So easy and delicious, these Banana Oat Blender Pancakes come together in about 5 minutes 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 3/27/19 with helpful recipe tips and new photos.

These oat blender pancakes aren’t those weekend pancakes that put you in a sugar coma and make you feel like you’ve got a rock in your gut. 😉 Instead, they’re pancakes that satisfy, leave you energized and fuel your day. My picky kiddos love them and I love them because I know that they’re enjoying 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 NEEDED FOR BANANA OATMEAL PANCAKES

The ingredients 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 oatmeal! 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 TO MAKE BANANA OATMEAL PANCAKES IN THE BLENDER

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 six 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 BELOW TO SEE JUST HOW EASY THESE HEALTHY PANCAKES ARE TO WHIP UP!

WHAT MAKES THESE OAT PANCAKES SO AWESOME

  • Banana pancakes are a healthy breakfast option that pack in whole grains, fruit, fiber, and protein!
  • These gluten-free 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 HEALTHY BANANA OATMEAL PANCAKES

  • Because you are blending the oats, you can easily use old-fashioned oats or quick-cooking oats, just not steel cut oats.
  • The riper the bananas, 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.
  • I often use frozen bananas. I just heat the frozen bananas up in the microwave for a minute and then cool slightly so as not to scramble the eggs when added to the blender.
  • Want waffles instead? Try my banana oat waffle recipe!
  • These banana pancakes are perfectly sweet. They are absolutely amazing with a smear of peanut butter or other nut butter of choice, a little drizzle of maple syrup and fresh fruit.
a stack of banana pancakes topped with banana slices, peanut butter and maple syrup

MORE PANCAKE RECIPES TO TRY

Apple Cinnamon Protein Pancakes

Fluffy Gluten-Free Yogurt Pancakes

Cinnamon Roll Protein Pancakes

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Nutrition Facts
Banana Oat Blender Pancakes
Amount Per Serving (2 pancakes)
Calories 246 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 156mg 7%
Potassium 365mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 4g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 16%
Iron 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:8 pancakes
Banana Oat Blender Pancakes
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
 

So super easy and delicious, these Banana Oat Blender Pancakes come together in about 5 minutes 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 pancakes, best banana pancakes, blender pancakes, healthy pancakes

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