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Plantain Breakfast Poppers made with Nutiva Coconut Flour

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, but what I eat for breakfast these days looks much different than it did several years ago. The things I love for breakfast have not changed, but the way in which I make them has changed quite a lot. Today I’m sharing a breakfast idea with you:


  • 2 large plantains or banana, sliced
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tbsp. Nutiva Organic Coconut Flour
  • 2 tbsp. + ~1 tsp. Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 1 ½ tbsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • ½ tbsp. ginger, minced
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place all the ingredients, except for the Coconut Oil, in a food processor.
  3. Melt 2 tbsp. Coconut Oil, and then add it to the other ingredients in the food processor.
  4. Mix all ingredients together until mixture becomes smooth.
  5. Melt the other ~1tsp. Coconut Oil and brush your “Popper” pan with it. (I use a Cake Pop pan. You can also use a mini muffin pan.)
  6. Fill the cups with batter, about ¾’s full in each.
  7. Place in oven and bake for 10-15 minutes. (Note: Watch them closely for the last 5 minutes, as every baking experience and oven is different.)
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  9. Pop each Popper out, and enjoy!

I’ve always been a pancake, waffle, french toast and muffin kind of girl. Sugar plus “cake” and “carb” for breakfast was my heaven. That was until 2008, when I was diagnosed with Colitis and chose to feel better and heal my gut with food and lifestyle changes instead of drugs and medication. I took it upon myself to re-invent everything I fed my body, with the hopes of healing while still eating in the most delicious way possible.

I taught myself to cook and bake, and I have spent hundreds (if not thousands) of hours in the kitchen practicing with ingredients that were new to me, including coconut flour.

Made With Nutiva

Organic Coconut Flour
Organic Coconut Flour

Certified gluten-free, its rich texture and natural sweetness make Nutiva Organic Coconut Flour great for baking

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Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Cold-pressed and never refined, rich in lauric acid and versatile in your kitchen

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These days, I am nourished by a purely unprocessed diet. I eat whole foods just as they were intended to be eaten or I combine those whole foods to create delicious recipes for my family, friends, and the A Gutsy Girl community.

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  1. YUM. I really want to try these. I’m not very adept with working with coconut flour so I like to follow a tried and true recipe like this one. 🙂

  2. tina says:

    Eggs & egg whites? Wondering if this recipe would work if I use flaxseeds instead? looks good though

    1. The Nutiva Team says:

      Hi Tina, thanks for your question. We haven’t tried this recipe with flax seeds instead of eggs, but if you’re comfortable using this substitution give it a try!

    2. Sara Beth says:

      Wondering abt that flax seed substitution because we can’t eat eggs. How did it turn out?

  3. Cynthia Ortiz says:

    Do you use green plantain or yellow?
    If its green plantain do you boil them first ?
    Thanks Cindu

    1. Nutiva Team Nutiva says:

      Hi, Cynthia! Use yellow plantains for these to make them sweeter! Enjoy:)

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