These Weight Watchers Banana Pancakes are made with only 5 simple ingredients (from which 3 are optional). Have these healthy banana pancakes warm with a drizzle of maple syrup and some fresh fruit for a quick and delicious breakfast.
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These Weight Watchers Banana Pancakes are one of my absolute favorite breakfast recipes. Now, I know what you’re thinking. ‘Pancakes? Aren’t those usually loaded with sugar and butter?’ Well, not these gems!
This flourless pancakes recipe is delightfully simple, packed with natural goodness, and an absolute must-try for anyone on a health-conscious journey or just looking for a scrumptious and guilt-free start to their day. The best part? This delicious recipe is super simple to make.
These Weight Watchers Pancakes are either low or zero points, depending on which weight watchers freestyle plan you follow.
- Blue Plan Points – 0
- Green Plan Points -2
- Purple Plan Points – 0
What You’ll Love About This Recipe
Rachel’s Nutrition Tip: Banana pancakes are a naturally sweet breakfast that is low in added sugars. Their versatility and nutritional profile make them great choice for those focused on weight loss and overall health.
You’ll need the following ingredients to make these Weight Watcher Banana Pancakes :
Choose ripe bananas: The riper the bananas, the sweeter your pancakes will be. Plus, ripe bananas mash more easily, which will improve the texture of your pancakes.
How to make Weight Watcher Banana Pancakes: Step by Step
Here are quick visual instructions. Be sure to check out the full instructions with exact ingredients in the printable recipe card below.
Step 1: In a medium-size bowl, mash the banana with the back of a fork.
Step 2: Add the eggs, cinnamon, baking powder, and vanilla extract to the mashed banana and mix until everything is well combined.
Step 3: Using a 1/3 measuring cup or an ice cream scoop with a trigger release, pour out enough batter in the pan. You should have enough for 6 pancakes.
Step 4: Cook your pancakes for about 2 minutes on each side, checking frequently as they can burn easily.
Recipe Tips and Tricks
Make these pancakes small and they will be easier to flip without breaking them apart.
Cook the pancakes slowly over medium heat to avoid burning them or the pancakes falling apart.
For the ideal pancake texture, make sure your bananas are thoroughly mashed until smooth.
This ww banana pancake recipe has baking powder as an optional addition but I do recommend adding it as the baking powder will make your pancakes fluffier and lighter.
Storage & Reheating
Storage: Let the pancakes cool completely. Once they’re cooled, transfer them to an airtight container. They can be stored in the refrigerator for about 3 to 4 days.
To Freeze: Cool the pancakes completely. Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and put the sheet in the freezer for about 1-2 hours or until the pancakes are frozen. Once frozen, transfer the pancakes to a freezer-safe ziplock bag or container. They should keep well in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Remember to separate the pancakes with a piece of wax paper or parchment paper to prevent them from sticking together. This will make it easier to grab just one or two pancakes when you’re ready to reheat.
When you’re ready to eat the pancakes, you can reheat them straight from the freezer using any of the methods described above, just adjust the timing as needed since they’ll be starting from a frozen state.
Reheating: You can reheat your flourless banana pancakes in a few different ways:
- Microwave: Place a pancake on a microwave-safe plate and heat for about 20-30 seconds. Check to see if it’s hot enough and heat for an additional 10-20 seconds if needed.
- Toaster: If your pancakes are not too thick, a toaster can work too. Just pop them in like a piece of bread and toast on a medium setting.
- Oven: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the pancakes in a single layer on a baking sheet and cover with foil. Heat for about 10 minutes, or until heated through.
Additions, Substitutions, and Variations
Spices: You can substitute the cinnamon with other warm spices such as nutmeg or pumpkin spice for a different flavor profile.
Add-ins: You can stir in a handful of blueberries, chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or shredded coconut into the batter before cooking for a different flavor and texture.
Powdered Peanut Butter: Stir in two tablespoons of PB2 to the batter. Not only does this give these healthy pancakes a delicious flavor, you also get a boost of protein.
Toppings: Consider topping your pancakes with fresh fruit, Greek yogurt, a dollop of peanut butter, or a light drizzle of either sugar free syrup, honey or pure maple syrup. My favorite pancake toppings are blueberries and banana. Just remember to account for any additional points if you’re following Weight Watchers.
Vegan: Use a plant-based egg substitute such as a flax egg.
Protein-Packed: You can add a scoop of your favorite protein powder to the batter to increase the protein content of these pancakes. You may need to add a little more banana or a splash of milk to keep the batter at the right consistency. You can also serve with a side of greek yogurt or some chicken sausage to increase your protein.
How To Meal Prep
Meal prepping these pancakes ensures you have a healthy, delicious, and quick breakfast option ready to go for the week. Enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
Healthy Breakfast Recipes
Weight Watchers Banana Pancakes
- 1 banana
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat griddle or non-stick skillet to medium heat.
- Mix all the ingredients together until well combined.
- Spray skillet with non-stick cooking spray.
- Using ⅓ measuring cup, pour out enough batter for 6 pancakes.
- Cook about 2 minutes on each side until golden brown – checking frequently as they can burn easily.
Please note that the nutritional information provided for each recipe is an estimate sourced from the My Fitness Pal database. It’s important to be aware that the nutritional content may vary depending on the specific products used, the accuracy of measurements, and the reliability of the nutrition data source. While we strive to provide accurate information, we cannot guarantee the exact accuracy of the nutritional information provided.