3 Ingredient Banana Nutella Pancakes

3 Ingredient Banana Nutella Pancakes, wheat free, gluten free, dairy free, allergies, weaning, toddlers, healthy, low fat, brain food, potassium, fiber


My daughter is obsessed with Nutella, bananas and pancakes like many children and for the past few nights she’s wanted me to make pancakes for dessert. This morning I discovered on the internet 2 ingredient pancakes which comprised of just banana and egg. There were many recipes for this simple pancake so I can’t credit one in particular but I decided to experiment and add Nutella to the mix as chocolate and banana are such a great flavour combination.

I whizzed up a trial batch really quickly but I’m afraid I had the pan on too hot and I ended up with charred pancakes. As they are quite plump these pancakes want a slightly longer cooking time over a not too high heat. It’s best to keep an eye by lifting up the pancakes to check underneath whilst they’re cooking. They may still look really wet on top but once they look tanned underneath don’t hesitate to flip! I happened to have some chocolate syrup in the house but you could use any syrup or sauce of your choice and ice cream would of course be divine. The range of toppings you could use is limitless!

3 Ingredient Banana Nutella Pancakes, wheat free, gluten free, dairy free, allergies, weaning, toddlers, healthy, low fat, brain food, potassium, fiberHubby was out when I made these this morning and after taking my photographs I gleefully ate half the stack and left the other half for my hubby. When he got back I offered him the half stack and his verdict was a resounding 10 out of 10 and a plea to make them again soon! Looks like my daughter will have her wish come true tonight as I will be making these pancakes for her and her brother. The recipe below makes 7 small pancakes and I leave it to your discretion as to whether it serves 1 or 2 people. I would be happy with a half portion but I’m sure men would happily wolf down a portion to themselves. If you have a family member allergic to wheat or gluten then these pancakes are ideal. If you wanted to make them dairy free you could always use dark chocolate spread instead of Nutella.

These pancakes are healthy (great brain food), low in fat and extremely frugal as bananas are so cheap. Ideal for breakfast, a snack or as a dessert I think you’ll be making these 3 Ingredient Banana Nutella Pancakes time and again!

4.8 from 13 reviews
3 Ingredient Banana Nutella Pancakes
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Healthy and deliious, these 3 Ingredient Banana Nutella Pancakes are wheat and gluten free and perfect for hungry kids and adults as a breakfast, snack or dessert.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1-2
  • 1 Ripe banana (average to large size)
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1 tbsp Nutellla
  • Rapeseed oil for frying
  • Topping: (or use your own)
  • Chcocolate syrup
  • Banana slices
  1. Put the banana, egg and Nutella into a beaker and whizz with a stick blender until thoroughly mixed (or use whatever blender you have), lifting the blender up and down to get extra air into the mixture.
  2. Heat a drizzle of oil in a skillet or frying pan over a medium heat, tipping the pan to spread the oil.
  3. Pour the batter onto the pan to form roughly 7cm diameter circle (best to start with a single one to test for correct pan temperature).
  4. As the pancake cooks use a pancake flipper to check the underside and once the base has a tanned appearance flip and cook through the other side.
  5. Repeat for all the pancakes, topping up the oil for each batch (you should be able to cook 4 at the same time).
  6. Serve individually or in a stack topped with chocolate syrup and banana slices or any other topping or fruit of your choice. Ice cream makes it into a fabulous dessert.

3 Ingredient Banana Nutella Pancakes, wheat free, gluten free, dairy free, allergies, weaning, toddlers, healthy, low fat, brain food, potassium, fiber

I asked some fellow bloggers for their banana or Nutella inspired sweet treats and here are their suggestions as well as a few of my own:

2 Ingredient Banana Nutella Pops
Banana Crumble
Nutella Swirl Faux Brioche Buns
Banana & Nutella Cake
Chickpea & Nutella Cookies
Nutella Roulade (Gluten Free)
Slow Cooker Banoffee Cake
Banana & Chocolate Chip Bread Mini Muffins
Nutella Shortbread Hearts
Strawberry & Chocolate Sponge Cake
Nutella 5 Minute Chocolate Pudding Cake
Nutella Chocolate Semolina Pudding with Hazelnut Meringe
Nutella Pound Cake
Banana & Rum Chocolate Brownies
Ultimate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Vegan Banana Cake
Nutella Brioche Pudding
Banana & Chocolate Quesadilla

I’m entering these pancakes into Credit Crunch Munch run by myself and Fuss Free Flavours hosted this month by Jo’s Kitchen. I’m also joining in Belleau Kitchen’s new linky Simply Eggcellent as this dish contains free range egg.

