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Blue Banana Pancakes {Grain Free/Bloat Free!}

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Ever since Sunday’s brunch, all I’ve been able to think about are those pancakes.

The stacks of floury wickedness, topped with bacon and slowly melting butter… they were something special! But heavy as anything. After a stack, you really know you’ve had a stack!

So this morning I whipped up a lighter, grain-free, fruit stuffed option.

All the joy of pancakes, none of the bloat, with bags of potassium*.

*Which makes you happy!

I’ve been curious to try this recipe for a little while.

It’s been doing the rounds on all of those “keep fit/thinspo/healthy/workout” Instagram pages. I have no idea where it originated from, but if you do please let me know.

The recipe invariably calls for 2 ripe bananas and 1 egg. That’s it!

I was worried they would taste like eggy banana, but with just a couple of additions they really do taste just like fluffy banana pancakes. My man had no idea there was any difference between what we had this morning and the ‘real deal’ we had on Sunday.

So you know it’s a winner!

Not a bad lookin’ bowl of fruit ^!

To make a stack of 4-5 pancakes, you’ll need:

2 large bananas

1 large egg

Pinch of cinnamon

Pinch of baking powder

Sprinkle of blueberries (or chocolate chips if you’d rather, cheeky.)

Syrup/Bacon/Berries/Butter for serving (optional)

Start by mashing your bananas as smoothly as possible. Beat in your egg and keep smoothing it out with a fork. You want it to be pretty smooth and lumpless, but don’t blend it or they’ll turn out flat. Mix inΒ your cinnamon and baking powder.

Heat a heavy bottomed pan with a little butter (or low cal spray if that’s your thing), pour out pancake sized puddles and top with blueberries.

Cook away on a medium heat until the tops start to bubble (just like regular pancakes). Flip ’em over and cook for another minute on this side.

When they’re cooked transfer to a plate with a paper towel on it, keep Β them somewhere warm while you quickly knock up the rest of the stack.

When you’re ready, serve them up!

Top with a little butter, maybe some maple syrup if you’re feeling bad!

Tuck in!

Layer after layer of fluffy pancake with blueberries bursting and oozing all over the place.

Easier than regular pancakes and much better for you. Stuffed with fruit, fibre,Β protein… and bursting blueberries!

They really are flipping good.

In fact, I don’t think they could be batter!


Have you seen these yet?


  • Oh my goodness, these look absolutely incredible! It’s currently 9:10pm here and I am desperately resisting the urge to whip myself up a batch of these!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  • Jeannie C

    Ahh the infamous clean pancakes. One of the foods I miss making for myself the most, now that I’m abroad and away from familiar ingredients

    http://Www.whimsicalzoo.blogspot.com

  • Me

    When i make stacks of pancakes, I heat a bowl of water up in a saucepan and put a plate on top of it – keep it on a low temp and then put pancake on top of plate topped with some greaseproof paper or a paper towel, to stop them from sticking & stay warm! Cold pancakes would be the worst. Thank you for sharing this recipe! I have been trying to make my own delciious healthy pancakes for weeks!!! xx

  • Oh love these! I first came across the recipe on Blogilates.. It seemed like a weird idea to me at first too but I really love them! Try them with apples and cinnamon, really good too!

    Liefs,
    Yara

  • The slow pace

    They look pretty good… I guess I’ll have to try them to check that you are saying the truth. Just for research, you know…
    xx,
    E.
    http://www.theslowpace.com

  • They look pretty special considering only 3 ingredients, I love finding healthier alternatives, the pictures are beaut too! xo
    http://www.lovedbylaura.com

  • These look mouthwatering delicious!! And so simple to make πŸ™‚

    xx Cheyenne
    http://www.bohemianjourneys.blogspot.com

  • Pancake heaven, I’m in pancake heaven πŸ™‚ seen this type of recipe so many times, but never dared to give it a go…may have to try now!

