These Healthy Pancakes Only Have Four Ingredients


If we could eat pancakes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, we would.

That’s a bit of a stretch, but it’s almost true. What is it about pancakes that just feels so right? They’re definitely a comfort food for us, and the fluffy, buttery, sweet, deliciousness in each bite makes us forget about everything else and takes us back to being kids again, when our moms would make them for us on Saturday mornings.

We came across this recipe years ago and had been meaning to try it for the longest time, but we honestly forgot about it, and never got around to it. Then, a few weeks ago, we were watching Live with Kelly & Ryan and they made them on the show! We took it as a sign, so we broke out the saved note on Thomas’ phone (he copy and pasted the recipe from some website that for the life of him he can’t remember) that had the ingredients and one sentence on how to make them (lol) and we got to work.

Here’s what you’ll need:


  • ripe banana

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/3 cup of instant oats

  • 1/2 tsp of baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla (optional)

  • dash of salt (also optional)


  1. Put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend on high for 30 seconds to a minute.

  2. Pour onto griddle or pan and flip after about one minute on each side. Don’t be surprised if the pancakes are a little darker than usual, as the bananas will make them look like that. They’re not burnt!

  3. We put syrup on ours (which takes them from healthy-ish to not healthy at all) but peanut butter sounds even better.

  4. Enjoy!