Easy, healthy banana oat pancakes is a healthy, filling breakfast served with fresh fruit and can be made in minutes.
Finding healthy, easy and satisfying breakfasts are always a mission for me. I am a big fan of eggs for breakfast but I get tired of it and so I often look for other ideas, but the other ideas aren’t exactly healthy. Pancakes, French Toast, waffles, Eggs Benedict…Not really ideal. So when I stumbled upon this easy healthy banana oat pancakes recipe, I was incredibly chuffed. They take minutes to knock together and they’re actually delicious.
I am not usually a fan of flourless, sugar free “healthy pancakes”. I tried making a ground almond version a while ago and was left with what tasted like a gritty egg patty. Not my idea of pleasant.
What is so great about this healthy banana pancake recipe is that they have great texture from the finely ground oatmeal and they are packed with goodness. The oats make them gluten free so if you are struggling with gluten intolerance or Coeliac disease these are perfect. (Make sure the oats you are using are gluten free.)
Full recipe and amounts can be found in the recipe card below.
- Oats/Oatmeal. Rolled oats or old-fashioned oats. Instant oats and steel cut oats won’t work.
- Bananas. I like to use ripe but not mushy bananas.
- Baking powder.
Is oatmeal gluten free?
In short, yes. The problem comes when the oats are processed in a factory or plant with wheat or other gluten-containing grains which can cause cross-contamination so just make 100% sure your oatmeal is gluten free before proceeding.
These healthy blender pancakes also get a good boost of protein from the eggs (be sure to use free-range/organic eggs) and of course the bananas are little health bombs themselves. Packed full of fiber, potassium and many other essential vitamins and minerals.
All in all, a fantastic alternative to regular old pancakes filled with all the good stuff and a great easy healthy breakfast. Yum!
How do you make healthy banana oatmeal pancakes?
- Make the batter: Combine rolled oats, ripe bananas, eggs, baking powder and a pinch of salt in a blender and blend until smooth and thick.
- Cook the pancakes: Cook spoonfuls of the batter in a a drop of oil in a non-stick frying pan set over medium-high heat until golden brown on both sides and cooked through. Serve with maple syrup/honey and fresh fruit.
Healthy breakfast recipes
Easy and healthy Banana Oat pancakes
- 2 bananas
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- pinch of salt
- maple syrup to serve (optional)
- fresh fruit of your choice to serve
- In a blender, combine the peeled banana, eggs, oats, baking powder and salt.
- Allow to blend until the mixture is as smooth as you want it and blended well. Allow the batter to stand for 10-20 minutes until thickened slightly.
- Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat.
- Fry spoonfuls of the batter until golden brown on both sides.
- Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup and fresh fruit of your choice.
This recipe is greeeeeeat! I do add cinnamon because I just love the flavor, but other than that this recipe is perfection. Super great consistency of the batter and the pancakes are thick the way I like them. Just delicious.
Hi There. I would love to try this recipe as I am looking to make healthier food choices. But I hate bananas. I can’t drink smoothies that have bananas in them cause I can always trace it. I am wondering if there is anything else I could use as a substitute. I was thinking of butternut squash? Would that give a similar sweetness and consistency? Would you have any other suggestions please.
I haven’t tested with anything other than bananas so I can’t guarantee these pancakes’ success if they aren’t used, unfortunately.
Mrs P Allerton
I use a pot of yogurt sometimes either in place of or additional to bananas.
Serve the pancakes with strawberries and blueberries ( I do like banana on the side ) and a drizzle of honey . They are delicious.
Finally my son eats his lunch @ school!!!!??
These are excellent. I add a bit of vanilla too. I freeze batches of 2 to 3 as they are a great breakfast before school for teenagers who can’t face eating first thing. But they’ll always eat pancakes!
Amazing recipe, fits in perfectly with my nutritional plan from my trainer! I get to lose weight and eat delicious pancakes every day if I want to! ?
P.S, they turned out perfectly according to your instructions ?
Hello, was just wondering would it work if I did not add oats?
No, unfortunately not. The oats is what gives structure to these pancakes.
I have Whole Rolled chunky Porridge Oats, is this okay to use? I was wondering why steel cut and instant oats wouldn’t work?
Also, would it be at all possible if you could please provide the UK measurements for the Ingredients?
Thank you so much
Steel cut oats won’t blend into the batter well. Rolled oats result in a proper flour consistency.
I’m thinking of trying these next weekend and I already have ground oats because I like smooth porridge and was wondering if I would need to reduce the amount of oats in the pancakes as they are already processed.
I would use about 1/4 less if using ground oats.
Is the nutritional information (e.g calories) per pancake?
Per serving. This recipe serves 2 people.
Coukd they be frozen?
Absolutely. Freeze with parchment paper in between.
Can i half the recipe to get only 1 serving? For example can i use only 1 egg 1 banana and 1/4 cup oats?
Yes, that shouldn’t be a problem.
Hi. Is it possible to add a scoop of protein powder to this? If so anything else I’d need to add?
I haven’t tested it, but I’m sure it will work.
Hey i made this for breakfast on last weekend, turned out amazing.
My 10 months LO also loved them.
I just had one question can i store the batter for a day or two. Or it needs to be consumed all in one go.
The bananas will likely oxidize turning the batter dark brown so it is better to cook the pancakes on the day you’ve made the batter.
If I don’t add the bananas, would I be able to keep it in the fridge?
You could but you would need to add the bananas before cooking.
Loved this recipe! Made them for my 20mths toddler… he ate 6 pcs! I added wholewheat flour to give it more texture and used instand rolled oats.
