Creamy bananas, protein rich eggs, and golden milled flaxseed come together to create the most impossibly easy and delicious pancakes. Low calorie, gluten free, and FLAVOR RICH!
So for awhile now, I’ve periodically seen this idea of bananas + eggs = pancakes and I have to admit…. I was intrigued. I loved the idea. Simple, basic ingredients and super healthy, what’s not to love right? I had some brown speckled bananas just past their prime on the counter and decided to give it a go. The result? Kinda disappointing actually. The flavor was nice but the texture was a bit off. They were almost rubbery, but the potential was there. Over the next few weeks, I tried a couple different techniques and I am so happy to say that I found the missing ingredient. Milled Flaxseed.
Good ole flaxseed. If you currently don’t include flax in your everyday diet I would highly recommend that you start. Dense in vitamins and nutrients, this little seed is also a great source of fiber and omega 3 and is gluten free. It’s also very reasonable in the price department. I was at the store the other day and was thinking about trying out chia seeds in some of my recipes but lo and behold a tiny bag was like $10!!!Geez no room for error there! I can usually find my flaxseed (regular, golden, and milled) for under $3 per 16oz bag. Flaxseed is also great in smoothies, yogurt, cookies, muffins…. I even use it in lasagna!!! Crazy I know, but it’s awesome! This might be even crazier but my 3 year old’s snack of choice is always yogurt, flax and red berries. (raspberries) It always makes me laugh when he asks for it because he pronounces it more like “frax” and I just think it’s hilarious that he would ask for flax. Of course he also basically eats ranch dressing by the spoonful but it’s the little wins in life right? Anyways, back to pancakes. I threw in a few tablespoons of flax and just like that….perfection!
Light and moist, this pancake is amazing on it’s own but is also fabulous with a little maple syrup or honey. Sometimes I spread a tablespoon or two of peanut butter or Cinnamon Honey Almond Butter on top for an energizing pre-workout or replenishing post-workout snack. I’ve also considered adding walnut or chocolate chips to the batter. The possibilities are endless! What are your favorite mix-ins?
3 Ingredient Banana Pancakes
- 2 medium-large ripe bananas
- 2 large eggs
- 3 tablespoons milled golden flaxseed (dark or regular flaxseed is fine, just be sure it's ground)
- optional: 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
In a medium bowl, mash the bananas until mostly smooth. A few lumps are fine but you don't want it to be super chunky.
Using a fork or whisk, beat in eggs.
Stir in flaxseed and cinnamon (if using)
Preheat a greased skillet pan on a medium heat.
Once hot, turn the heat down to a medium/medium low setting and pour pancake batter on using about 1/4 cup-1/3 cup batter per pancake.
Once pancakes begin to hold their form (about the 5 minute mark) flip over and continue to cook another 3-5 minutes. My pancakes took a total of 8 minutes but if you are using lower heat, it might take need another minute or two.
Enjoy with maple syrup, honey, peanut butter ect.
Nutrition Facts Servings 5 Amount Per Serving ( 1 pancake) Calories 89 Calories from Fat 33 Total Fat 3.6g Saturated Fat 0.7g Trans Fat 0.0g Cholesterol 74mg Sodium 28mg Potassium 230mg Total Carbohydrates 12.1g Dietary Fiber 2.4g Sugars 5.9g Protein 3.9g