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Easy Flourless No Added Sugar Banana Pancakes


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Way back when I was single and living in NYC I used to lose weight on Pesach. The story goes that I used the oven in my Manhattan apartment for storage – never turned the thing on. That’s not just some artistic liberty I took when writing my first book Quick & Kosher Recipes From The Bride Who Knew Nothing, it was the G-d’s honest truth. I ate out, like it was my job and on Passover subsisted on yogurt, fresh fruits and veggies. All in all that made me a happy (skinny) TV Producer.

Now that I cook, for my family and for a living, I gain weight on Pesach (and sometimes year-round) and feel this crazy need to detox post-holiday. I discovered these flourless banana pancakes at about 1:05 into this cute banana mash up video I happened upon. Well wouldn’t you know that on Passover I loaded up on matzo brie (because I don’t have the nerve to inhale that heavy of a carb laden breakfast year-round), and decided to save these no flour banana pancakes for my healthy post-Passover mornings.

I really didn’t believe this recipe. Couldn’t imagine how it would work with just bananas and eggs. Now I am not gonna swear (cause it’s not good to swear) that this is a seamless stand-in for fluffy flour laden pancakes. But, for a pancake-lover who wants to indulge without the added carbs it certainly does the trick. You can add flavor and texture by mixing in semi-sweet chocolate chips, coarsely chopped walnuts (or pecans), blueberries, or pumpkin puree – YUMEEEEE!

Hip Hip Hooray for this Kosher for Passover pancake recipe that just happens to be my new post-Pesach, year-round, breakfast treat!

BTW – did you like the style of the banana video? I am thinking about producing some like that… let me know.

Get the recipe for these flour free Banana Pancakes.

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About Jamie Geller


Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




7 Responses to Easy Flourless No Added Sugar Banana Pancakes

  1. avatar says: frippie

    With all do respect, I know you certainly didn’t mean any harm when using the phrase “hip hip hooray”, but I also know you wouldn’t use it if you knew where it came from. If I knew how to send you a private email, I wouldn’t be sharing this publicly, but perhaps other people need to know, as well. It seems few people do. It dates back to pogroms, and was used again in the holocaust by German soldiers. Please refer to the following links for more information.

    see #11 on this page:

    see explanation of hep hep riots here:

    Please don’t take offense. I just felt it was worth saying something about this in a public format, since so many people seem unaware of these facts. Thank you.

    • Frippie – I thank you SO very much for your comments. I had no clue. More importantly I do think a public forum is appropriate for disseminating this information – especially because you shared your thoughts (supported by links) in such a tactful, respectful way – you are a real mensch. I am honored to have you as a member of our community.

  2. avatar says: Todd

    While many websites repeat the same canard, that the origins of “hip, hip hooray” somehow originated with the Crusaders and then was re-appropriated by the Nazis, Robert Hendrickson in his book “The Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins” notes: “[t]here is not the slightest proof of any this, and the phrase, which doesn’t date back earlier than the late 18th century, almost certainly comes to us from the exclamation ‘hip, hip, hip!’ earlier used in toasts and cheers, and ‘huzza,’ an imitative sound expressing joy and enthusiasm.”

    Given the fact that hundreds of millions of people around the world use this phrase as one of celebration and not of murder and destruction and that the so-called anti-semitic roots of this phrase are without any scholarly support, I think you can continue to use “hip, hip, hooray” without the slightest guilt.

    And furthermore, when we let Nazis and Crusaders hijack our language for the rest of time they become the winners, when we reclaim language from the ignorant we redeem it and consecrate it.

    Hip, hip, hooray, indeed!

  3. avatar says: a.e.

    Some claim it derived from Hierusylema (also spelled Hierosolyma) Est Perdita [ jerusalem is lost --to the moslem infidel---said the crusaders , on their way thru the Rhineland....]

  4. the pictured eggs are brown. my understanding is that these are much less likely than white eggs to be kosher, as there may be blood inside. they taste the same to me, yet many cookbooks and cooking shows use the brown. what is your understanding of the egg color from a kosher perspective. thanks.

    • Hi Walter — I actually have not heard that about brown eggs, I have heard that about organic eggs. Either way I open each egg and check for blood spots prior to use and 95% of the time I don’t find any blood spots.

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