Thank you for sharing. I’m a foodie and a sweet tooth, but like to stay healthy. This recipient seemed too good to be true. I tried it and loved it. Really appreciate the healthy and simple ingredients. I used a cast iron pan with a bit of grape seed oil. I couldn’t master the small pancake pour, but my bigger pour made around 4 pancakes which did not yield any left overs. I added a bit of cinnamon and chia seeds. I can’t wait to try the waffle recipe next!
My husband is super fussy food wise and wants things super healthy where I prefer to indulge and struggle with all the healthy alternatives. During lockdown I happened to have overripe bananas and no flour or baking tins to make banana bread and that’s when this recipe popped up! I’m no baker but I found these to be super easy to make and something that both hubby and I could enjoy, we doubled the batch to use up all our bananas and found that keeping them smaller in size made them easier to flip and better consistency. Thank you thank you thank you!
A thought occurred to me after I’d already placed the batter on the griddle, “I be these would taste good with some cinnamon in them.” So I sprinkled some cinnamon on a couple of the pancakes while they were cooking to try it out. It is the perfect addition. I tried the one I added cinnamon to 1st & it turns out that I like IT, but the one without cinnamon, not so much so. It was a bit bland for my taste. These are a good base to start with though and now that I think about it, perhaps a little vanilla would be a nice touch as well.
I’m funny with texture! But these are perfect. Squirty cream and strawberries. Or honey with banana and raspberries
.. So many possibilities. Thanks for the recipe!
Oh and one thing I wondered with the calories… Is it 245 per serving or for the whole lot? Thanks
Per serving. 🙂
Make these all the time! A favourite with the whole family. Do you think you can make the batter the night before?
This was incredible!
I didn’t expect this to taste good with the fact it had oats in it but I am honestly swapping this with any premade mix ever again!
I used two extremely ripe bananas, quick oats (all I had) and an extra few drops of vanilla essence and even the smell was delicious.
I left it for 20 mins and it rose and cooked perfectly in the pan.
It didn’t even need the maple syrup it tasted so good and I’m a sugar addict!
Definitely making again, and can’t believe it’s healthy too.
Thank you thank you thank you!
So easy to make and they are yummy!! I’ve made them twice this week.
I mush up some blueberries with a little chia and maple and cook for 5 minutes and have that as topping with coconut yoghurt.
Very very happy thank you!
This is the best healthy pancakes recipe ever!
This will definitely become a staple for me
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This is a consistent and versatile recipe. I’ve used a nutribullet blender & let the batter sit for 10mins to get to the consistency that works for me.
Today I added a tsp of chia seeds then split the batter & added blueberries to half. My son loves them & bonus he gets his complex grain & egg in for the day.
Could these be frozen? I have leftovers I’d like to save for tomorrow’s breakfast.
That’s so good to hear Thando. I love the addition of chia seeds! These pancakes freeze very well. Layer them with parchment paper then wrap in foil and place in a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw completely before re-heating in a warm pan. They also keep well for up to 2 days covered in the fridge.
Just wondering why they are so soft and so difficult to turn they don’t seem to set properly and did exactly what the recipe called for ….
Loved them otherwise but any suggestions on why they were so soft and hard to turn and cook through ?
It could be that your pan isn’t nonstick, that helps a lot. It could also be because your bananas were larger and therefore the pancakes don’t have enough structure. Adding a bit more oat flour or egg should help.
I had the same problem. Adding an extra egg made them perfect!
I want to try this recipe. The serving size says 2…does the reipe only make 2 cakes and each cake is 245 caloriea….I only ask because I am on a calorie strict diet so I need to be clear how many I am intaking and this recipe sounds delicious. Thank you.
This recipe makes approximately 6-8 pancakes, depending on size, so each serving is 3-4 pancakes.
MOST delicious weekend brunch. Served them with mixed berries and Greek yogurt and the family loved them.
That sounds just dreamy! 🙂
My kids love these pancakes. Make them with crispy bacon and maple syrup almost3 times a week.
So happy to hear that! Bacon and maple syrup sound like a dream with this recipe.
Perfect for an easy breakfast. Can’t believe how goood these were!
Absolutely loved these pancakes. So easy and delicious!
sharon lisa conrad
these were very easy to make and are a great healthy snack for after school
So happy to hear that. 🙂
I was keen to try this recipe because of the positive reviews and how healthy & simple the ingredients are. Unfortunately I had to throw them out. They were too soft which made them difficult to flip. They also burnt easily and you can taste bits of hard oats in it. The pancake itself is mushy. What a disappointment.
I found that it helped if you cook them on a lower temp for longer. That helped build up the structure and made them puff up, which makes it easier to flip them. It also means that they cook better on the inside. As for the chunks of oats, maybe it’s your blender? I use a nutri ninja which is a high-power blender and it does the job quite well. All the best!
Easy and delicious!!! I mashed the bananas with potato masher and added eggs then oats. Didn’t need a blender at all. We did not feel stuffed after eating.
Great to hear you liked it Julie. 🙂
Added extra cinnamon and used very over ripe bananas so I thought they would turn out quite flavourful and sweet. Turns out they had no flavour and did not cook well at all, even using a non stick pan and spray. Would not make these again, very disappointed.
If you’re using very, very ripe bananas, they could be too mushy and will not help with the structure of the pancakes. I’m so sorry you didn’t like this recipe.
Perfect, healthy pancake recipe. We have these every Saturday morning and my kids go crazy for them!
Perfect weekend breakfast! 🙂
I love this recipe- no sugar, and my twins love this for breakfast! I like to make my life easier so I simply mix and cook! No blending! The pancakes have more texture (I assume than the blended recipe) but the kids love it. Thnx!
So glad you like it! 🙂
I made these for my 15 month old baby girl .. she loved it and I did too actually .. i actually loved the consistency not dry at all.
