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Banana Oatmeal Blender Pancakes

February 21, 2017

Weekend breakfasts just got so much easier with these Banana Oatmeal Blender Pancakes! Just throw all the ingredients into your blender and then cook on a skillet for delicious and healthy pancakes that taste just like banana bread!

Weekend breakfasts just got so much easier with these Banana Oatmeal Blender Pancakes! Just throw all the ingredients into your blender and then cook on a skillet for delicious and healthy pancakes that taste just like banana bread!I had every intention of posting this recipe NEXT Tuesday since it would actually be Pancake Tuesday, but I felt bad keeping it from you for another week. I posted a teaser on Instagram and immediately you guys started asking for the recipe so I conceded and posted it for you.

You win. Always.

Not surprisingly, Pancake Tuesday makes me immediately think of our trip to New Orleans last year. Mardi Gras and Pancake Tuesday traditionally coincide as the last day of festivities and “gorging” before Lent begins. Of course, I don’t practice Lent, but I will take any opportunity to stuff my face with pancakes.

Weekend breakfasts just got so much easier with these Banana Oatmeal Blender Pancakes! Just throw all the ingredients into your blender and then cook on a skillet for delicious and healthy pancakes that taste just like banana bread!I can’t help but laugh when I think about these banana oatmeal blender pancakes because they’re, well, pretty damn healthy. Why is this funny? Because for as much as I loooooved our trip to NOLA, it was overwhelmingly unhealthy (in the conventional sense). Now you know me, I truly believe and embrace the concept of balance. It’s all about the average. We have green juice weeks and indulgent weeks, but as long as it evens out in the end, it’s all good.

Our trip to NOLA was amazing. C and I had SO much fun (especially because we celebrated his birthday there), but I’m pretty sure the extent of my vegetable consumption was entirely deep fried. In one weekend I had way too many sugary cocktails, crocodile, an ice cream sundae (for breakfast…) and beignets galore. That’s probably the most extravagantly I’ve eaten since I ate the entire funfetti cake on my 12th birthday.

The only pancakes we were eating were pure butter, flour and had equal parts powdered sugar on top.

Weekend breakfasts just got so much easier with these Banana Oatmeal Blender Pancakes! Just throw all the ingredients into your blender and then cook on a skillet for delicious and healthy pancakes that taste just like banana bread!But when I think back on the experience, I don’t remember the stomach aches or the bloating, I remember how much darn fun we had. If I ate this way all the time, it might be a different story, but I don’t. It was 3 days out of 365. Most of the time I’m eating my pancakes with oats, sweetened with banana and cooked in coconut oil. And more often than not, I start my day with a green smoothie and reserve my pancakes for weekends.

We’re way too hard on ourselves when it comes to food. We forget that stress has as much of an impact on our health as that sugary beignet or one extra cocktail. Maybe I’m getting a little too deep for pancakes, but it’s just been on my mind. Just a little food for thought if you find yourself whipping up a healthy brunch or going HAM at the breakfast buffet…

P.S. If you make this recipe, let me know! Tag me on Facebook or Instagram or use the hashtag #TheHealthyMaven so I don’t miss it!

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Banana Oatmeal Blender Pancakes

PREP TIME 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Yields 8 pancakes     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 large ripe bananas
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or other milk) - more for thinning out
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of sea salt
  • coconut oil, for cooking
  • optional add-ins: chocolate chips, mixed berries, nuts

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients (except coconut oil and add-ins) to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. If using add-ins, stir in now. Mixture may have thickened in blender so stir in more milk 1 tablespoon at a time to thin out, if needed.
  3. Add coconut oil to a pan or skillet over medium heat.
  4. Pour in about a 1/3 a cup of batter per pancake and cook until all bubbles have popped (about 2-3 mins)
  5. Flip over and cook for one more minute.
  6. Repeat until all pancakes have been cooked.
  7. Top with more banana, maple syrup, nuts or desired toppings and serve immediately.

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Weekend breakfasts just got so much easier with these Banana Oatmeal Blender Pancakes! Just throw all the ingredients into your blender and then cook on a skillet for delicious and healthy pancakes that taste just like banana bread!

Do you celebrate Pancake Tuesday? Do you ever have indulgent weekends?

