Super Easy Three-Ingredient Pancakes

4.10 from 10 votes

A scrumptiously simple way to start the day!

Try our fluffy 3-ingredient pancakes on Sunday morning!

Great things come in threes! Scratch that- deliciously great things. We’re referring to these scrumptious three-ingredient pancakes in particular, which will blow your taste buds away. Who knew something so simple could taste so great, and call for just three ingredients? This simplified, skinny-fied take on the classic morning meal spotlights bananas, eggs, and coconut oil – that’s it. You don’t need to hit the grocery store to whip these babies up!

Three-Ingredient Pancakes that are Chock-Full of Flavor

Our Super Easy Two-Ingredient Pancakes are Chock-Full of Flavor and Nutrients

Nothing beats the warm, sweet-smelling aroma of mouthwatering pancakes sizzling in the pan. The iconic breakfast food continues to earn its spot as a crowd-favorite when we’re talking A.M. meals.

Unfortunately, traditional recipes, especially from boxed pancake mix, yield carb-filled, calorie-dense pancakes that your waistline might not appreciate. Not to mention the fussy cooking process can cause a mess in the kitchen and require some tedious clean-up.

Lucky for you, these tasty morning treats wont wreck your waistline. With coconut oil, bananas, and eggs as the three clean-eating stars of the show, you can feel good about savoring every single bite of this healthy breakfast. Did we mention grain-free, gluten-free, and have no added sugar?

Whip Them Up in Just Minutes

Our Super Easy Two-Ingredient Pancakes are Chock-Full of Flavor and Nutrients

Making these yummy cakes is almost too easy. Simply mash one ripe banana until you’ve achieved a creamy consistency. Whisk two eggs together, and combine the banana and eggs until smooth. You could even use a blender to ensure that everything mixes super well!

We love adding a dash of cinnamon for amped-up flavor, or even a dash of salt and baking powder for a fluffier finish. Once you’ve greased up the skillet with some coconut oil, and have dropped about two tablespoons of batter into the pan, don’t hesitate to toss in your favorite add-ins. Chopped nuts, semi-sweet dark chocolate chips, even a scoop of cacao or protein powder can really amp up the flavor.

These clean-eating cakes have a denser consistency than your traditional fluffy flapjacks, but there’s nothing wrong with that! Their thicker, crispy consistency delivers a substantial finish. It’ll definitely satisfy better than the handful of empty carbs you get from boxed pancakes.

They’re Virtually Guilt-Free

Our Super Easy Two-Ingredient Pancakes are Chock-Full of Flavor and Nutrients

Bananas and eggs make a tasty team in this terrific take on pancakes, but they also offer a great deal of health benefits! First, bananas contain electrolytes, folate and antioxidants, all of which support your overall health. The budget-friendly fruit promotes digestive regularity thanks to its gentle fiber content, too. Lastly, potassium makes bananas a great energy booster. Perhaps most importantly, the savory superfood tastes amazing!

When it comes to bananas, the riper the better. We want to put a stop to disposing of overly ripe bananas! They might look unappetizing, but they can work savory sweet wonders in countless recipes. For all you banana enthusiasts out there, definitely check out 5 Dishes Naturally Sweetened with Bananas or 9 Ways to Use Ripe Bananas. Eat clean and save money with these awesome recipes!

Let’s not neglect the other celebrity superfood in this recipe! Eggs offer countless health benefits you can feel proud of. A single egg contains among the widest range of nutrients present in any food, including Vitamin A, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B12, selenium, phosphorus and folate. Rich in omega 3s and amino acids, eggs are great for your body, brain, and overall health. They also pack a protein punch, and can lend a helping hand with weight loss. Read more about their potent superpowers by checking out Eggs-Nature’s Perfect Protein.

The Bottom Line

Our Super Easy Two-Ingredient Pancakes are Chock-Full of Flavor and Nutrients

These quick and easy three-ingredient pancakes are a real game changer. With very little prep, you’ll have breakfast on the table in minutes! Protein-packed and chock-full of nutrients, this effortlessly delectable recipe will become a regular in your house!

4.10 from 10 votes

Our Super Easy Three-Ingredient Pancakes are Chock-Full of Flavor and Nutrients

Three simple, staple ingredients team up to bring you scrumptious, clean-eating pancakes in just minutes!  
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Yield 4
Serving Size 2 pancakes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Author Ellie Krasner


  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 very ripe banana
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)


  • Mash the ripe banana until you've achieved a creamy, pudding-like consistency.
  • Stir in the eggs until eggs are totally combined with the mashed banana.
  • As an option, add cinnamon for flavor, and/or a dash of salt and baking powder for fluffier pancakes.
  • Heat a griddle or nonstick frying pan with coconut oil, and drop about 2 tablespoons of batter onto the pan, separating each drop of batter by a couple inches.
  • Cook for 1 minute, or until edges start to crisp a little. Sprinkle in any additional toppings of your choice (berries, nuts, semi-sweet chocolate chips, etc)
  • Flip pancake and cook for another minute or so, until edges are crisp and both sides are evenly browned.
  • Serve with toppings of your choice.


Feel free to add whatever toppings you'd like in your pancakes. Nuts, berries, or even semi-sweet chocolate chips make great options. For a sweet finish, top with fresh or frozen berries, or enjoy with warm maple syrup. 

Nutrition Information

Serving: 2pancakes | Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 139IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4
Keywords Budget-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Quick and Easy

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Ellie Krasner

Ellie is a full-time violinist living in Las Vegas, and a writer with an insatiable appetite for clean eating and fitness! She is a graduate of Binghamton University with degrees in English literature and violin, and loves investigating the world of healthy living.

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  1. These calories cannot be right. There are at least 70 calories in one egg and 100 calories in one banana, meaning this recipe has at least 240 calories, not 89?!

    1. Lacy, I recalculated the calories and there are 89 calories per serving. There are four servings for the entire recipe.

  2. Hi I was wondering how well these work for meal prep, I would like to make them for the week and keep them in my fridge to reheat, would that work?

    1. Yvonne, That should work. You can even freeze them by placing parchment paper between each one and freezing in a freezer safe ziplock.

  3. I tried this recipe and it didn’t work for me, lol. Maybe bc I didn’t wait long enough and rushed it. It’s still good even though it looks like normal eggs, it has a nice banana flavor to it.4 stars

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