Paleo Plantain Pancakes with Chia Berry Compote

Can I just tell you how excited I am to finally post a recipe!?!

Not just any recipe either but a delicious, Paleo friendly, refined sugar, gluten and dairy-free one.


A recipe that is packed with healthy carbohydrates and antioxidant rich berries.


Carbohydrates from plantains, which have become one of my favorite carb replacements after a good workout.  I typically saute them in coconut oil with cinnamon then top them with coconut butter.  However, these pancakes have become my new favorite way to enjoy them.

Plantain Pancakes with Chia Berry Compote

Plantain Pancakes with Chia Berry Compote


  • 2 ripe plantains
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil or grass-fed butter
  • Chia Berry Compote
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 2 tsp. coconut nectar, 100% pure maple syrup or honey (optional)


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse until a smooth mixture forms.
  2. Melt coconut oil in a pan over medium heat.
  3. Pour desired amount of pancake batter into the heated pan.
  4. Cook about two minutes or until you see small bubbles forming on the batter side.
  5. Flip and cook two more minutes on the other side.
  6. Serve with Chia Berry Compote.
  7. Chia Berry Compote
  8. In a small saucepan, heat berries and water until softened and slightly bubbly.
  9. Using a potato masher, gently mash them into a chunky mixture.
  10. Add in the syrup and chia seeds then simmer for a few minutes.
  11. Remove from heat and serve over Plantain Pancakes.

So simple to make and such a good meal for anyone looking to enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast without gluten or dairy.


Or if you just want a yummy breakfast 🙂



  • Do you eat plantains?  
  • If so, how?  
  • Would you rather have syrup or fruit on your pancakes?  


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  1. Yay! They look amazing. Plantains still intimidate me a bit (like you, I usually just sautee them in coconut oil) but definitely need to pick up a few plantains to make these. I will let you know when I do 🙂

  2. Ooooh these look amazing! I’ve never worked with plaintains myself, but I’ve had them and always liked them. Might have to try this! Thanks for sharing Giselle!

  3. Oooh…these look wonderful! I love pancakes and make them quite often! And the chia cherry compote sounds fantastic! I have yet to cook with plaintains! I’ve been wanting to try them out for the longest time, so this would be a perfect way to do it!

  4. Oh dear goodness, this looks amazing!!! I saw your photo of it from the other day, and I was already drooling. Can’t wait to try it!

  5. Oh yum! I love plantains!!!

  6. Woah- yum!! I’ve been wanting to try baking with plantains and don’t even know where to start. This is something everyone in my house would gobble up!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      I’m sure everyone would love it! They were a huge hit in my house 🙂

  7. Ooh, these look good! I’ve only made pancakes with bananas, but I’ll have to give plantains a try!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      They aren’t as sweet as bananas but really good in pancakes or sauteed in coconut oil!