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Drizzling syrup onto a stack of Banana Egg Pancakes topped with fresh blueberries and peanut butter
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5-Ingredient Banana Egg Pancakes

Fluffy, grain-free pancakes that are rich in fiber + protein. Made with 5 simple ingredients, these pancakes require only 15 minutes and 1 bowl!

Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings: 6 (pancakes)
Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? 3-4 Days

Ingredients

  • 2 medium ripe bananas (yellow with brown spots)
  • 2 tsp baking powder (not necessary, but helps them rise)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (or sub another extract or citrus zest of choice)
  • 2 large eggs (free-range, organic when possible — we like Vital Farms)
  • 4-6 Tbsp coconut flour (or sub almond flour)
  • Oil (such as coconut or avocado — for cooking)

FOR TOPPING optional

Instructions

  1. We’ve found that while these pancakes cook well on the stove-top, it can be helpful to keep them warm in the oven where they will continue to bake and firm up while the remaining pancakes cook. If this sounds helpful, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. However, this is not necessary, meaning you can skip this step.

  2. To a large mixing bowl, add bananas and mash until only small bits remain. Then add baking powder and vanilla extract and use a fork or whisk to mash until thoroughly combined.

  3. Next add eggs, break yolks with a fork or whisk, and whisk thoroughly until well combined.
  4. Lastly, add coconut flour 1 Tbsp (9 g) at a time until a thick but scoopable batter is achieved (thicker than your average pancake batter, but not so thick that it appears dry). If you add too much coconut flour, add a little dairy-free milk to thin.

  5. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add a little cooking oil to coat the pan. Then spoon in roughly 1/4-cup amounts of batter and reduce heat to low. These benefit from cooking slower and lower than your average pancakes. Cover with a lid to help the center cook through.

  6. Cook for 3-4 minutes, then remove lid and flip carefully. Cook for 3-4 minutes more (lowering heat as needed if cooking too fast) or until the underside is golden brown. Transfer cooked pancakes to the preheated oven on the prepared baking sheet (or to a serving plate). Continue cooking until all batter is used up — as recipe is written, ~6 pancakes.

  7. To serve, top with desired toppings, such as nut butter, sliced bananas or fresh fruit, dairy-free yogurt, or maple syrup. We also love a sprinkle of seeds for more fiber and healthy fats.

  8. Best when fresh, though leftovers keep covered in the refrigerator 3-4 days, or in the freezer up to 1 month. To reheat, microwaving is most effective. Otherwise, toast or bake in a 350 degree F (176 C) oven until hot.

Notes

*To keep this recipe vegan, you can try subbing the 2 eggs for 2 flax eggs or chia eggs. However, we haven't tested it this way and can't guarantee it will work. Another vegan-friendly pancake recipe to try with banana might be these 1- Bowl Vegan Banana Oat Pancakes!
*Recipe adapted from the original recipe from Blogilates.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with lesser amount of coconut flour, with 1 Tbsp avocado oil for cooking, and without optional ingredients.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 6 pancakes)