3 Ingredient Pancakes (Gluten Free)

3 ingredient pancakes are officially the easiest, healthiest and most delicious of the pancakes. I can say this because I have eaten my body weight in pancakes over the last three and a half decades. I have truly tried them all! From buttermilk, cereal pancakes, confetti, birthday cake, deep fried, gluten free, berry, and I have used every flour imaginable. 

And yet, these pancakes are the best, by a long shot! I probably make these pancakes on average 2-6 times a month and I don’t feel bad about it because they are pretty healthy. No dairy and no flour!

So let’s make them!

3 ingredient pancakes

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What Do I Need To Make 3 Ingredient Pancakes?

I can tell you first what you won’t need to make these scrumptious 3 ingredient pancakes, and that is flour and dairy!

This recipe is as simple as it gets: banana, eggs and chia seeds. You don’t actually need the chia seeds if you don’t want them, which would make these only two ingredients, but I love them. 

3 ingredient pancakes

How Do I Make 3 Ingredient Banana Pancakes?

I blend the banana, two eggs and tablespoon of chia seeds in my Vitamix blender on a low setting for just about 30-60 seconds. It mixes very fast. However, you can easily do this by hand in a bowl. Just make sure to mash the banana and then add the eggs and chia seeds. Once the mixture is blended, I use a frying pan on medium heat and just a small splash of oil to coat the bottom. 

Tip: I have cooked these 3 ingredient pancakes probably 100 times and I have tried many ways to cook them. What I have found is that high heat, no oil or just using cooking spray, tends to burn them quickly in the pan. The happy medium I have found where they come out a nice brown is to keep the pan on medium and just a small amount of oil (I use extra virgin olive oil – but you can use whatever you want).

One batch should net you 5-12 pancakes, depending on how big you make them. There is not a lot of batter, but I promise it is filling, because you use two eggs, which equals protein!

3 ingredient pancakes

What Should I Put On Top Of My 3 Ingredient Pancakes?

This 3 ingredient pancake recipe tastes almost entirely of banana, but in a good way. It is not overpowering and you cannot really taste the eggs. I like to add berries and syrup or just eat them plain. You could really add whatever you want though. I have done nutella and strawberries, plain, peanut butter and nutella, sliced bananas and nutella, powdered sugar and strawberries, and so on. 

I like to keep them in one stack and throw berries on top and drizzle with syrup – this is my favorite way to eat these hotcakes. 

3 ingredient pancakes

3 Ingredient Pancakes (Gluten Free)

3 ingredient pancakes

3 ingredient pancakes! Gluten free, no flour or eggs and super easy to make, just 13 minutes!

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Banana
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds
  • Berries for topping (optional)
  • Syrup (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a blender, add all three ingredients and blend at a low setting until smooth. Or you can use a bowl and mix by hand - it is very easy! Just mash the banana first.
  2. In a heated frying pan or griddle on medium heat only (do not use high heat as they will burn quickly) use a small amount of oil of choice and drop 4-6 inch round pancakes.
  3. Once they are cooked on the bottom. flip.
  4. When done, remove from pan and repeat until batter finishes.
  5. When done, add toppings of choice. Berries, syrup, etc.

Notes

Chia seeds are not required, they just give the pancakes extra texture.

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3 ingredient pancakes

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