I love pancakes! I love making them and I love eating them. However, I do not love the guilt I feel after consuming said pancakes. Traditional pancakes are quite heavy, and I think we can all agree that they aren’t something that we should consume on a daily, or even weekly, basis.
Now, what would you say if I told you that there are pancakes you could eat every day without guilt? You’d probably think that I was nuts and there’s absolutely no way that said pancakes could taste any good. But you would be wrong, because these awesome 3-Ingredient Banana Pancakes are the perfect solution for pancake lovers who crave a guilt-free stack every morning.
Recently, I’ve reduced the number of carbs and refined sugars in my diet while also increasing my intake of fruits, vegetables, and protein. These restrictions are similar to what you’ll find in the keto diet, which is made to get people eating healthy, natural foods rather than the unhealthy, processed, foods. Cutting out carbs and sugar can be difficult, but I’m slowly finding shortcuts that are both easy and yummy.
These Banana Pancakes pass what I call the “YEAH” test; that is, they are yummy, easy to make, use accessible ingredients, and are healthy. Many recipes for keto or paleo diets require special ingredients that are often difficult to find in your local grocery store or are priced way above budget. Therefore, I try to find recipes that use accessible ingredients – items that you can find easily in the grocery store, and also don’t blow you past your budget.
Furthermore, these pancakes are dairy-, nut-, and gluten-free! All you need for a generous single serving is 2 eggs, 2 bananas, and a pinch of baking powder. I also add in a couple shakes of cinnamon because it adds more depth to the flavour without adding calories or sugar. And that’s it! (Find the full recipe and directions here).
These pancakes taste a lot like banana bread, but without all of the flour and sugar. The best part? You can make them everyday for breakfast (or dessert) if you really want, guilt-free. Top them with fresh fruit and yogurt, or on a cheat day, with syrup or Nutella!