So easy and delicious, these Banana Oatmeal Pancakes come together in about 5 minutes in the blender and are full of nutritious goodness! You’ll love them because they’re gluten-free, dairy-free and free of refined sugars. Your kiddos will gobble them up because they’re as tasty as can be!

woman's hand pouring syrup over the top of a stack of pancakes

This post was originally published on 8/23/2015. It was republished on 4/1/20 with helpful recipe tips and new photos.

Breakfast is my favorite! I could seriously eat breakfast food for breakfast, lunch and dinner and never get sick of it. Eggs? Definitely. Oatmeal? I’ll take it! Muffins? Yes, please.

These healthy banana oat pancakes have become one of my favorite recipes when I want to make a delicious breakfast for my family! They’re super easy to whip up in the blender, made with oats, banana and almond milk. And are easily made gluten-free!

These banana oatmeal pancakes are so nutritious and contain no refined sugar, so you won’t feel like you’re in a sugar coma after you’re finished eating them. Instead, they leave you feeling satisfied and ready to make the most of the day ahead. Even my picky kiddos enjoy them and I love knowing that they’re eating a wholesome meal to start their day off right.

a stack of banana pancakes served on a white plate with sliced bananas and fresh strawberries

Ingredients For Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

The ingredients for this oat pancake recipe are all super simple and probably items you already have on hand. The ingredients are also all nutritious, so you can feel good about serving these pancakes to your little ones.

  • rolled oats: They wouldn’t be oatmeal pancakes without the oats! Oats are technically a gluten-free food, but they can be processed with the same equipment that gluten foods are processed with, so if you definitely need gluten-free, look for a certified gluten-free option.
  • baking powder: Baking powder is the way to go for fluffy pancakes! You’ll need 1 teaspoon.
  • eggs: Eggs not only add fluffiness to this gluten free pancake recipe, but protein and healthy fats too! If you’re looking for a vegan option, you can try using 2 flax eggs instead!
  • ripe banana: Since a ripe banana is the only true sweetener in this recipe, the riper the better!
  • vanilla extract & cinnamon: Can’t go wrong with a splash of vanilla extract and a dash of ground cinnamon.
  • almond milk: You can use any preferred milk, but I tend to stick with almond or cashew milk. I like a nondairy milk and I always purchase the unsweetened variety for lower calories.
banana, eggs, oats and all other ingredients to make banana oatmeal pancakes

How Do You Make Banana Oatmeal Pancakes?

This recipe seriously could not be any easier! You only need 8 ingredients to make healthy banana pancakes. Simply add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Then, cook over medium heat. I have had this Blendtec for about seven years and it is such a dream. I know it’s pricey, but if you use a blender as much as I do, it’s totally worth it!

Pancake batter mixed in a blender

Watch the video to see just how easy these healthy pancakes are to whip up! 

What Makes These Banana Oatmeal Pancakes So Awesome?

  • Banana pancakes are a healthy breakfast option that pack in whole grains, fruit, fiber, and protein!
  • These banana pancakes are dairy-free, gluten-free, kid-friendly, and freezer-friendly!
  • It’s love at first bite! Folks, say hello to the only pancake recipe you’ll ever need. These banana blender pancakes are fluffy, hearty, satisfying and perfectly sweet!
banana oat pancakes with a bite on a fork

Tips For Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

  • Because you are blending the oats, you can use old-fashioned whole oats or quick-cooking oats, just not steel cut oats.
  • The riper the banana, the sweeter the oat pancakes will be, naturally.
  • You can use any variety of milk. Therefore, they can easily be made to be dairy-free banana oatmeal pancakes.
  • Frozen bananas totally work. Simply microwave the frozen banana for about one minute and then cool slightly, so as not to scramble the eggs when adding the banana to the blender.
  • Want waffles instead? Try my banana oat waffle recipe!
  • The pancakes are ready to flip when the edges are set and you see little bubbles on the surface of the pancakes.
  • Place cooked pancakes in a 250ºF oven to keep them warm, while cooking the rest of the pancakes.

Can You Freeze Banana Oatmeal Pancakes?

These pancakes work great to meal prep and then freeze for later. Place cooked and cooled pancakes in a resealable plastic bag in a single layer. Freeze until firm. When you’re ready to enjoy the pancakes, microwave them in 30 second increments until they’re warmed through. Or you can heat them in a toaster or toaster oven for a couple of minutes.

a stack of banana pancakes topped with banana slices, peanut butter and maple syrup

Pancake Add-ins & Toppings

Feel free to get creative and add in any favorite ingredients! Toss berries, chocolate chips, sprinkles and/or nuts into the batter!

Another great way to change up your pancakes is with a variety of different tasty pancake toppings.

I like to serve banana oat pancakes with banana slices, almond butter and a drizzle of maple syrup. You can also go all out and add toppings like caramel sauce, fresh berries, whipped cream, chocolate chips and/or chopped nuts.

More Favorite Pancake Recipes!

Fluffy Yogurt Pancakes

Classic Buttermilk Pancakes

High Protein Zucchini Pancakes

Cinnamon Roll Protein Pancakes

If you try these easy banana oat pancakes, let me know! Leave a comment and if your family loves them as much as mine does, be sure to give it a five star ⭐️ rating! Also, tag @kimscravings on Instagram with a picture of your creation. It’s so fun to see what you’re cooking! Be sure to subscribe to our mailing list to receive more healthy delicious recipes straight to your inbox.

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Nutrition Facts
Banana Oatmeal Pancakes
Amount Per Serving (2 pancakes)
Calories 246 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 93mg31%
Sodium 156mg7%
Potassium 365mg10%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 300IU6%
Vitamin C 4.1mg5%
Calcium 160mg16%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:8 pancakes
Banana Oatmeal Pancakes
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
 

So super easy and delicious, these Banana Oatmeal Pancakes come together in about 5 minutes in the blender and are full of nutritious goodness!

Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or other preferred milk)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (gluten-free, if needed)
  • Optional for serving: fresh berries, almond butter, banana slices, shredded unsweetened coconut and/or maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Heat a large skillet or griddle that has been sprayed with a nonstick cooking spray or greased with coconut oil over medium heat.
  2. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

  3. Pour about 1/4 cup batter for each pancake onto the griddle; cook for 2-3 minutes and until bubbles are popping over the top of the pancakes. Flip and cook for about 1-2 minutes more. Continue with remaining batter.

  4. Serve with favorite toppings and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

*As batter sits, it gets very thick. To make it thinner, add a few tablespoons more of almond milk or water.
**To make as waffles, see this Gluten-Free Banana Oat Waffle recipe.

 

Recipe slightly adapted from the Banana Oat Pancakes in Autumn Calabrese's FIXATE cookbook.

 

Photos by Erin at The Almond Eater.

Author: Kim Lee
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana oatmeal pancakes, banana pancakes, healthy pancakes

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