Hawkeye Sports Nutrition - The University of Iowa

3 Ingredient Pancakes Cooking Class

Easy Performance Pancakes

These antioxidant packed pancakes can be a filling and nutritious meal for any time of the day! You can add even more antioxidants with different fruit toppings. Make this a complete meal with oatmeal or potatoes as a side, a bowl of fruit, and a fluid.


Enjoy for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Just add a carbohydrate, antioxidant, and a fluid! Consume no later than 2 hours before practice; the fiber and protein digest slowly and may irritate your stomach during exercise.


  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon or to taste
  • Optional Toppings
    • ie. Yogurt, nut butter, dried or fresh fruit, etc


  • Blender/Food processor
  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Medium sized bowl
  • Spatula & Wooden Spoon
  • Griddle


  1. Preheat grill to 400 degrees F
  2. Add all pancake batter items to blender and blend for 20-30 seconds
  3. Pour batter onto hot griddle creating small circles (cook on each side for 1-2 minutes (or lightly brown)
  4. Once cooked add toppings (if wanted)

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