Thursday, January 31, 2013

Two Ingredient Banana Pancakes (Gluten Free)

 This is one of those "no excuses" recipes - meaning you have no excuse for not trying it because: (a) it's good for you, and (b) it's so easy a four year old could do it. And she did do it, my four year old that is. Also, if you're one of those folks who unfortunately can't have gluten in their diet, you have even less excuse because, seriously, you can't eat like anything good and here's a recipe for something good you could eat.... so make it. (If, by chance, you're one of those folks who is voluntarily avoiding gluten for some trendy (crazyinthehead) reason... seriously?? Live for those who cannot! BAGEL! BAGEL! BAGEL! Okay, I'm done.) On to the recipe...

Yum. I saw this recipe on Pinterest, of course, and I love it's ease for the cubs. I can whip these up just as fast a a bowl of oatmeal, but I get more smiles. It's as simple as this:

Grab a banana and an egg, this will make one large pancake. (the recipe below makes two) A soft banana is best, easier to mash.

Begin mashing the two together in a small bowl. You can use a fork, but I like my biscuit mixer/ potato masher thingy.

While you mash, heat a small skillet over medium heat and add a little pat of butter. Note: Please, people, use butter not oil or (heaven forbid) PAM. If you want that crisp, browning action, you need to use butter. It's really not as bad for you as the health department would like you to believe - fat is not the enemy, it's brain fuel, especially for children... but don't get me started. : ) Let that skillet get good and hot, and the BUTTER spread all 'round.

 Mash, mash, mix, mix, until the there aren't large banana lumps anymore.

Pour all the mix into the hot skillet, and let it cook on one side until browned, then flip. Mmm, look at that golden sweetness!

Serve immediately to happy toddlers! You can top your pancake how you'd like, Nutella, peanut butter, etc, we chose vanilla Greek yogurt as a "dip" instead of syrup - the cakes are quite sweet already being made of natural sugar! So how do they taste? A lot like banana bread, yum, and they're filling. They have the consistency of an omelet, easily cut and chewed. Also, they would freeze well, if needed, since the two ingredients freeze well.

Oh, don't let this snarky little handsome face fool ya... see that yogurt everywhere? Yeah, he thought his pancake was "Umm! Oood!"

Two Ingredient Banana Pancakes
Makes 2

Butter for pan
2 bananas
2 eggs

Heat butter in skillet over medium heat. Mash bananas and eggs together with a whisk or fork in a bowl until smooth. Pour half of mixture into skillet and cook, flipping half way through after the first side is browned. Follow with the rest of the mix, making the second pancake. Serve immediately with topping of your choice. Enjoy!


  1. Dan just made these a couple weeks ago. He has a banana obsession.

  2. Yuuum! Trying this tomorrow. I just wish I had some Nutella...