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  1. iarespecial

    I can’t wait to try these. They look amazing.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, they are so simple yet delicious:-)

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  3. Ursula Hunt

    This is one of my favourite desserts, really selicious

  4. Jane Davies

    These look fantastic !!!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Jane – they went down well here:-)

  5. NatalieWhite91

    I’ve seen this recipe around on the internet and have been dying to try it but it seems too simple – like there must be a catch! Now I’ve seen your pics, I’m really tempted to give them a go tonight! We have loads of bananas ‘in stock’, so they need using up!

    1. Camilla

      Fab – I have heard the 2 ingredient ones can be a bit “eggy” but these were just lush so I hope you managed to make and enjoyed them:-)

  6. Christine Lockley

    Ooh another fab recipe, I thinkg the grand-kiddies would love to make and eat these but perhaps I need to try them out first – just to be sure they are as fab as they look

    1. Camilla

      Yes Christine, a reckie definitely required:-)

  7. kayleigh white

    You make it look so easy – oh and tasty!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Kayleigh:-)

  8. Julie Carwardine

    Had these for breakfast today. Mine were with Frylight and just a teaspoon of honey as I need to lose weight (again), Lovely idea for kids though and for grown-ups when they are being a little naughty! x

    1. Camilla

      Excellent, do you mean honey instead of the Nutella or the syrup?

  9. Julie Carwardine

    I actually had egg/banana pancakes for breakfast this morning. I am sadly on (another) healthy eating thing to lose some much needed pounds, so no Nutella or oil for me. Just Frylight and some quick flipping before it sticks! Lovely idea though and I think I may try this next time I am on a naughty eating day. 😀

    1. Camilla

      Ah you answered my question:-)

  10. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    These look amazing! I’ve tried the banana+egg pancakes before but I think I got the quantities wrong because they were a flop. You’ve given me hope that it can be done!!

    1. Camilla

      Yes I’ve heard reports of the 2 ingredient ones being a big eggy but these ones worked perfectly with no egg taste:-)

  11. Leila Benhamida

    Can’t resist Nutella. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Natally

    Can’t wait to make these with the kids

    1. Camilla

      Fab, do let me know what you think:-)

  13. Ursula Hunt

    This was our special bank holiday brunch this morning and loved by all

    1. Camilla

      Fab – so pleased to hear:-)

  14. Su Tyler

    To be honest when I saw ‘3 ingredients’ I thought, banana, nutella and ready made pancakes!
    The banana and egg batter sounds rather odd.. but I’m going to give them a try.

    1. Camilla

      Do let me know how you get on:-)

  15. Liam Bishop

    This looks amazing! Banana and Nutella go together so well. I would have maple syrup on there as well. Yum!

  16. Maya Russell

    One of my children loves Nutella & bananas. Lovely recipe.

  17. Georgia McAllister

    My children think these are great, they enjoy helping me make them.

  18. mellissa williams

    These look amazing, my son would love them 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, I’m sure he will:-)

  19. Heather Haigh

    My daughter is also obsessed with nutella and pancakes. I think I might be her hero if I make these.

    1. Camilla

      My daughter is obsessed too:-)

  20. Anthony Gonsalves

    Banana and nutella.. match made in heaven!

  21. William Gould

    Looks interesting, and quick! Not to mention tasty….

  22. princesskerry

    These are great, my boys love banana and nutella, never thought to include both in pancakes. Maybe this could be a treat this evening for after their dinner. 😀

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, yes a great idea with some ice cream even better:-)

  23. kellie@foodtoglow

    So crazy it just has to work! Lovely 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kellie:-)

  24. Ursula Hunt

    Pure heaven , my three favourite things!!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks mine too Ursula:-)

  25. Cherished By Me

    What a great idea, these will be a big hit with my children.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, I’m sure they will:-)

  26. Claire @foodiequine

    This is such a fab idea! We often make egg and banana pancakes in the woods as a dairy/gluten free version of regular pancakes at family events. Definitely going to try this variation.

