Vegan Banana Oat Pancakes (no blender!)

5 from 1 vote
Easy vegan banana oat pancakes recipe that doesn't require a blender! A 1-bowl recipe for sweet and fluffy oat pancakes that are full of banana flavour.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
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Dec 16, 2019 (Last updated Feb 9, 2024) by Hannah Sunderani

Vegan Banana Oat Pancakes (no blender!)

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!

Banana Oat Pancakes

Banana Oat Pancakes (Vegan + Gluten-free)

The ingredients

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,

  • banana
  • chia seeds
  • gluten-free oats
  • almond milk, or other plant-based milk
  • avocado oil
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla extract
  • sea salt and
  • coconut sugar (optional to sweeten)

How to make Banana Oat Pancakes

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

Banana Oat Pancakes in making

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.

Watch the how-to video:

gluten-free and healthy

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.

no milk, no flour

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.

how to make banana oatmeal pancakes

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.

Gluten Free Banana Oats

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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I’m often asked what items I like to use in the kitchen. So, I’ve included my favourites for making this recipe. In addition, you can find more of my favourite kitchen items on the shop page.

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Calphalon Contemporary Hard-Anodized Aluminum Nonstick Cookware, Omelette Fry Pan, 10-Inch And 12-Inch Set, Black

Used to cook the pancakes

Le Creuset JS400-1M Craft Series Small Spatula, 11 1/8″ x 1 3/4″, Soleil

This is the spatula I used in this recipe, and many other of my baking recipes.

Banana Oat Pancakes recipe. Pin it on Pinterest.

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.

Vegan Banana Oat Pancakes (no blender!)

5 from 1 vote
Easy vegan banana oat pancakes recipe that doesn't require a blender! A 1-bowl recipe for sweet and fluffy oat pancakes that are full of banana flavour.
Easy Banana Oat Pancakes | Vegan Banana Pancakes Recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Serves 12 pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp chia
  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 1 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil (or olive oil)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • splash vanilla extract
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar (optional, or add to taste)

Instructions

  • Mash the banana in a large mixing bowl. Add the chia, oat flour, 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 and mix well. Cover and let the 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 banana oat pancakes with toppings of choice, I like chopped banana and coconut flakes with maple syrup to drizzle.

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Notes

Batter can be prepared the night before. Leave covered in fridge overnight.
Pancakes can also be reheated after making by popping in a toaster for a couple seconds.
Keep pancakes warm while you cook by placing in the oven on low heat. Cover with a tea towel to ensure they don’t dry out.
Nutritional information is a rough estimate. Based on 4 pancakes per serving, without toppings.

Approvals

Nutrition

Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 31g
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  1. These were SO good! All my kids loved them, the Hubs loved them, and I loved them! These will definitely become a regular in my house!

    • Hi Nicole!! I’m so glad that your kids loved these pancakes! It’s always my favourite comment to hear when kids and other family members love the dishes you’ve chosen to cook up from my blog. Thanks for the very sweet comment, and I’m so glad they are going to be a staple in your home! They’re a staple in our home too. 🙂

  2. I have now made and eaten 3 different vegan and GF pancake recipes and THIS is by far my absolute favourite!!! My husband literally said “I could eat these every day for breakfast, for the rest of my life” lol. I agree with him!