Skillet Pancake Recipe (Only 2 Ingredients!)

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A skillet pancake is a wonderful addition to your breakfast meal rotation. It’s far lower in fat than pan-fried pancakes cooked in oil, and it still maintains a wonderful flavor! Pssst!!!…. It’s grain-free too!

Okay, so I have to say up front, that while this recipe is completely doable with 2 ingredients, I just could not leave well enough alone. So technically, this is a 4 ingredient pancake. But don’t stress out on me yet, it’s still a very simple recipe with ingredients you probably have in your kitchen. And yes, you can make still these with just two ingredients.

Maple syrup being poured over a skillet pancake topped with sliced bananas and sliced almonds.

This is basically a dutch baby pancake, but made without any dry ingredients or flour mixture. 

Make sure you have an oven-safe skillet, but don’t worry about turning the pancake during baking. This is a no-flip pancake!

Can I Cook Pancakes In A Cast Iron Skillet?

You can! Obviously, you have to make one pancake at a time. But for some, that’s the perfect way to make a pancake!

You’ll want to consider the side of your skillet, however. A 10-inch skillet will be too big unless you double or triple this recipe, As the recipe stands, it’s the perfect pancake for one person. So pick a small skillet, or increase the recipe. It’s up to you.

For multiple people, multiplying the recipe, cooking in a larger skillet and slicing it into wedges like a pizza is the best way to go.

Do You Put Butter On A Skillet For A Skillet Pancake?

You certainly can, if you prefer the flavor of butter. However, in most cases, it’s best to oil your pan with an oil sprayer for even coverage without overdoing the fat. But butter will work if that’s your preference.

Topping Ideas For A Skillet Pancake

You can put just about any pancake topping you like on this. Here are a few ideas.

  • Any fresh fruit pieces or berries
  • Any nuts you like
  • Chocolate chips
  • Maple syrup
  • Honey
  • Greek yogurt
  • Cottage cheese
  • Strawberry syrup
  • Blueberry syrup
  • Lemon zest
  • Melted butter (unsalted butter is okay, but salted is better here)

About Skillet Pancake Ingredients

2 large eggs – These can be cold or room temp. Either will work.

1 medium banana – peeled. The more ripe it is, the heavier the banana flavor in your pancake will be.

¼ tsp. ground cinnamon – This is optional, but tasty.

½ tsp. pure vanilla extract – Again, it’s optional, but tasty.

How Do You Cook Pancakes In A Frying Pan?

An oven display set to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Temperature

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Eggs, a banana, cinnamon and vanilla extract sitting in a blender cup.

Prep

Place all ingredients in a blender.

The blended skillet pancake batter in a blender cup.

Blend

Blend until smooth. There should be no lumps in the batter.

Skillet pancake batter being poured into an oiled skillet.

Pour

Pour into an oiled, cast iron skillet. Use a spatula to ensure that you get all of the batter out of the blender.

The finished skillet pancake topped with sliced bananas, sliced almonds and maple syrup.

What Temperature Do I Cook Pancakes In A Skillet?

Bake at 350 F. for 25-30 minutes. It should be slightly golden brown when done. Serve with your favorite toppings. Don’t forget to drizzle on some maple syrup or chocolate syrup!

Multiplying The Recipe

If you want to make more than 1 serving at a time, simply double the recipe and use a bigger baking dish. (Who says pancakes have to be round?) I have made this in a rimmed cookie sheet as well as a 9-inch pie pan.

2 Ingredient Pancakes

These are great made with just the eggs and bananas.

Skillet Pancake Recipe Supplies

For this recipe, you’ll need a blender and a smaller, cast iron skillet or other oven-safe skillet. Click on the image to go to that product on Amazon. (affiliate links)

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Recipe Cost

Please note that these prices are true at the time I shopped for the ingredients. Prices vary from region to region.

Banana

Eggs

Cinnamon

Vanilla

Total Recipe Cost (Including optional ingredients)

Total Recipe Cost (Without Optional Ingredients)

$0.30

$0.62

$0.05

$0.83

$1.80

$0.92

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Maple syrup being poured over a skillet pancake topped with sliced bananas and sliced almonds.