    H. x
    http://www.wanderwings.com

  • I saw these going around Instagram and Pinterest too but was a little weary to try them. They look delicious and simple here!

    Silly Medley: Lifestyle and Travel

  • Rebecca

    Oh yum, those look good! Definitely going to have to try this recipe, pancakes are my favorite.

  • I like your endearing pun at the end! made me smile first thing in the morning! must try to make them when I get home…

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  • thesmellofroses

    They look amazing! A must try recipe.
    On a slightly diffrent note, there was snow in London today. Looks like Rosie’s wish was granted.

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  • What?! This is crazy, I have a hint of skepticism, so I must try! They look incredible, and just like pancakes!

    http://www.hollandsreverie.blogspot.com

  • Sofie-Eliza Price

    Rosie, I am ALL over this. Sunday brekkie = sorted πŸ™‚

  • Catherine Lux

    These look delicious! Blueberry pancakes are my favourite so I’m definitely gonna have to try them!

    C x
    Lux Life

  • ninegrandstudent

    Wow Rosie, these look amazing. I have been shying away from this recipe as I was worried they would just taste eggy, but now you have given the thumbs up I might just make a batch! Yum!

    http://ninegrandstudent.co.uk

  • Ok. Wow, just wow. and Thank you.

    xXx

    http://thenorthernninja.blogspot.co.uk/

  • This is the best thing since sliced bread!! Definitely going to have a go as I love pancakes but never make them at home as I try to be good, now I can be REALLY naughty & not feel guilty!

    Hugs Adele xoxo

  • Can always count on you for some pancake perfection, and a healthier alternative too! Whipping these up at the weekend – yum!

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • Wow these look good! And super easy too – perfect lazy weekend breakfast!
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  • Emily Kalbun

    I love banana pancakes πŸ˜€ I think the baking powder is a good idea. Usually mine are a little dense. Oh and to answer your question, I heard it first form your friend Kimberly (read it on her blog). I’m not sure if she was the first though

  • Perfect – and gluten free! Do they taste eggy?

  • Oh I’ve used this recipe a couple of times Rose, it’s amazing isn’t it?!

    I love smothering mine with peanut butter, absolute dream with the bananas!

    As for the source, I saw it on ‘Top With Cinnamon’ all the way back in 2013:

    http://www.topwithcinnamon.com/2013/01/2-ingredient-healthy-pancakes-gluten-free-dairy-free.html

    Some amazing photography & drool worthy GIF’s on here!!

    Emily xx
    Auburn Antics

  • Somehow I never managed to nail these but I’ll definitely keep trying x http://www.justsavxnnah.com

  • I’ve got to try this out !! Made myself some blueberry syrup a while ago! I’ve got to try this with it too!! Definitely gona be a blueberry party xxx

    http://stephlui.blogspot.com

  • HandLuggageOnly

    OMG! These look amazing!!!

  • I know what I will be eating on Friday!

    Sophie xxx
    https://bluntsbookblog.wordpress.com/

  • Delicious! I must try this-especially because once my bananas get too ripe, I never know what to use them for! Check out my blog to see how much I just loved all the food at Borough Market (I’m a newbie!). Thanks for considering! http://www.learninglondon.weebly.com :).

  • Chloe

    Mmmm.. I had a phase of making these but your banana swirl muffins definintely took over! Soo good.
    Thanks for all the great recipes! x

  • Amy Taggart

    Wow – I cannot believe that there’s no Flour in this recipe! Looks delicious! X.

    Amylaurenxo.blogspot.co.uk

  • woweee these look so good for being so simple!

    definitely going to give these a go – normally the healthy recipes have all these fancy ingredients that i dont have – but these are perfect! thank you!

