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3 Ingredient Burner Pancakes Recipe

This recipe stems from my 2015 Burning Man adventure.

One of the ten Burning Man Principles is - 'Gifting'.

One of our gift ideas to the community was to gift yummy pancakes to people passing by on their bikes, anyone could stop to be gifted a delicious pancake, chat and of course, a hug (pre-covid days!) then head back out on their journey.

As we were camping in the desert, this gift needed to have minimal ingredients and be easy to make!

I was so impressed by these pancakes, not only did they taste amazing but there’s something nostalgic about eating pancakes - For me, they remind me of happy childhood memories, eating way too many pancakes with my younger brother.

(Although back then, those pancakes definitely weren't the healthiest version around!)

These Burner pancakes are a great meal to cook at any time of day for a snack or main meal.

Add your favourite toppings, or just eat them plain, it’s up to you.


3 Ingredient Burner Pancakes Recipe

Ingredients: 2 medium ripe bananas, chopped 80g (½ cup) chia seeds 4 large eggs, whisked

(To help it from sticking you may need to add butter, ghee or coconut/macadamia oil to the pan.)


1. Place the banana in a bowl and roughly mash using a fork.

2. Add the chia seeds and mix until well-combined.

3. Add the eggs to the banana and chia seeds and whisk until well-combined. Set aside for 10 minutes to rest and thicken.

4. Heat a non-stick fry pan over medium-high heat and add a little fat to the pan.

5. Pour a ladleful of the mixture into the pan. Cook for 45 seconds or until the base is golden in colour. Use a spatula to turn the pancake and continue to cook for a further 30 seconds or until golden and cooked through.

6. Transfer to a plate and repeat with the remaining mixture.

7. To serve, place the pancakes on a serving plate and top with your favourite toppings. Yum!

Topping ideas: It’s up to you what you decide to top your pancakes with...

Some combinations you might like to include could be:

  • Sliced banana, a crumble of toasted nuts and maple syrup

  • Nut butter, traditional yoghurt and honey

  • Blueberry compote, lemon rind and ricotta

  • A simple dash of butter!

Don't like sweet pancakes?

You could try using grated vegetables - Try zucchini, carrot, or sweet potato!

The Hawaiian purple potato is amazing.

Some fresh avocado, salt and pepper, and a few herbs and spices are a great addition too.

Why is protein important?

This essential macronutrient helps your body to build muscle, as well as to maintain the health of your body’s tissues and organs.

"Burning Man is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional. Gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value."

- Burning Man Gifting Principle.


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