How to Make Banana Pancakes

How to make banana pancakes, gluten free, grain free, just eggs cinnamon and bananas. Step by step photos of my toddler making them! From EatingRichly.com

If you’ve ever wondered how to make banana pancakes, look no further. Our son Corban may only be two and a half, but he loves to cook and today he’s here to show how to make banana pancakes that are gluten free, grain free, protein pancakes with just three ingredients!

How to make banana pancakes, gluten free, grain free, just eggs cinnamon and bananas. Step by step photos of my toddler making them! From EatingRichly.com

Our little man loves to cook so much, that we decided to be part of creating a new link party called Mini Chef Mondays. It’s all about getting kids in the kitchen and teaching them to love food and cooking.

Mini Chef Mondays at EatingRichly.com

Every Monday there will be post here of Corban (and soon Larkin!) learning to cook and explore food. We’ll have tips for cooking with kids and ideas on helping them try new foods.
You can also share links to your posts if you have a mini chef, so be sure to check it out at the end of this post!
Now back to the pancakes…

THREE INGREDIENT PROTEIN PANCAKES (GLUTEN FREE AND GRAIN FREE!)

Our family loves pancakes, but I’m always on the lookout for healthier versions. While our
fluffy whole wheat pancakes are delicious, sometimes I want an option that doesn’t contain any flour, because I forgot to grind some when I emptied the tub in the freezer.
This banana pancakes recipe is great because it’s not only dairy free, gluten free, and grain free (for those with dietary restrictions), but they’re surprisingly filling protein pancakes because of the eggs.

How to make banana pancakes, gluten free, grain free, just eggs cinnamon and bananas. Step by step photos of my toddler making them! From EatingRichly.com

Corban giggled when I called them “Paleo Pancakes”,, although not all Paleos eat bananas, and decided that he would call them “Dinosaur Pancakes”.
Be forewarned, these are not going to taste exactly like pancakes made with flour. The texture is a little different (more crepe like) and they taste like bananas, which is the only sweetener. But they are so good, we didn’t even add syrup, and chose instead to top them with fresh kiwi and strawberries.

How to make banana pancakes, gluten free, grain free, just eggs cinnamon and bananas. Step by step photos of my toddler making them! From EatingRichly.com

Ok, enough intro. Here’s Corban demonstrating how to make banana pancakes!

HOW TO MAKE BANANA PANCAKES
How to make banana pancakes, gluten free, grain free, just eggs cinnamon and bananas. Step by step photos of my toddler making them! From EatingRichly.com

If you’ve never had your child cook with you before, these pancakes are a great place to start, especially for toddlers. We use a stand mixer and blender (because what kid doesn’t love power tools?), but you could simply mix them with a bowl and fork.

How to make banana pancakes, gluten free, grain free, just eggs cinnamon and bananas. Step by step photos of my toddler making them! From EatingRichly.com

This first step is cracking the eggs into your bowl.

How to make banana pancakes, gluten free, grain free, just eggs cinnamon and bananas. Step by step photos of my toddler making them! From EatingRichly.com

This is the egg cracking dance. Our cooking almost always involves dancing.

How to make banana pancakes, gluten free, grain free, just eggs cinnamon and bananas. Step by step photos of my toddler making them! From EatingRichly.com

Because there are two eggs in this recipe, I helped Corban crack the first one, and then let him do the second on his own. We say, “hold it gentle and hit it hard”. So he holds it gently in his hand, but hits it pretty hard on the edge of the bowl. Then he carefully pulls the shell apart to let the yolk and white slide out.
Or he smushes it in his hand. He is two after all. But eggs are cheap and easy to clean up, especially if you have a dog.

How to make banana pancakes, gluten free, grain free, just eggs cinnamon and bananas. Step by step photos of my toddler making them! From EatingRichly.com

Eggs in the bowl!

How to make banana pancakes, gluten free, grain free, just eggs cinnamon and bananas. Step by step photos of my toddler making them! From EatingRichly.com

Now he slowly starts the mixer, turning it up a little at a time until it’s at the highest speed.

How to make banana pancakes, gluten free, grain free, just eggs cinnamon and bananas. Step by step photos of my toddler making them! From EatingRichly.com

After a few minutes of mixing, they’re nice and frothy.

How to make banana pancakes, gluten free, grain free, just eggs cinnamon and bananas. Step by step photos of my toddler making them! From EatingRichly.com

Next it’s time for the cinnamon. I like to teach kids to smell and taste ingredients before putting them into your food. One of Corban’s favorite afternoon activities is going through the kitchen cupboards and asking to taste things.

How to make banana pancakes, gluten free, grain free, just eggs cinnamon and bananas. Step by step photos of my toddler making them! From EatingRichly.com

We’ve taught him he has to ask before tasting ingredients after a cayenne pepper incident.

How to make banana pancakes, gluten free, grain free, just eggs cinnamon and bananas. Step by step photos of my toddler making them! From EatingRichly.com

In goes 1/2 a teaspoon of cinnamon.

