Adapted from a recipe by Emma Christensen at The Kitchn
This 2-ingredient banana pancake tastes just as delicious as the one with flour. It’s packed with protein and has no added sugar. You will enjoy all of the sweetness of a banana pancake in no time at all - these pancakes take less than 5 minutes to prep and cook.
I learned about this recipe years ago and it has stuck with me. It’s hard to forget a recipe with just 2 ingredients. I love to add Vietnamese cinnamon, ginger and sea salt to my pancakes, for breakfast, dinner or a mid-day snack!
- 1 medium ripe banana
- 2 large eggs
- Butter, oil or cooking spray
Optional Mix-Ins: Try a combination of a few items below for ramp up the deliciousness of this simple recipe.
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/2 cup granola
- 1 cup fresh fruit
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Maple syrup
- Peanut, almond or other nut butter
- Heat a medium pan on the stovetop over medium heat.
- Remove the peel and mash the ripe banana in a medium bowl with a fork until there are no more large lumps.
- Crack the eggs into the bowl with the mashed bananas and stir until the eggs and banana are combined. This will make a liquidy batter.
- Add optional dry ingredients, honey, and/or vanilla extract to the batter (I recommend waiting until the pancake is cooking on the first side before adding granola, fruit, chocolate chips or nuts.).
- Coat your pan with oil, butter or spray.
- Pour your batter into the pan. I like to pour all of my batter into the pan and make one large pancake. Please note that it can be difficult to turn a large pancake. Split the batter into two or three pancakes to make it easier to flip your pancakes.
- Cook for 1 minute or until the pancake bottom is browned or golden. Then flip the pancake and cook for another minute or until the second side is browned or golden.
- Transfer the pancake to a plate and serve with jam, honey, or maple syrup.
The banana pancake is very sweet without any extra toppings or mix-ins, so feel free to try it with just the two ingredients and then experiment with optional mix-ins and toppings each time you make them.
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