Oatmeal Banana Pancakes made healthy with oats, bananas, unsweetened non-dairy milk and no added sugar. Gluten-free friendly and you can even sub flaxseed meal in place of the egg for vegan friends. Perfect for slow weekend mornings but freezer-friendly for weekdays too!
…Make you banana pancakes. Pretend like it’s the weekend now.
I love that Jack Johnson classic so much. It’s funny because as I am writing this it actually IS raining. It’s like it was meant to be! The Universe is speaking to me…
If you haven’t heard “Banana Pancakes” stop what you’re doing right now and go listen and this will all make sense. It’s one of the best songs. We actually almost used it for our wedding song. I gave Drew the option between “Banana Pancakes” and an Ed Sheeran song and Ed won. I know I know, so basic.
But back to banana pancakes and Jack Johnson. Do you know what else makes the timing of this recipe so perfect? We leave for Hawaii today AND Jack Johnson is FROM Hawaii. OMG maybe I’ll see him *fingers crossed*. That would be magical.
For real though the Universe was speaking to me when these banana pancakes came. I had penciled in my calendar “pancakes” but wasn’t sure what kind of flavor to share with you until I started humming the song to myself. Of course you may know I am a little banana obsessed so maybe this flavor isn’t a surprise at all.
Healthy Oatmeal Banana Pancakes
what you need
egg (or flaxseed meal)
So here’s the thing. I first intended this recipe to use whole grain flour but when I tested both batches I ultimately wound up loving the oatmeal version way better. So you’ll need a blender for this recipe but it’s super easy – Toss everything in the blender together, pulse it a few times until the batter is smooth and you’re good to go. Now you don’t have to worry about mashing the bananas separately and whisking various ingredients in at separate times.
FLOUR VS. OATS
- You can use whole wheat white flour if you don’t have a blender. You’ll need less flour though compared to if you were using oats. Personally I preferred the oat version better because I like the oatmeal-like texture.
- If using flour you can whisk everything by hand and you don’t necessarily need a blender. You can just mash the bananas by hand or use an immersion blender.
Basically my over-analytical self couldn’t decide which version would be best so I tested both for you.
I’ve realized time and time again patience is your best friend when making pancakes. So is not crowding the griddle. You need plenty of space and don’t want any mishaps when flipping!
Once all your banana pancakes are ready I’d highly recommend layering them with thinly sliced bananas and peanut butter drizzle for a gourmet stack.
Breakfast is served!
- 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk (or milk of choice)
- 1 large egg*
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 medium bananas
- 2 cups rolled oats** (OR 1 1/4 cups whole wheat white flour)
- 1 TBS baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
- 1 TBS butter, ghee or oil (for cooking)
- Add all ingredients to blender starting with milk and ending with salt (through cinnamon if using). Blend until smooth – some oat pieces will remain whole which is okay. Remove blade from blender.
- Heat large skillet over medium heat; once pan is hot add butter or oil.
- Using 1/4 measuring cup, scoop batter and pour onto pre-heated skillet. Careful not to crowd. Cook pancake on on side until edges begin to bubble – about 3 minutes. Using large spatula gently flip and cook for 2 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.
- Transfer cooked pancakes to warmed oven before serving with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!
Recipe can be easily cut in half for smaller batch.
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SOME OF THE PRODUCTS I USED IN TODAY’S RECIPE
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