    1. Camilla

      Great Claire, enjoy:-)

  27. Anna

    They look delcious. Nutella and banana is such a great pancake combination!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Anna, yes it’s hard to beat:-)

  28. Jen

    I’ve seen the 2 ingredient pancakes doing the rounds, I have ripe bananas so need to try this soon, and I love the idea of adding nutella as well 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jen good luck, just watch the pan temp!

  29. Laura

    They look superb! And so few ingredients – and all healthy ones at that. I best get to it tomorrow morning and make myself a batch!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Laura, enjoy:-)

  30. Helen Dickinson

    These pancakes look simply delicious. The banana and Nutella combo is my favourite. I think I will be making these for my little boy – Thank you for sharing x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Helen – yes perfect for little ones:-)

  31. hdh74

    Those look lush and would be excellent for a gluten-free or paleo diet.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, I know nothing about Paleo diets so I’ll take your word for that:-)

  32. bev


    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  33. Fiver Feeds

    I usually don’t eat “American” pancakes but these look so good I’ll try to copy your recipe and hopefully get the same result 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Great, happy flipping:-)

  34. Fuss Free Helen

    Great pancakes Camila. I am a great fan of those three ingredients recipes.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Helen, I must investigate this whole new world:-)

  35. Choclette

    I’ve made the egg and banana pancakes with matcha which produced pleasingly lurid green pancakes. Your nuttella idea sounds rather a good one and your stack looks superb.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Choclette, ooh you could have a mixture of flavours for a rainbow of pancakes:-)

  36. Sarah Cooper

    The perfect combination – nutella and bananas. Must try this.

    1. Camilla

      My thought exactly Sarah:-)

  37. Sarah Maison Cupcake

    Those look richly decadent… might have to try this for breakfast at the weekend! Thanks for the mention :- )

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sarah, they look quite sinful but are really rather saintly compared to the buttery wheat based pancakes I often make:-)

  38. Laura@howtocookgoodfood

    Love these and am so impressed by how few ingredients the pancakes contain. Perfect for kids and adults alike!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Laura – yes the kids and adults in our house loved them:-)

  39. Sophie

    These look delicious, and also definitely healthy so you can eat twice as many right?

    Thanks for adding my Nutella Roulade as a link too!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sophie, yes I’m sure you’re right:-) A pleasure!

  40. Ciara (My Fussy Eater)

    These look so good! I make banana and egg pancakes a lot for my baby but never tried them with nutella. Genius!!

    1. Camilla

      Yes these are ideal for babies too, but you might turn them into Nutella addicts like my daughter too LOL:-)

  41. Dom

    wow! Aren’t these beautiful!… I made them on Pancake Day but just the 2 ingredient version and they have proved to be my most visited post this year!… However, the idea of adding nutella is just GENIUS and I feel Im going to have to revisit them this weekend and make them again with nutella. I can only imagine how glorious they tasted! LOVE them! Thanks so much for entering them into the Simply Eggcellent link-up. They are perfect!

    1. Camilla

      Aah, thanks Dom, living with a Nutella addict daughter I had a choice of healthy chia seeds at which she would have pulled a face or sticking Nutella in which I knew she’d love so went with the latter. The chia seeds will have to wait for another day LOL!

  42. Jan @GlugofOil

    Yummy looking pancakes Camilla!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jan:-)

  43. Jacqueline Meldrum

    Oh nice Camilla. I’ll virtually have some please!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jacqueline, putting them in the virtual Tardis now:-)

  44. Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry

    You totally had me at three ingredients. Gotta make these with the kiddoes.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Bintu:-)

  45. Anne's Kitchen

    I love making banana pancakes but never realised they work without flour – definitely one too try out!

    1. Camilla

      Yes you just have to be sure not to burn them and make sure they’re cooked through so a lower heat needed than when making wheat pancakes!

  46. Lucy - BakingQueen74

    how delicious, must try these soon! Thanks for the link too Camilla.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Lucy – pleasure:-)

  47. Margot @ Coffee & Vanilla

    That looks amazing Camilla, would make really good Mother’s Day breakfast 😉

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Margot although I think these particular pancakes are not easy for a child to make so best daddy does it!

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