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Easy 2-Ingredient Healthy Banana Bread Pancakes

Easy 2-Ingredient Healthy Banana Bread Pancakes

The batter of this healthy 2 ingredient banana bread pancake recipe is made with only bananas and eggs! Paired with lots of grass fed butter and pure maple syrup, this makes a delicious grain-free meal with a balance of carbs, proteins and fats that can be enjoyed any time of day!

I love how versatile bananas are, and how delicious they are in baked goods! When I have overripe bananas on hand, sometimes I’m in the mood for a more standard banana bread. In this case I’ll make a sourdough banana bread, or my 5 ingredient banana bread recipe with sprouted oats. Most of the time our family eats grain-free meals, enjoying lots of dairy, meat, poultry, fruits, and vegetables. Bananas are a great way to include carbs in your diet while avoiding grains – they are easy to digest and can be enjoyed in so many different ways! The very basic ingredients in this recipe are healthier for us, making us feel better all around. 

This Recipe is:

Healthy

With easy to digest bananas and high protein eggs, these pancakes are great for you! They won’t make you feel sluggish or irritate your gut like other pancakes. Add the healthy grass fed butter and you have a nutritious treat! Many 2 ingredient recipes for banana bread are made with a box of cake mix, like yellow cake mix or spice cake mix. Most banana pancake recipes include some kind of flour to make them more fluffy. This basic recipe on the other hand is grain free and made with simple ingredients!

Delicious

I was honestly surprised the first time I tried these pancakes. Thinking they would taste just good enough to be edible, I was wrong…they are delicious! For only having 2 healthy ingredients, and being high in protein, they are much tastier than you’d expect. As long as you cook them correctly, you won’t end up with strange banana flavored scrambled eggs (like you might imagine these to taste like).  They may not have the same fluffy texture as some delicious recipes because they are made with only wet ingredients, but they are still scrumptious!

Easy

With only 2 ingredients to make a batter, this easy banana bread pancake recipe as simple as it gets. Blend up your eggs and bananas, and you’re ready to cook them up in your grass fed butter. 

What Kind of Eggs to Use

It’s best to use eggs that are labeled “pasture raised”, or that are from a trusted farmer (or your own backyard of course!). Pasture raised chickens have access to earth and sunshine, where they can eat bugs and plants, and soak up some rays. This makes the egg you are eating higher in nutrients! Ideally, try to find eggs that are soy and corn free. Soy is a cheap protein that is in most chicken feeds, and corn is a grain that fills chickens up. When I used a feed with corn in it, my chickens would often pick out the corn because they LOVED it, and they wasted a lot of the more nutrient-dense portion of the feed, and were more lazy about finding bugs. That being said, chickens fed diets high in corn and soy will most likely not have as nutritious of an egg.

How Ripe Should the Bananas Be?

Make sure the bananas you are using are very ripe, and even better overripe. Just like with any banana bread recipe, the more ripe the banana, the more sweet and strong the banana flavor will be. Since this recipe doesn’t have any added sweetener, it’s important for the bananas to be ripe or the result will be very bland. It’s worth waiting for your bananas to be plenty ripe for more flavorful banana bread pancakes!

Why You Should Cook These Pancakes in Butter

People are catching on to the secret…high quality butter is good for you. Not only is it good for you, it makes everything taste amazing. As the saying goes, “butter makes everything better.” That is a true statement. Not just when it comes to the taste of food, but also the health benefits!

Grass fed butter is a nutrient dense food. It is great for the brain, including high amounts of healthy cholesterol (important for brain function and mood, as well as so many other functions of the body), healthy saturated fats, vitamins D, K, and A, choline, and DHA.

Excuse me while I go grab a spoonful of butter!

If you don’t want to use butter (although butter will have the best flavor), you could also use pasture raised leaf lard or unrefined organic coconut oil to cook with.

Optional Toppings

As well as cooking with and topping with high quality butter, here are some delicious ways to give these pancakes a little extra flavor:

Pour on some pure maple syrup (possibly the best part of any pancake).

Sprinkle with a natural sugar like coconut sugar, organic raw brown sugar, or natural cinnamon sugar.

Drizzle with organic raw honey

Dust on some cocoa powder.

Tip: add about 1/2 tsp salt to the batter to boost the flavor (especially if you are using unsalted butter).

How to Make Healthy Grain Free Banana Bread Pancakes

Step One

In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs and bananas with an immersion blender, or blend in a food processor until a smooth batter is formed.

Step Two

Heat your high quality butter on a large skillet on medium heat. The butter is ready when it is bubbling, but not browning too much.

Step 3

Once butter is preheated, scoop or pour batter from large bowl and create your desired sized pancakes. 

Step 4

Cook for about 1 minutes on one side, or until you can see bubbles all over the pancake, then flip and continue cooking on the other until both sides are golden brown. Don’t try to flip it if it’s not easily coming up with a spatula! The pancake with fall apart and turn into a banana flavored scrambled egg.

Step 5 

With a spatula, carefully remove pancakes from skillet and place onto serving plate.

Step 6

Repeat as needed to cook all of the batter. Use a rubber spatula to get all of the batter out of the bowl. 

Step 6

Add butter and other desired toppings! 

Ways to Enjoy This Simple Recipe:

Breakfast

Enjoy with homemade sausage or pasture raised bacon for a hearty breakfast.

Snack

​Serve with greek yogurt or homemade skyr yogurt for a well rounded snack.

​Dessert

Enjoy with a hot decaf ashwagandha coffee, glass of raw milk , or warm gelatin and honey herbal tea for a healthy dessert after dinner!

Storing the Batter

Mashed bananas don’t stay fresh very long, but if you can’t cook them right away, you can store in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Fortunately, this easy recipe can be thrown together in a matter of minutes when in a pinch! Since it doesn’t take much time, I prefer to make them fresh.

This is my new favorite way to enjoy pancakes without feeling sluggish afterward. Next time you’re in the mood for pancakes and want to eat a grain free, nutritious meal- give these a try!

​Let me know how you topped your banana bread pancakes in the comments!

Easy 2-Ingredient Healthy Banana Bread Pancakes

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert

Equipment

  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • immersion blender or food processor
  • cast iron skillet or stainless steel pan
  • spatula for flipping
  • rubber spatula
  • ladle for scooping batter

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large pasture raised eggs
  • 1 large ripe or overripe banana
  • grass fed butter as needed (for cooking on the skillet)

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs and bananas with an immersion blender, or blend in a food processor until a smooth batter is formed.
  • Heat your high quality butter on a large skillet on medium heat. The butter is ready when it is bubbling, but not browning too much.
  • Once butter is preheated, scoop or pour batter from large bowl and create your desired size pancake.
  • Cook for about 1 minutes on one side, or until you can see bubbles all over the pancake, then flip and continue cooking on the other until both sides are golden brown. Don’t try to flip it if it’s not easily coming up with a spatula!
  • With a spatula, carefully remove skillet cakes from pan and place onto serving plate
  • Repeat as needed to cook all of the batter. Use a rubber spatula to get all of the batter out of the bowl.
  • Add butter and other desired toppings!

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