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Magic Banana Nut Pancakes (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

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  • Author: The Plant-Powered Dietitian
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings (1 pancake each) 1x


These Vegan Magic Banana Nut Pancakes rely upon the power of aquafaba, banana, and chickpea flour to yield delicious, fluffy, gluten-free pancakes.


  • 1 cup aquafaba (reserved liquid from canned beans, such as chickpeas; each 15-ounce can provides about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed (plus additional sliced banana for topping, if desired)
  • ¼ cup coconut palm sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chickpea flour (or other bean flour)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch salt (optional)
  • ½ cups chopped walnuts (plus additional for topping, if desired)


  1. Place aquafaba (bean liquid) in a mixer bowl and whip on high (a Kitchen Aid works really well for this) until stiff, about 5 minutes.
  2. Mix in banana, sugar, vanilla, and oil until smooth.
  3. Mix in chickpea flour, baking powder, and salt (optional) just until blended.
  4. Stir in walnuts.
  5. Heat a pancake griddle (or large skillet) over medium heat. Spray with nonstick vegetable spray. Pour ½ cup ladles of batter onto griddle and cook until golden brown, then turn and cook on the other side.
  6. Serve with additional banana slices and walnuts, if desired.


Learn how to make aquafaba here.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 pancake
  • Calories: 275
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 6 mg
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 32 g
  • Fiber: 10 g
  • Protein: 12 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg