Three-Ingredient Pancake With Chia Seeds


Did you eat breakfast yet? OK good, I am glad I caught you.

You need to tweak the two-ingredient pancake to include a third ingredient.


Chia Seeds. Known for thickening just about anything they are added to, chia seeds added as our third ingredient thicken our pancake and make it that much better than it already was.


Don’t let the little black dots upset you. You won’t notice them after it cooks a bit.


I hate to say I told you, but I told you so. The chia seeds are now a secret.


You may not be able to tell from the picture but those little chia seeds thicken up the pancake and help create the texture of the dense and chewy pancake experience usually only available when using flour.

In fact, I am going to go as far as saying that these chia seeds combined with the egg (or egg whites) and banana give a traditional pancake a real run for the money and not just in the nutrition department. Hello to protein, omega 3’s, fiber, complex carbs and fruit serving all in one.

If you are still sitting there in fear of a flourless pancake, I really suggest that you try it. I recently read somewhere that the texture and flavor of a traditional two-ingredient pancake is relative to the center of a good hunk of Challah French toast.

Couldn’t agree more.

three ingredient pancake

Slathered with peanut butter, add some blueberries on top plus a side cup of coffee and the Sunday paper and you have yourself a lovely morning. Why does it take 20 pages into the sports section to find the Islanders game recap? Oh right, because they are a New York sports afterthought….


Three-Ingredient Pancake With Chia Seeds – Recipe
Recipe Type: pancakes
Cuisine: breakfast
Author: meredith @ Cookie ChRUNicles
  • One organic egg or two large organic egg whites
  • 1/2 large mashed banana
  • 2 tsp. chia seeds
  • sprinkle of cinnamon (optional)
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Lightly grease a skillet and heat on medium heat. Add mixture and allow to cook for a few minutes before carefully flipping (do not flip too soon!)
  2. Cook another minute and transfer to plate.
  3. Top with peanut butter, syrup or your favorite pancake toppings.

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  1. says

    So cool that you can make pancakes with only 3 ingredients. My recipe doesn’t have many ingredients but it’s more than 3. And easy to make gf too! Bonus

  2. says

    You didn’t manage to catch me before breakfast, but that’s okay because I’m a pancake for dinner kind of girl anyways 🙂 In fact, I think you may have just provided me with today’s dinner. Wait… scratch that… dinner is at the parents’ tonight. Lunch, then! Even better.

  3. says

    Ooooh good idea friend! I would love to give these a try! I have had my first breakfast before my run, but these would be a great post run breakfast! Good idea 🙂 My favorite weekend breakfast is definitely pancakes! I am at Penn Relays again all day today, hopefully my athletes run well! Hope you have a great weekend 🙂
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