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Brain-Friendly Banana Pancakes!

by | Mar 17, 2015 | Brain Health Recipes, Breakfast, Gluten-Free, Nutrition | 0 comments

Carolyn, the mother of one of my patient’s, has been researching foods and food ingredients that are healthy for people with a brain injury. Over the past month, she has contributed some great nutritional information and suggestions, as well as recipes that she has made for her 6 year old son living with a brain injury. Carolyn has graciously given me permission to share her Banana Pancakes recipe!

The recipe below, provided by Carolyn, contains brain-friendly ingredients, including almond flour. Almond flour contains a good source of vitamin E, fiber, protein, magnesium, and phosphorous, and it’s also gluten-free! Additionally, rather than using butter, these banana pancakes are cooked in coconut oil. This oil is considered to be one of the best contributors to healthy brain function.

This week, start your day with a few fluffy banana pancakes!

Weekly Recipe Banana Pancakes

Brain-Friendly Banana Pancakes!

Looking for a tasty way to start your day? Try these brain-friendly banana pancakes, loaded with Vitamin E and gluten-free!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: gluten-free
Servings: 9 6-8 inch pancakes
Calories: 228kcal


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tsp unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 3 tbsp almond flour
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • blueberries for topping (optional)


  • Puree all of the ingredients except for the blueberries in the blender.
    3 eggs, 1 banana, 2 tsp unsweetened shredded coconut, 3 tbsp almond flour, 1/3 cup almond milk, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 2 tsp coconut oil
  • Heat oil in frying pan over medium heat. Ladle about 1/4 cup of batter into pan at a time. Flip when bottom gets slightly brown.
  • Top with some defrosted frozen wild blueberries - gives you some liquid to soak/mop pancakes.


Serving: 3pancakes | Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 9.5g | Fat: 14.7g | Saturated Fat: 5.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.1g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 72.3mg | Potassium: 241mg | Fiber: 3.1g | Sugar: 8.2g | Calcium: 340mg
Looking for more brain friendly recipes? Check out our brain health recipes, or schedule a consultation with Dr. Diane® for personal help customizing your diet for your symptoms!

Dr. Diane® Roberts Stoler, Ed.D.
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N. Andover, MA 01845
Phone: (800) 500-9971
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