Recipe: Two Ingredient Pancakes {Whole30}

by Cate on October 20, 2016

Two ingredient pancakes that come together lickety-split AND are super healthy? I’ve got you covered.


Even though I make pancakes for my kids fairly often, I’ll be the first to admit it … I don’t really like pancakes. I can count on one hand how many times I’ve had pancakes over the past ten years, and I’d still have fingers leftover.

Just not my thing.

But what IS my thing is changing up breakfast a little bit, especially while doing Whole30, so it’s not eggs every day.

Because a person can only eat so many eggs.

So when I spied a mention for two ingredients pancakes, I was intrigued.



That’s it.

They take just a minute or two to mash and mix, and before you know it, you’re already putting them on your hot griddle to cook.

Sidebar: If you’re doing Whole30, you’ll want to use ghee or coconut oil in your pan, to keep compliant. Everyone else can use straight-up butter.

Because these pancakes don’t have the heaviness of their flour-filled counterparts, they cook up super quick. Like, just a minute or so on each side and you’ll be digging into a heaping plate of pancakes in no time flat.

And the taste?

Delish. I know it sounds weird, but they kind of taste like they have maple syrup inside them. Which, of course, they don’t.

They’re slightly sweet, and moist, and tender, and the perfect thing for when you just can’t look at another egg breakfast.

And because they have just two ingredients, they also satisfy the requirements if you are paleo, gluten-free, dairy free, grain free, or sugar-free.

Dig in.

Hungry for more breakfast ideas?
This Egg and Kale Breakfast Quiche is perfect when you’re looking for something a little heartier.
This Danish recipe that I created for Pillsbury is amazeballs.
Cinnamon Roll Muffins are a tasty, sweet bite that is perfect to pop into your mouth as you head out the door.
And these Banana Espresso Chocolate Chip Muffins will always be my kids’ favorite weekday breakfast.

Two Ingredient Pancakes

One banana
Two eggs

Peel the banana and mash it in a medium bowl, breaking up any large pieces. In a separate small bowl, whisk the eggs together and then add the eggs to the mashed banana and stir until everything is combined. The batter will be very thin because of the absence of flour. Heat a pan or griddle over medium heat: Add a little butter or ghee to the pan to prevent sticking, and add the batter to the griddle, using approximately 2-3 tablespoons of batter for each pancake. Because the batter is thinner than usual, you want to keep the pancakes a bit on the smaller side. Cook for about 1 minute, or until the bottoms look browned and golden. The edges will start to set, but the middle will still be loose. Gently flip them (a metal spatula is best), and cook the pancake for another minute or so, until the other side is also golden-brown. Serve and eat immediately.

Yields: approximately 8 pancakes

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Jessi October 8, 2017 at 2:36 pm

Pancakes are not whole 30 compliant. No matter what ingredients you use. No recreation of any type of breads/pancakes/etc. are allowed. “Sometimes, we feel like if we have to have one more conversation about pancakes, we might explode. No, you can’t have pancakes. Yes, even if they’re just bananas and eggs. First, they are explicitly ruled out in the Whole30 program guidelines. This should be enough of a reason, but in case you’re still wondering why (they’re just bananas and eggs!)…Pancakes in any form do not encourage success with the Whole30 program. Reaching your health goals depends on committing to both the rules and the spirit and intention of the program. The Whole30 is designed to change your relationship with food, first and foremost. And the psychological impact of eating pancakes as part of your healthy eating, life-changing plan cannot be ignored. Eating eggs, a banana, and some olive oil is not the same as combining those ingredients into a pancake. There are studies that show that how your brain perceives the food influences satiation. This is often cited with liquid food (smoothies or shakes, as we reference in the back of It Starts With Food), but experientially we see this with whole foods as well, depending on how they are combined. Pancakes bring up a totally different psychological response than frying some eggs and eating a banana. And it’s that psychological response that we are trying to target with the program.You may not have an affinity for pancakes, but we find that most people who complete our program do best without any of these comfort/trigger/reminiscent-of-the-SAD-stuff-you-used-to-eat foods. So, because we need to create one program that applies to as many people as possible, we rule these Paleo recreations out. In our vast experience, this sets everyone up for the best Whole30success possible. And, of course, what you choose to do after your 30 days are up is entirely up to you.” – See more at:


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