Paleo Friendly Silver Dollar Pancakes

Pancake Mix 3Every now and then, you just feel like having a few silver dollar size pancake (aka hotcakes, griddlecakes, or flapjacks) with your brunch.  Once again, I used Nom Nom Paleo.  I like that she does not use almond flour.  I added a little nutmeg, however the mixture of cinnamon and vanilla is fine as is….I just like nutmeg.

In case you were wondering why they call them silver dollar; a silver dollar pancake refers to a pancake about two to three inches (5 to 7 cm) in diameter, or just a bit bigger than the pre-1979 silver dollar coins in the United States, for which they are named. It is usually made by frying a small spoonful of the same batter as any other pancake. One serving is usually five to ten silver dollar pancakes.

Yields: 12 Silver Dollar Pancakes


2 large eggs

3 tablespoons coconut milk

½ mashed ripe banana

½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 ½ tablespoons of coconut flour

½ teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon baking soda

Pinch of salt

Ghee or coconut oil (for frying)

Dash of nutmeg (optional)


1.)    Smash up the banana with a folk.  Then whisk it with the egg, coconut milk, apple cider vinegar and vanilla extract.

2.)    In a separate bowl mix the dry ingredients.

3.)    Pancakes are always best on a cast iron skillet or griddle set to 375 degrees F; heat some ghee up on your skillet (around a tablespoon).  While the ghee is heating up mix the wet and dry ingredients together to finish your batter.

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4.)    Now that the skillet is warm and the ghee is melted, add about a tablespoon of batter per silver dollar pancake.  Once the edges are dry, flip and cook the other until golden brown.

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Serve:  I like to enjoy my pancakes with a little fruit and sausage on the side, and maybe a little real maple syrup, homemade jam or local honey.

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