Paleo “Faux”tmeal



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I saw this “recipe” on Pinterest (of course). Basically, you take an egg and a banana and it turns into pancakes. Awesome, right? Well, consider me a Pinterest-Fail because I did not wind up with pancakes. I cooked them “slow and low” as instructed, but they seriously took forever! And they were mush. So I decided to scramble them because they still tasted good, they just weren’t pancake quality.

Well, lo and behold, turns out they are the perfect oatmeal replacement for the kiddos who have really been missing their oatmeal. And because they have such a banana-y (yes, that’s a real word, Google it) flavor, it tastes great with chopped up strawberries on top. And no need for any maple syrup or anything else because it’s already super sweet!

PS: If you haven’t already, go try the nut butter/chocolate version of this stuff. So. Good.

Paleo Fauxtmeal | Our Paleo Life
Paleo "Faux"tmeal | Our Paleo Life

Paleo “Faux”tmeal

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 224kcal
Author Kendra Benson


  • 1 Banana Ripe, big, small, doesn't matter
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 pinch Baking Soda
  • Splash Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Coconut Oil
  • Chopped Strawberries, Fresh Blueberries, Sliced Bananas, Chopped Nuts, Unsweetened Shredded Coconut, Chocolate Chips


  • Mash the banana with a fork until it almost smooth and pretty liquified.
  • Using the fork, beat in the egg until you have a smooth consistency.
  • Stir in the baking soda and vanilla.
  • Heat the coconut oil in a skillet over medium-low heat.
  • Pour the entire banana mixture in the skillet. Let sit for about 30 seconds and then begin gently scrambling with a silicone spatula. Continue gently mixing and flipping until the mixture is cooked through and crispy golden on the outside. You can further break it down into smaller pieces.
  • Put it in a bowl, add your toppings, and enjoy your guilt-less "faux"tmeal!


Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 210mg | Sodium: 355mg | Potassium: 500mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 10.2mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.3mg



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Last Updated 04/13/2020

19 Responses to “Paleo “Faux”tmeal”

  1. best thing ever! My whole family loves it. Supper yummy and quick to make! THank you!

  2. I can’t believe my mouth. Just made this and am shocked that it is actually good! Great discoverThank you for sharing!

  3. This seems crazy at first, but I love this! My brain is thinking this is an egg and a banana, but my tastebuds say yum!

  4. 5 stars
    Found your blog last night l Love it!!! So I made Fauxtmeal this morning and it was the most delicious breakfast I’ve had in a while…thank you. The only thing was it was a little watery after cooking it for a little over 5 minutes, next time I’ll cook for a bit longer.

    • Glad you liked it. It can definitely have some liquid in it after cooking, I usually just drain it off.

  5. You needed more eggs for the pancakes. We make them all the time. 🙂

  6. Kinda bummed. Two recipes I looked at on here are not Whole 30 so I just stopped looking :(. Great idea, but people have to do their research. Vanilla extract is not whole30, and neither are sweet potato chips. You can’t have things that remind you of cheat foods. And vanilla has alcohol or sugar in it.

    If you are really doing the Whole30 and not just some version of it, please do not use this site. Good luck!

    • And before anyone yells at me, I know this is a Paleo site, I get it. I’m speaking about the Whole30 area she has with the grocery list and meal planner that is specifically labeled Whole30. This would be good for after the Whole 30, but Melissa H is very clear about things. It either is Whole30 or it isn’t. She begs people to stop tagging things as Whole30 that are not. Check out the Whole30 Facebook page if you don’t believe me.

    • I realize that the vanilla should be left out for Whole30. I do try to make notes in the recipes regarding Whole30 modifications and apologize for missing this one. And per the Whole30 rules, they do state: “Chips or Fries: Not if they’re commercially prepared or deep-fried”. I won’t eat sweet potato chips on a Whole30 unless I bake them myself, and I see no problem with that.

  7. Looks sooo good – Do you think this would work with egg replacer? I know it’s a stretch since, well, half the recipe is egg, but I thought I’d ask anyway. Or: do you have similar, easy, breakfast recipes that don’t include eggs? (intolerant)

    • 5 stars
      Hmmm, I’m not sure what you would use in place of eggs, if anything. This is basically scrambled eggs with banana mixed in. I have a porridge recipe but it’s quite different than this one, maybe worth a try though. It’s an almond flour base, no eggs.

  8. 5 stars
    thank you so much! I like a sweet breakfast and this is the perfect substitute for oatmeal! This has been a saving grace recipe during my whole30 experience! Thanks!

  9. I love this recipe. So yummy! But I’ve always left the baking soda out. I’m just curious about it’s purpose. Thanks!

  10. Just made this and it is super yummy! It looks like oatmeal too! Thank you for the recipe!

  11. 5 stars
    Hi Kendra, I love your site, I’m doing the whole 30 and think you have some great recipes that are suitable. As you have said you omit certain things to make it while 30. I would not hesitate to recommend your site at all, In fact I have sent two of your recipes to my friend this morning. I love this recipe, I omitted the vanilla like suggested to make it whole 30, I personally don’t think you need it anyway. You keep doing what you are doing. Thanks Lisa

  12. wow! this is so delicious. Thank you!!

  13. 5 stars
    Wow, this was surprisingly delicious! Made it for breakfast this morning with some berries and loved it. Thanks for the site and recipe inspirations. 🙂

  14. 5 stars
    I cannot believe how delicious this is!

  15. 5 stars
    This has become one of my FAVORITE recipes on Whole30! (Omitting the vanilla of course). This morning, I added blueberries halfway through the cooking time, and they got all warm and burst-y. It was DELICIOUS! Thank you for your awesome recipes! ❤️


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