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Banana Oatmeal Pancakes [In The Blender!]

February 21, 2018

Weekend breakfasts just got so much easier with these Banana Oatmeal 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!

Easy clean-up and delicious flavor with these banana oatmeal pancakes that can be made entirely in the blender!
Breakfast has never tasted so good with these banana oatmeal pancakes. Easy clean up too because you can make them in your blender! #blenderpancakes #bananaoatmealpancakes #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 had every intention of posting this banana oatmeal pancake 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 I’m posting these banana oat pancakes 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.

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. I also have zero regrets!

The only pancakes we were eating were pure butter, flour and had equal parts powdered sugar on top. Though to be honest they’ve got nothing on these Banana Oatmeal Pancakes…so let’s chat about them!

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!

What makes these pancakes healthy?

I’m a true believer that pancakes can taste indulgent even when they’re made from healthier ingredients. Plus it just leaves more room for loading on the maple syrup and toppings! But let’s just about what makes these banana oatmeal pancakes healthy:

– Oat flour – If you’ve never subbed regular flour for oat flour, you’re in for a treat. Not only is oat flour a fantastic source of fiber and plant-protein, but it also adds a delicious nuttiness and sweetness to the recipe. You can purchase pre-bought oat flour but to be honest, I would just save the money and add regular rolled oats to the blender to grind them before adding the rest of your pancake ingredients.

-Banana – This recipe is sweetened entirely with a banana and just 1 tbsp of maple syrup. No need to add any refined sugar. I love topping these banana oat pancakes with extra banana and some nuts for more delicious flavor

Do you have to make these oat pancakes in the blender?

Nope! If you have pre-bought oat flour you can avoid the blender entirely. You will want to mash up your banana before adding to your pancake batter but otherwise you can mix everything together in a bowl and then add directly to your skillet. I just like making these pancakes in the blender for easy clean-up!

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!

Tips For Making These Banana Oatmeal Pancakes:

-the key is to use regular rolled oats (quick cook will work too!) just stay away from steel-cut oats for this recipe
-blend everything together as if you were making a smoothie – *This is the blender I use*
-add coconut oil to a pan and then pour batter directly from the blender into the pan to cook
-pancakes are ready to be flipped once all the air bubbles have popped
-enjoy with toppings of choice! add more bananas, nuts, other fruit and of course, maple syrup!


Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 pancakes 1x


  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 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


  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.
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!

Like these banana oat pancakes? Here are a few other healthy recipes you might enjoy:

Pumpkin Spice Blender Muffins
Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes
Coconut Waffles {Vegan + Gluten-Free}


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    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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    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. πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ˜‰ Love your recipe and I’ll definitely be giving it a try…except tweak it to serve one! πŸ™‚

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    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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    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!!

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    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.

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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 |

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    February 22, 2017 at 5:49 pm

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

    x Stasja daydreamdancing

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


    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? πŸ˜‰ Haha.

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    September 13, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Hi Davida! How many servings does this make?

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      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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    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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    September 24, 2017 at 4:55 am

    These are the best pancakes I’ve ever made. Delicious just as they are, no toppings needed. I followed your recipe to the t and wouldn’t change a thing. Thank you for sharing!

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    October 28, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Delicious! Thank you.

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    Sharon Parker
    November 4, 2017 at 10:34 am

    So, I’m dog-sitting for my friend’s minpin and have my own little Ratchi (rat terrier/chihuahau mix) These looked so delicious and healthy enough to share with the dogs as a special Saturday breakfast. My batter was too thin at first, so I added an extra banana, but it was still a bit thin, so I did put in about 2 TB non-GMO flour. I think this was because I had small bananas and your recipe called for 2 large ones. I followed the rest of the recipe exactly, and they turned out fantastic. Sweet and moist enough that no butter or syrup was required (and the dogs don’t get that anyway.) Cesar, the little minpin, refuses to eat bananas normally, but he went crazy over these! And my Elsa, who has a sweet tooth and loves cinammon, enjoyed them as well. I put real maple syrup on mine because I’M the pack master!

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    November 13, 2017 at 7:40 am

    hi! Cannot wait to try these. Do you know if these freeze well? I’d like to make a batch and freeze them for the kids for busybody school mornings.

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    January 28, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    We made these this past weekend and they were delicious! They were fluffy and also had tons of moisture from the bananas. I served with almond butter and maple syrup – these will definitely go in my weekend breakfast collection.

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    January 29, 2018 at 10:27 am

    Please help! I tried this beautiful recipe, with 1/2 ingredients. Batter tasted divine but I’ve obvioudly missed something. Whilst cooked on the outside to the max (any more would be burned) yet the inside isn’t fluffy but too wet. I have the same problem with quinoa pancakes. Please help! I want fluffy insides!! X

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      March 4, 2018 at 11:22 am

      I had the same problem and added some coconut flour. It helped.

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    February 13, 2018 at 9:55 am

    Do you happen to know the macro’s on these?! They are SO good and I want to know how they fit into my diet… or how I can MAKE them fit into my diet. πŸ˜‰

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    June 13, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    Hi! I just tried these pancakes and they are delicious! My only question is I followed the recipe (added tumeric and college peptides:) cooked on med. high heat with coconut oil and the inside was a more mushy consistency. Did I do something wrong?

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    November 24, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    These are the most delicious healthy pancakes I have found! Even my fussy husband and toddler loooove them πŸ™‚ They are a staple Sunday breakfast in our house, thank you for sharing the recipe!

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