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Green Plantain Pancakes with Hemp Seeds (Flourless)

flourless green plantain pancakes

Looking for a quick, delicious, satisfying but healthy breakfast that feels like a treat? Try these flourless green plantain pancakes that are lectin-free, gluten-free and sugar-free.

I love green plantains. I thought I won’t find them easily once we left Dallas and moved to Europe, but to my surprise, I can even find them in my small, native town in Romania.

They are not always available but every now and then, a big bunch of green plantains are waiting for me when I visit the supermarket (I’m not sure who else buys them, maybe the very small Asian community in town).

This morning I felt like a little treat. I had green plantains in the fridge and too many pastured eggs from friends and neighbors that grown chicken. And I always have hemp seeds around and love to add them to my food for some extra nutrition. These are the three main ingredients needed, the rest is just detail and flavor.

The ingredients for the flourless green plantain pancakes:

For serving the flourless green plantain pancakes, I used:

Green plantain pancakes

How to make the berry sauce

You can use fresh fruits or no fruits at all, but the easiest way to make a berry sauce is to warm frozen berries. For this one, I used raspberries and blackberries we had frozen (picked not bought), as we are trying to finish everything in the freezer before the new berry season.

I add the frozen fruits to a saucepan, and while I make the pancakes the sauce is simmering at low heat until some of the extra liquid evaporates (it needs about 20-30 minutes on low heat). I add a small quantity of inulin powder or another plant paradox approved sweetener. You can make it to suit your taste.

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Flourless Green Plantain Pancakes with Hemp Seeds

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By Claudia Curici Serves: 3-4
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 30-40 minutes

Looking for a quick, delicious, satisfying but healthy breakfast that feels like a treat? Try these flourless green plantain pancakes that are lectin-free, gluten-free and sugar-free.

Ingredients

  • 1 big green plantain
  • 3 pasture-raised eggs
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon inulin powder (or the sweetener of your choice)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons hemp hearts/seeds
  • For serving: nut butter, coconut butter, berry sauce

Instructions

1

Wash the green plantain in warm water, pat dry it and peel it. You can cut it in a few pieces first and then peel each of them; it's easier and since it will be blended it doesn't matter.

2

Add the chopped green plantain, eggs, inulin powder, olive oil, salt, vanilla, cinnamon and baking powder to a blender and mix until creamy.

3

Add the hemp seeds to the batter and combine with a spatula or spoon (don't blend the hemp seeds).

4

Heat a cast-iron pan, griddle or your favorite pancake skillet. I use a cast iron and it doesn't need fat, but if you know your pan needs fat you can work with a little bit of coconut oil. I made three small pancakes at a time (about 4 inches), but you can make them any size you want. Cook on the first side for a few minutes, until the edges start to dry, then flip with a spatula and cook for a few more minutes on the other side, until they are no longer soft to touch.

5

Transfer to a plate and cover until you make them all.

6

Serve with your favorite nut butter, coconut butter and berry sauce or whatever you feel like.

Notes

The easiest way to make the berry sauce is to cook frozen berries (I used raspberries and blackberries for this one) while you are making the pancakes. You can add one tablespoon of a plant paradox compliant sweetener. Cook them for about 30 minutes and serve warm over the pancakes.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    MLS
    June 14, 2021 at 11:04 am

    Looks nutritious and delicious. Can green banana flour be substituted for green plantains then add some liquid to the mix if it is dry? Green plantains is not always available.

    • Reply
      Claudia
      June 15, 2021 at 4:13 am

      Thank you. Green banana flour can be used to make pancakes, but that will be an entirely different recipe. It’s just not the same thing. I’d rather try to replace green plantains with green bananas and follow the same steps (you might need two normal size green bananas to replace one big plantain). You might get something similar. I don’t find green plantains all the time, but it’s even more exciting to make this recipe only when I find them. xx

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