Simple Start Day 17: 3 Ingredient Banana Pancakes

by DanicasDaily on January 23, 2014

Happy Thursday all!  Thanks for sharing all your tasty pizza creations. They all sound so delicious, now I just need to convince you to come cook them for me lol.  It was also totally fun to see how crazy you all went for these 3 Ingredient Banana Pancakes on Facebook yesterday.

A few weeks ago one of my fantastic followers shared a recipe for two ingredient, gluten free Banana Pancakes with me.  I’ll be the first to admit, I was a little leery on if it would work because all they contained is 2 eggs and a banana.


Being one to never stick to the recipe, I did add a splash of vanilla, a pinch of sea salt and pulsed them mixture in my Vitamix just until it looked batter like.  I didn’t want to blend it because I thought it would get too watery.


I heated a large nonstick skillet over medium heat and sprayed it with Trader Joe’s Coconut Nonstick Cooking spray.  Then, poured 4 small pancakes and cooked until they bubbled on the top and felt firm, about 2-3 minutes.


Flipped and cooked until browned on the bottom, about another minute.


Repeat with the remainder of the batter to get 7 Banana Pancakes that are 100% Simple Start/Simply Filling or only 4 points+ if your counting towards a daily target!


They are thin little pancakes so if you’d like to fluff them up a bit, you could add a 1/2 tsp. of baking powder.


Top with 1 Tbsp. whipped butter, 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup and sprinkles of blueberries, pomegranate seeds and unsweetened coconut.


These little pancakes are so tasty on their own with no toppers if you use a ripe banana ~ it’s like having banana bread.  The toppers are just the “icing” on the cake – no pun intended Open-mouthed smile


Served up with my favorite new Keurig K-Cup flavor that is packed with cinnamony goodness.


Did I mention that The Husband asked for eggs when I first told him about the recipe I was making?  Then, he saw my plate and said OK – I’ll try one.  After eating one, he asked me if I planned on eating them all and I told him he could have some….he took two more!

If you get the chance to eat the entire plate with toppers its SS/SF + 3 WPA or 7 points+.


Here is how I made my 3 –Ingredient Banana Pancakes:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ripe banana
  • a splash, about 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt, optional

Put everything in your blender and pulse until it makes a batter.  Do not blend.  Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and heat over medium heat.  Pour out small, 3 inch pancakes and cook until the tops bubble and they are firm, about 2-3 minutes.  Cook the other side for 2 minutes or until lightly browned.  Dig in!

I’ve come to the conclusion now that I have either relapsed with the Flu or I have somehow caught another cold because all that coughing has now turned into a bunch of congestion.  It probably doesn’t help that literally all but 2 people in our office have a cold. 

All I wanted for lunch was a big bowl of soup so I headed out with my other sick co-worker for soup & salad at Mary’s Pizza Shack.

Mary’s House Salad with ranch fork dipped on the side (SS/SF + 4 WPA) – 5 points+


Some of the best soup I’ve ever had ~ Chipotle Chicken.  I love that it was slightly smoky with white beans, chicken, corn, celery and carrots. (SS/SF) – 6 points+


I did grab a pesto breadstick when they brought a batch to the table. (SS/SF + 5 WPA) – 5 points+

Afternoon snackage ~ 3 cuties.


The Husband made a deal with me for dinner.  He said if I made Home Fries, he would make everything else ~ OK!

HOME FRIES: are my lazy way of making oven fries and I think they taste better.  I par-cook the potatoes in the microwave for about 3 1/2 to 4 minutes to soften. Then, I slice into “fry” shapes and “fry” in my 2 tsp. of healthy oil until crispy in a nonstick pan over medium heat until golden.  Season to taste with sea salt and pepper or garlic salt and pepper.


He did an excellent job grilling up BBQ Pork Ribs (really just pork loin sliced into rib shapes because it’s lean and Simple Start).  (SS/SF) – 2 points+


My Sweet Potato Home Fries – (SS/SF) – 4 points+


All together with steamed asparagus – this totally hit the spot!


Here are my stats today:

  • Simple Start Day 16: 12 WPA used, 23 WPA remaining
  • 29 Daily Points+ 3 WPA used, 49 WPA remaining
  • Here is my FitBit Flex Dashboard!



Do you eat waffles, pancakes, flapjacks or all of the above? Fun Fact ~ The Husband will only eat anything I call a Flapjack.Winking smile

Night all!

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Nancy A. January 23, 2014 at 8:13 am

Wondering if some vanilla protein powder could go into the flapjacks?


Nicole January 23, 2014 at 8:19 am

I like waffles a pancakes and have made the banana pancakes too – pretty good – now that I know they are simple start think I will do it again :-)


Misty January 23, 2014 at 8:34 am

Hi there, I recently started Weight watchers and am on week 2. I am just counting the points right now. I was just wondering if you could give me more information on the fit bit program and device. Did you do a post about it? Thank you!! I love reading your posts!


Kathy R. January 23, 2014 at 8:56 am

For an even easier way to do healthy fries, check out the T-Fal Actifry . I got one and absolutely love it for making healthy fries. Just cut potatoes into fries…regular or sweet potatoes, and toss them in.
It makes good wings in there too, not they are a health food or anything :), but at least if you have a craving for wings you can make them in a healthier way.
This is one kitchen gadget that I’ve bought and actually use on a regular basis.


joanne January 23, 2014 at 9:05 am

I found the Kodiak Cake and now I have waffles every Sunday. thanks


carla sue January 23, 2014 at 12:29 pm

thanks for another great pancake recipe…you got me hooked on Kodiak Cakes and now COSTCO carrys Kodiak! oooooh Im so excited!


Remonia January 23, 2014 at 1:03 pm

I prefer pancake! I’ll definitely try the banana recipe. What are Kodiaks?


Shirley person January 23, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Those pancakes looks delicious, can’t wait to try them. Perfect for for me, since I’m on Simply Filling. I love this blog!


Gail H. January 24, 2014 at 4:28 am

Waffles, pancakes, flapjacks….ALL of the above! I have a recipe for lime coconut waffles that I was supposed to make last week-end…but it’s on the menu for Sunday! I can see I have another item for my TJ’s list: coconut nonstick cooking spray!


Lesley January 24, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Hi! What bbq sauce do you use that is simply filling?


Laura August 17, 2014 at 8:49 am

I made the pancakes and added a 1/4 fat free ricotta. Delicious!


Jillian October 5, 2014 at 9:04 am

These were excellent. Thank you. I decided to make these with the addition of the vanilla, a bit of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cardamom. Excellent. I might even try some pumpkin spice next. Thank you for the inspiration to go forward, not lose intrest and to see the light at the end of the tunnel.


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