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A 4-Ingredient Plantain Pancake Pizza You Can Make Sweet Or Savory

Eliza Sullivan
Food Writer
By Eliza Sullivan
Food Writer
Eliza Sullivan is a food writer and SEO editor at mindbodygreen. She writes about food, recipes, and nutrition—among other things. She studied journalism at Boston University.
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March 13, 2021

If you have 10 minutes, you have time to make this giant pancake for breakfast (or brunch!) today. You start out by cooking it on the stovetop for a bit, before transferring the whole pan to the oven under a hot broiler. This means you can skip the flip—which is a relief when you're making one huge pancake. Then, share it pizza-style, in slices you can pick up and eat with your hands.

The base of the pancake has only four ingredients (five, if you count the touch of coconut oil you use to coat the pan). It only uses a couple of tablespoons of flour—the thickness of the batter really relies on plantains. A starchier cousin of bananas, plantains are a good source of fiber and resistant starch, along with vitamins A, C, and B6. This nutritious ingredient is also perfect for both sweet and savory applications in the kitchen.

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That's one of the best things about this pancake pizza: The flavor works well with pretty much any toppings you like. Pair it with maple syrup and fruit, or top it with avocado and lemon—it's really a delicious blank canvas.

Four-Ingredient Plantain Pancake Pizza

Ingredients

  • 1 large ripe plantain
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp. coconut flour
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • Coconut oil, for pan
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Method

  1. Set the oven broiler to high. In a high-speed blender, combine the plantain, eggs, coconut flour, and baking soda, and blend until smooth. It should be a thick batter but still spreadable.
  2. Heat a 9-inch cast-iron skillet or oven-safe pan over medium heat. Oil the pan with the coconut oil, making sure to oil it well so the pancake won't stick.
  3. Cook the pancake over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, or until you see bubbles on the top. Then, place the pan on a rack 6 inches under the broiler. Broil for about 2 minutes, or until the top begins to brown and the pancake feels stiff and cooked through.
  4. Remove the pan from the broiler, and flip the pancake onto a plate. Top with your desired toppings.

Sweet & savory topping ideas:

  • Plain yogurt
  • Nut butter
  • Fresh fruit
  • Granola
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Sliced avocado
  • Hemp seeds
Reprinted with permission from Just Eat Real Food by Caitlin Greene, Page Street Publishing Co. 2021. Photo credit: Caitlin Greene.
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Eliza Sullivan
Eliza Sullivan
Food Writer

Eliza Sullivan is an SEO Editor at mindbodygreen, where she writes about food, recipes, and nutrition—among other things. She received a B.S. in journalism and B.A. in english literature with honors from Boston University, and she has previously written for Boston Magazine, TheTaste.ie, and SUITCASE magazine.