Three Ingredient Banana and Egg Pancakes

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Three Ingredient Banana and Egg Pancakes come together in less than 10 minutes with three simple ingredients - eggs, bananas, and regular or paleo flour. They are delicious, good for you, and a recipe you will make again and again. Jump to Recipe keyboard_arrow_down

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These Three Ingredient Banana and Egg Pancakes are a staple in our house. I make them almost every week and love that I can quickly choose to make them Paleo with coconut flour or go more traditional with a whole wheat or all purpose flour. They are quick, easy, and super tasty.

When I wake up feeling tired, grouchy, or unmotivated, I like to start my day off with a meal that is likely to improve my mood. And for me, pancakes almost always do the trick.  There is something about the process of making them and then sitting down to smother them in fruit, syrup, or melted nut butter.  However, since there isn't always time for complex pancake recipe, these three ingredient banana pancakes can be the perfect solution.  Made with just bananas, eggs, and your choice of flour you can make them from start to finish in under 10 minutes.  I like to top mine with melted almond butter and fresh blueberries. 

Three Ingredient Banana and Egg Pancakes stacked on a plate with bananas and strawberries

How to Make these Three Ingredient Banana and Egg Pancakes Your Own, Including a Paleo Option

  • If you are Paleo or gluten free, these pancakes can be made with coconut flour or almond flour. A store bought Paleo flour, like this one, will also work.
  • Although I call these three ingredient pancakes, I usually add some cinnamon and vanilla extract to my pancakes as well. It adds a nice flavor to the pancakes.
  • To up the protein in the pancakes, add some nut butter to the batter. You can also mix in some sliced almonds.
  • These pancakes come out relatively thin so I don't like to add fruit to the actual batter. Instead serve it on top of the pancakes.
  • If you don't like banana, these pancakes can also be made with canned pumpkin or butternut squash.
  • These pancakes can be made with oatmeal as well. I like to use oat flour for a smoother texture, but whole oats or quick oats will work as well. If you are making a large batch, you can mix the batter right in the blender for a smoother option.

Can I Make Two Ingredient Pancakes?

This recipe can easily be adapted to just have two ingredients - banana and egg only. First, mash the banana in a bowl and then stir in the egg. Then cook in a skillet over medium high heat, flipping after about 3 minutes when the batter is no longer runny. These pancakes will come out much thinner since there is no flour. They are almost crepe like. Many people love this option for gluten-free pancakes and for softer pancakes for babies.

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Here are some of the products and tools I used in this recipe:

  • Coconut flour: Since coconut flour can be expensive in the grocery store, I usually buy it in bulk on Amazon. This is the brand I usually buy since it is organic, non GMO, and under $3 per pound.
  • For years I burnt almost every pancake I made until I bought these nonstick pans from All Clad. I love them! Seriously.

This post originally appeared in 2013 but has been updated with new photos and additional recipes tips and tricks.

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Three Ingredient Banana and Egg Pancakes

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  • 1 U banana
  • 1 U egg
  • 2 tbsp whole wheat flour (or coconut)

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Mash the banana using a fork. Whisk in the egg. Then whisk in the flour.


Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Spray with cooking spray and add the batter. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side, flipping when bubbles begin to pop and edges brown.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 2-3 pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 213
Calories from Fat 49
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 186mg
Sodium 72mg
Total Carbohydrate 34g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 12g
Protein 9g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

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On Three Ingredient Banana and Egg Pancakes
October 10, 2018 - 12:51
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We just started making these banana egg pancakes and I am obsessed. My kids love them and I feel like it is a really health and filling option. Usually I use oat flour or whole wheat flour since it is healthier. Has any one tried freezing them yet?
August 3, 2018 - 23:28
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Easy and very good... even my husband liked them. :)
Jacqueline Liggett
July 7, 2018 - 18:43
What is the nutritional values if you use coconut flour
March 24, 2018 - 08:12
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Very Good
January 16, 2018 - 08:30
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The pancakes are delicious, but the banana perfectly complements them!

Thanks for these tips.
January 3, 2018 - 12:57
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Love these pancakes
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