Banana Silver Dollars Pancakes

This week’s post is by Christine Luken.

I’m a sucker for pancakes!  There’s nothing better than cutting into a warm stack of hotcakes drizzled in maple syrup – yum!  Unfortunately, many pancake recipes are full of white sugar, white flour, and unhealthy fat.  That’s why I was delighted when I came across this gluten-free, dairy-free, recipe for Banana Silver Dollar pancakes in a recent issue of First for Women magazine.

Honestly, when I first looked at the ingredient list, I wondered how these pancakes were going to turn out, with only a few tablespoons of coconut flour.  Amazingly, they were as light and fluffy as a slice of chocolate cake – and there’s no bowl required to make them!

In fact, you just dump all of the ingredients in the blender!  Blend for less than a minute, and then pour the batter into a muffin top pan.


I actually purchased this muffin top pan specifically to make this recipe, so I was invested in its success.  And I’m so glad that I did.

The only downside to this recipe is that it only serves two people, and you know I like to freeze my leftovers!  Maybe I’ll get a second pan for making double batches…


Banana Silver Dollars

(Modified from Recipe in First for Women Magazine)


  • 2 medium ripe bananas
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 Tbs. coconut flour
  • 1 ½ tsp. cacao powder (or regular cocoa powder)
  • ¾ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp. baking soda
  • Pinch of sea salt


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 6-well muffin top pan.  Combine all ingredients in blender. Puree 30 seconds or until well blended.  Divide batter evenly among wells of the pan.  Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until middles are set.


Serves 2.  Calories – 318; Protein – 12 grams; Carbs – 34 grams; Fiber – 7 grams; Sugar – 15 grams; Sodium – 672 mg; Total Fat – 10 grams





  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    Those sound really good. My kids love pancakes.

  2. Susan says:

    I never thought to use the muffin pan, it would make my weekend morning breakfast preparation go so much more quickly.

  3. Loriel says:

    I love the pan! And the recipe looks super delicious — I especially love you can make it in the blender.

  4. Milena says:

    Nice! I was just thinking of trying pancakes with bananas!

  5. Saidah says:

    what a delicious recipe. I like using my blender to mix up my pancakes as well. It’s such a timesaver.

  6. Katy says:

    I’m a total sucker for pancakes and these look delicious. Yum. I need to make these next Saturday. – Katy

  7. Courtney says:

    These look so yummy. I love that they are gluten free too!

  8. that is a fun pan I have never seen it before and iHave some funny pans in my baking section

  9. Vanessa says:

    This is great and pinning this for later. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Debbie says:

    Those look good. Love that pan.

  11. I so need to get this coconut flour for my low carb diet. What a great healthy option!

  12. Pam says:

    My daughter would love these. She can’t eat gluten because of celiac and is always looking for new recipes.

  13. Jess Weaver says:

    My kids love bananas and pancakes. Sounds like a win!

  14. lisa says:

    These sounds delicious and I love that pan!

  15. Liz Mays says:

    Oohh my daughter and I can try these. Banana pancakes sound great!

  16. Andrea Kruse says:

    What a fun recipe! I don’t have a muffin top pan yet… but now can think of a few new ways to use it. Banana pancakes are my favorite.

  17. Love these. Coconut pancakes are so good!

  18. Victoria says:

    These looks good. Now I am feeling like I want to make some pancakes.

  19. Christy says:

    These look really yummy. I love that you have included himalayan pink salt as it is a new addition to my pantry.

  20. Lorane says:

    Interesting Recipe and pancakes. Im still not a fan of the Gluten free lifestyle , but as they say “better safe than sorry”

  21. These look so tasty. I will have to make these for breakfast one morning for my kids and myself.

  22. Censie says:

    Those look so yummy!! And pretty easy to make too! Bonus!

  23. That actually look good. I’m not a banana lover but I would try these.

  24. Laura Funk says:

    Muffin Top pan! Oh send that my way! This looks like a great healthy recipe for sure