Three-Ingredient Banana Pancakes

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paleo banana pancakes

Pancakes don’t get any healthier than this. Ripe bananas, shredded coconut and eggs are the only three ingredients in this grain-free, gluten-free banana pancakes recipe. The recipe might look suspicious, but they are very easy to make, retain their shape in the skillet, and come out as fluffy as regular pancakes. I found them sweet enough to be served alone, but I’m sure they’ll be great with some warm maple syrup – a tablespoon per person is plenty.

Keep in mind that while the fat content, and the saturated fat content here is high, it’s in fact a healthy form of saturated fat, found in coconut.

Serving size: 3 pancakes
Makes 2 servings
New quantity:

Total time: 20 minutes

2 small (3.5oz each after peeled) very ripe bananas
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
6 tablespoons (1oz) unsweetened shredded coconut
1 teaspoon coconut oil for the skillet

1. In a medium bowl, mash bananas well with a fork. Add the eggs and the coconut and use a hand whisk to whisk everything together until as smooth as possible.

2. With your fingers, spread a thin layer of coconut oil (about 1/2 teaspoon) on the bottom of a large, 12-inch skillet. Heat over medium heat, about 4 minutes.

3. Measuring 1/4-cup per pancake, pour batter onto three spots on the skillet. Fry 3 minutes on the first side or until set and golden, then flip and fry 2 more minutes on the second side.

4. Place 1/2 more teaspoon coconut oil in the skillet, brush to coat, and repeat with 3 more pancakes. Serve immediately, with or without berries and warm maple syrup.


Nutrition per serving
Calories 290.2
Total Fat 16.8 g
Saturated Fat 11.8 g
Cholesterol 186.0 mg
Sodium 104.1 mg
Total Carbohydrate 28.5 g
Dietary Fiber 4.6 g
Sugars 13.6 g
Protein 8.2 g
Weight Watchers Points Plus: 8 points

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