Introduction: 3-Ingredient Pancake Balls

Picture of 3-Ingredient Pancake Balls

In search of a quick, healthy breakfast? You'll be looking forward to your next breakfast with this recipe. These pancake balls are easy to make, low calorie, and you probably already have the ingredients in your pantry!

Step 1: Ingredients

Picture of Ingredients
  • Non-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Banana

Step 2: Prepare the Cake Pop Maker

Picture of Prepare the Cake Pop Maker

Liberally spray the cake pop maker with cooking spray and plug it in. Close the lid to allow it to heat up.


If you don't have a cake pop maker, you can still make these pancakes. Instead of cooking in the cake pop maker, cook as you would normal pancakes. You won't be able to make the pancakes into balls, but they'll still be just as yummy!

Step 3: Mash the Banana

Picture of Mash the Banana

Put the banana into a bowl (I used one with a lip for easy pouring) and mash with a fork until smooth.

Step 4: Add the Egg

Picture of Add the Egg

Crack the egg into the mashed banana and stir until completely combined.

Step 5: Cook the Batter

Picture of Cook the Batter

Pour the batter into the cake pop maker, almost filling each mold to the top. Close the lid and allow to cook for about 2 minutes.

Step 6: Rotate the Pancakes

Picture of Rotate the Pancakes

After about 2 minutes, take a spoon and scrape the sides of one of the molds. Flip the pancake so that the top gets cooked further and becomes round. Repeat this for each mold. With the lid of the cake pop maker open, cook for 1 minute, until the pancake balls are slightly golden brown and cooked through.

Step 7: Remove and Repeat

Picture of Remove and Repeat

Remove the cooked pancake balls into a separate container. As before, prep the cake pop maker with cooking spray and repeat steps 5 and 6 with the remaining batter, until all of the batter has been cooked.

Step 8: Serve and Enjoy!

Picture of Serve and Enjoy!


Yonatan24 (author)2015-12-26

Pancake balls sounds like something really tasty :)
I don't really like bananas, So I could make them with regular pancake batter

StirItUpppp (author)Yonatan242015-12-28

Oh you definitely could! As long as you have that cake pop maker. You can do a bunch of things with it, and pancakes is definitely one of them!

TheCoffeeDude (author)2015-12-22

I can't wait to make these for my girls!

Awww! I hope they enjoy them!

MatthewR69 (author)2015-12-20

The banana is a very starchy vegetable. You could go a step further and use plantain instead of sweet bananas. I would suggest precooking it, I've made 'pancakes' this way with mashed potatoes [also a bit of baking soda], or you could shred the raw plantain and make something closer to latkes. [Ref: nanavermThat's amazing that no flour of any sort is used!]

margievan (author)2015-12-04

Has anyone ever tried this recipe in a waffle iron?

KaiE1 (author)margievan2015-12-08

Don't! It got in the waffle holes and made a hole mess:) still tasted good though.

margievan (author)KaiE12015-12-08

Thanks KaiE1 - I'm glad I hadn't yet gotten around to trying it. Appreciate your saving me a big clean-up job.

jorgeisagirl (author)2015-12-08

thank you for sharing!!!

doroben (author)2015-12-05

I told my dietitian I was having pancakes for breakfast and he got a bit (big bit) cranky with me. I then told him what was in them and he did a very quick turn around and thought it was a great idea.
I just put dollops of the batter in a fry-pan, and when they're done on the underside, being a bit hard to turn, I just slide the pan under the griller to cook the top. A little dash of maple syrup sends these into the heavenly zone.

jwhyman (author)2015-12-03

This is also known as aebleskiver.

tomas75a (author)jwhyman2015-12-05

Hehe apple slices lol :) almost the same in my language.

StirItUpppp (author)jwhyman2015-12-03

I just looked it up, and I had no idea! Thanks for letting me know, I learned something new!

Your recipe is really nice for lactose intolerant people, or those who cant eat gluten. I'm gonna try it.

Definitely give it a go! Hopefully you'll enjoy it! If you want to add some more flavor, you can add other things into the batter. My personal favorites are chocolate chips and cinnamon!

DachsieMommie (author)jwhyman2015-12-03


Æbleskiver are made with a regular batter, including eggs, flower & I use beer or club soda instead of milk to crisp up the outside when cooking them. I even have a 80 year old cast iron Æbleskivepande to cook them in.

It's basically the same batter I use for Pandekager (crepes) only a bit thicker. They should come out kind of elastic. You can stuff them with fruit or preserves to make them extra sweet, or anything else you might wish to try.

I like them cold & plain for breakfast.

flower? sheeesh! I meant flour.

U_eriksen (author)2015-12-04

I have often done these as pancakes (typically 4 eggs to 2 bananas in a blender). Adding ½-1 teaspoon of baking powder doesn't hurt :)

They will never be crispy and they must be watched while on the pan, as they go black all of a sudden, but my kids love them.

StirItUpppp (author)U_eriksen2015-12-04

That's a great idea! For simplicity's sake, I kept it down to just the banana and eggs, but yes, it wouldn't ever hurt to put a bit of baking powder into the batter.

petestrash made it! (author)2015-12-03

A great idea and healthy. I made a batch in a mini doughnut maker.

StirItUpppp (author)petestrash2015-12-03

Oh wow! They look amazing! That was a great idea, cooking them in a doughnut maker!

tleet59 (author)2015-12-03

OK, so I don't have a cake pop maker, but I do have an egg poacher. I'm guessing they'd be a little flatter, but wonder if the moist versus dry heat would make a difference.

StirItUpppp (author)tleet592015-12-03

I would try it! The egg would cook, and I'm sure you'd get some good results. Let me know if it works, I'm interested to see if it goes well!

nanaverm (author)2015-12-03

That's amazing that no flour of any sort is used!

StirItUpppp (author)nanaverm2015-12-03

The egg is the secret. In a way, it's almost like scrambled eggs, but the banana gives it a more pancake-y texture.

About This Instructable




Bio: I want to stir things up in the kitchen and get creative with what I cook. I'm not a professional, just a college student ... More »
More by StirItUpppp:Cranberry Apple Salad Dressing3-Ingredient Pancake BallsDorm Room Orange Chicken
Add instructable to: