Breakfast Of Champions: Banana Pancakes

Nat and Cody Gantz

We know what we're eating for breakfast this weekend.

We love cooking and we love camping. But, combining the two is sometimes challenging. While camping, staying simple always seems better - fewer dishes, fewer ingredients, less prep, less cleanup. So, for camping breakfasts, we like easy recipes that also keep us satisfied.

We adapted this gluten-free and dairy-free pancake recipe from our blog specifically for camping.

Using eggs and almond meal as a base adds healthy fat and protein to our morning meal. That mix keeps us powered up all day, even when lunch is something small and portable out on a hike. Plus, bananas have potassium and vitamins that are important to replenish for any sort of exercise.

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Chunky Banana Pancakes

Serves 4 - makes 16-20 cakes

Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt
  • coconut oil for pan
  • optional: maple syrup

Note: before leaving for a trip, we place almond flour, cinnamon, and salt in a jar. That way we don't have to bring all the containers. If you forget, the recipe still works with just bananas, eggs and oil.

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Process:

  • Place all ingredients in a large bowl. Mash with a fork until well-combined.
  • Melt coconut oil over medium-low heat.
  • Add batter to pan and cook until golden brown ~ 1-2 minutes per side.
  • Continue cooking until you've used all the batter.
  • Enjoy!

To keep the dishes from piling up, we only use one bowl and a fork to prep. The pancakes can even be eaten right from the pan for simple cleanup. If there are leftovers, we bring them along as a snack for later, too.

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Published: January 15, 2016

Nat and Cody Gantz

We're a photography team based in Sonoma County, CA. We run the food blog, The Gantzery, which is an exploration and outlet for recipes, tips, and ideas. Our goal is to inspire people to eat healthy, and make cooking ...

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph.

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