Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Monday, January 28, 2013

Two-Ingredient Pancakes


When I saw this recipe on RecipeGirl the other day, I was intrigued to say the least. Two ingredients?

What two ingredients, I wondered?

Bananas and egg...yup...that's it.  Really.

I had to give this one a try.  I subbed the eggs for eggbeaters and whipped up the batter in my Magic Bullet, which worked...well, like MAGIC!  I did add some baking powder to my mix, making it a three-ingredient pancake, I suppose.  But OMG.  They came out...good!  Not entirely like real deal pancakes, but a decent imposter.  And hey, 2 servings of fruit in each batch and a decent shot of protein and fiber...not bad at all.

The really surprising thing about these pancakes is that the banana flavor is very subtle.  Really, you sort of just taste it in the background.  The addition of baking powder does help these cook up more fluffy than if you omit it, but you could leave it out if you like.  They are very light and fluffy, almost custard like,  and a batch will cook up about 5 pancakes, so you can eat 2 1/2 for a serving.  I put some sugar free syrup and berries on mine, but you could garnish these like you would any pancake.  If you are really hungry, eat the entire batch for under 300 calories!


I know you want to give this a try...go ahead!  And then let me know what you think!


Two-Ingredient Pancakes
adapted from RecipeGirl


Servings - 2   Serving Size - 1/2 recipe (about 2 1/2 pancakes made with 1/4 cup batter for each pancake)   Points Plus per Serving - 3 Points+
Calories - 122.9,   Total Fat - 0.5g,   Carb. - 23.7g,   Protein - 7g,   Fiber - 2.4g  


2 small (6"- 6 7/8" long) ripe bananas (mine were just ripe and worked great, so they don't need to be ripe like for banana bread)
1/2 cup eggbeaters
1/8 tsp baking powder (optional)

1.  Peel and slice bananas into container to magic bullet.  Add in eggbeaters and baking powder.  Whirl around until everything is liquid.  If you don't have a magic bullet, you could use a blender or just mash up the banana and mix in the other ingredients.  BUT, the magic bullet works GREAT here!  

2.  Preheat nonstick skillet to med.  Spray with cooking spray.  Pour pancakes by 1/4 cupfulls.  Cook until just slightly dry around edges and carefully flip to cook other side.  These do have a tendency to brown quickly, so you want to watch them and use a pan not quite as hot as you would for regular pancakes.  They can be a little tricky to flip, so I suggest making only one at a time.  Yield:  about 5 pancakes each made with 1/4 cup of batter


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I was honestly amazed at how these came out.  Who on earth would have thought to put these two ingredients together to make a pancake?  I can't even imagine!  haha  But hey, it worked!  

I have to admit, I ate the entire batch for a breakfast of 6 Points+, which is a perfectly acceptable amount of P+ for a morning meal.  They were warm and satisfying packing 14 grams of protein and 4.8 grams of fiber and two servings of fruit!!! Plus, they are gluten free and have no added sugar!  wow!!

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14 comments:

  1. I sent this to my daughter-in-law. She will love it. Myself I'm not a fan of bananas...strange I know ;)

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  2. Wow your pancakes looks awesome. I like the two ingredients thing and that its healthy you can go wrong with that .Bananas and Strawberries and blueberries I love it.I will try your recipe I love recipes that are simple.Thank you for sharing your talents.

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  3. Love this idea! Especially since i'm attempting to be "good" ;)

    Devi
    Diddles & Dumplings
    www.diddlesanddumplings.com

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  4. I also saw those on recipe girl and made them too and didn't believe it would work, but you are right - they do!

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  5. I don't really remember where I saw the recipe first (she and her son both posted them almost back to back), but I too tried them this weekend. I actually tried doing it 4 ways total and didn't particularly care for any of them. Mine tasted more like french toast than a pancake. I only used a fork to mix mine though. Maybe I should try using my imersion blender and give it another shot.

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    1. it's not really a pancake texture...hard to describe, but I think they might be better if you did use a blender to really combine up the ingredients. Good luck on your next try!

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  6. I'm intrigued! I don't like bananas, but can handle them baked in something. Did it taste (texture wise) like an under-cooked pancake? I'm wondering if I could handle the "custard like" filling! (I know, I'm so weird) I will have to try this out of curiosity!

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    1. The texture is kind of hard to describe, but really not much like a traditional pancake. I think Renee above described it right like a french toast would be more accurate, but I like french toast. It's worth a try out of curiosity like you say, such simple ingredients, not too much time to invest.

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  7. I saw those too and wondered how they would be. I am not a big fan of pancakes myself but my family loves pancakes!

    Thank you so much for the review Renee. It's fun to try something new to shake things up. :)

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  8. Only two ingredients?! Oh my goodness, I HAVE to make these asap!!

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  9. You're right, I was curious, too! I'll have to give these a try. How fun.

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  10. My sister told me about these - I'll take my fluffy pancakes, but they look good!

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  11. Is it super eggy? I dont like eggs...

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    1. I wouldn't say super eggy. More like French toast eggy. :)

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