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3-Ingredient, 5-Minute Gluten-Free Paleo Pancakes

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Jess Barron is Editor-in-Chief of LIVESTRONG.COM. Read some of her other health and fitness articles here. A longtime foodie and fan of Farmer's Market food, Jess particularly loves heirloom tomatoes, fresh figs with burrata cheese, and anything with pumpkin or peanut butter in it! Her love for food fuels her desire to exercise daily. In the summer of 2012 Jess lost 20 pounds in a test group for a new fitness program. Some of her favorite workout routines include walking, running, yoga, P90X, INSANITY, and mixed martial arts. Jess's writing can also be found at Poprocks.com. She has appeared on MSNBC's "The Most," ABC News Now, and XM satellite radio and her writing has appeared on Wired.com and Yahoo! Follow Jess on Twitter @jessdandy. Also, you can add her on Google+ and follow her on Pinterest.
3-Ingredient, 5-Minute Gluten-Free Paleo Pancakes
With only 3 ingredients, you can make these pancakes in a flash! Photo Credit Getty Images

Would you believe me if I told you there is a magical recipe for gluten-free paleo pancakes that require only 3 ingredients? The ease of making them will blow your pancake-loving mind, and they taste amazing too! How is it possible that we all didn’t know about these years ago?

If you won’t take my word for it, here’s a video where LIVESTRONG.COM fitness expert Cassey Ho, a.k.a. Blogilates shows how to make them. Read on below for the recipe, calorie count and complete nutritional information:

Teeny Tiny Gluten-Free Paleo Banana Pancakes

Calories: 285 calories
Fat: 15 grams
Carbs: 27 grams
Protein: 13 grams
Fiber: 3 grams

Here's the link to view the complete nutritional information on MyPlate, LIVESTRONG's Free Calorie Tracker. (Here are tips on how to add YOUR recipes onto MyPlate so you can find out the amounts of calories, carbs, fat and protein in them.)

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
    - 1 ripe banana
    - 1 tsp coconut oil (or butter, olive oil or other nonstick cooking spray)
    - (optional) sprinkle of powdered sugar and/or drizzle of pure maple syrup

Directions:

1. Peel banana and put it into a mug or small bowl.

2. Mash the banana with a fork until it has achieved a fairly smooth gooey consistency.

3. Crack and stir in the eggs, and make sure the whole mixture is blended and smooth without any large banana chunks. This is your pancake batter!

4. Heat a griddle or non-stick pan on medium heat.

5. Grease griddle with coconut oil, butter, olive oil or nonstick cooking spray.

6. Pour the batter onto the griddle in small pancake circles. Aim to make them smaller than normal pancakes, i.e. the size of silver dollars. After approximately one minute of cooking, flip your pancakes.

7. Enjoy them plain, or add a small sprinkle of powdered sugar or drizzle of pure maple syrup, honey or agave nectar.

Eggs and bananas are two of the key ingredients in this mix.
Eggs and bananas are two of the key ingredients in this mix. Photo Credit Monica Donovan/Aurora/Getty Images

Why Are These Pancakes a Healthy Breakfast?

The eggs provide practically all the protein to these pancakes (12 grams of protein — 6 grams of which are found in the yolks!) Additionally, the egg contains 13 essential vitamins and minerals (including substantial amounts of vitamin A and vitamin B12) and all nine essential amino acids that the human body is unable to produce itself and must be supplied by the foods we eat. Amino acids are used for repairing and building muscle tissue, so they're essential for all of us.

The banana supplies 13% of your daily potassium requirements as well as 3 grams of fiber and an additional gram of protein.

Readers - Do you love pancakes too? Did you know you could make them paleo-friendly and gluten-free with just bananas and eggs? Will you try this recipe? What are some of your favorite breakfasts? Leave a comment below and let us know.

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