two ingredient flourless pancakes

05 November 2012

If you've been on Pinterest recently then odds are pretty high that you've already seen these. I wish I could take credit for their genius but I can't. I've been making them every morning for myself (the kids hate them but they also hate watching Downton Abbey so they can't be trusted) and will continue to make them until I'm sick of them. Then I'll rotate back to this muffin recipe until I get tire of it and then I'll come crawling back to the bancakes. 
Even my professional photographer couldn't make them look appetizing ... don't let that scare you because what you see is far inferior to what you get. Trust me, I'm a SAHM.

While I'm obviously finished dying through the 21-day sugar detox ... I'm still trying to stay away from starch and sugar. Of course, the baby begs for Pop-Tarts every single hour of every single day. I've held strong and not purchased the Costco box of tarts that is chanting and cheering and sweetly singing my name every time I slowly saunter by during my weekly trip. So far.

I won't pretend that these are a worthy substitute for fruity, sugary, starchy heavenly goodness -- but these totally fit the "I'm SO sick of eggs and smoothies and am in the mood for something pancakey" bill and are really healthy by my unholy standards.

Ingredients
1 egg (I use the Jumbo size hormone-infested variety and split the yolk with Sebastian because he loves scrambled eggs but I'm sure a medium or large fresh organic egg will be just fine)
1/2 of a banana
dash of vanilla (optional)

To make things easy on myself I mash the half of the banana as much as I can while it's still in the peel especially if it's on the greener side of not ripe.

Then mix them the dying fruit with the egg ...
mouth water.

keep mixing ...
until you have a lumpy batter.

And here's where you're just going to have to read and do without visual aides. I'll hold your hand if you're scared.

I grease the pan with coconut oil but you can use your standard oil greaser. You'll be fine. You can make one big cake but then you run the risk of a gooey middle so you should probably do as I do and make two medium cakes. I put a little bit of Smart Balance on top and eat them with the other half of the banana.

The banana presentation is not standard; I did that just for you.

I hope you try them tomorrow or tonight and I really hope you don't hate them.


Happy breakfasting.


 

43 comments:

  1. Aka banana scrambled eggs? Oh the pinterest euphemisms. Funny how everything becomes a pancake or ice cream...

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  2. Yum!! Made these flourless cookies last night, and they were really good!

    http://www.eatliverun.com/almond-butter-chocolate-chip-cookies-gluten-free/#

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  3. I make these all the time and add a ton of cinnamon. Try it-it just might rock your world.

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  4. Trying tomorrow. Better be good or I'll be sending you (e-)hate mail.

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  5. grooooooooool. totally trying this.

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  6. I totally have ALL TWO of those ingredients in my house right now!

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  7. This sounds very good - need to try it!

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  8. these looks awesome. i totally trying this tomorrow. i appreciate a good banana presentation. :)

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  9. Ok. I'm game to try. Do you ever put any syrup on them?

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  10. totally trying this tomorrow for the lil girl. she has an odd dislike for pancakes, so I'm hoping she might be converted with these. also, I really appreciate a flourless recipe that doesn't involve ingredients requiring a trip to whole foods. ;)

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  11. Ooh I'll have to try these! We are in the middle of 30 days of paleo so I need something new to try!

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  12. Wow... am I the only sane one who thinks that looks scary! I'm just kidding. Well sort of. For some reason the mashed banana and raw egg situation has me hesitant. If anyone want to renew their love of eggs, buy some egg ramekins. I put a few diced tomatoes, some boursin cheese and an egg with s&p in the dish and bake it. It's pretty much the best thing ever...

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  13. Eeeeeeeenteresting. I may have to try this tomorrow.

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  14. Also if you want to be CRAY and add a third ingredient, almond butter+egg+banana makes fora yummy pancake. They even passed the man test. Yes, Andrew liked them!

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  15. I can already tell I will love these. I wish I had bananas so I could make them tomorrow.

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  16. Alright, as long as Ellen doesn't get up before 6 tomorrow, I will try this, because according to Ellen, we have lots of "banas" and "aggs".