Skillet Pancake

A delicious, baked pancake for one.
5 from 9 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 255kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry

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Equipment

  • 1 Blender

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 medium banana (peeled)
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
    An oven display set to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place all ingredients in a blender.
    Eggs, a banana, cinnamon and vanilla extract sitting in a blender cup.
  • Blend until smooth.
    The blended skillet pancake batter in a blender cup.
  • Pour into an oiled, cast iron skillet.
    Skillet pancake batter being poured into an oiled skillet.
  • Bake at 350 F. for 25-30 minutes. Serve with your favorite toppings.
    The finished skillet pancake topped with sliced bananas, sliced almonds and maple syrup.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 1recipe | Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 372mg | Sodium: 143mg | Potassium: 566mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 617IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 2mg

Recipe from the Gracious Pantry® archives, originally posted 10/14/12.

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31 Comments

  1. 50, fat and fighting it! says:

    5 stars
    Thanks for all the great recipes! I’ve been on a clean eating plan for about 4 months and your site has helped me stay on track.

    1. graciouspantry says:

      My pleasure! 🙂

  2. So 2 ingredients would be which ones-banana and egg? Interesting. Can it also be baked on a griddle like regular pancakes?This would make a good afternoon snack for a couple of hungry kindergarteners.

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Yes, yes and yes. :0)

  3. Sounds very intriguing. Unfortunately both my kids hate bananas. Do you think it will work with apple or pear?

    1. graciouspantry says:

      I doubt it. But I do have plenty of other pancake recipes. :0)

  4. H. Marlene Stratton says:

    5 stars
    I made it like a microwave muffin. Used 2 whole eggs and added 1/4 cup flaxmeal. Microwaved 2 1/2 minutes. Ate it with peaches, delicious! Thank you!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Yum! Great idea!

  5. H. Marlene Stratton says:

    Oh, and I added 1 tbsp chia seeds too 🙂

  6. I just love love and love your website. was wondering what to have for breakfast and guess what? I found it in your breakfast options, and having this pancake today!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Wonderful! 🙂

  7. 5 stars
    I was pleasantly surprised by this recipe – I don’t care much for bananas, but I didn’t taste the banana in this at all, which I love.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Samantha – Glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

  8. Hi! I don’t have parchment paper. Would it not work in just a pie pan? Or on a griddle?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Amy – You could try it with a pie pan, just be sure to oil or butter it well as it may stick without the parchment.

  9. Amy Hardman says:

    Girl, you are my idol and an inspiration! Loved the pancake recipe and many others I’ve tried. Thank you for doing all you do 🙂

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Amy – My pleasure! 😀

  10. If I made these say, on a Sunday…how long would they keep for? Looking to make something at the start of the week to do me into about the middle of the week for having at work!
    Thanks

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Natalie – I don’t recommend it with these. I don’t think they’d hold up that well. You would probably be better off with waffles, which you can freeze and pop in the toaster, or oatmeal.

  11. 5 stars
    Thank you for posting this! I was going to make the two ingredient pancakes the other day and the batter was so thin that I couldn’t get the pancakes to flip. I figured there had to be a way to bake the batter so that I didn’t waste it. That’s when I found your recipe. 350* for 25 minutes was perfect. The kids loved their ‘breakfast cake’. Thanks again! ❤️

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kym – My pleasure! I’m happy it worked well for you! 🙂

  12. I will be trying the baked version tomorrow! I have been making larger batches of the griddle version for months. Freezing the pancakes between pieces of parchment paper. We pop them in the toaster oven and top with peanut butter. I’m looking forward to not standing in front of the stove flipping cakes for 30 min!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Becky – Haha!! I know the feeling!! Pancakes are great until you have to stand there and make them! LOL!

  13. I have been standing at the stove cooking them in a frying pan and they are so hard to flip.I also put cinnamon in mine and blueberry works well .I will be trying the oven method now for sure .Thanks

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Rhonda – How strange! Did they get any liquid in them from the blueberries?

  14. Can I cook this pancake in the air fryer & if so how long do you think

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Laura – You can, but you would need to do it in a small cake pan. You’d have to experiment, but I would start with 220 degrees for 3 minutes.

  15. Susan Larkin says:

    I actually have a question. How many does this recipe make? Can you freeze these and then microwave them to heat them up later?

    1. Susan – It really depends on how big you make them. For me, it made one pancake. But it was on the larger side.

  16. Hi! I tried making a recipe similar to this on a griddle and it was an epic fail when I flipped them so I love the idea of baking! Would it would on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet?

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