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Easy 3 Ingredient Banana Pancakes

An easy recipe for healthy 3 Ingredient Banana Pancakes that doesn’t fall apart and comes together in just 20 minutes. Gluten-Free. Low Carb. Paleo.

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These Easy 3 Ingredient Banana Pancakes are Paleo approved, and Low-Carb, made with no flour. It’s a perfect use for ripe banana, and a perfect addition to your healthy breakfast recipes!

Although there are countless variations of this same recipe concept, our secret special touch is adding cinnamon. It truly elevates the flavor to new dimension and adds that special touch.

Ingredients to Make 3 Ingredient Banana Pancakes

  • Banana
  • Egg
  • Cinnamon
  • Baking Powder (Optional)

How to make Easy 3 Ingredient Banana Pancakes:

  1. Mix together the bananas, eggs and cinnamon in a bowl. You can mix them by hand, but I suggest using a blender to make quick work and a smoother “batter”.
  2. Get a skillet heated to a medium high heat, melt a knob of butter or coconut oil and carefully scoop the batter into the pan. You’ll need to do 2-3 batches depending on the size of your pan, and add more oil as needed.
  3. Cook the pancakes for a minute or so per side (I like to put a lid on the pan, because it really expedites the cooking process). PRO TIP: I know the pancakes are ready to flip when they start to look “dry” on top.
  4. Voilà!  You’re good to go! Delicious piping hot 3 ingredients banana pancakes ready to be devoured.

How to Serve 3 Ingredient Banana Pancakes

When I’m feeling extra fancy, I like to serve it with a drizzle of honey, a dollop of coconut cream, some fresh strawberries and even a sprinkle of chopped pecan nuts.

The most important thing to keep about this recipe, or any other banana pancakes, is that you’re never going to get “proper” fluffy pancakes using only 3 ingredients. If you think of this as more of a banana “fritter”, you’re less likely to end up disappointed. 

When you’re making gluten-free flourless banana pancakes using simple fresh whole ingredients, you can only do so much.

But – this treat has great banana flavor, the shape of a pancake and it’s definitely a healthier and satisfying low-carb or paleo treat.

Are banana and egg pancakes keto friendly?

There are no exact guidelines to Keto, because every body is different and what works for your body might not work for someone else’s body.
Banana and Egg Pancakes can be keto friendly if you are wiling to spend a large chunk of your daily carb allowance on this sweet treat!

How many carbs are in banana pancakes?

This banana and egg pancake recipe contains 12g Net Carbs per serving. If this fits into your personal diet guidelines, you’re good to go! If not, look elsewhere.
Bananas and eggs are both packed with essential nutrients, and it’s always good to remember that. When you’re craving something sweet, eating these pancakes are an infinitely better choice than binging a pack of Oreos, keto or not!

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Easy 3 Ingredient Banana Pancakes

Easy 3 Ingredient Banana Pancakes. A perfect low-carb, gluten-free, paleo and whole 30 friendly recipe that's great for breakfast or a healthy sweet treat. 3 Ingredients. 15 Minutes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Serving Size 4 servings


  • 2 bananas, overripe
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder (optional)


  • Mix all the ingredients together until well combined.
  • Melt a knob of butter in a pan over a medium heat and cook about 4 pancakes per batch (depending on the size of the pan).
  • Allow the pancakes to cook about 1-2 minutes per side. You can cover the pan while the pancakes cook on the first side before flipping. This allows the top to steam a little bit, making it fluffier and also easier to flip.
  • Serve immediately as is, or with a dollop of coconut cream and fresh strawberries.



  • You’ll know the banana pancakes are ready to flip when they start to look a lighter yellow and almost “dry” on top. (See step-by-step photos in post).
  • Serve these pancakes with a drizzle of honey, a dollop of coconut cream and some fresh berries.
  • Disclaimer: Bananas have a high carb count in relation to other fruit. Since Keto/Low-Carb Diets have no strict definition, you have to decide for yourself if it fits into your diet, for your own body. 
  • This recipe contains 12g Net Carbs per serving. If this fits into your macros, and you’re willing to sacrifice a chunk of your daily carb allowance to eat this sweet treat, great! If not, give it a pass.  Banana pancakes are an infinitely better choice than the floury/sugary kind, so if you’re craving something sweet – this might be all you need to stay on track.

This recipe was first published on November 7, 2018 and was updated on February 13, 2020 to include detailed step-by-step instructions and faqs.

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  1. 5 stars
    So ridiculously good! I use blender, and it couldn’t be easier. I definitely recommend putting the lid on for the first side, it definitely fluffs them up, and then leave it off for the second side.

  2. 5 stars
    We did not love these as pancakes, but the batter makes AMAZING French toast with low carb bread!!

  3. I used 3 bananas and bobs redmills egg replacer, came out delish! Added vanilla extract choc chips & cinnamon

  4. 5 stars
    These are a mess to flip, and not too pretty, but delicious as they are. No need for syrup or anything else. Great way to put a leftover ripe banana to use on a Sunday morning.

