Banana Pancakes

By J Kate

A perfect breakfast on a budget, these banana pancakes only call for two ingredients.

Banana Pancakes
  • 1 Large Egg

  • 1 Large Banana

  1. Peel and slice banana

  2. Mash banana and add egg.

  3. Mix until fully combined. Heat a skillet on medium.

  4. Spray with cooking spray.

  5. Fill a 1/4 sized measuring cup with the pancake batter.

  6. Pour measuring cup onto heated skillet.

  7. Cook each side until lightly brown.

  8. Yield: 3 small pancakes

Nutritional Facts

Per pancake
Calories 58
Carbohydrate 9g
Fat 1.5g
Sodium 24mg
Potassium 164mg
Protein 2g

breakfast gluten free dairy free low carb skillet low sodium low saturated fat

28 replies

MIGramx5 2016-03-29 09:30:59 -0500 Report

I'm making them now. They look like pancakes…only softer/fluffier. Haven't tasted them yet, but they smell great! Please don't knock it until you've actually tried them.

CalLem 2016-03-28 18:47:21 -0500 Report

This is in response to ohneclue. Please get your data correct - 1 large banana, approx 1 cup, 225g, is 75% water, that's 75% water (source, and wikipedia), sources varied on the sugar 12% to 13%. Congrats on that great A1c number, but please put out factual data and mention your source(s).

ohneclue 2016-03-17 17:41:33 -0500 Report

First of all, ALL ripe bananas are 91% sugar, plain and simple. This recipe shows that EACH of the 3 bananas (making each of the 3 servings of the tiny single pancake) has 9 carbs according to their evaluation that I don't trust because even an extra small banana of 6" length has 72 calories and 10 carb/sugar grams or 40 calories of sugar alone. They claim each pancake with a single banana and 1/3 of an egg has only "58 calories", yeah right and I'm my own Grandma! The recipe has 36 calories of pure sugar/starch which is 62% of the total calories (36/58 = 62%) per pancake devoted to ONLY sugar! Just exactly what every diabetic needs is MORE of their calories devoted to sugar. Adding an egg to it doesn't change that fact. Evaziem has it absolutely correct. I'm diabetic and 2.5 years ago, I went on Wheat Belly and stopped eating wheat, grains, cereals of any kind, starchy veggies and high sugar fruits. I lost 75 pounds, my diabetic meds are now 25% of what they were, my lipids have been normal for a year as has my A1c been 6.2 or lower for the same year. Don't try and tell me that the plan doesn't work. I'm living proof of it and my improved health and diabetes status is as well.

Anonymous 2016-03-01 05:12:23 -0600 Report

Evaziem - shove a banana up your arse. And shut up - stop looking at the recipes since apparently you are a perfect diabetic and bitch about every recipe on here. BANANAS AND EGG WON'T GIVE YOU DIABETES YOU TWIT.

TheSlowCooker 2014-05-02 09:54:51 -0500 Report

Not going to rate this recipe until I do my research on this recipe first. Just two ingredients to make it look like this picture is questionable. To a cook who has a love and passion for food seeing recipes like this and to say it's delicious is very insulting. Within a few days will post the REAL results and what is recommended to IMPROVE this recipe to give better taste while keeping the calories and carbs down. PS Will include pictures as well.

evaziem 2014-04-25 09:31:59 -0500 Report

This is a bad recipe! This is why people get diabetes in the first place—-they eat this simple carb (sugars and flours) diet their entire life, overload after overload and they are surprised when they get diabetes 2 in their 50s or 60s.

Please be aware that the whole wheat is a spin. Someone has to eat all this wheat produced in the country but it does not have to be YOU!

The difference between the wheat flour and whole wheat flour is the husks that are milled into the whole version. There is still the white pure simple carb-white flour that spikes one's blood sugar, period.

I understand that if FDA would ban flour and sugar, the economy would collapse so they try to spin us into this whole-wheat lie. The old food pyramid was replaced by the "plate" or a "pie" that allocates one fourth (25%) for eating GRAINS. Do your research and do not them destroy your health and life.

All sugar, grains (corn is grain), potatoes and other starches are examples of simple carbs and should be limited or avoided all together.
All other plants: veggies and fruits are complex carbs and are much better, except fruits are "veggies with sugar" (fructose) in them. Dr Mercola ( advises two pieces of fruit a day max and berries are a better choice.

Having said that, our bodies are made to eat what 10,000 years ago was eaten by people who we call hunters and gatherers and agriculture did not exist yet. Don't take my word for it. Look up the Paleo/Primal Diet for more info.

Sugar in all forms is our worst enemy.

Diet and its impact on our health is my passion. You are what you eat!
Period, end of story.

AttaGirl1969 2014-01-16 11:44:50 -0600 Report

They don't look like the picture, but these types of pics rarely do. I agree the # of calories has to be a misprint. I don't like the taste of eggs and you can still taste the egg, so I did put the sugar free maple syrup on them. And I know it sounds like I'm being nit-picky but it still has the texture of egg, so I'm gonna tweek the recipe a bit. Maybe use a little whole wheat flour, or blueberries.

Most important though, with the recipe as is, those 3 little pancakes filled me up for the morning, so I made it to lunch without snacking.

SouthernBornGirl 2013-08-28 08:34:41 -0500 Report

Don't try this at home-it is terrible and NOTHING like the picture! It is not fair to post pictures and recipes that are misleading.

Anonymous 2013-08-24 15:12:32 -0500 Report

To be fair a photo of the actual product should be used. No way is that photo a combo of egg and banana.

Grandmama16 2013-08-24 14:09:13 -0500 Report

I'd use it for a dessert with berries and maybe some cool whip. It still seems like too many carbs.

MerileeA 2013-07-11 14:56:44 -0500 Report

Tasty. I took the advice of one of the other commenters by adding salt, cinnamon, and vanilla. Will make again.

Nshawk4 2013-06-22 13:53:27 -0500 Report

I haven't tried the recipe, but wanted to print it so hit the print button and I got three pages of comments before the recipe…my first time trying to print .. won't do that again!

dbatch 2013-05-13 17:46:34 -0500 Report

Calories are way off. Banana should be around 210 and the egg around 70 for a total of 280 calories.

Noriegal65 2013-05-12 12:40:44 -0500 Report

I had these this Morning I agree the nutritional values do not calculate still yet I added a pinch of salt,cinnamon,and cap full of vanilla and I love them so did my teenagers it's high protein and way healthier than average pancakes! No they are not fluffy not with just egg and banana but that's alright with me I still enjoyed them. I used sugar free syrup with mine also! I think they are great!