So happy you liked it!
I soaked whole oats and used less bananas and eggs to compensate for the extra moisture. Worked great.
I found the batter too watery so i made some adjustments. Half a rip banana, half cup oats, 1 egg, 1/4 tsp baking powder, pinch of salfand i added some shredded coconut and cinnamon.
If you let the batter stand for a few minutes it thickens up but it could also be that your bananas weren’t ripe enough.
How many actual pancakes do you get?
I saw your nutrition facts but doesnt say how many actual pancakes.
It depends on how large you make them but I usually get around 6-8 pancakes per batch.
I made this with 2 egg whites, and I only got 3 small to medium-sized pancakes, about a normal serving, although the recipe says it is 2 servings. The bananas were not overripe, but small. I want to try them with whole eggs next time and larger bananas to see if I get more. They were delicious!
Small eggs and bananas will definitely alter the amount of pancakes you get out of the recipe.
made them this morning, put some vanilla extract in the batter, tasted really nice
So glad you liked them.
Is there definitely no milk in this recipe? The ingredients listed above didn’t blend at all so I added milk, and then I found that the pancakes didn’t hold together in the pan when I tried to flip them. Maybe because there’s no flour?
Hi Jen. No, no milk added as there is nothing to bind it. If your blender was struggling (make sure it’s a blender and not a food processor, like shown in the video) you can switch it off and give everything a stir OR make sure you add the liquids to the blender before the dry ingredients. Most of the time the blender just needs a little help, especially if it’s not a high-powered blender like a Greenis or a Vitamix. I hope you try this recipe again and that you’ll love it!
Just tried this recipe with great success! What is your experience with keeping pancakes for several days? Am looking for something to meal prep.
So happy to hear that. They keep and freeze incredibly well. I layer them in an airtight container with parchment paper in between and keep them in the fridge for up to 5 days and in the freezer for up to 3 months.
I have made these many times. This is my favourite pancake recipe, even my fussy, suspicious of healthy food husband likes them.
So great to hear, and even better that they get your husband’s seal of approval. 🙂
Tried this recipe, unfortunately it really only yielded one or two good pancakes, the rest were a disastrous mush. I did add some flour to the second half and they turned out better, just too watery, maybe should have added more oats to the mix.
I’m so sorry to hear that Cooper. I’m trying to think what could’ve caused them to be watery and all I can think is that perhaps the bananas were unripe? None of the other ingredients would cause that batter to be watery. Not that I can think of anyway?
Beautifully simple yummy pancakes, still great without baking powder. I made them skinny
One thing , apparently oats aren’t gluten free and can’t be tolerated by coeliac.
Yes, it’s very important for you to find gluten free oats if you have coeliac disease or any gluten intolerance/sensitivity and I have heard that even then you still need to be careful as some cases are more extreme than others.
My family and I love these pancakes. They are so quick to make and my boys always ask for more. Perfect easy breakfast recipe.
Awesome, so glad you and your family love this recipe.
Can the batter mix be store over night do you know?
That should be fine, just check the consistency the next morning and give a re-blend if necessary.
I’ve never left a comment on any blog/site before but I just had to say that this recipe was awesome. I tried another banana pancake recipe a few days ago and was very disappointed. This one had a really good consistency and was very easy (and yummy of course… I love topping it with maple syrup, cinnamon and walnuts)… Thank you 🙂
Ps: I used coconut oil in the pan before each batch and it worked really well.
I am VERY honored that I am your first comment Maria. 🙂 So glad you liked this recipe and using coconut oil is a great idea!
Love these! I’m surprised by the comment saying they weren’t sweet. I used pretty brown bananas and leaving the batter to stand helps the banana to sweeten even more! I made them pretty small (about the size of a ham jar lid) and they weren’t stuffy at all! First attempt and I’ve had to make 2 batches as the teenagers wolfed them down. I’m planing on taking the last few to work to munch on between lessons – energy boost when around little ones!
Ham jar?? Defo a JAM jar lid! ?
It definitely depends on how ripe your bananas are. I’ve found that very ripe bananas sweeten them perfectly but can also sometimes make the batter a little soft as the starch starts breaking down in a very ripe banana. Nevertheless, they are always delicious and I’m so glad you liked them too.
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
The perfect healthy stack Alida! Soon to be on our breakfast menu!
Thanks Mary Ann! Hope you love them!
I have got to give these a try ASAP! I love pancakes so much!
You will LOVE them! 🙂
Love your version of banana pancake. Such a yummy healthy treat!
Heather D Johnson
My husband will love these – he loves bananas so much!!! And the chocolate ones?! Wow!
Those chocolate ones are a dream. 😉
Healthy pancakes? I am ALL FOR THIS. Especially with the addition of banana. I know what I’m having for brekky this weekend.
I’d love to know what you think once you’ve tried them! 🙂
These look delicious and I’m sure the bananas add all the sweetness you need. Delicious.
These were so great. I absolutely loved them and so easy.
So happy to hear that! 🙂
Do you think these would freeze ok?
I never have but I don’t think there should be a problem. Let them cool completely then freeze in a single layer until solid and transfer to a freezer bag/freezer-proof container. I would de-frost them in the toaster but a skillet will work too.
Sooooo good! Definitelly will make those again, so light and fluffy
Yay! I’m so pleased to hear that, it’s a crowd favourite! 🙂
Does this recipe serve one or two? Thank you xx
One if you’re me. Two if you’re a more sensible person. 🙂
Half the recipe made 5 small pancakes that laid in a single layer just covered an 8″ luncheon plate. Not a huge serving, but quite adequate. Mom said they were very tender.
