Flourless Banana Pancakes – As Seen On Pinterest FAIL!

Some Pinterest ideas are great, some not so great. This one started out with what I thought would be good. I love pancakes. I love banana pancakes. So I tried this recipe seen all over Pinterest.

It starts out so simple, just eggs and bananas. Two ingredient pancakes… Wow! No sugar! No Flour! Awesome!

2 Ingredients

2 Ingredients

So I mashed up the bananas, added the eggs and decided to add some vanilla (I love vanilla in everything).

Mixed together

Mixed together

Then I melted some butter in a pan…

Melt Butter

Melt Butter

And poured in the batter:

Pour in batter

Pour in batter

Sounds good so far, right? Looks good too. I flipped them when they had cooked edges, just as in regular pancakes:

Flip when edges cooked

Flip when edges cooked

They even didn’t look too bad when fully cooked, albeit a little on the thin side:

Cooked Pancakes

Cooked Pancakes

So why was this a FAIL?
The flavor was just odd… I use bananas a lot in my “no sugar added” recipes since I really love the flavor of bananas. But in this? It was too overpowering. Maybe if I added maple syrup it would have tested better, but again, I’m looking for no sugar added with no flour (of any kind) as well. So adding the syrup is just not going to work for me.

In addition, the pancakes were really thin. Since there was nothing to bind the eggs and bananas together, it was more soupy making the pancakes really thin. So it felt like I needed to eat a whole stack to get a full serving.

I’m not sure if I’ll try this again and try to adapt it. We will see. I allow myself oats, so maybe I can make an oat flour to add some density to the pancakes. Maybe add cocoa powder to cut the intensity of the bananas? I’m not sure it’s worth it. The best part about pancakes? The syrup! So, without syrup, maybe I should just not try.

Sorry Pinterest, but you failed me this time! 🙂

Flourless Banana Pancakes - As Seen On Pinterest FAIL!

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