This banana oatmeal pancake recipe is the best pancake recipe I have ever tried period.
Yes, yes, I know I say all my recipes are the best.
But here’s the thing.
I don’t share recipes unless I truly love the recipe.
I mean, just watch the video at the top of this page. Doesn’t it just scream looooooovee??
7 Reasons to Love this Banana Oatmeal Pancake Recipe
1. There is no added sugar!
If your goal is to lose weight or just be healthy, sugar is not your friend.
Sugar causes your hormones to fluctuate in unnatural ways.
It causes weight gain when consumed in excess.
And it’s a source of calories that doesn’t really provide much in the way of nutrients.
2. It contains oats and banana!
I’ll be honest, I’m not a fan of oatmeal.
The smell, the appearance, the texture…just not my thing.
Sorry! If you love oatmeal!!
But when the oatmeal is in the form of these pancakes? OMG! LOVE!
Not to mention the fact that oats are some of the most powerful superfoods out there — this alone makes me love the recipe.
And let’s not forget the bananas!
They’re a good source of
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin B6
and other nutrients and can help you maintain good health.
You can eat bananas raw, of course.
But turning them into banana oatmeal pancakes is a fun and enjoyable way of getting your daily dose of vitamins and minerals!
3. It’s a good source of Omega 3
Although the ground flax in this recipe is completely optional, I highly encourage it!
Ground flax is a very easy way to add omega-3 into your diet.
I talked about Omega 3 fatty acids in this post.
It’s also a good source of fiber, which means it helps you feel fuller for longer and improves your digestion as well as your overall health.
I've tried this recipe with flax and without flax and I can honestly say that I can't tell a difference in the overall taste or texture.
I'd say try it out both ways and pick the one you prefer.
Maybe make one batch with flax and one without so you can experiment 🙂
4. It uses coconut oil.
Coconut oil has gained prominence because of the numerous benefits that it brings.
It can boost the levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) or good cholesterol in the body.
As a result, coconut oil can greatly improve your cardiovascular system and help you avoid heart disease.
Studies have also shown that coconut oil can help
- Protect the liver from damage
- Heal arthritis and other inflammatory disease
- Prevents cellular damage.
Who knew that eating these delicious banana oatmeal pancakes could have such exciting health benefits???
5. It doesn’t have flour.
If you’ve been diagnosed with gluten intolerance or gluten allergy, you need to avoid foods that contain wheat flour.
This is because wheat flour contains high amounts of gluten.
Well, here’s some good news: these banana oatmeal pancakes don’t need any flour.
This will surely make you happy if you’ve said a teary goodbye to pancakes.
Like, what is life without pancakes??!!
I’ve made these banana oatmeal pancakes for some friends who have gluten sensitivity, and they thoroughly enjoyed them.
A few even said that the pancakes tasted better than traditional flour-based ones!
It’s definitely a win-win if you’re gluten-sensitive but love to eat pancakes for breakfast!
6. It’s not expensive.
Like many people, you probably already have eggs, oats, and salt lying around in your kitchen.
To make this recipe, you only have to buy bananas, baking soda, and coconut oil, assuming you don’t yet have them on hand.
This means that you won’t have to spend too much to make your own banana oatmeal pancakes!
This is great if you have a tight budget but still want to eat a wholesome breakfast or a healthy snack.
7. It’s easy to make.
As mentioned above, the recipe uses basic ingredients that are already in your kitchen.
Anything you don't have can easily be picked up in stores.
No weird exotic ingredients here.
The ground flax is recommended but 100% optional.
The pancakes still taste divine without it.
And if you do decide to add ground flax seeds to the recipe, you can easily buy them in health food stores or order from Amazon.
The actual cooking process is pretty simple, too.
If you already have a blender and a pan, you’re all set to make your new favorite banana oatmeal pancakes!
Banana Oatmeal Pancake Recipe
- 2 eggs
- 6 tbsp egg whites
- 3 bananas
- 2 tbsp ground flax seeds (optional)
- 1 tbsp baking soda
- 1 1/3 cup of reduced sugar instant oats (I use the quaker brand)
- 2/3 cups of unsweetened oats
- coconut oil
- a pinch of salt
Combine all ingredients in the blender (putting the liquids at the bottom if your blender is not very strong).
Blend until smooth
Measure 1/8th of a tablespoon of coconut oil into a nonstick pan and pour about a quarter cup of the mix into the pan once the oil is hot
Turn the heat to low-medium and cook for about 2 minutes, flip and cook the other side for about 2 minutes until pancake is cooked through.
Enjoy! You can pair your banana oatmeal pancakes with milk, coffee, or whatever beverage you like, but I recommend green tea if you want to lose weight or simply become healthier.
This recipe is sweet enough without any added sugar or syrup but feel free to adjust it to suit your personal taste and preferences!
Also, consider making the pancakes in a toaster if you don’t like frying or are looking for a new way to enjoy pancakes.
If you’re not a fan of pancakes, give these banana oatmeal muffins a try.