This is the best pancake recipe I’ve ever tried, it’s simply amazing and deliciously healthy 🙂
Recently I’ve started mixing it up a bit, so I could get rid of some leftover food lol. My favorite additions: carrot juice pulp, some milk (otherwise it’s too dry), and cinnamon. Carrot cake with no regrets 🙂
Yay! I’m so glad to hear that Karolina!
These were perfect! I had corse oatmeal flower on hand and used that instead and I added 1/2 a vanilla bean. They turned out really fluffy and delicious. Even loved the texture of them
I’m so glad you liked them. Oat flour is a great substitute and the vanilla sounds delicious!
Do you have list of nutrition facts, like posted on everyday foods?
I don’t, but you can find nutrition calculators on Google.
These have become a family favorite and even though I love banana bread–a much healthier way to use bananas. They are sweet enough to be eaten as is. I do agree with other comments that the ripeness of the bananas does impact the consistency–adding a bit more oats is a simple solution. Thank you for sharing this recipe!
I am SO happy to hear that Amber!
Great recipe, except terribly hard to cook. Ever time I went to flip it it broke! I decided to change it up and add a tbsp of cinnamon and bake in the oven for half an hour. Came out beautiful! Cuts nicely into four thin slices.
I’m so sorry you had trouble with them Sophie. If you leave the batter to stand for a little, the mixture firms up a little and that allows for easier cooking.
Made this with quick-cook oatmeal and a tbs of multipurpose flour for binding – shockingly easy and delicious.
These are delicious. I have made them several times and the consistency of the pancake does depend on the ripeness of the banana. If the bananas are very ripe (over half brown) i add a tablespoon more of oats….more or less. I also blend the oats first to get a more consistent powder before adding the bananas and eggs. I like to also add about 1/2 tsp of cinnamon for a bit of spice. You can also spread the batter out a bit if it is thin and make a crepe like pancake, fill it with diced fruit and roll it up like a stuffed crepe.
So glad you like them Fleur. Love your tips!
Just made these as directed and agree with some earlier comments regarding the ripeness of the bananas. Mine came out too soft, also like a scrambled egg. I used over ripe bananas and I will try this recipe again with firmer bananas. Flavor wise these are great and I love the oat alternative to wheat flour. I eat can gluten but do like the change. And you can’t beat using the blender!!!
Agness of Run Agness Run
Who doesn’t love a good pancake recipe?! Excellent combination of ingredients which are making my mouth watering!
Just a little troubleshooting that I went through making these recently. I made them the first time and they came out fantastic!! Second time I made them wasn’t successful because they almost came out like scrambled eggs. As I was trying to think of why the consistency was off, I realized the bananas were more ripe the second time. This changes the carb/sugar ratio and was probably why they came out runny.
Bottom line, this is a fantastic recipe especially due to the simplicity and easy to remember ratios. 1 banana:1egg:1/4 cup oats:1/4 tsp baking powder.
Is it possible to substitute rolled oats for package oats?
I’m sure that shouldn’t be a problem but I would be cautious with quick-cooking oats as they might not have the same binding power rolled oats has.
These are sensational and sooo easy, thank you! An amazing way to get my son to eat oats, and so quick to prepare on a busy school morning. I’ve thrown in some blueberries or dark chocolate chips, works great 🙂
I am so glad to hear that!
Yum! I cannot wait to try this recipe out, thanks for the share. Love checking out your blog, keep up the posts!
Hello! Is it possible to make the batter the night before and then make the pancakes in the morning?
I haven’t made it the night before yet so I’m not sure if the bananas will brown in the mixture. It’s definitely worth a try though.
Ys, did you try making the mixture the night before ?
You definitely could, if it’s a little thick the next morning, just add a splash of milk and blend again.
I just made these for breakfast. Delicious! I blended the oats up first before adding the other ingredients, to make sure I didn’t end up with larger pieces or over-blend the total mix. I also added a 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract. These don’t quite match the texture of regular pancakes, but they are an easy, yummy, healthy substitute. I’ll definitely be making them again. Thanks!
Thank you for this simple and awesome recipe, the whole family loves them! 🙂
I’m so glad to hear that Sophie!
I just cooked these in coconut oil and they are fab!!!!! Reminds me of banana bread, thank you for the recipe xx
So glad you liked them Jasmine!
You gave me a perfect idea for my kid’s lunch box tomorrow 🙂
So glad to hear that Kankana! 🙂
I’m going to try these for breakfast today. Wish me luck…… .?
Great quick and easy recipe. Loved them with maple syrup
I’m so glad you like them! They are perfect with maple syrup.
I love pancakes. So so much. I am salivating right now. Peter Oluoch, http://vc.uonbi.ac.ke
Omg these were sooo good! I had them with a little raw honey and unsalted almond butter on top… delicious!!!
YUM! SO glad you liked them!
really enjoyed these! Only had one egg, so i replaced the other with chia (ground up 1 tablespoon chia seeds in a food processor and mixed with 3 tablespoons water in a bowl before leaving to stand for 5 mins til gloopy). It worked really well but I definitely think there’s a knack to cooking these pancakes if you’re used to making normal ones. I would cook on a lower heat and spread the batter right out in the pan so it’s quite thin, then allow a lot of time to cook through until a dark golden brown on the other side. I also put milk choc chips in mine and it was super!
I’m so glad you liked them. Love your substitutions!
These are delicious! I had out off trying them as i thought to myself ‘really? Could these be nice?’ but wow! I handed one to my husband and he said ‘what there is no sugar in here?’ Seriously impressed, nice and sweet! Thank you!!
Thanks so much Hannah! I’m so glad you like these healthy pancakes so much.
