As many of you know, I live in the beautiful Palouse Region; land of rolling hills and an endless sea of farmland. It’s quite fascinating to watch the combines maneuver the rolling hills during harvest. Wheat, barley, and legumes grow on this fertile land and can produce on average up to 100 bushels of wheat an acre, almost double the national average! This gluten-free gal of course does not consume any of the wheat or barley, but I do consume other grains such as rice, quinoa, amaranth, teff, and numerous other gluten-free grains.

Palouse in the Springtime
Palouse in the Springtime

There has been some interesting research lately on how grains affect the body, particularly when it comes to inflammation; not just wheat grain, but all grains. I am keenly interested in inflammation because my mom, who passed away a little over a year ago, suffered greatly from inflammation, which was directly related to her five auto-immune diseases. I’ve been doing a bit of research and like all things some say whole grains reduce inflammation and others say all grains increase inflammation. Here is an article written by The Wellness Mama called How Grains are Killing You Slowly. Her article basically boils down to grains are not healthy and are toxic to the body. And of course we’ve all heard about the arsenic in the rice we eat! She states that a no grain diet can reduce inflammation, not to mention lower blood pressure, reduce heart disease, and clear up acne, to name a few.

Grain-free Pancake on the Grill
Grain-free Pancake on the Grill

I have a dear friend who was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.Β  Many people who suffer from Hashimoto’s also suffer from leaky gut syndrome. One of the proponents to healing or slowing Hashimoto’s is heal the gut slow the Hashimoto’s. One of the more popular diets for those suffering from Hashimoto’s is the Paleo Autoimmune Diet. One of my favorite websites for no grain recipes is Against All Grain.

pancake on the grill
The grain-free pancake grills up nice and brown.

Do I advocate a grain-free diet? I’m still on a journey to find what is the best for the symptoms my body produces. Aside from being celiac, I do experience inflammation, in which my joints often hurt. Can that be controlled through a grain-free, dairy-free diet? Like I mentioned, I’m on a journey to find out. I would love to hear your thoughts? What have you tried? What works for you? Please leave a comment below.

Hot off the griddle
Scalloped edges form from a hot griddle.

So here is my attempt at making grain-free, dairy-free pancakes, and they turned out pretty tasty. The bananas and blueberries blend for quite a flavorful pancake. I hope you enjoy them!

Grain-free Banana-Blueberry Pancakes
Grain & dairy-free banana-blueberry pancakes hot off the griddle.

Banana-Blueberry Pancakes (Grain & Dairy-free)

Serves 4-6
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Dietary Dairy-free, Gluten-free
Meal type Breakfast
Enjoy these delicious grain-free and dairy-free Banana-Blueberry Pancakes hot off the griddle. The blend of fresh blueberries and bananas make a perfect pancake.


  • 3 Large eggs (cage-free)
  • 2 Medium bananas (ripe)
  • 2/3 cups almond flour (ultra-fine)
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey (raw)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (pure)
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh)
  • 1 tablespoon oil (for griddle)


Step 1
place eggs, bananas, almond milk, honey and vanilla in mixer and mix on high until all ingredients are fully blended.
Step 2
Slowly add almond flour and blend. Check consistancy of batter and add a bit more almond milk, or almond flour if needed.
Step 3
Slightly grease griddle with oil and heat griddle on medium high heat.
Step 4
Pour a small amount of batter onto griddle and plop 5-6 blueberries onto pancake. Cook until bubbles start to for and edges turn slightly brown. Flip over and cook until bottom side is light brown and center is fully cooked.
Step 5
Serve with dairy-free butter and pure maple syrup.

46 comments on “Grain-free Banana-Blueberry Pancakes”

  1. We have cut way back on grains because of how it makes us feel tired. You really notice how much it affects you when you cut it out and then try to reintroduce it. Your pancakes sound like a delicious alternative!

  2. Oh my goodness! These pancakes are so mouthwatering! I will definitely try your recipe as soon as I meet my fitness goals (haha! Still trying to lose that holiday extra weight!). Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  3. I am actually gluten intolerant but I can never commit because I love it so much! I need to find more recipes like this to make the transition not so hard on me. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. I am blessed in that I have no food allergies so I can pretty much eat whatever I want without getting sick. However that blessing can be seen as a curse too because even though I can eat it doesn’t mean it’s good for me. My thinking is everything in moderation πŸ™‚ thank you for the information and the recipe.

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