Simple 3-Ingredient Paleo Banana Pancakes

Paleo Pancakes

I've never been a banana person—at least not a raw banana person. I like the banana as a concept and as a flavor, but it's a textural thing. Straight from the peel? Um, not that interested. Smashed, smoothied, baked or fried bananas? Sure, give them all to me.

Additionally, I'm not that into sweet breakfast foods. I would never, ever, ever order regular pancakes unless they were savory (like corn cakes topped with jalapeños and chorizo or something). They just don't jive with me when I could be eating a big scramble or eggs Benedict or anything better than a stupid pancake.

As you can imagine, it's a bit of a surprise that I'm so obsessed with these paleo banana pancakes. I've been making flapjacks this way for about a year and I can't get enough. They are just sweet enough that they sort of feel like a treat. They are easy enough to make everyday (but don't)—they only require three ingredients and about 5 minutes.

Every paleo blogger seems to have their own version of paleo pancakes, and this is mine. It makes one big pancake.

Simple 3-Ingredient Paleo Banana Pancakes

Paleo, gluten-free, grain-free

Ingredients

1 extra ripe banana, mashed up
1 egg, scrambled
1 T of ghee or coconut oil
a sprinkle of sea salt (shhhh, not counting this as an ingredient!)

Instructions

Mix up the banana and the egg in a bowl. Melt ghee in a large non-stick frying pan on medium heat. Once it's hot, pour the pancake "batter" into the pan in an even layer. Cook for about 4-5 minutes, or until nearly cooked through to the top. Flip using two spatulas (I use one flipper and one silicon baking spatula to help). Cook for 1-2 minutes and then EAT.

Notes

  • The banana should be pretty ripe so it smashes easily, like the one pictured above.
  • My favorite thing is to throw some chocolate chips in there and devour for dessert. It gets messy.
  • Add cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice for a slightly spiced version.
  • No need for syrup or extra butter/ghee—these hot cakes are pretty sweet and rich as is. If you want to add some, that's your business.
  • They are not Whole30-approved, which sort of irks me because eggs and bananas are both Whole30-approved—why not together? The reason is because it's kind of like a "treat" and a paleo version of something non-paleo, which could trigger some carb/sugar-cravings. So I get it, but I don't get it... ya know?

Do you have a favorite paleo pancake recipe? Please share in the comments!