These were really good. Grated some lemon zest, added a bit of vanilla and a few pecans in at the last. They cooked fast, smaller sized pancakes came out best. Some warm blueberries on top. Tasty, thank you!
Yum! So glad you liked them!
These were delicious!! Now I don’t usually review things like this but my goodness were they good. I devoured the lot. So fluffy and light, these are super yummy. Best part is they are super easy to make and you don’t end up with a huge mess in the kitchen. Thanks again for the recipe, I have printed a copy and these will now be a staple for breakfast in my home!
That’s so great to hear. I’m so glad you liked them Sam! Thanks for your comment.
Delicious! I made them in two batches, the second batch was way better because it had time to sit! I need to be more patient next. I added cinnamon and vanilla as well. Thanks!!!
Yum, so glad you liked it.
I know this says it serves 2 but Roughly how many pancakes does this make?
Around 6-8 depending on how big you make them.
These pancakes are great! I feel good making and eating them. It’s the perfect replacement for my banana oat breakfast smoothie! I’ve had to go dairy free because it might be the cause of baby’s eczema. So instead of the full cream yoghurt and milk it’s two eggs instead. Thank you, Alida.
Yay! I’m so glad you like them Celeste. They are a regular in our household!
I cut this recipe in half, to just make the pancakes for myself. I added a few additions as others did which made my recipe come out as such: 1 banana; 1/3 cup steel cut oats; 1 large egg; 1/4 tsp. baking powder; dash of salt; 1/4 tsp. vanilla; cinnamon to taste. The pancakes came out light, fluffy and full of flavor! I added maple syrup as my topper and must say: Delicious!
These were so tasty! My one recommendation would be if you plan to halve the recipe, use 1/3 cup oats instead of 1/4 cup. Thanks for sharing!
Great recipe! Thanks a lot for sharing! I will also try the one with chocolate soon! 🙂
Thanks! And yum! Love the idea of a chocolate one!
Gave these a try today and they came out perfect with some added cinnamon and vanilla essence. So fluffy, easy to prepare and super healthy. Thank you for the recipe.
I’m so glad you liked them!
These are the easiest pancakes I’ve ever maid, it takes me about 2 minutes to prepare the dough?! they turn so soft and fluffy every time ! I love them… start making them every weekend
So glad you liked them! 🙂
I cannot WAIT to try these! My son has severe food allergies, and only a limited number of foods he can currently eat. He turns 1 this week and I have been trying to find a good Birthday “cake” substitute. This topped with a mango puree will be perfect!!! Thank you SO much!
I hope he loves them! 🙂
These are fantastic. So easy to make. I made 3 batches and froze them in packs of 3 pancakes. great for a quick breakfast or snack. Throw them in the microwave for a few seconds and you’ve got a super fast healthy and tasty treat. I don’t have kids, but I know I would’ve eaten these instead of a pop tart when I was a kid!
I’m so glad you like them Kerry. They are such a great, healthy breakfast option.
Could u tell me how many calories are in these please & thank you.
454 in the entire batch (without maple syrup and all the add on’s) a good, healthy, filling breakfast!
Do you think you could make muffins out of this recipe? They are so yummy as pancakes!
I actually have no idea. If you do try it, please let me know how they turned out.
Great photos, and the recipe looks yummy! But just as a tip, perhaps consider describing these as “no sugar added”. They’re not sugar-free, technically, since bananas have so much natural sugar. Just a small technicality, but some readers might have dietary considerations that make the distinction important.
Amazing! Out family eats them twice a week!
Ah, I’m so glad to hear that! 🙂
These are great, tasty, light and fluffy, just made them and I will definitely make them again. Thanks for the recipe!
Glad you liked them!
I made this recipe two days ago and I absolutely love it! It was easy, nutritious and delicious.
I put all the ingredients (plus vanilla and cinnamon) into my NutriNunja, blended for a minute and let it sit on the counter for 10 minutes. I used a ladle to pour some batter onto a heated nonstick pan sprayed with a bit of coconut oil and flipped after about 4 minutes.
The pancakes were softer than I expected but really good! They’re not the fluffy sort of pancake that make you feel guilty since the pancake is made of blended bananas and eggs. I ate them plain with no additional sweetener and I found that the bananas were enough to make them sweet without being overly sweet. I topped the pancakes with a few slices of smashed bananas and I think I fell in love with them.
The recipe yielded 6 pancakes (4.5 in in diameter) for me. I ate 3 immediately after making them and I saved the other three for breakfast the next day. I heated them up in the microwave for about 1 minute and ate them. They were a bit chewier the next day but still delicious.
I am bookmarking this recipe for easy Saturday morning breakfasts 🙂
These pancakes cakes came out great first try and they are delicious. My new go to recipe.
I’m so pleased you liked them Hazel!
These look delicious I can’t wait to try them been looking for a simple oat pancake recipe for ages ( found loads but most of them require about 10 ingredients and I don’t have time in the morning to mess around with lots of weighing ingredients) and this one looks simple and cheap to make
One thing though I’m not really keen on bananas is there anything else I can use instead?
Unfortunately the bananas are what gives the structure to these pancakes because you’re not adding flour, etc. I haven’t tried them with anything else but I suppose something similarly starchy like a sweet potato or butternut would work well? Like I say, I haven’t tried them with anything other than banana so I can’t be sure but I can’t imagine there being too much difference in texture.
These were great. I used thawed frozen bananas (they were a tad watery, so I added a few more tablespoons of oats). I also added some vanilla extract and cinnamon and sprinkled blueberries on top. I think this recipe is a great jumping off point for different variations – adding a nut butter, mini chocolate chips, different frozen berries, etc. I fried these in coconut oil and it worked very well. Thanks!
