The recipe for two ingredient banana pancakes has been rolling around the web for a little while. I was a little sceptical on how only banana and egg would magically transform into a pancake. Though I really shouldn’t be as the two ingredient Nutella cake worked out a treat, and I know that many of you made it and loved it.
But…… two ingredient banana pancakes? There are people out there that love this recipe and think it is the best thing since shake and pour pancake mix.
This recipe is as easy as a shake and pour pancake mix, but a whole lot healthier. Well actually the healthier statement really depends on how you cook them and what you end up putting on top of them.
All you need is a medium size ripe banana and two eggs. Mash your banana up, beat in the eggs, and bingo, your pancake mix is ready to cook.
My first thoughts when I read about this recipe was “banana omelette anyone?”
How do two ingredient banana pancakes taste?
It really depends on how you cook them and what you slather them with when serving. We had a little test on a couple of ways of cooking and eating them.
Cook the two ingredient banana pancakes in a nice big whack of butter, then pour a copious amount of maple syrup over them, they taste like pancakes.
Cook them with a small spray of coconut oil, eat them au natural, they taste like banana omelettes.
A healthy middle ground is to cook them in a non stick pan with a spray of coconut oil. Then top with gorgeous seasonal fruit, be that summer berries, figs, or even more banana and passionfruit. A drizzle of date syrup to replace maple, or just go for the maple. Maybe even add a splodge of yoghurt.
This recipe for two ingredient banana pancakes will net you four medium sized pancakes. They really should be called crepes, as they aren’t very thick at all. Therefore four will feed a hearty eater nicely for breakfast, but if you were a dainty eater, two would be sufficient with some fruit.
I have seen a couple of fluffy looking two ingredient banana pancake photos on various sites, and I call bullshit. You will get this result if you add a little baking powder. This renders them three ingredient banana pancakes my friends.
Another factor to take into consideration and will alter your result. If your definition of a medium banana is larger than mine then your pancake mix will be less runny than mine. If you use a smaller banana and larger eggs, this again will change the consistency of your mix. More banana will equal thicker more pikelet pancakes, more egg will give you thinner crepe like pancakes. Just some banana for thought there folks. I used what I regard as a medium banana and two 52g eggs (from a 700g carton).
Would I ever make two ingredient banana pancakes again?
Yes, I would! There is something very satisfying about mixing up two healthy ingredients and the end result being something that resembles a not so healthy pancake. I like the taste of them, especially when cooked in butter and doused in maple syrup. Yah okay, I hear you! That defeats the “healthy” pancake alternative doesn’t it.
If you do make these two ingredient banana pancakes then please let me know via social media (twitter/instagram/facebook), share a photo and tag me in, I would love to see them and hear what you thought.
Two Ingredient Banana Pancakes
- 1 medium ripe banana
- 2 eggs
- Mash banana in a bowl and then beat in the eggs.
- Place a non stick pan over a low heat on the stove top.
- Melt a little butter or spray some coconut oil to grease the pan lightly.
- Pour in ¼ cup of banana mixture. Cook one side until brown and pancake is solid enough to flip. Continue cooking on the other side until done.
- Repeat with remaining mixture.
I love the simplicity of those! I make something similar, but add a few issue nut butter i've inside the pantry. adds high-quality flavor! Thanks for sharing!
I definitely want to give these a try. I like the idea of a banana omelette. Pinning 🙂
Laura | Wandercooks
Wow, how have I never heard of this before? Must tell Dad - banana pancakes are his forte! Love how the flavour can change so much with the different cooking methods. Super keen to try them in coconut oil. 😀
I think that coconut oil would be a great thing to try, will do that myself next time.
I love the simplicity of these! I make something similar, but add whatever nut butter I have in the pantry. Adds great flavor! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
Sarah I love the idea of adding nut butter, I am so going to have to try that.
Sarah - The Charming Detroiter
I love this idea: healthy but also versatile in that you say they can taste different depending on what they are paired with. Thanks for sharing!
Its funny how two simple ingredients can so easily shift the taste focus depending on how they are made.
Peter @ Feed Your Soul Too
A perfect breakfast.
Such and easy one too
jacqueline | i sugar coat it!
I call bullshit too! When I make them they look flat like yours, but still tasty as hell. Care to share that stack? 🙂
Yup BulllllShiiiit :p And agree, tasty tasty tasty.
john | heneedsfood
These remind me of the South American corn pancakes made with little more than ground corn and eggs. A very flat affair that's actually quite tasty. I prefer a fluffier pancake, but I'd never say no to these.
I want to have a try of the South American corn pancakes, they sound quite interesting.
Just tried these and I'm pretty impressed....kinda weird, kinda good. Fried mine in coconut oil. My recipe...same as yours, was discovered in Food Matters recipe book. I put pure maple syrup on mine, which helped me believe they were pancakes, but will explore other toppings.
Helen | Grab Your Fork
Have been meaning to try these but then I love my fluffy hotcakes far too much! lol
They are worth a try, if only once :p