Getting Started Paleo: 3 Ingredient Blueberry Pancakes

Hi Friends! With all the media coverage the Whole30 has been getting lately I have been thinking a lot about people just getting started on their paleo journeys and how it can be pretty intimidating in the beginning.  I get emails and messages all the time asking how they can get started and if they have to spend a TON of money on getting all the “weird” ingredients like almond flour, coconut aminos, coconut flour, chia seeds, etc.

This made me want to put together some REALLY easy but still tasty recipes with ingredients that almost everyone will already have in their pantries or refrigerators! Thus, a series : Getting Started Paleo.

On the Whole30 you are not supposed to “paleoize” foods like pancakes, muffins, cookies, ice cream, etc with compliant ingredients, which is wonderful if you are trying to change your relationship with food.  This was something I took to heart when I dove in and it really did help me.  If that is just not how you function and you want to ease into a healthier, whole food diet like paleo these pancakes could be really helpful in making the transition easier and happier!

The nicest part about these guys? They take very little time and effort and you don’t need any crazy ingredients for them. Just one banana, one egg, and some blueberries. No jokes 🙂

If you’ve been around here before (thank you for returning, by the way 😀 ) you may have noticed I have been a little MIA.  Here is my excuse: it’s nicer out. After this awfully cold and long winter all I want to do is get outside as often as humanly possible and I have also started running! Neat huh? I never thought I would like running but it turns out when you have the right music, some sunshine, a beautiful lake to run around, and pretty people to watch it is actually awesome! I don’t run very far and definitely take walking breaks but it makes me feel great and I look forward to my runs now.  Speaking of, I’m about to head out on one now after fueling up with these bad boys!

Have a lovely weekend friends, and if you found me recently, WELCOME! 

The Freckled Foodie

3 Ingredients, for real!

3 Ingredient Blueberry Paleo Pancakes (grain, gluten, dairy, nut-free)

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  • Yield: 1 serving of 5-6 pancakes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Recipe type: Entree, breakfast, dessert


  • 1 ripe Banana
  • 1 Egg (pastured if possible!)
  • 1/4 c Blueberries
  • grease for the pan/griddle


  1. Heat your pan/griddle over medium/low heat and grease, it is ready when droplets of water sizzle
  2. Beat your egg in a medium mixing bowl
  3. Add banana and smash/mix until well incorporated
  4. Add blueberries and stir to mix
  5. Using a 1/4 cup measure pour batter onto pan
  6. Let cook until the bubbles on the top begin to pop and you can easily slide a spatula under the entire pancake
  7. Flip carefully and let cook another 4-5 minutes
  8. Serve alone (sweet enough!) or with pure maple syrup for a treat
  9. Enjoy!

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Comments: 10

  1. jenna @ just j.faye May 17, 2014 at 1:35 pm Reply

    I love making these types of pancakes, but never made them with blueberries too. I’ll have to try it next time 🙂

    • thefreckledfoodie May 17, 2014 at 2:04 pm Reply

      The organic blueberries I used this morning were amazing! Gotta try it soon 🙂

  2. Hilary May 20, 2014 at 3:51 am Reply

    Will these work with frozen blueberries too? Or thawed frozen berries? I love simple recipes like this (baby friendly too!)…thank you!

    • thefreckledfoodie May 20, 2014 at 3:53 pm Reply

      Hilary, yes they would work with frozen blueberries but I would keep them at a slightly lower heat and cook them a little longer!

  3. Remi Adeleye May 22, 2014 at 5:24 am Reply

    Hi Rachael, I actually just switched to the paleo lifestyle and am doing pretty well! Just wanted to comment that I often make these pancakes and they are super delish! If you want to try it, you can also bake this (I can be pretty lazy) for 20 minutes and it makes a soft banana Bread/pancake hybrid (I add vanilla protein in mine), its amazing and I eat it with avocados or a boiled egg! boom, breakfast!

  4. Gabrielle Robertson June 21, 2014 at 8:23 am Reply

    These were soo delicious! I normally hate pancakes but these were amazing. Now I’m thinking of all the different variations– shredded apple, chia seed, cacao nib… :)thanks for the recipe!!

  5. Alex October 26, 2016 at 8:46 pm Reply

    Can you make these ahead of time in bulk?

    • thefreckledfoodie October 27, 2016 at 10:23 am Reply

      You definitely can! They won’t be as delicious but they will keep best in the freezer 🙂

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