So glad you liked them Kris!
Made them for the first time today. Will definitely make them again…very yummy even though l forgot to put in the salt. They were nice and fluffy ?
So glad you liked them Diane!
I made these with “chia eggs” and they were delicious!
1/2 cup which means how many grams of oats? ?
It will be approximately 85-100g of rolled oats.
I made these two days in a row because they are so delicious! Not sure why the other comments mention problems with the recipe. I added some vanilla extract and cinnamon to the mix and cooked them on a non-stick pan with coconut oil. DELICIOUS! The next day I made them I added about 2-3 small blueberries to each pancake while they were cooking and it turned out even better! This recipe is great! Thanks!
P.S. I wish I could attach a picture to show you how wonderful they came out.
Oh, how wonderful! I’m so glad you liked them so much. If you have Instagram, please post a pic and tag me. My username is @alidaryder
Made mine with a cup of soaked buckwheat and baking soda instead of powder and they were Incredible to put it mildly!
How awesome! Love the idea of using buckwheat!
Absolutely loved these and so did my toddler. I was looking for a healthier alternative to normal pancakes and these are perfect. We added a touch of sweeter and a drop of vanilla and they were soooooo yummy. Huge hit in our house.
Lovely! SO glad you liked them Melissa.
One of the better oat pancakes I’ve made only next time I’ll go extra egg whites and no yolk not to make less fat but because they were a little ‘eggy’ in taste lol but overall texture was great, not to mushy or rubbery….thank you 🙂
Glad you liked it!
Tried this recipe last night when I had a sweet craving. Have tried other ‘banana oat pancake’ recipes before and was disappointed. This was everything I was hoping it would be…delicious!! Thank you! ?
So chuffed you loved the pancakes Lizzi!
I just tried these! I found it was softer than a normal pancake, making it a little harder to flip, but it was still awesome! Will definitely become a go-to breakfast recipe for me 🙂
I love these!!! I added a little bit of cinnamon and blueberries. So yummy! Thanks for sharing 🙂
So glad you liked them Marie! Love the addition of cinnamon and blueberries!
These are so delicious. I added a dash a cinnamon and a touch of vanilla, would be delicious with some dark chocolate chips or nuts too!
Yum! Love the idea of the cinnamon and vanilla added. And agreed, chocolate chips would make these great!
Really, really good. I’ve tried theses twice now and they were delicious both times. I like the fact that you can have such lovely sweet pancakes without adding any sugar or sweetener (apart from banana). I didn’t wait the recommended 10-20 minutes for the batter to thicken so it seemed a bit thin but they cooked beautifully anyway. 2nd time I did add a few more oats because the bananas were large and very ripe and the eggs were large too. For the last bit of batter, I added some fresh blueberries and those final pancakes were extra delicious. Just be careful of the heat in the cooked blueberries if you try that.
So glad you liked them.
These turned out great. I enjoy this better then using flour. What is the calorie do you know?
I’m so glad you liked them Diana. I have no idea, unfortunately.
I made these this morning… added a teaspoon of Ceylon Cinnamon to the mix and it gave it a gorgeous, healthy kick! served with no fat Greek yogurt, fruit and honey! delicious! Will be making again very soon! Thank you for sharing!!
So glad you liked them Charlotte. Love your idea of adding spice!
Can I say awesomely delicious or what?!! What was originally going to be boring oatmeal became a search for what can I make with two ripe bananas and 1 egg. Luckily, Google got it right and quick! I had all the rest of the ingredients to spare…yes! Thank you, you saved me from a bland meal today!
Oh yay! I’m so glad you liked it!!
these were delish! my son loved them. He would eat them as a snack.
So glad you and your son loved them Christine.
Love these so much! Doesn’t feel like I’m even eating a healthy breakfast.
I think that’s the beauty of them. Thanks for your comment Katie.
I am from T&T in the west indies I was looking for a healthy version for me and my baby and I tried it and we love this recipe. She eats it up! Thanks
Hallo from South Africa! 🙂 Thanks for your comment, so glad you loved this recipe.
Wow mine turned out amazing! Had frozen berries so I heated them on the stove which the pancakes cooked. My bf didn’t even want maple syrup (and he loves maple syrup). Have recommend to all my friends.
I’m so pleased you liked them Hillary!
I used frozen banana and they wouldn’t hold their shape, and burned almost right away. I’ve made these before using fresh bananas and they turned out fine, so that could be why some are having problems.
As a coeliac I’m always looking for breakfast alternatives. I made these with gluten free oats and was pleasantly surprised. Thanks.
So glad to hear that Miriam!
Hey there! I have made these twice now. The first time I followed the recipe to the t, adding a bit of cinnamon and they turned out great. Second time round I decided to add a teaspoon of honey and after refrigerating them for about 30 minutes, the batter had a much darker colour compared to the first time. Would the be cause of the honey or extra fridge time?
Great recipe though ?
The honey probably allows the batter to caramelize and therefore the result will be a darker colour.
Really delicious! Thanks for sharing! We just made these for a quick dinner… Breakfast for dinner, always a win!
Oooh, my favourite! So glad you liked them.
Don’t normally comment on these types of things but so impressed I had too. Just made these for brunch with raspberries and natural yoghurt.
I have coeliac disease so swapped the normal oats for gluten free oats.
I also hate ripe bananas and found that they didn’t over power in this recipe…
So a massive fan 🙂
Your comment made my day so thanks for taking the time to leave it! I’m so glad that you like this recipe.
