Shannon's Kitchen

healthy food. inappropriate language. zero fucks given.


In my quest for healthy comfort food, I have tried some ‘healthy’ pancake recipes. Like the one that is just eggs and bananas. Tried that. They’re ok, but they’re not fucking pancakes. They’re eggs, with banana in it. It’s just fucking offensive. I hate being lied to. Don’t put a banana on my plate with a bit of fucking egg in it and tell me it’s a fucking pancake. That’s what shits me about a lot of ‘healthy’ food pages. The recipes taste like fucking healthy food, and don’t get me started on the textures. It angers me. So I harnessed my pancake-rage and turned it to focus. I got Mum on the blower, “give it to me straight, Mum, what’s in those crack-cakes you call pancakes”. Turns out it was fuckloads of sugar, butter, eggs and flour. No wonder they’re so delicious. I played around with it, and tested it on my unsuspecting toddler (sucks to be him). This is where we are at – and people: it’s good. The texture isn’t flawless, but they’re healthy, tasty, fluffy and easy. I’m not fucking with you.


– 1 1/4 cup almond meal (if you’re not gluten-free, use 1/4 cup wholemeal flour in lieu of the extra 1/4 cup almond meal, for extra fluff)

– 3/4 teaspoon baking powder

– 1/4 teaspoon salt

– 3 eggs

– 1/4 cup coconut milk (or whatever milk you fancy)

– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

– 1 tablespoon coconut oil (or macadamia oil or melted butter)

– 2 tablespoons honey

Get fluffin’:

– get yo’ fuckin’ blender out

– pop all the wet stuff in the blender and whizz it until it’s combined

– now get your dry bits in on the action

– whizz it for a minute or so. In fact, whizz the shit out of it

– get a frypan heating up over a medium heat

– now, when it comes to greasing the ol’ frypan, you have a couple of options. The superior flavour option is without a doubt, fucking butter. But, coconut oil is pretty good too. I use butter because I’m dirty and excellent

– pour the batter into the pan making pancakes of about 8cm diameter. Don’t be tempted to make them too big, because, like a heavy rooting partner, they’ll be too hard to flip

– the downside of these little champs is that they burn easily. So keep an eye on the little pricks. They’ll need turning in 1-2 minutes. The other side will cook pretty quick so just watch

– now serve those Fluff-cakes up nude, or with maple syrup, or with fruit. Put fucking cream and jam on them if you want, it’s in your hands


I’m on your team, fluffballs.

Truthfully yours,

Shannon x

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24 thoughts on “Fluff-Cakes: Flourless Pancakes

  1. Claire says:

    I only had a cup of almond flour so subbed in a 1/4 cup of desiccated coconut. Worked a treat, I’ve only ever had gluten free pancakes that tasted like cardboard, my boyfriend said he prefers these to regular ones, thanks so much!

    1. Shannon says:

      WONDERFUL! I love the shit out of these pancakes. And they’re pretty friggin’ easy to make too. Chuffed you gave them a go and had success 😀

  2. Bobbi says:

    I really feel I should not be laughing at a recipe. But for some reason I really want to try this recipe now.

  3. Ash Keevy says:

    You are heaven-sent. Fuck that mushy banana egg shit.

    Reckon I could do this with coconut flour instead of almond meal? I bought a pack and haven’t had a clue what to do with it.

    1. Shannon says:

      Coconut flour is questionable as a direct substitution for flour, sorry. It tends to be quite dry.
      You could use some coconut flour (say 1/4 or 1/2 cup instead of some of the almond meal).

  4. Kate Parsons says:

    I, too, share the SHITTY PANCAKE RAGE!! Shannon, you’re a fucking hero!

  5. Rachel says:

    I’ve always been skeptical about that banana-egg pancake business. Everyone who posts it is just WAY too positive about the outcome – like they’re on crack but they’re pretending not to be. These however sound excellent. And since I am in the very early stages of reducing sugar and gluten in my diet (coz it took me 37 years to work out they made me feel like crap) these look like something I could make for dessert and not want to kill myself after eating it. Love your work as always 🙂

  6. sealy76 says:

    That was friggin’ hilarious! Haha! That’s the way all recipe methods should be written!

  7. sealy76 says:

    That was friggin’ hilarious! That’s how all recipe methods should be written! Haha!

  8. Gutter Mouth says:

    Great language. Is all the swearing meant to make you seem cool? Because it’s just cheap.

    1. Shannon says:

      Is the insult meant to make you seem important? Because it just makes you seem like a jerk 😉
      Lighten up, mate, it’s a fucking food blog, it’s not important.

  9. Annie M says:

    These are tits! Fuck that gluten free box crap that my grocer never has in stock, anyway. I always have all these ingredients on hand, anyway.

  10. ange says:

    Made this morning – yum! The mixture was very runny, is that right? Not sure if that was just because I substituted 1/4c almond meal for 1/2 cup potato starch…

    1. Shannon says:

      I have never used potato starch before in the mix, so I don’t know how that goes. The batter is slightly runnier than conventional pancake batter, but not greatly. If it’s too runny for your tastes whack in a bit more almond meal (or wholemeal flour) 🙂

  11. Libby says:

    I have never followed a blog before … looks like you’re going to be my first! 😉

    1. Shannon says:

      I’ll be gentle 😉 x

  12. Bushwoman says:

    First time I made these I had no almond meal so used hazelnut meal. They came out a bit dry and nutty in flavour but much better than those wanky banana pancakes.
    This morning I had everything I needed and I halved it. Low and behold – just as I was about to sit down and eat my cakes of fluffy goodness with a drop of homemade strawberry & lime jam on top – the children mobbed me and forced me to handover a couple. I beat them off ( with a pancake each) and have just finished what would have to be the best fucking GF pancakes ever.
    Thankyou Shannon.

    1. Shannon says:

      You are awesome! Next time keep a wooden spoon beside you to fend off the wee beggars.
      Glad you loved them! My kid and I eat them all the bloody time xx

  13. sharon says:

    F#$king amazeballs

    1. Shannon says:

      Hell to the mother-fucking YEAH!!

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