Banana Oat Pancakes

Healthy banana oat pancakes that are not only good for you but also delicious and extremely easy to make. That’s what this recipe is all about. Just put all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor and hey-presto that’s you ready to cook them in just 20 minutes!

Healthy banana oat pancakes that are not only good for you, but also delicious and extremely easy to make. That’s what this recipe is all about. Just put all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor and hey-presto that’s you ready to cook them in just 20 minutes!

Banana oat pancakes.

So where did this quick healthy recipe idea come from?

Healthy banana oat pancakes that are not only good for you, but also delicious and extremely easy to make. That’s what this recipe is all about. Just put all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor and hey-presto that’s you ready to cook them in just 20 minutes!

Well, you folks know I love to re-create excellent food that I’ve had the privilege to eat and no more so than these banana oat pancakes, which Lady Lynne had for her breakfast when we were in Uganda, and couldn’t stop enthusing about.

A hearty breakfast was called for prior to our Gorilla trek and Lynne choose the banana oat pancakes whilst I had a veggie omelette. Mine was delicious, but Lynne’s choice was far the better one – I had food envy! I only got to try a little but those pancakes were excellent.

Light and fluffy and topped with lots of honey I couldn’t stop thinking about them!

Healthy banana oat pancakes that are not only good for you, but also delicious and extremely easy to make. That’s what this recipe is all about. Just put all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor and hey-presto that’s you ready to cook them in just 20 minutes!

So there are my take on those amazing holiday pancakes (albeit healthier)!

There are of course many different kinds of pancake recipes out there. You can use butter, you can use flour etc. etc.

But, I prefer to keep ours healthier, like my Scottish porridge oat pancakes by not using butter. And healthy oats and ground almonds, instead of flour for an added protein boost.

These banana oat pancakes are just great as a weekend brunch option, which is when Lynne and I prefer them.

Have them when you like though, and let me know what you think in the comments below. Thanks!

Tips for making these Banana Oat Pancakes

  • If you have time make the batter and then let it rest in your refrigerator for a few minutes, or better still overnight. This makes the pancakes more fluffy.
  • Prior to pre-heating your non-stick pan/griddle/skillet lightly coat it with a little vegetable oil or cooking spray.
  • Test a little of the batter first to see how it cooks. If your pancake is burnt on the outside and raw on the inside, reduce the cooking heat.
  • If cooking several pancakes in the pan at the same time, make sure you leave enough room for flipping.
  • When cooking, don’t press down on the pancake as it will lose its “fluffiness.”
  • Once cooked, remove each pancake to a flat baking tray and keep warm, but not covered in your oven. If you cover, or stack them, the steam will make them soggy.
Healthy banana oat pancakes that are not only good for you, but also delicious and extremely easy to make. That’s what this recipe is all about. Just put all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor and hey-presto that’s you ready to cook them in just 20 minutes!
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Banana Oat Pancakes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Healthy banana oat pancakes that are not only good for you, but also delicious and extremely easy to make. (Makes 6 pancakes each)
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 12
Calories: 472 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 ripe bananas peeled and chopped
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • 45 g porridge / rolled oats
  • 3 tbsp Ground almonds
  • 2 tsp Vanilla essence
  • ½ tsp Baking powder
  • 2 tbsp runny honey to drizzle over the top
Instructions
  1. Place the eggs, banana, cinnamon, oats, almonds, vanilla essence and baking powder into a blender or food processor and blitz for a few seconds until a smooth and thick consistency is obtained.
  2. Over a medium heat, heat a non-stick frying pan and drop 2 tbsp. of the batter to the pan for each pancake.
  3. Cook each pancake until you see air bubbles appearing, then carefully flip them over with a spatula and once cooked remove each pancake to a flat baking tray and keep warm, but not covered, in your oven.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to cook the other pancakes.
  5. Pile the pancakes onto 2 plates, and serve with a tbsp. of runny honey drizzled over the top of each pile.

Nutrition Facts
Banana Oat Pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 472 Calories from Fat 149
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.5g 25%
Saturated Fat 3.9g 20%
Cholesterol 372mg 124%
Sodium 235.8mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 63.4g 21%
Dietary Fiber 7.1g 28%
Sugars 33g
Protein 19.9g 40%
Vitamin A 18%
Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 19%
Iron 21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Healthy banana oat pancakes that are not only good for you but also delicious and extremely easy to make. That’s what this recipe is all about. Just put all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor and hey-presto that’s you ready to cook them in just 20 minutes!

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Healthy banana oat pancakes that are not only good for you but also delicious and extremely easy to make. That’s what this recipe is all about. Just put all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor and hey-presto that’s you ready to cook them in just 20 minutes!

Comments

  1. We often make our pancakes with oats too, as I much prefer the texture of oat flour to regular flour. You have given me a huge pancake craving now, so it might be pancake time tomorrow morning!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      We’re the same Dannii. I actually can’t remember last time I made pancakes with flour….

      Plus when I’m making them this way, with oats, it makes me thing that I’m getting my oats for breakfast. It wouldn’t be that way with flour.

      Hope you enjoy your pancakes tomorrow! 🙂

  2. I made my first oat pancakes a little while ago and they were great. I would recommend it to anyone. Thanks for sharing…I think I’ll be making pancakes for lunch now!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Ha! That’s brilliant! 🙂

      So glad that I’m inspiring everyone to want pancakes now.

      But made with oats, they really are better don’t you think Hollie? And a much better, healthier fuel for running.

  3. Interesting to let them kind of proof overnight, I wouldn’t have thought of that!
    Annnnnnd now I want pancakes.
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Yay! Let’s all make pancakes!

      I have to say I was skeptical Suz when I first read that tip, to let them proof overnight. But it worked for me. The proteins in the oats relaxed and they were much easier cooked.

  4. Bananas lend such a nice yet not over powering flavor to these I feel… And make the consistency PERFECTION !

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Absolutely GiGi, plus the bananas are a lovely natural taste and flavour too!

      Consistency wise, yes less lumps too! 😀

  5. O pancakes….the ultimate greatest breakfast food HANDS DOWN!
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  6. Neil – I simply adore your addition of ground almonds into these pancakes! And love the tip to let the batter sit overnight in the fridge – I so need to try that and the ground almonds! Absolutely delightful recipe Neil – thanks so much for sharing!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Shashi, it also saves time and mess to make it the night before, I find!

      Don’t you just hate clearing up? 🙂

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