Sunday, July 17, 2016

Magic Pancakes - Three Ingredient Breakfast

While I am generally skeptical of any recipe that uses the word "magic" in its title, I thought the deliciously light breakfast you see below was deserving of such a designation. With just one more ingredient than it takes to make a humdrum bowl of cereal, you too can have Magic Pancakes. Trust me, you're not going to believe how well these work. 

Easiest Pancakes You'll Ever Make, and healthier too! Photo: NK 

I first learned about today's clever, three-ingredient recipe a few weeks ago as I was listening to a radio show in the car. The hosts were interviewing an author but I'd tuned in too late to catch her name. At any rate, they asked her what her favorite breakfast was and she explained that every day she makes her own personal portion of pancakes, and that her method is easy and fast. She wasn't kidding. The recipe was so simple that I was able to commit it to memory.

Fast forward to a recent family breakfast. My husband was going to make Pancakes but realized too late that we were out of baking powder. As we all glanced disappointedly towards the cereal boxes on top of our counter, I remembered the radio show and decided to seize the moment. I'll admit, I wasn't a true believer that this would work until I tasted the results myself. 

Make Magic Pancakes if:

You love an easy 3-ingredient breakfast perfect for 1 but easily multiplied for a family

You like the idea of a lower carb (thanks to less Flour) pillowy-light, fluffy pancake
You've got nice ripe or even overripe Bananas that would otherwise go to waste (even slightly underripe Bananas will work). 

You'll be a believer too. Enjoy! 

Magic 3 Ingredient Pancakes 
Per serving (about 3 four-inch pancakes)


1 medium to large mashed Banana, 
2 tablespoons any kind of Flour (regular, whole wheat, coconut or other gluten free types, etc), 
1 lightly beaten Egg. 
(Optional Butter or light Cooking Spray)

Mash Banana in a bowl, add beaten Egg and Flour. Blend - this can remain a little lumpy and it will still turn out fine. 

Pour onto a hot skillet (you can lightly butter or spray it if you prefer) and flip carefully when Pancakes begin to get golden. Finish and serve.

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