2-Ingredient Pancakes

2-Ingredient PancakesIf you are looking to skip traditional carb- and sugar-laced pancakes, there is a healthier and simpler alternative out there. These pancakes require only two ingredients: bananas and eggs. Yep, you read that right. They are gluten-free, (refined) sugar-free, dairy-free, high in protein, high in healthy fat, and low-calorie too. They are one of my all-time favourite breakfast items to make; easy to prepare and absolutely delicious, too.

Don’t get me wrong here. They are not exactly  like traditional pancakes in either texture or density. Their consistency resembles more a crepe or the inner portion of French toast. These pancakes are softer and more fragile – being flourless and all – and are best when made smaller, like mini-pancakes. But they are a great treat and so much more digestible than flour-filled pancakes – great news for the gluten-free among us!

In fact, I first came across the recipe in the book Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet  by Elaine Gottschall (BA, MSc). Gottschall dedicated her life to researching the connection between food and gut-health. Her research resulted in what is today known as the ‘Specific Carbohydrate Diet,’ or SCD, which helps those struggling with Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, Celiac and other digestive disorders. For more information, check out the official website here: Breaking the Vicious Cycle.

Needless to say, these pancakes have a lot going for them! I have made them many times and as someone who prefers quick and easy breakfast meals, these 2-ingredient pancakes are as simple as it gets.

The Recipe

You will need…well, you already know:

  • Bananas (fully ripe)
  • Eggs

This recipe requires 1 egg for every banana you use. If the bananas are on the smaller side, however, then use 2 bananas for each egg.

First, mash the bananas using a fork. Ripe bananas are necessary here as they will be more ‘mashable’ and mix well with your eggs.

2-Ingredient Pancakes

Next, mix the eggs in a separate bowl.

2-Ingredient Pancakes

Add the eggs to the mashed bananas and stir together. At this point you may decide that you’d like to use a blender to create a silkier batter – go right ahead.

Drop the mixture, one serving at a time, onto a greased frying pan over medium heat. Brown and turn over.

2-Ingredient Pancakes

Tip: It’s best to make your 2-ingredient pancakes small so they don’t fall apart when it’s time to flip them over. I normally make mine about 4 inches wide, but you can experiment.

Plate and serve hot with maple syrup, cinnamon, honey, almond or other nut butter, or even regular butter (for those who can have dairy). It is such a versatile and easy-to-make treat that is not only sweet and delicious, but easy on your digestion.

2-Ingredient Pancakes

2-Ingredient Pancakes

I hope you give this simple, delicious and healthy alternative to traditional pancakes a try this weekend. It’s an easy and tasty way to incorporate healthier options for your family.


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  • Reply
    August 7, 2015 at 7:52 am

    Mmm!! I have always wanted to make these pancakes. They look so good!! 🙂

    • Reply
      August 7, 2015 at 9:56 am

      With bananas as the second ingredient, you can’t go wrong 😉 Definitely one of my breakfast faves.

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    Christina @ Embracing Simple
    August 12, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    I’ve been making a version of these pancakes for myself and Little Miss the past few months, and they are SO yummy. I thought they would be kind of gross with how little ingredients they have, but they really are yummy! Toddler AND Mom approved 🙂

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      August 12, 2015 at 7:01 pm

      It’s amazing how many recipes there are out there with few ingredients & tasty too. I am a five-ingredients-or-less kind of cook (if it can at all be helped) 😉 So glad you and your wee one have enjoyed these pancakes as much as we have!

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