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Millet Pancakes with Green Bananas (Gluten-Free, Lectin-Free, Sugar-Free)

March 30, 2023 (Last Updated: April 26, 2024)

If you are looking for a delicious and healthy breakfast option that’s both easy to make and gluten-free, try these scrumptious millet pancakes with green bananas!

Made with millet flakes and packed with nutrients and fiber, these gluten-free pancakes are the perfect way to start your day and are so easy to personalize with your favorite toppings and sides.

And the best part? They’re also sugar-free and lectin-free, so you can enjoy a gut-friendly meal that’s both delicious and healthy.

What are millet flakes?

Millet flakes are a versatile and nutritious ingredient that can be used in various dishes, from porridge to pancakes and waffles, to baked goods. They are made by steam-rolling whole millet (an ancient grain) that has been previously washed and soaked. After being flattened into thin flakes, they are roasted and dried.

Millet flakes are naturally gluten-free and a good source of fiber, plant-based protein, and minerals like magnesium and phosphorus. They have a mild, nutty flavor that pairs well with both sweet and savory dishes. Millet flakes are also easy to digest and can be a great option for those with sensitive stomachs.

Millet flakes have a relatively high glycemic index, so make sure you pair them with healthy fats and protein for slower absorption.

You can buy millet flakes in specialty stores, and there are a few options on Amazon US (check the link in the ingredient list below). In Europe, they are more popular and can be found in health stores and in gluten-free sections of some supermarkets. Alternatively, search ‘millet flakes’ online, and you will find a few options that deliver in your area.

There are more varieties of millet, hence more variety of flakes, but they all work to make pancakes. The most common one, and the one I use, is foxtail millet.

Millet flaks, millet grains and millet flour

What if I can’t find millet flakes?

If you can’t find millet flakes but you want to make this recipe, try tigernut flakes. They are easier to find.

You can also experiment with using millet flour, but the texture is different, and you will have to experiment with quantities. You will probably not get the same texture.

Even better, try one of our other gluten-free, sugar-free pancake recipes:

Ingredients to make millet pancakes

The only dry ingredients in this recipe are the millet flakes.

  • 2 small green bananas
  • 2 pasture-raised eggs
  • 2 tablespoons coconut cream
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon rose water (optional)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup millet flakes
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries (for serving, you can also use other fruits, or fresh berries)
  • Nut butter, coconut butter, nuts, coconut flakes, yacon syrup, or a small amount of local, raw honey
Stacked millet pancakes served with blueberries

How to make millet pancakes with green bananas

  • Mix all the ingredients, minus the millet flakes and the toppings, in a blender, until creamy.
  • Pour the content of the blender into a bowl and add the millet flakes. Combine with a spatula.
  • Cook three small pancakes at a time (about 1/4 cup of pancake batter for each pancake) on a cast iron griddle or pan at medium heat, or as many as you can fit, until they are golden brown on one side, flip and cook on the second side.
  • While you are making the pancakes, warm the frozen blueberries in a saucepan. Let them simmer until the pancakes are ready.
  • Serve the pancakes with the blueberry sauce and your favorite toppings (nut butter, coconut butter, A2 butter, etc, Yacon syrup, even Maple syrup if is part of your diet).
Millet pancakes on a plate
Millet pancakes look fluffy and delicious

This millet pancake recipe with green bananas is so easy to make and personalize. Add your favorite flavors, or serve the pancakes in a savory combo with eggs, avocado, and bacon.

You can also these pancakes with our Healthy Sugar-Free Nutella.

More millet recipes

Check out some of my favorite millet recipes that are gluten-free, lectin-free and sugar-free:

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Millet Pancakes with Green Bananas

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By Claudia Curici, Health Coach Serves: 9 small pancakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes

If you are looking for a delicious and healthy breakfast option that's both easy to make and gluten-free, try these scrumptious millet pancakes with green bananas! Made with millet flakes and packed with nutrients and fiber, these pancakes are the perfect way to start your day and are so easy to personalize with your favorite toppings and sides. And the best part? They're also sugar-free and lectin-free, so you can enjoy a guilt-free meal that's both delicious and healthy.

Ingredients

  • 2 small green bananas
  • 2 pasture-raised eggs
  • 2 tablespoons coconut cream
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon rose water (optional)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup millet flakes
  • TO SERVE:
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • Nut butter, coconut butter, nuts, coconut flakes, yacon syrup or a small amount of local, raw honey

Instructions

1

Mix all the ingredients, minus the millet flakes and the toppings, in a blender, until creamy.

2

Pour the content of the blender in a bowl and add the millet flakes. Combine with a spatula.

3

Cook three small pancakes at a time (about 1/4 cup of batter) on a cast iron griddle or pan, or as many as you can fit.

4

While you are making the pancakes, warm the frozen blueberries in a sauce pan. Let them simmer until the pancakes are ready.

5

Serve the pancakes with the blueberry sauce and your favorite toppings.

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2 Comments

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    Terri Caton
    October 8, 2023 at 8:02 pm

    I’m curious why you do not calculate nutritional information for your recipes? For those of us who do count carbs (me) and others who count calories, etc. this would be handy. Otherwise, to see if I want to make one of your recipes I have to calculate the entire recipe and divide into portions. I love that you use natural ingredients and not strange ingredients that try to mimic unhealthy foods.

    • Reply
      Claudia
      October 9, 2023 at 3:25 am

      Hi Terri, this is what this website is about: healthy approach to diet. Eating only whole foods, nutrient dense foods, and not obsessing about dieting is what I think is the best approach. And I’m glad you appreciate that. I also understand that sometimes knowing the macros of the food we eat, is helpful. So I started adding nutritional labels for all my recipes in the past year or so, and managed to catch up with some older recipes, but not all. I’m the only one creating content for this website, so it takes some time. Keep in mind that no calculator is exact, and these are only estimates. I hope this answer your question. -Claudia

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