Guess what's in these scrumptious pancakes? Ripe bananas, cocoa powder, & eggs. Guess what's not? Flour, milk, butter, or sugar. Plus they're made in a blender!TipHero

3-Ingredient Chocolate Banana Pancakes (No Milk, No Sugar, No Flour)

Like a lot of you, we went bananas for the popular 2-ingredient, paleo-friendly pancake recipe that’s been such a huge hit on social media — just eggs and bananas! But we thought there was one thing missing: chocolate.

So we added cocoa powder and made these chocolatey, fruity, scrumptious and satisfying pancakes that won’t compromise most dietary restrictions (since they’re free of dairy, sugar, and flour).

3-Ingredient Chocolate Banana Pancakes
Prep: 5 Mins | Total: 20 Mins
Serves: 6-8 small pancakes
Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients
1-2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
1 Medium Ripe Banana, mashed (about ⅓-½ cup)
2 Large eggs
Optional Upgrades
⅛ teaspoon Baking powder (for fluffier pancakes)
Pinch of Salt
¼ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Tablespoon Honey
Butter or Coconut Oil, for cooking
Mix-Ins & Toppings
Chopped Nuts
Chocolate Chips
Fresh Berries
Sliced Bananas
Maple syrup, peanut butter, jam, powdered sugar, or other toppings to serve
Directions
Place the cocoa powder, banana, and eggs intp a blender along with any optional upgrades. Blend until the mixture is whipped and homogenous, about 1-2 minutes depending on your blender.
Preheat your oven to 200°F/95°C. Heat a griddle or nonstick pan over medium heat. Coat the pan with cooking spray or melt a little butter or coconut oil in the pan, if you like.
Spoon about 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) of batter into the hot pan. If using any mix-ins, add them to the pancakes at this time (while the first side is cooking). Cook the pancakes until they're golden brown on the first side, about 1 minute. Carefully flip the pancakes and cook on the second side until golden brown and set, another 1-2 minutes. Transfer the cooked pancakes to a baking sheet and cover loosely with aluminum foil while you cook the remaining pancakes.
Serve warm with toppings, if desired.
Guess what's in these scrumptious pancakes? Ripe bananas, cocoa powder, & eggs. Guess what's not? Flour, milk, butter, or sugar. Plus they're made in a blender!TipHero

Buzzing your batter in the blender helps to whip more air into the batter and give these pancakes a little lift, but they do turn out a bit thinner and more crepe-like than your typical pancakes. That just makes them perfect for rolling up with some fresh bananas slices or strawberries, or slathering with peanut butter for a hearty, healthy, and quick breakfast.

Guess what's in these scrumptious pancakes? Ripe bananas, cocoa powder, & eggs. Guess what's not? Flour, milk, butter, or sugar. Plus they're made in a blender!TipHero

We were skeptical too, but you’ll be really surprised at how scrumptious these pancakes taste, even with such a very brief list of ingredients. If simplicity is your goal, stick with the basic recipe — they really don’t need a thing. But if you want these to taste more like traditional pancakes, feel free to add in a pinch of salt, a dash of vanilla, or a little baking powder to make them fluffier.

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Recipe adapted from The Kitchn.