These were fantastic! I doubled the recipe, except that I used two bananas and a cup of cottage cheese, then just doubled the eggs, oats, and baking powder. I used a stick blender to blend up the batter, and let it sit about ten minutes before cooking. We also added blueberries to half the pancakes while cooking. They bubbled while cooking and flipped easily, just like regular pancakes. I love that they are high in protein (with the addition of the cottage cheese) and have no added flour or sugar. The kids and husband loved them too!
I love the idea of adding cottage cheese Liz. Will definitely try making them that way the next time I make these!
I made them this morning!!! Halved the recipe as it as for one (day off and hubby at work)
I also added 1 tbspn of almond butter and 1 tspn cinnamon !
Yum! So glad you liked them.
They turned out perfect for me!! I did add a little more oats and let it sit for 20 min. Tried with bluberries and cinnamon also, so yummy! Thanks for the recipe!!
So glad you liked them Mindy!
Hey, can I do this recipe without using a blender?? Can I just mix it with a beater?
Unfortunately not, the blender breaks up the oats and creates the batter. A beater would simply just mix the egg and oats and banana together and you will have a very lump batter.
Made these today and they were great! Love the simplicity and the delicious end result. My 2 year old ate 6. I added a pinch if cinnamon and 1/4 tsp. Of vanilla. Thanks for sharing your easy healthy recipe.
So glad you guys liked it! Love the addition of cinnamon!
This recipe was great! I’ve made it twice this week (for my parents, then for my boyfriend) and both times were a big success! I let the batter stand between 20-25 minutes, and it was plenty thick. Before blending, I added a dusting of cinnamon. After blending, I added some blueberries (either stirred into the already-set batter, or plopped into the batter when it’s on the pan). Super delicious, and I love that it’s a healthier sweet breakfast!
Other topping ideas: Sunflower butter/peanut butter, home-whipped cream, blackberry compote, fried banana slices, nutella/hazelnut-chocolate spread.
LOVE your topping ideas! Thanks so much for your wonderful comment!
I love flours pancake but they’re bad news for me since i get chest pain whenever I ate them. Today, i want pancakes but I google if there is other way eat pancakes without flours & deep fry. You find me since it on 1st list. i read it and make up my mind try it. I am.clueless what is roll oatmeal but i got old fashion oatmeal and put in blend until “flourish” oatmeal. I add three banana ,( I crazy for banana.) and follow the rest recipe..i took a bit, it wasn’t so bad. I really enjoying and would make some again when college day begins. Thank for share this recipe. 🙂
So glad you liked them Cassandra!
I tried these this morning and I was actually surprised on how tasty they were!! I’m really into healthy foods and I made my skeptical sister try them and she loved them as well (:
I’m going to be making pancakes a lot more often now! thank you!
I’m so glad you liked them Lauren!
I LOVED your recipe! they were so good! I can’t wait to make them again.
Thanks Amanda! I’m so glad you liked them.
I loved these pancakes but mine weren’t fluffy nor looked anything like yours at all! They were flat. I followed your recipe and added a tsp of chia seeds and cinnamon. Could it have been the frying ‘non stick’ pan that I used? Either way they were delicious and yielded 11 mini pancakes!
Hi Sarai. Oh goodness, I have no idea. It could be the combination of a lot of things. I don’t know how chia seeds influence the effect of baking powder but perhaps that was the issue?
Can’t wait to try this in the morning! Anyone know if it will work well to add avocado and spinach? I’ve got a picky eater and am trying to find any way possible to add veggies and healthy fats to things!
Ellen, I have no idea if the avocado and spinach would work but you could definitely give it a go!
@Ellen, have you tried a chocolate smoothie with spinach and avocado in? I use whatever kind of milk I have, plain unsweetened cocoa powder, a frozen banana, 1/2 an avocado which you can’t see or taste but makes it super creamy. I often throw in a handful of spinach or kale too – similarly hidden!
Ah thanks so much for this recipe, and it turned great! I halved the recipe and added a teaspoon of chia seeds into the batter. They taste nice and fluffy, especially since my wisdom teeth hurt from a dentist I had a while back. Thank you!
Love the idea of adding chia seeds Evie! So glad you like them. Hope your teeth are better! 🙂
This recipe is great! I just made it for my family this morning and they loved it. I added some dark chocolate chips + blueberries to make these extra special 🙂
Ooh, love the sound of the chocolate chips and blueberries! So glad you and your family liked them!
Ohmyy just made this and it was delicious !! I ate it plain without sauce or toppings and it was still super sweet and flavourful 😀 and knowing that its healthy is all the more satisfying hehe thanks for the recipe! Will make this many many more times
So glad you liked them Nic!
I added some walnuts and YUM!
Awesome idea! So glad you liked them Lisa.
I’ve not tried these yet but they look really good, would they work if they were made at night for the following morning?
Kelly, I would imagine the banana would discolor if you made them the night before and would result in a dark brown batter which might be a little unappetizing.
Made these this morning for my housemates birthday, she absolutely loved them (and so did I). Very tasty and healthy too, thanks for sharing
So glad you liked them Charlotte!
Simply love it!!! Thanks 😀
Is there anything I could substitute for the eggs? Would something like applesauce work?
Anna, because this recipe contains no flour, the eggs are really the only thing keeping them together when they cook as they coagulate. Unfortunately I don’t think apple sauce will work in this.
A chia or flax ‘egg’ will work instead of eggs. Mix 1 tablespoon of flax or chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of water. Let sit for about 15 min to get “eggy” Than mix in all your other ingredients. Works wonderfully.
My stomach has a very low tolerance of bananas but this was a great way of incorporating them through pancakes. Not only were they easy to make but they taste great and my stomach loved them!!!
I’m so glad you liked these Caroline!
