Rainy Day Banana Pancakes (Egg Free)

So last weekend it was gray and rainy outside and I was cleaning the house, (not my favorite chore, it’s so unsatisfying, don’t you think? As soon as you’re done, you gotta start all over) listening to music is a good option to make it more fun, right? Well, my Ipod played “Banana Pancakes” by Jack Johnson.

Take a listen: Amazon.com: Banana Pancakes: Jack Johnson: MP3 Downloads.

It made me hungry, it made we want to have some, right then and there. I could smell them… So on the list for Saturday Breakfast they go 🙂 As I happily, pj’s and all, was ready to start the project: NO EGGS. What to do now? Option A: get changed and go to the store, option B: figure out how to make it without. It’s Saturday and I really don’t want to face the world, the rain is pouring down here in PA (probably some other leftover part of another tropical storm?) so I went about my quest for egg-less pancakes. There’s a German saying: Not macht erfinderisch (transl: Need makes one inventive 😉


I could have used Bananas as a topping, but there were these peaches on my counter, waiting to be eaten.

A dollop of greek yogurt…

… and a drizzle of maple syrup

Turns out it’s not the eggs at all that make the pancakes fluffy and light, but the baking powder/soda. Good to know



  • 1/2  cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1 cup (non dairy) milk ( I used almond milk, unsweetened)*
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tblsp (coconut) oil
  • 1 tblsp suconat, or sugar, honey (optional)
  • 1/2 ripe banana, mashed
Mix the dry ingredients, then stir in the milk, oil and banana.  Moisten a paper towel with some oil, wipe the skillet, heat, and add the pancake batter by the 1/4 cup full. Flip over when bubbles appear on the surface.
Serve with:
-Sliced ripe peaches, greek yogurt, and maple syrup
-Banana and caramelized pecans
Serves 2, (Makes 6-7 pancakes)
* you can also use buttermilk, or coconut milk, make sure you stir/shake the can well and since it’s thicker, you may need to spread out the pancakes a bit while they start cooking.  I use oat flour, I like the bit nutty flavor it gives the pancakes. Enjoy!
What kind of substitutes in needy time have you had success with?
                          You can also make waffles …
And the best part? Make the whole recipe, or double and keep the extras individually wrapped in the freezer, pop in the toaster oven until yummy! for those morning when you have no time…
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