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Oh Joy | banana, peanut butter, egg pancake

Oh Joy | banana, peanut butter, egg pancake

My friend Elisa recently told me about this crazy-easy concoction that her son loves. Mix together one ripened banana, one egg, and one tablespoon of peanut butter, and it makes a pancake-like cake full of protein for the little ones.

Ever since, I've been making it for Ruby as an alternative to regular pancakes (for breakfast or lunch) because it has so much more nutritional value. Simply mix together the ingredients above and cook in a pan just like regular pancakes. We don't even have to add syrup because it's naturally sweet from the bananas. It's also a great gluten-free option if you're gluten-intolerant!

P.S. I do like to add half a tablespoon of flour to the mixture to give it more structure, and the riper the bananas the better!

{Photo by Oh Joy}


  1. My stomach rumbled while reading this, so clearly it’s a delicious idea! Pancakes are my favorites but I always get a gluten/sugar crash after eating them, so this is the perfect solution. Om nom!

  2. What a yummy idea!! And so easy! I love the “Ruby is currently snacking on…” post. I’d love to see more of them.

  3. OMG! I literally just posted a recipe so similar! Only I was the one that gabbled them up completely! They are so good! I hope you are eating them with her!

  4. As an almost 26 year old working gal, let me thank you for all of us. I will be making this immediately when I get home from work tonight (maybe at 10PM? Work is so annoying!). Finally a recipe that I have all the ingredients for!

  5. My 17-month old daughter will love these. We’re fortunate that she loves healthy foods (with the occasional Annie’s Bunny Graham cracker thrown in) and we’re always looking for simple new things for her to try. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I just made similar cookies I found on Pinterest: 1 ripe banana & 1 cup of quick oats. Mash, mix, & bake at 350F for 15 mins! That’s all! They are SO good, I swear! I added cinnamon, raisins, & shredded coconut to my mix. SO GOOD! And they’re great for sharing with my 18-month-old girl, of course. 🙂

  7. Yum! I love food for the little ones that seem like a special treat, but actually contain some nutrients! My kiddo loves hummus and “pop” (that super airated cracker stuff from whole foods), and also frozen peas! We’ll definitely try this over the weekend!

  8. I made these this morning for my husband and myself, and, unfortunately, neither of us cared for them. I don’t know if it’s because the bananas weren’t ripened enough or we’re just not used to eating pancakes like this. He couldn’t even finish his one pancake. Next time, I’ll probably try adding flour and some other seasonings.

  9. I just made these for myself and loved them!! I only had bananas that were frozen (waiting to be used for baking). I defrosted the banana and they worked perfectly!!

  10. I made these for my husband and I this morning with some slight adjustments and they were so delicious!. We used 4 bananas, two eggs, two tbsp peanut butter, 1 tbsp spelt flour, 1 tsp cinnamon. They turned out perfectly. After reading the comments above I’ll definitely try almond butter next time. Thanks for the recipe!

  11. Thanks again for the recipe Joy! I loved it so much I’ve made a modified version a few times now (remembering to include the peanut butter) and put it on my blog! It’s a real delight to make. Mashing the peanut butter into the ripe banana is my favourite bit 🙂

  12. I just made these and they were very taste. I did add a little flour but next time I’m going to try a tbsp of flax seed. Thanks for sharing.


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