Okay, there’s actually 6 ingredients if you choose to add the optional salt. But these 5 ingredient healthy banana cinnamon pancakes really are sooo simple to make. And wow! Was I surprised at how AMAZING they taste. They just might become my new weekend breakfast routine.
And you’ll probably find that you already have most of the ingredients to make them. Check this recipe out and see if I’m right!
How Are These Pancakes Healthy?
Bananas are loaded with nutrients. They are known for being high in potassium. But they also have magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and fiber. Making bananas a regular part of your diet is good for your heart. They are also easy to digest.
Oats are known for being a popular whole grain. And whole grains are known for being a good source of fiber. This prevents constipation. The soluble fiber present in oats may also help reduce your risk of heart disease and lower LDL cholesterol.
Egg whites help to add protein without adding any cholesterol. I use egg whites to lower the total fat and calories in this recipe. However, keep in mind that they are also lower in vitamins and minerals compared to the whole egg.
The yolk of the egg contains cholesterol, a waxy, fat-like substance that our body naturally produces. Cholesterol and egg yolks have gotten a bad reputation over the years. But the truth is, our bodies need it. It helps us produce hormones and make vitamin D. For most people, eating foods high in cholesterol have little effect on blood cholesterol levels.
Stevia is used to add sweetness without adding sugar and extra calories. Stevia the sweetener comes from the Stevia rebaudiana plant. It is one of only three high-intensity, plant-based sweeteners that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) generally regards as safe. The others are monk fruit and thaumatin.
Ingredients Needed for 5 Ingredient Banana Cinnamon Pancakes
Oat Flour: In this recipe, I did not have any oat flour on hand. So I made my own by blending some old-fashioned oats in a blender. This was the only ingredient I did not have on hand, but I luckily I had a way of making it. If not, then I would’ve just made banana, oatmeal cookies. Which is also perfectly fine by me. YUM!
Banana: We always, always, always have bananas in our home. We freeze them and make smoothies with them. Eat them as a snack. Slice them and add to cereal. Or use in other recipes. They are a staple and according to Guinness World Records, they are the most consumed fruit in the world!
Egg Whites: We also always have eggs and egg whites available. If you’re getting your egg whites from whole egg, use about 5 egg whites for this recipe.
Cinnamon: I love cinnamon. I love it in my coffee, oatmeal, baked goods. It’s used anywhere I think it works. And if you’re like me, you probably add a little more than most recipes call for.
Granulated Stevia: I use 2 packets of stevia sweetener in this recipe. It adds just a slight bit of sweetness allowing you to eat these pancakes plain if you like.
What to Serve With 5 Ingredient Banana Cinnamon Pancakes
You can serve these pancakes with any other breakfast foods you like in order to balance out your meal.
Some great additions to make this a full meal include:
- fresh fruit
- scrambled, hard-boiled, or poached eggs
- turkey bacon
- a green smoothie
But for these pancakes themselves, you can always add on some yummy toppings to make them as plain or fancy as you want. How about some:
- powdered sugar
- sliced bananas or other fruit of choice
- Nuts or dried fruits
- maple syrup
- peanut butter
- Whatever your heart desires!
No matter what you choose, I truly hope you give these a try.
5 Ingredient Healthy Banana Cinnamon Pancakes
- 1 cup oat flour
- ¾ cup eggs whites from ~5 large eggs
- 1 large banana
- 1 tsp cinnamon ground
- 4 tsp Stevia sugar substitute or 2 packets
- ¼ tsp salt optional
- Combine oat flour, cinnamon, Stevia, and salt (if using) in a medium sized bowl and set aside.
- Mash the banana. Add banana and egg whites to oat flour mixture and stir to combine.
- Heat skillet or griddle to medium-heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- Pour about half a cup of pancake batter onto skillet or griddle for each 3½ inch pancake. You will make 4 pancakes total.
- Cook pancakes on each side for about 2 minutes or until golden and cooked through.
- Serve warm pancakes with toppings of choice and ENJOY!
- This recipe makes a total of 4- 3.5 inch pancakes. A serving size is 2 pancakes.
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Kiran Campbell is a registered dietitian and entrepreneur with 13 years of experience. She has a degree in psychology as well as dietetics. She is also a proud member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ and its Cardiovascular Health and Well-being Dietetics Practice Group among others. Kiran proudly presents and promotes the most up-to-date, science-based nutrition information on all things heart-related. She aims to serve not only individuals with heart disease, but also those wanting to protect against it. Learn more about Kiran by visiting her About Page.