Dec 16, 2019 (Last updated Oct 18, 2023) by Hannah Sunderani
Today I’m sharing the very best recipe for how to make banana oat pancakes! They’re vegan, gluten-free, 1-bowl, and don’t require a blender!
I love these banana oat pancakes because they are healthy, fluffy and naturally sweetened using coconut sugar. So you can feel good eating a pile of pancakes for breakfast.
Certainly this isn’t my first stab at delicious vegan breakfast pancakes. And banana pancakes especially are a fave of mine to create. But, what I love most about this recipe is just how easy they are to make. This vegan pancake recipe is totally fuss free – all you need is a bowl. If you have a little more time on your hands, I highly recommend you check out my vegan oatmeal waffles!
Simply toss the ingredients in a mixing bowl (It’s a base of oats, chia seeds, mashed banana, almond milk and coconut sugar). Mix to combine and cook on a frying pan. Next thing you know you’ve got warm and chubby banana oat pancakes that everyone will love, whether you’re sharing with kids or adults.
Now, let me tell you exactly how to make these Vegan Banana Oat Pancakes so you can enjoy them pronto!
The ingredients for making these Banana Oat Pancakes are simple and straight forward, and likely you already have them in your pantry. For this recipe you will need,
Mash banana in a large bowl. Add chia, oats, and almond milk, avocado oil, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, splash vanilla extract and pinch sea salt. Mix well to combine. Add 1/4 cup coconut sugar (or to taste depending on how sweet you like it). Mix well. Cover and let pancake mix thicken (at least 15-20 minutes).
Heat a non-stick skillet to medium heat with a splash oil. Add a heaping tablespoon of pancake mixture to the pan, and cook for 30s to 1 minute, or until golden and brown. Flip and cook remaining side. Continue process until you’ve used up all your pancake batter
Serve the banana oat pancakes with more chopped banana, optional to sprinkle with coconut flakes and cacao nibs, drizzle with maple syrup.
What I love about this recipe is that you don’t even need a blender to make it! In 15-20 minutes you will have a pancake mix that’s perfect consistency for cooking into fluffy oat pancakes.
No doubt these pancakes are a healthier alternative to the traditional. Made with gluten-free oats it’s a recipe you can feel good about indulging in – and even sharing with your kiddies.
In fact, there is absolutely no flour in this recipe at all. Only oats! As for the milk, I’ve used almond milk in this recipe to replace traditional. So, it’s totally vegan and gluten-free. You can also use oat or soy milk in this recipe.
As I mentioned before, it couldn’t be easier to make these easy banana oatmeal pancakes. Simply toss the ingredients in a bowl to combine and wait 15-20 minutes to thicken.
And you can even prep the batter in advance and leave covered overnight in the fridge. Come morning you’ve got a sweet batter ready for cooking.
To cook, bring a non-stick skillet to medium heat with a splash neutral oil. Add a large spoonful of the pancake mixture and cook each side for 1-2 minutes, or until golden and browned. Continue this process until you have no more batter left.
You can keep the pancakes warm while cooking by popping them in the oven on low heat. Cover with a tea towel to ensure they don’t burn.
Pancakes can also be reheated by popping in the toaster for a couple seconds to warm. This is great when you’re enjoying pancakes for one, and there’s some leftovers.
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Used to cook the pancakes
This is the spatula I used in this recipe, and many other of my baking recipes.
So there we have it, a very quick and easy Vegan Banana Oat Pancake recipe. It’s so simple to make, all you need is a bowl. Certainly, this is a recipe for all eaters, whether you’re vegan or not. And it’s an especially favourable recipe amongst kids and babies!
No doubt, these will make the perfect pancake breakfast recipe for a lazy Sunday. And, if you do make this recipe please let me know in the comments below what you think! I love hearing from you. And of course, tag me on Instagram with the hashtag #twospoons. Nothing makes me happier than to see your recreations.