Flourless Banana Pancakes and Chocolate Banana Pancakes

I shan’t pretend this is a full-on recipe because it just isn’t – this guy is all over Instagram and Pinterest. I also won’t call these “two ingredient pancakes” or “protein pancakes” because you really need at least four ingredients to make them taste great (why limit yourself two ingredients just to be able to have a gimmick) and why oh why would you turn the name of something so lovely into something so unappealing (protein and chips for me please)?!

These definitely live up to the hype so thank you Mr Brooker for introducing me to these guilt free treats, which are so much easier to make than normal pancakes!

   gluten free pancake recipe 
You will need (for a generous batch which would probably feed 2): 

1 ripe banana 

2 eggs 

Pinch salt

A little butter 

Optional: 3 tsp cocoa powder 

Maple syrup to serve

Extra banana or other fruit to serve

 recipes using ripe bananas 
  1. Mash the banana with a fork.how to use up really ripe bananas

2. Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk up with a fork.   recipes using eggs

 3. Add the banana and pinch of salt and mix well. Don’t worry if it’s a bit lumpy!how to make pancakes 

4. Put a medium to large (depending how many you want to cook at a time) frying pan on the job and add a little butter. Let it melt over a medium to high heat. If it sizzles it’s hot enough for your pancakes. 

how to make flourless pancakes  

5. Drop two tablespoons of the batter onto the pan in quick succession so that it forms an almost round pool of batter – it’ll be too runny to be perfectly round, I’m afraid, and allow it to cook until it is set around the edges. 

 2 ingredient pancakes 
6. Slide a spatula under it and flip it over. If you’re brave, do feel free to try to flip without the spatula, but I’m really not that coordinated. 

 banana pancake recipe 
7. Cook on the other side – noting that it won’t take as long for this side to set – then remove and place on your plate. If at any point the surface looks too dark, turn the pan down a little. Otherwise, add a little more butter and repeat until all the batter has been used. 

  

If you want to go crazy, without adding too many calories, add cocoa powder to the batter before you cook it off. I did half plain and half with cocoa powder so I used about 2 tsp of cocoa powder and mixed it into the batter. It just gives it less of an eggy taste, though they surprisingly taste but very eggy at all  – more like banana pancakes! flourless chocolate pancake recipe
 Cook them off as before, but be aware they’ll look brown even if they’re perfectly cooked. 
gluten free chocolate pancake recipe  

Serve them all stacked up with a drizzle of maple syrup and some sliced fruit and you’ll never know the difference!

 gluten free breakfast recipes 

Interestingly, the same batter makes cracking crêpes, which I discovered accidentally when I dropped the bowl over the pan!
  

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