3-ingredient banana pancakes with maple-almond drizzle

This recipe makes a delicious weekend breakfast that comes together in minutes.

3-ingredient banana pancakes with maple-almond drizzle

These pancakes are perfect for a weekend breakfast. They’re easy to make with common ingredients, and they’re a family favorite. Kids can even help prepare the batter independently.

The pancakes are quite sweet on their own due to the banana, so nothing is really needed on top. The maple-almond drizzle is a new addition that makes it extra rich. And it’s even more impressive if you top it with a variety of berries. You can make extra pancakes and freeze them for easy and healthy kids’ snacks.

It’s easy to adjust the recipe to serve more people. If you decide to double it, one tip to keep in mind is that 4 tablespoons equal 1/4 cup.

Servings: 1

Prep time: 5

Cook time: 5


  • 2/3 cup ripe bananas, sliced (about 1 medium banana)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons oat flour or whole wheat flour (To make your own oat flour, simply blend old-fashioned oats in the blender.)
  • 2 teaspoons almond butter (or cashew butter or peanut butter)
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup (or honey)
  • 2 teaspoons warm water

Optional additions:

  • Vanilla, to taste
  • Cinnamon, to taste
  • Fresh or frozen blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and/or blackberries, to top
  • Pumpkin seeds, to top


  1. In a blender or food processor, blend the banana, egg, and oat flour, along with the vanilla or cinnamon, if using.
  2. Pour the mixture onto a preheated skillet or griddle and cook until it bubbles. Flip and cook until heated through and golden.
  3. To make the maple-almond drizzle, whisk together the almond butter, maple syrup, and warm water until well mixed. If the nut butter doesn’t mix well, you can heat the mixture in a small saucepan over low heat or in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave for just a few seconds.
  4. Top pancakes with berries, if desired, and drizzle with sauce.

Nutrition information (per serving)

  • Calories: 300
  • Total fat: 12 g
  • Saturated fat: 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 185 mg
  • Sodium: 95 mg
  • Total carbohydrate: 42 g
  • Dietary fiber: 5 g
  • Total sugars: 19 g
  • Protein: 11 g

Note: Nutrition information does not include optional additions.