  • Reply
    Michaela
    February 21, 2017 at 5:51 am

    Hi Davida, these amazing! I do almost the same since a long time and I have to say I love the oatmeal instead of normal flour being used in the pancakes. They are much more healthier. I must admit I did not try them with the coconut oil yet which I use now for baking, but this is definitely a must do, thanks for the idea! Have a nice day, cheers!
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    Whitney
    February 21, 2017 at 8:26 am

    These looks fantastic! I live in Baton Rouge and am heading to NOLA for Mardi Gras this weekend with some visiting girlfriends – I want to make these one morning to get our healthiness on before diving off the deep end in terms of food. 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

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    Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It
    February 21, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Banana oatmeal pancakes are usually a Saturday staple for me, except I should definitely be participating in Pancake Tuesdays. 😉 Love your recipe and I’ll definitely be giving it a try…except tweak it to serve one! 🙂
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    Barrie
    February 21, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    I didn’t know today was pancake Tuesday but now that I do, I’m making your pancakes! They look great and have stomach soothing ingredients!

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    Morgan
    February 21, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Thanks for this Davida- was feeling sick physically and sick with guilt this morning for my overindulgence with cheesecake last night. Sometimes I think it’s the guilt and thoughts that cause more pain than the actual food. One day out of the week and I eat healthy usually. These reminders are so great! Balance is key and one of my goals for this year!

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    jordan @ dancing for donuts
    February 21, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    these sound so gooooood!!!! i’ve been looking for a healthy pancake recipe that’s more substantial than those 2-ingredient banana & egg pancakes and this is perfect. thanks for sharing!!
    jordan @ dancing for donuts recently posted…How To Squeeze in a Workout When You’re Insanely Busy.

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    Lorajack
    February 22, 2017 at 4:21 am

    Hiya Davida
    First of all your recipe photos are stunning. This banana pancake recipe so easy and delicious . I made this last night my grandpa say ….yummmm . Such a very taste and healthy recipe.
    Lorajack recently posted…5 Delicious Teas to Boost Your Bust

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    Izzy Bruning
    February 22, 2017 at 11:50 am

    These look amazing!
    I am so excited for pancake day – means I can eat even more than I already do! x
    Izzy |https://pinchofdelight.wordpress.com

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    Stasja
    February 22, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    These look amazing, definitely gonna whip these up in my blender this Sunday. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    x Stasja daydreamdancing
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    Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
    February 24, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Preach!

    It would be sad to go on vacation and NOT enjoy some delicious food, especially regional foods you can’t get elsewhere (or at least not decent versions of them). My boyfriend is actually in NOLA right now – do you think if I asked him to bring me back a beignet it would survive the plane trip? 😉 Haha.
    Chelsea’s Healthy Kitchen recently posted…Brussels Sprout and Gruyere Frittata

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    Tamara
    March 7, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Love these! My favourite recipe on your blog since the chocolate avocado muffins. Made them for a birthday breakfast for my boyfriend this past weekend then he proceeded to make them on his own initiative every morning until we ran out of bananas:) Added chocolate chips and walnuts which made them wonderfully decadent.

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    Alexandre
    June 10, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Wow. Amazing! Thank you so much for sharing this Davida! I am definitely going to try these pancakes. So delicious!

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    Cassie
    June 17, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Oh my gosh Davida these were absolutely AMAZING! I made them for breakfast this morning and I’m so glad I did! I have one very happy tummy right now filled with these banana pancakes! Thanks for the awesome recipe xx
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    Mona
    August 12, 2017 at 11:14 am

    These turned out really well. I only had one large banana but it worked out fine. And I also used a chia egg to make it vegan. I added 1 tblspn of almond butter for a little richness. Thanks for a great recipe!

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    Lily-Jane
    August 26, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Hi, how many calories are in 2 of these pancakes if anyone knows?? Thanks xxx

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    Lizzie
    September 5, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    These are the best blender pancakes I’ve ever had! I love that they fluff up like regular flour pancakes, and of course they taste divine. I will make these again and again!

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    sistaslovefood
    September 13, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Hi Davida! How many servings does this make?

    • Reply
      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      September 13, 2017 at 11:22 pm

      Sorry about that! when we redid the site the serving size from some recipes didn’t transfer. It usually makes about 6 big pancakes or 8 medium-sized ones (I usually go for medium sized). Enjoy!

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    DPTall
    September 16, 2017 at 10:21 am

    I love pancakes and wanted an healthy alternative – since I’m eating clean and all! I didn’t have maple syrup so I used a tablespoon of brown sugar. Delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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