I recently stumbled upon the trend of making pancakes with just a banana and an egg. While this simple banana pancake is super easy, it isn't as much like a traditional pancake as I wanted. I added a packet of instant oatmeal to the egg and banana mixture, and I seriously surprised myself and my roommates with how satisfyingly pancake-y the end product was. Here is my super simple, single bowl, absolutely no measuring necessary recipe for flourless banana pancakes. 

3-Ingredient Banana Pancakes

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:10 mins
  • Total Time:15 mins
  • Servings:2
  • Easy


  • 1 banana
  • 1 egg
  • 1 packet instant oatmeal
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  • Step 1

    Fully combine banana, egg, and oats in one bowl.

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  • Step 2

    Lightly coat a pan or panini press with coconut oil or butter over medium heat. Use a spoon to scoop the batter onto your cooking surface. Cook for 1-2 minutes on each side (time may vary).

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  • Step 3

    Once golden brown and crisp on both sides, place the pancakes on a paper towel to absorb any remaining oil or butter and let cool.

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  • Step 4

    Add your favorite pancake toppings and enjoy!

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If you live in the dorms and don't have access to a stove, put the batter in a mug and microwave in 30 second intervals until the batter is cooked through.

These flourless banana pancakes will keep you full until lunch and can also be a great snack throughout the day. I like to make half the batch before a workout to fuel up with a healthy treat and make the second half afterwards to recharge. 

I love to add chia seeds and/or a spoonful of peanut butter to my batter before I cook the pancakes. The best part is, this recipe allows you to tailor your pancakes however you like.