How many times have you woken up in the morning craving a warm, syrupy stack of pancakes? And how many times have you grabbed a bowl of cereal instead, because making your own pancake batter just seemed too demanding?

Making pancake batter shouldn’t be a hurdle to happiness. And you shouldn’t need to waste your money on boxes of pancake mix to enjoy diner-quality pancakes at home. 

That’s why this article will go over 2 easy 3-ingredient pancake batter recipes that’ll make your mornings sweeter and stress-free. 

Banana, Flour, and Egg Pancake Recipe

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 banana
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 large egg

Step 1 – Mash the banana with a masher or fork until smooth. 

Step 2 – In a bowl, whisk together the banana, egg, and flour. You can also use a blender.

Step 3 – Pour batter into a well-buttered pan over medium heat and cook until the batter solidifies. This will take about 3 minutes. 

Step 4 – As the bottom of the batter cooks, now is your chance to add in any extra ingredients if desired. The best pancake add-ons are chocolate chips, sliced bananas, or berries. Drop them on top of the batter in the pan before moving on to the next step.

Step 5 – Flip the pancakes and cook for another 1-2 minutes or until both sides are golden brown. 

Repeat steps 3-5 with the remaining batter. This 3-ingredient pancake recipe should yield 3 pancakes. 

Eggs, Milk, and Self Raising Flour Pancake Recipe

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1⅛ cups self raising flour* 

*If you don’t have self raising flour, all-purpose flour will work. Just include ½ a tablespoon of baking powder.

Step 1 – Whisk the egg and milk together, then add in the flour and beat until smooth. 

Step 2 – Pour batter into a well-buttered pan over medium heat and cook until the batter solidifies. This will take about 3 minutes. 

Step 3 – Put any add-ons onto the batter in the pan.

Step 4 – Flip the pancakes and cook for another 1-2 minutes or until both sides are golden brown.

Repeat steps 2-4 with the remaining batter. This 3-ingredient pancake recipe should yield 3 pancakes. 

Going Above and Beyond

Pancakes are a delicious blank slate. The 3-ingredient pancake batter recipes above are the perfect bases to all sorts of additional flavors. If you’re feeling bored with the basics, maybe some of these ingenious pancake ideas will spark your interest and become a staple of your breakfast table.

Pumpkin Pancakes – This perfect-for-Fall creation can be made by adding canned pumpkin, brown sugar, allspice, cinnamon, salt, and ginger to your batter before cooking. 

Bacon Pancakes – If savory pancakes are your thing, fold in chopped bacon pieces into the batter before cooking. You can also do this with small bits of breakfast sausage. 

Veggie Pancakes – Another savory way to serve pancakes is chopping up your favorite vegetables and adding them to the batter. You can add in grated cheese, too, for an extra kick of flavor. Green onion, garlic, and parmesan cheese makes for a great combo! 

Red Velvet Pancakes – Add in cocoa powder, salt, sugar, egg yolks, oil, and (of course) red food coloring to the batter. These show stopping pancakes are perfect for Valentine’s Day, or for whenever you want to make your morning extra colorful.

Pina Colada Pancakes – For a tropical morning treat, add in coconut milk, blended pineapple, and brown sugar to your pancake mix before cooking. For a deliciously creamy sauce topping, combine coconut cream, pineapple juice, butter, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, and ½ a cup of brown sugar.

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