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!
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!
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!
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
- Add all ingredients (except coconut oil and add-ins) to a blender and blend until smooth.
- 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.
- Add coconut oil to a pan or skillet over medium heat.
- Pour in about a 1/3 a cup of batter per pancake and cook until all bubbles have popped (about 2-3 mins)
- Flip over and cook for one more minute.
- Repeat until all pancakes have been cooked.
- Top with more banana, maple syrup, nuts or desired toppings and serve immediately.
Like these banana oat pancakes? Here are a few other healthy recipes you might enjoy:
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