It’s Friiidayyyyyy! Also known lately as Fri-YAY. Ummm, yes please. Are you dreaming of the weekend already? Oh wait, that was happening for me yesterday. Oops. Planning to make yourself a nice brekkie or brunch this weekend? Want to still feel healthy? Did you know you can make delish pancake out of TWO ingredients?? I’m serious. The epitomy of whole foods eating…. drumroll please… 1 banana + 2 egg PANCAKES!
Have you heard of this trend yet?? I love it because most whole food pancake recipes use some kind of flour like tapioca flour, almond flour, oat flour, almond milk, things like that. Those ingredients aren’t bad by any means, but they are processed. And sometimes it just feels good to have meals from pure unprocessed ingredients. Like 1 banana and 2 eggs.
No, no, it’s not exactly like a traditional pancake. I’m not going to claim I’m about to put Bob Evans or iHop out of business or anything, but as far as healthy, whole foods pancakes that are naturally gluten free, paleo friendly, and dairy free? It’s freakin’ fantastic. This is the way you could eat pancakes every. single. morning… and still be healthy.
Has anyone tried a vegan version of this?? With flax eggs instead of eggs?? I haven’t but I wonder if it works! Do share in the comments if you know.
1 medium banana and two eggs makes the two pancakes you see pictured. I just mash the banana and whisk the eggs in with a fork. You could also blend the banana and eggs together in a blender or food processor if you desire. Me? I like as little clean up as possible, so I forgo the fancy kitchen appliances and honestly it doesn’t seem to matter at all!
I first heard of this 1 banana + 2 egg pancake phenomenon from Dan’s friend Kelly (shoutout to you, Kel! Hey, hey!) who was following a whole foods blog a couple years ago. I had to try. I couldn’t believe it actually worked and didn’t taste strongly of banana OR egg yolk. It tasted great! I have to say, the way I show them in the pictures is my faaaavorite way to eat them. Adding fresh raspberries, chia seeds, and maple syrup aren’t rocket science, but they really take this dish to a whole new level. Served this way? I’m totally cool with the “healthy” version of pancakes.
And c’mon. Breakfast? One of the easiest meals to skip and the most important meal of the day. Think about the word: Break + fast. You’ve literally been fasting all night since dinner, then you sleep, so this first meal of the day literally breaks your fast. Think about how much time goes by between dinner and breakfast. It might be 12 hours! By giving your belly some food first thing in the morning, even if it’s a small amount, you’re jump starting your metabolism. Kick starting the system.
Never start another day off on the wrong foot… try these 1 banana + 2 egg pancakes!
Make it now or PIN IT FOR LATER!
- 1 banana
- 2 eggs
- Peel banana and add to a bowl. Mash with a fork to a form a puree.
- Crack the eggs into the bowl and scramble into the mashed banana.
- Heat a small skillet over medium-low heat. Add a little butter, coconut oil, or cooking spray. Pour in half the batter. Cook about 3-4 minutes or until the edges look set. Flip and cook another 1-2 minutes.
- Plate and top as desired. I like raspberries, chia seeds, and maple syrup.