Everyone loves pancakes for breakfast, but especially in the summer we want to avoid the extra calories. Fortunately, there are also healthy recipes for pancakes with fewer carbohydrates that taste great and are quick to make. One of them is the 3-ingredient banana pancake recipe that you will surely love.
Healthy 3 ingredient banana pancakes: 10 minute recipe
If you need something quick in the morning, this banana pancake recipe is the ideal choice for breakfast. It consists of only 3 ingredients that you may already have at home and is quick and easy to prepare.
The first and most important thing you need for good banana pancakes is of course bananas. Ideally, they should be overripe and not green. This recipe is also the perfect way to use up some overripe bananas.
- 2 overripe bananas
- 4 eggs
- 4 tablespoons of flour
- Place the bananas in a bowl and mash them with a fork until you get a mashed banana. A few lumps may remain.
- Crack the eggs over the bananas and beat well with a whisk.
- Add the flour and continue to beat until a thick pancake batter forms.
- Melt a little butter in a preheated pan and pour half a spoonful of batter.
- Bake the pancakes for 1-2 minutes, then gently flip with a silicone spatula. danger: Don’t make the banana pancakes too big, it makes it harder to flip.
- Cook the other side for another minute and transfer the finished pancake to a plate.
- Enjoy the three-ingredient banana pancake with honey, jam or whatever you like.
In addition to this basic recipe made from a few simple ingredients, there are other ways to prepare delicious banana pancakes. Below are some more ideas, including a vegan version of the simple recipe.
3-ingredient recipe for banana oatmeal pancakes
One of the most popular recipes for banana pancakes is this variation with oats instead of flour. To make the recipe gluten-free, use gluten-free rolled oats.
Tip: You can expand and refine the recipe with 3 ingredients to taste. Here are some suggestions for you to try.
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons rolled oats (gluten-free if needed)
- a pinch of salt
- a pinch of cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon of peanut or almond butter
- chocolate chips
- Mash the banana with a fork. Whisk together the eggs, rolled oats and salt until smooth. If using, add the cinnamon and peanut butter and stir into the batter.
- Heat about 1 tablespoon of coconut oil/butter in a non-stick pan over medium-low heat. Bake the pancake for about 2 minutes until the batter is set. Make sure the heat is not too high so they don’t burn. (You can add the chocolate chips at this point, if you like.) Cook the other side for another 30 seconds.
- Stack the finished banana pancakes and serve with fresh bananas and maple syrup, for example.
Vegan pancakes with bananas
Looking for a vegan twist on this recipe? You can also prepare vegan banana pancakes with just 3 ingredients for a quick and healthy breakfast. In this recipe, we show how you can mix the dough in a flash in the mixer to save 1-2 extra minutes in the morning.
- 1 ripe banana
- 100 g instant rolled oats
- 185 ml plant milk of your choice, e.g. B. oat milk, almond milk, etc.
- Mix the instant oatmeal in a blender.
- Add the remaining ingredients and work to a smooth dough.
- Place 1/2 spoonful of the batter in a non-stick pan (or a lightly greased pan) and fry for about 1 to 2 minutes on each side.
- Serve with your favorite topping.
Keto Flourless Egg Banana Pancakes
Here’s another easy recipe for healthy, flourless pancakes that don’t fall apart. Just 3 ingredients and 20 minutes and your delicious keto breakfast or snack is ready.
- 2 bananas
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon baking powder (optional)
- Mix all the ingredients until well mixed.
- Melt a knob of butter in a pan over medium-high heat and cook about 3 small pancakes at a time (depending on the size of the pan).
- Bake the pancakes for about 1-2 minutes per side. You can cover the pan while the pancake cooks on the first side before flipping it over. This allows the top to steam a bit, making it fluffier and easier to flip.
- Serve the pancake as is or with some Greek yogurt and fresh strawberries.
Please take note: Bananas are high in carbohydrates compared to other fruits. Since there is no strict definition for keto/low carb diet, it is up to you to decide if it fits your diet, for your own body. This recipe contains 12g net carbs per serving. If it fits your macro habits and you’re willing to sacrifice some of your daily carb allowance to eat this sweet treat, great! If not, better leave it. Banana pancakes are a much better choice than the floury/sugary variety. So if you’re in the mood for something sweet, this might be all you need to stay on track.