These gluten-free flourless pancakes are just 3 ingredients. They are easy to whip up and taste like banana flavored pancakes.
A few years ago I tried making flourless banana pancakes for the first time. My results were just okay. But it’s always been a recipe I wanted to go back to and tinker with. And after five different test runs, I’m really happy with how these came out.
They cook up like real pancakes. The first one even comes out looking like that first throwaway pancake. And the rest of them come out beautifully golden brown and fluffy.
You can also do variations by adding chocolate chips or nuts. I love the intense banana flavor with every bite.
No they don’t taste exactly the same as traditional pancakes that use wheat flour. The texture is a little moist and delicate, but they do taste good and they are super easy to make.
3 Ingredient Flourless Banana Pancakes
- 1 large ripe banana the riper the better
- 1 large egg
- 2 tbsp quick oats
- 1/4 tsp baking powder optional, but it will give your pancakes slightly more rise
- In a blender or food processor add all ingredients. Blend until banana is smooth and ingredients are evenly mixed. It's okay for the oats to still be in pieces.
- Grease a skillet or griddle with cooking oil spray and bring to medium heat. Pour 2 tbsp of batter into the skillet once it is hot. Try to keep the batter to 2 tbsp because if they are too big the pancakes will be hard to flip.
- Cook pancake until bubbles appear on the surface and begin to pop. Carefully flip the pancake over and cook a few more minutes until it is cooked on both sides. The first pancake will likely come out looking unevenly colored, but the pancakes you cook in the same spot after should look golden brown on top. Repeat with remaining batter.
- Serve pancakes with syrup, fresh banana slices, whipped cream or other toppings of your choice.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
Will this recipe work with egg whites?
Sorry, we haven’t tried just egg whites.
This is probably a strange question, but could I use this recipe to make muffins? I have three ripe bananas to use up. We are trying to eat low sugar/ carbs. Thank you for any suggestions. Have a great day!
Just found your 4 ingredient muffins. haha
We also have 3 Ingredient Flourless Banana Muffins you might like!
Ok, these were simple and taste great, they did not taste eggy at all! I didn’t have quick oats I had regular oats but I put them through my mini food processor.
Full disclosure ( I actually had taken a cup of oats the day before and added salt, cinnamon and 1 scoop of unflavored protein powder) that’s where I got my 2 Tbs of oats from. Anyway, I recommend them to my friend and she made them the next day with the same results, excellent! Thank you
We’re so glad you liked the recipe!
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I am wondering if this post is paying her friends to give such a great review. They are good, as far as flavor, but as far as the rest of the claims? You are eating pancakes scrambles. Lol.
Hi again, just like you anyone can leave a comment whether they’re positive or negative. It just so happens that many readers love this recipe – sounds like this might not be the recipe for you, so maybe you’d like to try our traditional pancake recipe instead.
This is far from what this poster said it is. It is actually the equivalent to scrambled eggs. . Flavor is ok. The rest of the claims are absolute lies
Sorry, but it sounds like you might have made a mistake making this recipe. There’s no way this can turn out like scrambled eggs unless you used too many eggs and actually scrambled the batter instead of cooking it like you would pancakes.
Wow absolutely delicious and so easy to make. I added some cinnamon and had them with Greek yogurt fresh strawberries and blueberries.
So glad you enjoyed it!
what if i dont have quick oats
The recipe won’t work without the oats.
Love These Pancakes…but there hasn’t been anything that I have loved about Jenifer/Kirbie’s recipes.
She and her recipes are fabulously delicious!!! Next the Peanut Butter loaf Bread.
Thank you for sharing your cooking secrets and recipes with me and all.
aww, thank you for the kind words! I’m so glad you are enjoying the recipes
Just made them. Lovely start to my and hubby’s morning ?
I just used jumbo oats as they processed quite well in the bullet mixer. Also made small or they would’ve been messy to flip, as you suggested. Had to turn mypan down real low once it had heated, to avoid burning, from the banana sugar content, I guess.
We are happy you liked them!
Made a double recipe, added a little bit of vanilla, topped with strawberries and Greek yogurt, little bit of maple syrup, these were very tasty! Will make again
That sounds great! So glad you enjoyed the recipe!
How many weight watchers points? I love the pancakes!
Sorry I don’t have that information
How long, if at all, would the batter last in the fridge if I premade it?
Sorry I have not tried to premake the batter
I usually freeze my n ripe bananas for later. Thawed them out and they were too watery. Added some vanilla and coconut flakes and sprinkled a little cayenne and cinnamon. Was excellent.
Happy this worked out for you! Using frozen bananas can be more tricky because they are more watery
I just made this recipe for breakfast this morning and added a little bit of cinnamon to it and they tasted so delicious!!
So glad you like them!
Not really low carb with the banana in it but lower carb, I would say. Made them this morning and put in a scoop of protein powder. Very tasty!
Keep in mind you aren’t consuming an entire banana if you only eat one serving.
I doubled the recipe, added a little pumpkin spice and some chopped walnuts, but otherwise made as directed. They tasted great, but were a tad too thin, which made flipping them difficult. I like the idea of adding ground flaxseed, which will bulk them up a bit. Thanks for the recipe!
Very good. I added 2 tbls of ground flaxseed and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. Added it to my Sunday brunch options.
so glad you enjoyed this!
Any idea what the nutritional info (calories) are for you hear? My husband made them for me and they are delicious!!
sorry I don’t have that information right now!
Made these for the family this morning along with some scrambled eggs. Topped the pancakes with blueberries and sugar-free syrup. They were a big hit. They were super easy to pull together. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for sharing your experience! So glad they were a big hit!
I just made these for breakfast. Wow, my husband and I both loved them. This recipe is a keeper. Thanks for sharing! My only suggestion is to add cinnamon and double the recipe to serve 2 people.
I’m glad you enjoyed them! Love the idea of adding cinnamon!
Thank you so much!! I have some bananas starting to get ripe and can’t wait to try.. we are doing low carb/no carb and I saw a similar recipe in a medical type magazine at the Drs office a long time ago and have searched ever since to find it!! Yeah…….Mission Accomplished ??
Love your blog and recipes!
oh yay! glad I was able to help! Hope you enjoy the recipe!