Breakfast Bear Pancakes (paleo, gluten-free, refined sugar-free)

Breakfast Bear Pancakes (paleo, gluten-free, refined sugar-free)

Breakfast can be fun!

Breakfast by far is my favorite meal of the day. I love eating big breakfasts, and for the kids, I love doing special recipes or touches to their food to make it fun, especially on weekends.

Both the kids love the cassava flour pancakes that I have made from the PaleoHacks blog. However, after making the recipe a few times, I modified it by adding some more honey and some vanilla. Kids are used to a slighter sweeter pancakes so I thought that worked well.

Then, I saw a cute photo on Pinterest of how to decorate breakfast toast to make it bear toast. I thought, I could do that with pancakes! I have made them for the kids a few times, and they think they are soo cool! Every time Noah sees them, he says” BEAR! BEAR!!” Brynn loves these bear pancakes at the local dinner, but those are full of sugar. So, I love having this special treat I can make at home to give her the same feeling with healthier ingredients and spending less money.

Recipe Ingredients

  •  3 eggs
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • 1 T honey
  • ¾ cup cassava flour
  • ½ t baking soda
  • ¼ t salt
  • 2 TBSP honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Add all ingredients to the blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Coat the pan with coconut oil well.
  4. Heat the griddle or pan to medium heat or 350 F.
  5. For the ears, use a TBSP measuring spoon. Fill the spoon with batter, and pour the contents onto the griddle in a circle. For each bear pancake, you will need two ears.
  6. For the face, use a 1/4 cup measuring cup. Fill the cup with batter, and pour the contents onto the griddle in a circle.
  7. Flip when bubbles pop. The ears will cook very fast.
  8. When the pancakes are done cut off any rough edges with kitchen scissors to make the circles more round if necessary.
  9. Place the pancakes onto a plate. The ears will go above the face.
  10. Slice a banana.
  11. Add one slice of banana on top of each ear, and add one in the middle of the face as the nose area.
  12. Add blueberries for the eyes and nose.
  13. When adding the blueberries dip one side in the nut butter to have it stick without having a visible amount of gloppy nut butter.

Want to see how they’re made? Watch our Mommy and Noah cooking tutorial!


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