3-Ingredient Recipes: 8 Dishes Proving Less Is More

Cooking and baking from a limited supply in the kitchen is easier than it sounds. Provided you are already armed with salt, pepper, and butter or oil, your next kitchen adventure only needs three ingredients. Then you’ll be ready to throw together breakfast, make a side dish, serve a steak dinner, or even indulge in a dessert. Worried the dish will be bland? That is a concern that you won’t give a second thought to after you explore these eight recipes that are short on ingredients but that promise a big impact.

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1. Paleo Pancakes

Whatever your thoughts are concerning the Paleo diet, going grain free at breakfast means you can have pancakes with just three ingredients. Ultimate Paleo Guide lets you know exactly how to get a plate full of flapjacks, explaining that the more almond butter you load into the tablespoon, the closer you are to a traditional pancake texture.


  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 egg
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of almond butter
  • butter or coconut oil

Directions: Mash up the bananas. Add in the egg and mix into the batter. Stir in the almond butter to the mix. Cover pan with butter or coconut oil. Cook the pancakes until brown on each side.