Monday, July 29, 2013

2 Ingredient Banana Pancakes (grain free)


You have no idea how good these easy 2 ingredient grain free skinny banana  pancakes taste! They are one of the best breakfast recipes I have made in a long time..  Naturally sweet and flavorful from the ripe banana, they don't even need to be topped with syrup..

In addition, these gluten free and grain free delights are EASY to make and have only two ingredients: a banana and eggs.. I decorated the plate with some berries and cinnamon, but believe me they didn't anything extra for flavor.

I love these pancakes because they are not heavy or doughy and are light and easy to digest. So, you won't walk away with that heavy pancake feeling. Truly these pancakes make a delicious, light, healthy breakfast. They are perfect pancakes for those who follow a gluten free diet, for those watching their weight, and for those who want to avoid grain.

It is also fun to make silver dollar pancakes with little kids because it's so easy.
I made this recipe into seven normal size pancakes , but they could also make two or three  large crepes.
If you make the recipe into a crepe, it can be filled with cottage cheese, berries, or just eat it plain. You won't be disappointed.

Ingredients: 
1 large yellow banana ( no, you can't use a small banana or too ripe a banana)
2 large eggs  ( no, you can't use egg whites or not even a combination of egg and egg white)
Olive oil or coconut oil spray

Directions
Break up banana and put into a blender. Add eggs. Blend until smooth.
Spray a large skillet, pour batter into the pan over a low heat. Allow to firm up on one side ( takes about 1 minute) and then flip for about 30 seconds or until dry. Makes 6 pancakes..


                                   

Why grain free? 

Being gluten intolerant, I can't eat the following grains: wheat, rye, and barley. However, there are many people who follow a grain free diet and eat no grain at all!! I was interested in understanding more about a grain free diet and it's benefits, so I did some research. According to a post in a blog called 10 Reasons to Give up Grains on a blog called , The Nourished Kitchen  it turns out that all grains, including rice, oats, etc. can be hard to digest and therefore
  • cause inflammation in the system
  • cause problems in the gut 
  • cause problems with the joints
  • cause problems with the skin 
  • and are addictive for many people ( I know carbs are addictive for me) 
The post explains in detail the whys and hows. I have no affiliation with The Nourished Kitchen, but  I think this is an informative post that is worth reading 10 Reasons to Give up Grains 



shared on Simply Natural Saturdays: 4/25/15


in It Please leave a comment so I know you stopped by. Scroll down to the end of the post and click on comments.

31 comments:

  1. These sound easy and delicious! Will definitely try soon!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Am I missing the button for printing this delicious recipe? I'm known for overlooking them.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I have made the oatmeal/banana cookies and love them! Can't wait to try these!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You will love these pancakes and if you like you could add some oat flour

      Delete
  4. Pinning this recipe to try! Our son is on a gluten free diet and I am always on the look out for quick, easy, and tasty new things for him.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. HOpe that your son likes these Marty.. Please give me feedback.

      Delete
  5. Couldn't get easier and they taste great. The banana makes it nice and sweet

    ReplyDelete
  6. I've seen these a couple of times around blogland and I'm intrigued. Do they taste like bananas? I'm not a big fan, but eat them baked into stuff (usually with chocolate!) I think I'm going to have to try them since it would be low in points for weight watchers! Yep, it's decided...going go try them right now :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, they really do taste like bananas. Maybe try adding some cocoa to the mix.

      Delete
  7. Oh, yes, I've made pancakes this way before. So good, too! Yours look particularly delicious this morning. :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. How many can this serve?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Serves 2.. makes about 7 regular size pancakes

      Delete
  9. Great idea - simple and sounds tasty!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh my gosh Judee what a great recipe and beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing it on our BBQ Block Party.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Your pancakes look so good. I saw it on close to home fri. food frenzy.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. Wow! So easy and they look really good. I'm planning breakfast for dinner next week, pancakes included. It will be these! Thank you for linking this week, Judee!

    ReplyDelete
  13. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I can't believe how good a banana and egg pancake can look. I believe you that they are good. Thanks for sharing them with us on foodie friday.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hi Judee,
    We will just love your Banana Pancakes, yum! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

    ReplyDelete
  16. Looks Awesome..i never had banana pancakes before..this recipe is looking yummy & easy..i'll try this in weekends..thanks for share!

    ReplyDelete
  17. This sounds interesting.. I am going to have to give it a try and I would also like to try it with plantains instead of bananas. Thanks for sharing this on Foodie Friends Friday and I hope that you will join us this coming week.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Thank you for sharing this recipe on Wellness Wednesdays! I pinned it to my grain-free recipes board. Can't wait to try it out and see if the kiddos like it :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. How simple! I love it. Thanks for sharing this on Waste Not Want Not Wednesday, I’ve pinned it :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. What a great and simple way to make banana pancakes! Thank you for linking up to Simple Supper Tuesday.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Fascinating! This sounds really delicious! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

    ReplyDelete
  22. These look delicious and I loved making them for SRC.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Looks great -- will give it a try!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Really?! That's it! Sounds interesting - definitely worth a try!
    I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

    ReplyDelete
  25. Mmm. I used to make a similar pancake when I did Weight Watchers eons ago. I think mine had 1 T, of either oat flour or whey protein added however. I'll have to try your version. :)

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for your comment - I love the feedback and interaction

Printfriendly