    Also, is that Fiestaware I see?

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  17. Just made and ate these for breakfast (don't worry I fasted for the election yesterday...I know you were judging). They were sooooo good, I put in vanilla and cinnamon, thereby doubling the ingredient list and I ate the WHOLE banana and TWO eggs because I'm a piggy like that. I never would have thought to make these, but I am in your debt forever.

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  18. Um, Colleen stole my update. Like, every last bit of it. I too added vanilla and cinnamon (thinking I was SO CLEVER) and I too used 2 eggs and the whole banana. Will def make these again. I HAVE A WHOLE NEW LEASE ON BREAKFAST. (Not really, but thanks!)

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    1. ha, I KNOW that's how I feel!

      If only the kids would eat them.

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  19. Sounds yummy! I'm going to try these for lunch today. If B likes them, I'll spring them on the (pickier) family members this weekend.

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  20. wait-JUST bananas and egg? no flour? i HAVE to try this!

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  21. So excited to try this for lunch today! Also, I just told my coworker about these and promised to let him know what I think when I send him this link - I'm counting on you to not have steered us wrong here Grace!

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    1. I'm kind of a texture girl and this just screams *gag* to me. So, I'm gonna go with NOPE and won't. ;) Thanks though!

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  23. Love these. I always put more banana so I don't taste the egg quite as much and top with honey and peanut butter.

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  24. I've seen these before on a few healthy living blogs and was always totally grossed out. Egg and banana?! Wouldn't that just taste like bananas and scrambled eggs together? BUT... I trust you and if you say they're not bad, then maybe they aren't that bad. I'll just have to imagine they taste like banana pancakes... without flour.

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  25. I've never tried it with just eggs and banana (I've added almond butter in the past), but I might have to try this since almond butter is incredibly expensive where I now live.

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    1. P.S. Carbs have been calling my name too. Are the Nature's Path toaster pastries calling your name or regular Pop Tarts? I never cared for Pop Tarts growing up, but as an adult I've liked the ones from Nature's Path. Anyways. here's to resisting!

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  26. These are great! My 5 year old, 10 month old and I all love them! I added a bit of cinnamon along with the vanilla. Thanks for a quick and healthy breakfast idea :)

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  27. don't have to twist my arm. making them tomorrow.

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  28. I made these this morning....AWESOME! I added vanilla and cinnamon...then topped with syrup. The kids loved them and I loved them!!

    Thanks for the idea,

    Shelley

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  29. Hi! I'm glad I found your blog. I have two tots too: 3 and almost 2, and I love to read about another mom's days. Thanks for sharing! And thanks for the recipe.

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  30. Peter and MF ate three EACH for dinner. Finally something with protein that they will both eat. You've redeemed yourself for the Nilla Wafer addiction you started here.

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  31. Thanks for these! I've tried them twice since last Saturday (after all, we had two bananas), doing one banana/two eggs each time. Tasty! You're right about gooey middles if they're too big...I've most enjoyed what's probably 2-3 tablespoons of batter at a time. I'm not on Pinterest...I'm not crafty, and although I like to cook, I'm telling myself I don't need to spend more time dreaming about recipes than I already do! :)

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  32. I told hubby about these and he is asking for them for breakfast. Keep your fingers crossed.

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  33. Does anyone have a banana substitute? I'm allergic..but also trying to cut back on grains because I'm allergic to most of them too.

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  34. Does anyone have a bananaless version..or banana substitute? I'm allergic.. I'm also trying to cut back on grains, I'm allergic to them too.

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  35. Does anyone have a banana substitute? I'm allergic..but also trying to cut back on grains because I'm allergic to most of them too.

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    1. I'm just seeing this so I'm not sure if you'll get the reply, but canned pumpkin or cooked sweet potato (without the skin) works well too, you just kinda have to play around with the ratios a bit and/or add a little almond flour or ground flaxseed to make it a little thicker. Hope that helps!

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