If you want pancakes, but need to be a little healthier then these banana oat pancakes might be what you’re looking for. Great thing is they’re gluten-free as well.
What is better than pancakes on a Saturday morning… banana pancakes!! Maybe listen to some of Jack Johnson’s song “Banana Pancakes” while making them and it sounds like a great way to start the weekend. Unfortunately when it comes to being semi-healthy, pancakes aren’t something that we eat very often even though I love them. But when you make banana oat pancakes, things might just change.
A few months ago, our favorite blogger that we are obsessed with, Half Baked Harvest, came out with a healthy chai banana pancakes recipe. I thought it sounded amazing, Ryan not so much. He is not a fan of chai and definitely didn’t want them in his pancakes. I made them… and guess what? He ate the whole entire plate and then suggested I make them again a few weeks later when his mom came to visit!
These pancakes have no added sugar, no flour (uses oatmeal instead!!), and a lot of eggs so you get more protein. Whats even better, is that you throw everything in a blender, push start, and you have the batter made. Super easy. I would recommend toasting some walnuts, cutting up some bananas, and topping with some granola for added crunch and texture. It’s a delicious and guilt free breakfast… and it’s making my mouth water as I write this! Sounds like pancakes are on the menu this weekend… hope you enjoy these banana pancakes with oats that we do.
What Ingredients are in this Banana Oat Pancakes Recipe?
- Old-fashioned oats
- Vanilla extract
- Baking powder
- Spices – cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, allspice, salt
- Vegetable oil
- Toppings – maple syrup, walnuts, granola, bananas
How to Make Banana and Oat Pancakes
- In food processor or blender, add eggs, egg whites, banana, oats, vanilla extract, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, allspice and salt.
- Blend until batter is smooth, about 1 minute.
- Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Use 1/4 cup scoop to scoop out batter into pan. Cook 3-4 pancakes at a time.
- Once pancakes start to bubble, flip and cook for another minute. Repeat with remaining pancake batter.
Are these Pancakes Gluten-Free?
Yes because you use old-fashioned oats instead of flour to make these pancakes, they are gluten-free.
Other Breakfast Recipes
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes
- Apple Ricotta Pancakes
- Bacon Cheddar Waffles
- Orange Rolls
- Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Banana Oat Pancakes
- 2 whole eggs + 2 egg whites
- 1 large ripe banana
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp cardamom
- 1/4 tsp allspice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- vegetable oil
- maple syrup, bananas, granola for serving
- Combine the eggs, egg whites, banana, oats, vanilla, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, allspice and salt in a blender and blend until the oatmeal is ground and the mixture begins to look like pancake batter, which should take about 1 minute.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat with just enough vegetable oil that it's lightly greased. Use 1/4 cup measurer and pour 1/4 cup of the batter into the pan and let cook until bubbles start to appear on top. Once there are bubbles, flip with a spatula and let cook on the other side for about a minute. Repeat with the remaining batter. Top with your desired toppings and serve immediately.