Monday, July 15, 2013

2 ingredient banana pancakes...

A group of girlfriends and I made brunch plans one Saturday a few weeks ago. I was stoked! 1. I hadn't seen some of them in a very long time and 2. We were hitting up a place I had wanted to try for a while...The Original Pancake House. MmMmmm pancakes!

That's not what this post is about though- those delicious pancakes (and oatmeal) that we all enjoyed. Although, really- that place is indeed YUMMY! This post is about something incredibly intriguing one of those friends shared with me- this crazy idea running around the internet about some banana and egg ONLY pancakes. 

"Christina! Have you heard about these pancakes everyone's making- using bananas and eggs only?!" 

"...Whaaaaaaaat? Only? No binder at all? No almond flour....or whole wheat flour...." 

"No! Isn't that crazy?! You HAVE to make them and let me know what you think!!!"

So I did.

I came home THAT day and told my husband all about this thing. Then as I described it aloud I starting really thinking about it... "Well yeah...I guess that makes sense. You have your sweetener in the banana...also the liquid...because bananas liquify as you puree them...and then I guess they are a bit starchy as well. So there's that! And then the egg is totally a binder! Wow!"

That next morning we played around and made some :) I love stuff like this!

My opinion? Pretty good! For having literally 2 stinking ingredients in them- ingredients that are healthy, unprocessed, NOT white sugar, NOT starch or flour, and NOT oil, you seriously can't go wrong! I'm totally hooked and my husband talked about them that whole darn weekend! It was like a science experiment gone right :) My only complaint is that they weren't the most filling of things....but then again I was expecting old fashioned PANCAKES when making them- filled with like a ton of flour that literally turns into a brick in your tummy and leaves you feeling fat and sleepy the rest of the day, hehe. These do not do that. They are light and very airy- eggy and filled with sweet banana flavor!  We left the breakfast table feeling filled- but like, good filled. Healthily filled. 

Plus they're SO easy to make! I can see myself making these for babies and youngsters someday, because of the simple unprocessed ingredients used. 

Next time I'm going to add a bit of vanilla extract, cinnamon and possibly some ground flax seed...see what sort of yumminess that creates. 

Serves 2

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 4 large eggs

1. In a blender or food processor, puree your bananas until they become liquid with very slight chunks- about 10-15 seconds.

2. Slightly beat your eggs and then add to your bananas. Puree another 5-10 seconds to fully combine. 

3. Preheat a non-stick pan or skillet over medium to medium-high heat and lightly grease with coconut oil, oil, or butter. We used coconut oil. Spoon or pour batter into pan carefully, as mixture will spread out quite a bit.

4. Allow to cook a few minutes on first side (you'll see little bubbles appear on surface when it's ready to flip) and then flip and cook another minute or two on other side.

Serve immediately alongside butter or coconut oil, and warm maple syrup or honey! Or if you're really trying to be health conscious, neither- they're naturally slightly sweet :)

Fluffy little pillows of delightful bliss. Banana egg pancakes, you'll be a regular here indeed. 

For printable recipe, click here.


  1. These look delicious! I love pancakes and these sound great for a brunch since they are so easy to make.
    Karen @ Karen's Soiree

  2. I couldn't believe it either until I tried it!! The banana's really sing!! :-)

  3. YUM! I cant wait to try these ;)

  4. I love these pancakes. I like to add a dash of cinnamon sometimes too. :]

    I also like to hand mash them and you get a thicker pancake.

    Have a great week!

  5. I LOVE this!! Two ingredients? Sold!!

    1. Seriously the weirdest thing! But so yummy!

  6. they look super yummy!!! :) I'm such a fan of banana... and who doesn't love pancakes? awesome duet!

  7. I added some chia seeds: omega 3!, fiber and a little more binder. I'm thinking your flax seed thought would do the same. In lieu of syrup I warmed a bit of goat cheese and blueberries.

    As you said, filling but not heavy filling. I hadn't heard or seen the recipe until your post - thank you!

    1. Oh sweet! Thank you for this- I'm totally going to add some ground flax and chia seeds next time! Aren't these just the strangest little things ever? I mean, I think some people are expecting PANCAKES- which they're not. They're not carb filled, heavy, thick pancakes. They're light, eggy, almost crepe like little things. Pretty cool if you ask me- having only 2 stinkin ingredients!

      So yes, totally a nice light healthy filling. Not a "Phew! I ate A LOT" filling like you might get after some starch-filled pancakes. :)

      Glad you enjoyed!!!

    2. Oh!!! - this morning, I added some finely shredded unsweetened coconut.

      I am just me so I've been making 1/4 of the recipe:
      1 egg
      1/2 banana
      ground flax and/or chia seed

      And today, the coconut (1 T of finely shredded, organic, unsweetened) and per your suggestion a bit of cinnamon. I know that is 5 ingredients, but it is not measuring flour, etc and I just eyeball the additions.

      1/4 of the recipe makes 5 mini pancakes or 2 large.

      Anyway, if you like coconut - this works. Coconut will absorb some liquid, i.e. another binder and great flavor if you like coconut.

    3. YUM! I will most definitely be trying that! Thank you!!!


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