Plantain Pancakes

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Rated 5.0 based on 4 customer reviews
Plantain Pancakes
Plantain Pancakes


  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1¼ cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil, divided
  • 2 large very ripe plantains, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • maple syrup (optional)


  1. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, almond milk, agave nectar, and vanilla extract in a large bowl and mix until smooth; set bowl aside.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add plantains to skillet using a small ladle, top with brown sugar and fry, turning them over halfway until soft and golden brown, about 5 minutes.
  4. Transfer plantains to a paper towel to drain the oil.
  5. Fold half plantains into pancake batter and stir gently.
  6. Using the same skillet over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.
  7. Pour pancake batter onto the skillet, using 1/4 cup batter for each pancake.
  8. Brown on both sides, about 3 minutes.
  9. Repeat until batter is gone, adding coconut oil to the skillet as needed.
  10. Serve pancakes while hot with remaining caramelized plantains on top with optional syrup.
Mealthy tip:

You can also serve these delicious pancakes as a side dish to a Latin-inspired meal with chicken, beef, rice, and beans! Plantains are now widely available in most grocery stores, but you can also find them in Latino markets or shops with a good produce section like Whole Foods.


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Katie Hason says:

These pancakes are really sweet! Next time I may not caramelize the plantains beforehand, I may just smash them and use them like the banana pancakes recipe on this website. Still, they were really good and I like the use of the plantains.

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Sam Dalton says:

I love plantains, but never thought to use them in pancakes. This recipe was really easy. I didn't add the brown sugar because I don't like them that sweet, but I know a lot of people do. Good recipe.

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Jessica Scott says:

Delicious plantain pancakes. It basically replaces bananas. I bet you can also mash them and fold into the batter, but I caramelized mine in the skillet first as the recipe says. Very good recipe.

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Erin Hudson says:

Pancakes are a huge favorite in my house and these were instant classics. The plantains add a sweetness to them that you don't get with bananas. To make them a little healthier I added some rolled oats to the batter.