I loved the flavor and simple clean ingredients of this recipe however I’ve made them a handful of times now and can’t ever seem to get them to cook right. The pancakes always come out very wet and seemingly undercooked. I’ve tried cooking on medium for less time and on low for more time and either way the outside Browns fast but the inside never seems to fully cook. I’ve also let the batter sit awhile and hasn’t changed much. They don’t really bubble up and cook like regular pancakes. Maybe some more baking powder? Not sure. I really want to like them I just hope I don’t get salmonella from undercooked eggs. I love their taste especially topped with PB and maple syrup.
Kay, I’ve made them again and have amended the recipe. You definitely need to let them sit for around 10-15 minutes for the oats and baking powder to start thickening/reacting. They aren’t meant to bubble up like regular pancakes because they have no flour in them. They are definitely of a softer texture than thick, American-style pancakes. As long as they are not liquid within, the eggs would have cooked through.
Made these alongside regular ‘American fluffy style’ and crepes and these were the most popular! Going to be a staple in my diet now trying to eat more clean!
Oh, I am so chuffed! So glad you liked them.
These were great!! My kids loved them!…… the texture was a bit soft, I had a hard time flipping them but as the mixture sat it started to thicken a bit which then made them form better. delicious pancakes!!
So glad you liked them Cynthia.
Have tried these twice now, really delicious! I agree that a few minutes resting time seems to make for better pancakes. Today I added about a tablespoon of hemp seed hearts (before blending) to a half batch of this recipe and they still turned out great. Next time I think I’ll try making a peanut butter-maple syrup to drizzle over although plain maple syrup was very tasty with them.
Thanks for your comment Eden. I’m so glad you liked the pancakes. That peanut butter – maple syrup idea is awesome!
I’ve got it! The thickness of the batter depends upon whether or not you make your oats into a flour…or just buy oat flour. Oat flour is simply finely ground up oats.
Then no need to sit. The batter is as thick as you want it Mine was too thick. My batter was just like regular pancake batter. I added soy vanilla creamer to thin it out. Also, I believe I used a tad more baking powder. I eyeballed the measurement for the powder. lol.
Came out delish!!!!
Oat flour would definitely work great as well, if you can find it.
I’ll re-make these and will include the resting period if necessary. Thanks for the tip!
Tried these today and the texture wasn’t right. They were complete mush. My bananas may have been too ripe. I added another 1/2 cup of oats (that I ran through the blender first), and they were perfect.
It could be that too ripe bananas result in a mushy texture. Glad you got them sorted though. 🙂
This batter needs to sit! My first batch was thin and mushy and took forever to fry and never really rose or cooked through. Second batch was perfect and fried up just like a standard pancake! Maybe include a resting time in recipe?
Have you ever tried just egg whites – I wonder if they come out the same? Can’t wait to try them!
So glad they liked them!
Tried the banana oats pancakes today … my family loved them! Thank you 🙂
Oh, that’s a shame! I wonder if perhaps your bananas were more watery than mine (although I seriously doubt that)? What was the texture like of the batter before frying?
Do you know approximately how many calories per serving?
384 for 2 servings.
192 for 1.
Used the Myfitnesspal app 🙂
Great! Thanks Felicia!
I made these this morning for my kids and they turned out extremely mushy and tasteless. I followed the recipe and I tried several times to see if the method I was using was wrong, but nothing worked. I am a renowned cook in my city so it was a bit disheartening…
So glad you liked them Shelby! Love the idea of adding Agave!
I added dates to the mix and flax seeds. It tastes so delicious!
Love! Glad you liked them.
I also found mine to be much mushier than traditional pancakes. I’ll try more oats next time, but I suspect without gluten they’re always going to have a different texture.
My pancakes were really sweet. Suggest your bananas weren’t ripe enough?
I tried these today…I’m hooked, simple, healthy and only a few ingredients!!!
So glad you liked them Lisa!
Can these be frozen at all? Thanks.
I’ve never tried freezing them but if you do, let me know!
They freeze really well! I make a double batch at a time and freeze them. They’re my baby’s favourite breakfast topped with yogurt! I also substitute pumpkin purée for 2 of the bananas in a double batch.
That’s great to know. And love the substitution of pumpkin!!
How do you reheat after frozen? Stick them in a toaster?
I’ve never frozen these so not sure, I suppose a toaster will work. Otherwise just in a warm pan?
Do you freeze your batter after its blended, or make the pancakes and then freeze those?
Then how do u reheat after frozen. Thanks so much. Gonna try these for my baby too
Silly question Alida- do the rolled oats needed to be soaked/cooked first?
Nope, they go in raw. 🙂
Yum! I almost always make pancakes using mashed bananas. It means I don’t have to add sugar and get a health boost. Here’s my go-to recipe:
I hope you liked these Nicole!
Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps
Intrigued! I’m trying to shed some post-vacation pounds, but my husband loves his sweet breakfasts, I need to try these!
i usually don’t like sweet breakfast, but then I see this post, and i think “it’s pancake time” 🙂
Haha, I hope you try them Pang. Sure you’ll love them!
These didnt work out for me, no matter what I did they stuck…. 🙁
That’s strange. Did you use a non-stick pan? Perhaps try some non-stick spray the next time?
I used a cast iron skillet because it’s the only one my mom has and I used a tiny bit of olive oil to keep it from sticking. It took about 3 minutes per side and you have to lift the edges up carefully. Otherwise, they worked out great!
I’m so glad you liked them. They are very delicate as there is no flour to give them stability and especially if you’re not using a non-stick pan. 🙂
I just tried these they are amazing. I used a pancake griddle with just butter. worked perfectly
So glad you liked them Maggie.
great recipes alida. The batter itself tasted wonderful
I love this recipe. Perfect for Shrove Tuesday breakfast on a school day.