  5. 4 stars
    They’re delicious…blender does work best… definitely think of them as fritters rather than pancakes. I found it difficult to flip them without them breaking apart. I had them on low heat and waited for them to dry out on the top but they started to get too brown on the bottom so I had to flip them and the batter ran. I didn’t try covering the pan. Next time I’ll try that. Perhaps it will help keep the shape.

  6. 4 stars
    I loved these pancakes! Delicious 😝😜😋 I do have to say that it took a lot of hard work and determination to cook them 😅😅 My batter had a load of clumps because of the bananas … how did you get yours so smooth? I gave them to my mom and she loved them 😀😀😀 Thanks for the recipe.

  7. I’m not into Keto, just watching my carbs. Your recipe quotes 14g. Is that the entire quantity of the recipe? How many pancakes is your serving?
    They are delicious!!

  8. 5 stars
    Pancakes are tasty and were super easy to make. The receipt and video do not match though…please correct the recipe to show the correct optional ingredient as Baking Powder, not Baking Soda.

  9. 5 stars
    Thank you for the disclaimer and the nutrition facts! I had bananas that were standing on their last legs and I didn’t know how to use them! I just started Keto and wanted to get them out of my house. I figured these were high in carbs but I’m willing to use a chunk of my intake for these delicious treats! ☺️

  10. 5 stars
    Very tasty! At first I struggled to cook these on my high btu stove top using coconut oil, but finally had success when I switched to butter, spread the batter thin and cooked on low heat. Family approved so will attempt again soon.

  11. 5 stars
    Tried them this morning for the first time, they where lovely!! And so easy to do. You also didn’t need to sweeten them as they are sweet enough, gave them to my mum and she loved them too !

  12. I address this multiple times in the post and the recipes card. For a few months now, I market this recipe mainly as “flourless banana pancakes”.

  13. Hi there! I was wondering if these will be freezer friendly? And if so, would you suggest “defrosting” them before reheating? Or will it be fine to just microwave (for long long?) or if it’ll be better to toast them in the toaster? Thanks! (:

    1. Phew…I’ll have to do a bit of testing before I can answer for sure, but I would think that microwaving them for 10 seconds at the time until warmed though should do the trick.

  14. 5 stars
    I love these banana pancakes but I have a question. How are these Keto friendly when they have over 19g of carbs. I’m new to Keto and trying to understand all this..

  15. 5 stars
    Made these for breakfast this morning & they are Wonderful! Topped them with fresh raspberries, very Yummy 🙂 I’m eating way less carbs and cut out all refined sugar to help with my anxiety. Thank you for this easy & delicious recipe.

  16. I’ve been doing lazy keto/Low carb diet on and off since june I’ve lost 35lbs and I’ve eaten these twice. My 5 yr old niece LOVES them and even went home telling her parents about them. Definitely worth making!

  17. 5 stars
    I’ve been on keto for only 3 weeks and made these a couple of times now, I have lost 11lb so far and so I’m happy to keep eating them now and them x

    1. Hi Dee – thank you so much for your feedback. Congrats on the weight loss so far and I’m happy these make a good occasional treat for you:)

  18. 5 stars
    The recipe is great. It’s a great recipe for Gluten free and those suffering from digestive issues. As stated, these pan cakes are higher on the carb scale, and may throw serious Keto followers out of ketosis. I’m no expert on that issue. Most people following Keto will know this if they have done their homework on how to eat Keto. However, many of us on gluten free and following a healthy eating regime will appreciate having a “bread like” substitute for those days when you need “a little something”. And what a good thing for kids! I split the recipe in half to give it a try, using one banana only, two eggs plus the cinnamon and baking powder, no maple syrup required! They were truly lovely, lightly sweet and something I would probably make if I get sick with the flu or have a cold, when I only want to have a nice cup of tea and some bread. I missed the bit about putting a lid over the pan on the first side. It does take a while before you can flip them so be sure to cook at a reasonable temperature. Perfect! Thank you!

  19. 5 stars
    Keto or not.. strict or lazy Keto. This recipe is great! I came here for a Keto recipe for pancakes and I found one. Now, yes, everyone’s diet and body are all different and this may not be for everyone but aside from the Keto this is also an awesome recipe for low budgets. I’ll be making these often! I did only make them with 2 eggs instead of 4 as I am not a big egg eater. I gotta say these are delicious and taste like banana bread lol

  20. Lol were you meaning to say “appalled”? Not to mention that’s a pretty exaggerated reaction over the title of A RECIPE ON THE INTERNET!


    I personally love this recipe. For me- it’s keto. Sorry you or anyone else doesn’t approve, just move on. If you truly know the differences, why come here to a banana recipe at all, if you know they’re not low carb!?

  21. 5 stars
    These are FANTASTIC! My personal Keto carb limit is 30-35 carbs per day.. so what a treat these were to enjoy with my family and still stay within my limits! Thanks for posting this!

  22. 5 stars
    My five year old son loves these pancakes. This is the best recipe I found so far, they don’t fall apart when I flip them.

    1. Thanks for the wonderful feedback! Glad your little one enjoys it! Our two year old is a big fan as well and requests them a little too often haha 🙂

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