    πŸ™‚
    Mollie xoxo
    molliebylett.com

  • Hannah

    Hmm this is interesting. Almost all of the healthy pancake recipes I’ve seen (and I’ve seen/made a lot) call for 1 banana and 2 eggs. They taste pretty good but aren’t amazing. Yours look much fluffier, not sure if it’s because of the extra banana or the baking powder but will definitely give this version a try. Thanks!

  • catherine β™‘

    These look amazing! Whenever I try these type of pancakes they never turn out as nicely as these xx

    http://cocoamay.blogspot.co.uk

  • These look so good. I can not wait to try these!

  • Wow these look delish! Definitely going to have a go at these this weekend! πŸ™‚

  • Camille Beygui

    This seems absolutely delicious

    Xoxo

    http://fashionbackyard.blogspot.fr

  • Good grief, these look absolutely delicious! I can’t believe it’s just mashed banana and egg. Seriously, I need to try these soon!!! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing this recipe, Rosie! x

    Rita
    heyrita.co.uk

  • yum and sounds so easy, too! will definitely give this one a try πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing.

    <3 <3 Mahshid

    http://www.thankstofashion.com

  • Definitely going to try these this evening; they look amazing! Also loving the pancake-related puns!

    http://cequisuit.blogspot.com

  • Helena Wehling

    Definitely will try these on Sunday (I usually make pancakes for me and my boyfriend then) πŸ™‚

    I just posted a new weekly food diary on my blog, and I would love to know your opinion on it πŸ™‚

    nutritionpsychology.blogspot.co.uk

  • These look incredibly delicious. Blueberry pancakes are my favourite so I’ll definitely been making these next time πŸ™‚

    http://www.mintnotion.com

  • One of my favourites!

    http://addalittlefood.com – a healthy, wholesome food blog

  • Ashley

    Those look so delicious and dang it, now I’m hungry, haha!

    http://www.ashbam.com

  • A Little Freckle

    I can’t believe how simple they are to make when they look so delicious!! I’ll be grabbing myself some bananas and eggs tomorrow to get these made asap!!!

    Emma xx

    alittlefreckle.blogspot.co.uk

  • This is way easier than I expected, and I bet a lot tastier as well! Definitely at the top of my must-try list … once I learn how to turn on a stove πŸ˜‰
    http://www.perpetuallycaroline.com

  • Anita Fosen

    They look so amazing, love it!! x http://www.thestylishcupcake.com

  • This is a lovely post! x

    Charlotte – http://charlottesophiaroberts.blogspot.co.uk

  • Claire Waggoner

    These look so tasty! I’ll have to try these out soon πŸ™‚

    tallgirlbigworld.com

  • Must be the influence of National Breakfast Week (last week) because I whipped up some grain free waffles! Great because now I feel less guilty about the Nutella than I dunked them in!…

  • Sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try these patties of goodness!

    xo Emily
    http://www.hungryadventurer.com

  • Love that ratio, it allows for so much play! I actually made red velvet ones by adding some beetroot and cacao and they came out perfect!

    The recipe was created by Cassey Ho from Blogilates, since you were wondering =)


    {Teffy’s Perks}
    X

  • Wow this looks amazing!!! I usually make kind of similar pancakes (with eggs and banana mashed) but never tried with blue berry! I will definitely try this! Thanks for sharing!

    Love from Tokyo

    http://lazydirtykitten.blogspot.com

  • ellen

    check blogilates.com she was the first I saw who had this recipe and also has lots of other healthy alternatives for meals :):)

  • These really don’t taste like eggy banana? I’m going to trust you and give it a go once the bananas on my counter ripen!

  • Ahhh I would LOOOVEE to try this but I’m allergic to banana πŸ™ anyone have any ideas on a substitute I can use, preferably one equally as delicious??

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  • Wow! These look so yummy! I’ll try it for my breakfast this week!)

    NASTYADRAMA.RU

  • I add a bit of quick cooking oats to my batter to make them a little more filling! Also, melted peanut butter on top is fantastic!

    xx Hailey
    http://www.WhiskedAway.co

  • Yummy that looks awesome. Ive made these before but never tried them with bacon.

