancakes are golden on one side, very carefully turn them over and brown on the other side.

6. Keep the pancakes warm while you make the remaining ones.

7. Melt more coconut oil into the frypan before putting in a new batch.

8. Serve sprinkled with shredded coconut and nuts, and drizzled with maple syrup.

Extra Ideas

Turn this recipe into Raspberry Cacao Hazelnut Pancakes, by replacing the bananas with raspberries, the almond meal with hazelnut meal, and adding 1/4 cup of raw cacao powder.

Make Blueberry Coconut Pancakes by adding blueberries instead of bananas and vanilla instead of the chai spices.

Top the pancakes with coconut butter or with your favourite nut butter.

Substitute the maple syrup with coconut syrup, rice syrup or raw honey.

Serve the pancakes accompanied with coconut or sheep’s milk yoghurt.

*The Health Emporium stocks the ‘Herbs of Life 5 Spice Chai Mix’ and the ‘Herbies Fragrant Sweet Spices’, either of which would be delicious in the Banana Chai Pancakes.

Makes: 12 large pancakes

Cooking time: Approximately 20 minutes

About The Health Emporium

The Health Emporium is an organic grocer nestled in the heart of Bondi, filled with peace, love and superfood smoothies!

For more healthy recipes from the health emporium visit their website.

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Alison Sims

Passionate about real food and healthy living, Alison Sims is the founder and author of Paleo Foodies. She is on a mission to discover the best paleo dining in Australia and all around the world. What started as a part time blog in 2013 has lead to a full time career for Alison, who previously spent a decade in Advertising and Marketing. She is now a regular contributor to health and lifestyle publications, a public speaker in food and health, and co-publisher of Paleo Foodies Magazine.

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