How to make banana pancakes, gluten free, grain free, just eggs cinnamon and bananas. Step by step photos of my toddler making them! From EatingRichly.com

The next step is banana smushing. Our bananas were just barely ripe, and needed a lot of squishing. Mushy bananas like you’d use for banana bread would be great for this recipe.

How to make banana pancakes, gluten free, grain free, just eggs cinnamon and bananas. Step by step photos of my toddler making them! From EatingRichly.com

Look at that concentration! This is a great opportunity to praise your mini chef for how strong they are.

How to make banana pancakes, gluten free, grain free, just eggs cinnamon and bananas. Step by step photos of my toddler making them! From EatingRichly.com

We mixed the banana into the eggs, but there will still some chunks because our bananas we so firm.

How to make banana pancakes, gluten free, grain free, just eggs cinnamon and bananas. Step by step photos of my toddler making them! From EatingRichly.com

So we poured it into a blender and blended it on high until everything was liquefied. I’d always made these in the mixer with mushy bananas, but I think I will make them in the blender from now on. You can just blend the eggs first to froth them up, then blend in the cinnamon and bananas.
But the best part is that the blender makes a great pouring vessel for cooking the pancakes!

How to make banana pancakes, gluten free, grain free, just eggs cinnamon and bananas. Step by step photos of my toddler making them! From EatingRichly.com

Pour the batter into a skillet on medium heat. I used a little coconut oil to grease the skillet, but you can use a non stick pan or a cooking spray as well.
Make sure to keep them small, no more than three inches in diameter, or they won’t flip very well.

How to make banana pancakes, gluten free, grain free, just eggs cinnamon and bananas. Step by step photos of my toddler making them! From EatingRichly.com

Cook on the first side for 30 seconds to a minute, until you can just get a spatula under it to flip it.

How to make banana pancakes, gluten free, grain free, just eggs cinnamon and bananas. Step by step photos of my toddler making them! From EatingRichly.com

The second side cooks faster, 10-30 seconds.

How to make banana pancakes, gluten free, grain free, just eggs cinnamon and bananas. Step by step photos of my toddler making them! From EatingRichly.com

As you can see, Corban just watches during the cooking process. When he’s a little older I will let him use the stove with help, but right now it is safer for him to stand on a stool and watch from a distance.

How to make banana pancakes, gluten free, grain free, just eggs cinnamon and bananas. Step by step photos of my toddler making them! From EatingRichly.com

We skipped the syrup, and topped these with some chopped strawberries and kiwi. Three pancakes was the perfect serving for our toddler, but Eric and I could easily eat all six ourselves, so you will want to increase this recipe if you’re making it for multiple people.

How to make banana pancakes, gluten free, grain free, just eggs cinnamon and bananas. Step by step photos of my toddler making them! From EatingRichly.com

Notice that beautiful fork he has to eat with?

How to make banana pancakes, gluten free, grain free, just eggs cinnamon and bananas. Step by step photos of my toddler making them! From EatingRichly.com

So unnecessary, pancakes are finger food!

How to make banana pancakes, gluten free, grain free, just eggs cinnamon and bananas. Step by step photos of my toddler making them! From EatingRichly.com

Don’t forget the orange juice. Wow, he’s getting four different fruits with this breakfast!

How to make banana pancakes, gluten free, grain free, just eggs cinnamon and bananas. Step by step photos of my toddler making them! From EatingRichly.com

Also, if you’re interested in food photography, come back tomorrow for a behind the scenes look at how I photographed these pancakes. We’ll look at the lighting and share some secrets for using silverware in photos.

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3 Ingredient Banana Pancakes
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Here's how to make banana pancakes with just eggs, bananas, and cinnamon. Such and easy gluten free, grain free, dairy free breakfast, and paleo too! Recipe from food.com.
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 6
Calories: 252 kcal
Author: Diana Johnson
Ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 very ripe medium banana
Instructions
  1. Mix the eggs until frothy, either on high speed with a mixer or blender, or by hand with a fork.
  2. Mix in the cinnamon.
  3. Mush the banana well and mix into the eggs.
  4. Heat a non stick skillet on medium high (you can use a little oil in the pan if you'd like).
  5. Pour the batter into pancakes, no bigger than 3 inches in diameter, and cook for about a minute on the first side and 30 seconds on the second.
Recipe Notes

Approximate cost/serving: This is SO cheap! It cost us about 70 cents. You make it even cheaper by using overripe bananas that are on sale. And make sure to get your cinnamon from the bulk spices, not the tiny jars.

Gluten free: Yep, and grain free and paleo too.

Nutrition Facts
3 Ingredient Banana Pancakes
Amount Per Serving (6 g)
Calories 252 Calories from Fat 89
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.91gg 15%
Saturated Fat 3.13gg 16%
Cholesterol 372mgmg 124%
Sodium 143mgmg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 28gg 9%
Dietary Fiber 3.1gg 12%
Sugars 14.43gg
Protein 13.69gg 27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

How to make banana pancakes, gluten free, grain free, just eggs cinnamon and bananas. Step by step photos of my toddler making them! From EatingRichly.com
How to make banana pancakes, gluten free, grain free, just eggs cinnamon and bananas. Step by step photos of my toddler making them! From EatingRichly.com

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