2-Ingredient Banana Pancake

Probably the simplest ever recipe on this website to date. Yes 2 ingredients. Perfect for brekkie or a little snack especially for the little ones! Having said that – I love them too!

2-Ingredient Banana Pancake. Seen here with chocolate chips!

The word ‘pancake’ here is used loosely. There is a no flour used in this recipe, hence this pancake does not have ‘structure’ like how a usual pancake does. It is thinner and to me taste similar to french toast with a banana hit and when topped with added flavours such as maple syrup, chocolate sauce or honey – it sure does bring about that pancake feel.

Baking Powder is optional - but it will add some fluffiness to the pancakes!

You start by mashing a ripe banana. The riper the banana, the better the pancake will taste. Mash it until it is almost runny-like – it should not be lumpy. Beat the eggs with a fork  in a measuring jug (it’s easy then to pour the batter direct into the pan) then add banana in and mix. The ‘batter’ should be runny. It will not be thick like regular pancake batter.

The batter should be runny.

Heat up a non-stick saucepan with some butter.Be sure pan is nice and heated. Then pour in about 2 tablespoons of batter (I pour directly from the jug) for each pancake, let them cook then flip. Be careful not to overbrown them.

Be sure pan is heated up with some butter first.

I also tried adding in some chocolate chips to some of the pancakes.

I added the chocolate chips a bit late so they didn't really sink in as I would have liked.

Be careful when flipping and be almost certain the first side is cooked well before flipping. Enjoy warm with sliced bananas, blueberries, more chocolate chips (!!), maple syrup, chocolate sauce, honey or melted butter.

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2-Ingredient Banana Pancakes

An easy breakfast idea - using just 2 ingredients!


  • 1-2 large ripe banana
  • 2 eggs
  • (optional) Pinch of baking powder


  • Mash mash mash banana well until runny. It should not be lumpy. Whisk eggs separately in a measuring jug using a fork.
  • Add the runny banana into the jug and mix well in with the beaten egg. Batter will be runny and not thick like regular pancake batter. If using baking powder, sieve in or sprinkle some in and mix.
  • Heat a non-stick pan with some butter. Be sure it is sufficiently heated. Add in 2 tablespoons of batter for one pancake. I pour the batter directly from the jug. Let cook for 1 min or slightly more until you feel the underside is cooked and THEN flip. Cook the other side for just under 1 min and it should be done.
  • Eat warm with your favourite pancake topping such as sliced bananas, blueberries/strawberries, maple syrup, honey, chocolate sauce or softened butter.


Top Tips;
  • Use a nice ripe banana. Mash until banana is runny. Only then will it mix well with the whisked eggs.
  • The pancake batter will be runny and not thick as no flour is used in this recipe.
  • The pancake will be thinner than regular pancakes while still holding its shape.
  • Don't pour too much batter into the pan at one time. Keep them small and easy to flip.
  • They taste almost like frech toast with a creamy like bite.
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9 months ago

I was so amazed that these pancakes came out so light and fluffy with only 2 ingredients!

9 months ago

Yum! The perfect banana pancakes for my little one! Thank you for sharing!

9 months ago

I love how simple it was to make and I could use up my extra ripe bananass