Two Ingredient Pancakes – Gluten Free, Dairy Free, 100% Natural

October 26, 2012

When I found out I had more food allergies I knew I would have to give up a lot of my favourite foods. However, I am truly amazed at how well I feel now. I felt SICK all the time before. Adam would constantly complain that I said “my stomach hurts” after almost every meal. That of course wasn’t helping me in any way, and it put a damper on events or nights out. I had no idea what was going on with my stomach. Throughout high school and the years after, I remember eating a bowl of cereal for breakfast, Special K (a “healthy” option then, now I know of better ones), with Milk (before I realized I had a dairy allergy). I remember feeling uncomfortably bloated, and pain in my abdomen following breakfast. Not a great start to the day. Now, after dealing with and finding out all of my lovely food allergies I know better, and have completely changed my eating habits to reflect a healthier happier life, and belly.

I was never a real lover of bread, probably because of how it made me feel after eating it. I was more of a smoothie for breakfast kind of girl. Adam, however, would like some pancakes or waffles on the weekend for our Sunday breakfast. I would usually make waffles or pancakes, I actually prefer waffles to pancakes because their crispier and lighter, while I feel pancakes are quite heavy. I would jazz up a pancake/waffle recipe by subbing out butter/oil for apple sauce, add in some banana or fruit to the mix to make it ‘healthier.’

But, I would still feel like crap after eating them (before I knew of my wheat allergy). I started making them just for Adam, and maybe sneak a bite or two. I then discovered Bob’s Red Mill pancake mix, which is gluten/wheat/dairy free and would add a purred banana to it, and was pleasantly surprised that for the first time I wasn’t feeling sick after eating a meal like pancakes. However, I still wanted something healthier, cleaner and with less ingredients.

I was SO excited when I saw a link from The Skinny Confidential via Blogilates on twitter about two ingredient pancakes. Really? Could it be this easy?

The answer is YES.

Banana. Eggs. That’s it. No need for other filler ingredients like flour, sugar, butter, oil, baking soda/powder. Just two simple ingredients that are amazingly fluffy like a buttermilk pancake. They’re also filling! I had about 4 smaller pancakes, and was quite full. Adam said he could have eaten more, he also had a side of bacon. But you can make as many or as little as you like. Also – a good dose of protein, with 14+ grams !

The list of ingredients is getting shorter and shorter. First, 5 Ingredient Date Bars, now 2 Ingredient Pancakes.

You can add in other things, good things, like cinnamon, natural (not artificial) vanilla, a few tsp. of ground flax seeds (they help hold it together), nutmeg etc.

And – Instead of covering them with syrup, warm up some frozen or fresh berries for a compote!

These are a great weekend, or week day breakfast if you have time. It’s also the weekend before Halloween! Adam and I are going to two parties this weekend, tonight I’m going as Catwoman. Tomorrow, Adam and I are doing a ‘couples’ costume, lame but bound to happen =)

Two Ingredient Pancakes 

Serves 2


2 mashed, ripe bananas

3 eggs


In a medium bowl, crack your eggs and add your banana. Using a hand mixer/beater, fully blend together the egg and banana so that there are no noticeably large chunks of banana. Add spices, flax etc. if you like.

On medium heat, spray/coat a pan lightly. Using a ladle, scoop about 1/4 cup onto the pan. Allow to cook on one side for about a minute, until bubbles appear on top. Carefully flip over, they will be less firm as a regular pancake. Allow other side to cook.

You can add as many banana’s / eggs as you like for a crowed, I would say an egg and a half per banana.

Enjoy with Berries!

{Pardon the ugly pic, but you can see their just as fluffy as regular pancakes!}

{Flip, and they’re golden!}

{You could have them plain, but they’re delicious with berries! Or maybe Almond butter??}


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  • Reply Aunt Weez October 28, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Lou great find! I am already thinking about what “fibre” to add. I noticed when you soak a tablespoon or less of chia seeds it acts like a leven and adds volume to a recipe. Also I have tried Aramath seeds which acted the same. I would add to the bananas and let sit overnight, just a thought. I think it would add more “fluff” to the pancakes. Great way to enjoy a breakfast!! I wonder how they would be as a waffle? Have you been out to Chilliwack and visited the “Anita’s” organic flour store? It has bulk dispensers and a huge variety of gluten free flours and regular flours. It is worth checking out. Luvs Aunt Weez.

    • Reply Alicia October 28, 2012 at 7:16 PM

      Sounds yummy~ I’ve never been to Anita’s I’d love to check it out!

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