    Rosie x

    http://www.rosedogandco.blogspot.com.au

  • Natasha Lancaster

    Oh wow! These are fantastic! My boys are going to love them!

    http://highheelsbrownhair.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Lisa

    They look so delicious! I’m definetly going to make them the next days. They look incredible!

    xo
    Lisa

    http://whyythehellnot.blogspot.de

  • India

    I made these this morning (a low fat version so sadly no butter/syrup!) and I would recommend adding some salt as they were a little bland without. I think stirring in a spoon of crunchy peanut butter would also go down a treat!

    But all in all a great little healthy recipe and takes no time at all to whip up!

    Xxx

  • Jessica Mennie

    They look amazing! I need to try this now… I think a trip to the shops for some ingredients are in order!

  • Yum! those look great πŸ™‚ Ive tried something similar to those but they definitely didn’t turn out as great. Maybe I’ll give them another go!

    -Daniella
    http://www.daniellas-day.blogspot.com

  • Looks amazing! I must give these a go! πŸ™‚

    http://www.champagne-lifestyle.com/

  • Hi Rose! These look so delish! I am going to give them a try this weekend and maybe even dare to post a few food pics on my blog. Speaking of food pics, do you have any plans to do another blog post about tips and tricks how to take good quality blog photos!? I am sure many people (myself included) would be thrilled! xoxo

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  • I tagged you in my instagram I hope thats ok. Try sprinkling some cinnamon onto the pancake when you add the blue berries. When I do this I don’t need maple syrup so they are even healthier just some butter :):)

  • Zoe

    These are my favorite! I think the ratio you did (2 bananas:1 egg) will make a much better consistency than what I usually achieve with 1:1. Thanks for sharing!

    waymaking.blogspot.com

  • TheConservativePeach

    I have loved these pancakes for SO LONG. However to make them even healthier, add some cinnamon to the mix and top with honey. Apparently the combination or cinnamon and honey leaves you feeling fuller for much longer (I have no source, and no idea if there’s any science behind this, but it seems to work for me!)

  • Eight Hours

    I almost started drooling at this picture and then got sad because I assumed they’d be with flour until I read it…and hello gluten free beauties.
    These are getting made ASAP.

    https://theeighthours.wordpress.com/2015/02/10/souper/

  • Yum! Such a great idea. Thanks for sharing xx

    http://www.calmer-you.com

  • Andrea

    My colleagues and I love your blog Rosie and made these delicious pancakes today! I think I’m on 7 recipes now of yours and counting….they’re great and love the wheat free alternatives please keep them coming πŸ™‚ xxxx

  • Holly F

    I just made them …they’re so awesome! Unbelievably similar to actual, naughty pancakes… ***** from me πŸ™‚

  • Queenie Lee

    Made these last night, so yum! πŸ˜€ Thanks for sharing, Rosie xxx

    http://peanutbutterandmussels.com/

  • Eight Hours

    Ever since I read this post I have been craving a stack of pancakes non stop. Finally had them and they are so good. I don’t know whether the fact they’re gluten free and healthier makes them taste even better. But we are hooked.
    You’ve got to try Smashed Avocado next. My ultimate breakfast…

    https://theeighthours.wordpress.com/2015/03/08/smash-your-avocado/

  • sammy russ

    Just made these, and they are Lush and very filling. x

  • Henry Alex

    Use smaller bananas!

  • Roxanne Lee

    Looks good! I usually make banana pancakes but I substitute the eggs for cooking oil and use almond milk for vegan pancakes. They are so good!

  • MissLilly

    it’s the 2nd time I attempt to do banana pancakes and the flipping struggle is real, I just can’t flip them, they break while I’m trying to turn them upside down. I was trying to flip the pan into a plate, but they get stuck somewhere so they break anyway. But they are tasty!!!!


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