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Breakfast doesn’t get much easier than these Banana Oat Blender Pancakes. Prepped and ready in about 20 minutes from start to finish! Toss everything in the blender and pour straight on the griddle. Wholesome oatmeal turned into delicious pancakes!

Stack of banana oatmeal blender pancakes on plate with butter and syrup.
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We have been making these ridiculously simple banana oat blender pancakes for more than 10 years! Made with simple ingredients, these healthy pancakes are a great way to start your day.

They also use up those brown bananas! Everyone wins! The whole family will love these delicious, easy pancakes!

You will also love using up some brown bananas in this pumpkin banana bread, banana blueberry muffins, banana bread overnight oats or coconut banana chip muffins!

Why You Will Love These Banana Oat Blender Pancakes:

  • They are so simple to make. Just a matter of adding everything to the blender and blending until smooth. Pour the pancake batter on the griddle and a few minutes later, these banana oat pancakes will be yours! Such an easy recipe!
  • Easily adjusted for your dietary needs. Pancakes that are gluten free aren’t always the easiest to come by. But these can be easily made without gluten by using certified gluten free oats. You can also use a dairy free milk if desired.
  • Kid friendly. This is the best part about this recipe for me. Not only do the kids love to eat these, they enjoy helping make them as well. Since everything goes into the blender, it’s pretty hard to make a mess. (However, my child will always find a way !)
  • Freezer friendly. Make a few batches at once and then freeze these banana pancakes for later. For busy school mornings, having them ready to go makes things run a lot smoother for sure.
  • Easy to vary. You can add in other ingredients to give them your own personal flare. Toss in chocolate chips, blueberries, chopped pecans, add some pumpkin spice, a touch of nutmeg and so much more!
Stack of banana oat pancakes with butter and maple syrup and blueberries and granola on the plate.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • banana: you want overripe bananas. There should be lots of browning on the peel and soft. This will make for nice, sweet fluffy pancakes.
  • rolled oats: rolled oats are best for this recipe. When you blend up the ingredients, it will act as oat flour. Quick oats can be used as well but I do not recommend steel-cut oats. Gluten free oats will work great–make sure the package says “certified gluten free.”
  • egg: a large egg is ideal
  • milk: use the milk you have on hand and prefer. I have made these with whole milk, unsweetened almond milk and 2% milk and have had great success with all of them. Another dairy free milk such as oat milk, soy milk, cashew milk, etc. should work as well!
  • sea salt: just a touch for added flavor
  • vanilla: use real vanilla extract for the best flavor
  • baking powder: this will help give these a slight lift. Make sure your baking powder is not expired.
  • cinnamon: adjust to taste. You can also add a pinch of nutmeg if desired to these oatmeal blender pancakes.
  • optional add ins: lots to choose from but some ideas: chopped pecans, walnuts, mini chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, fresh blueberries, sprinkles and more!

Step-By-Step Instructions:

  • Add oats to your blender (or a food processor will work) and process until the oats are a fine, flour consistency. While you technically don’t have to do this step, I prefer it to make sure that the pancakes are a smooth fluffy texture versus gritty.
  • Add the remaining ingredients (except any add-ins like pecans or other ingredients) and blend until smooth. If the batter seems too thick, add more milk, 1-2 tablespoons at a time. Allow batter to sit for several minutes before cooking.
  • Over medium heat, oil or butter your griddle or skillet. Pour batter making approximately 3-4 inch circles, leaving space.
  • Allow the pancakes to heat 1-2 minutes until bubbles form around the edges and flip. Heat until cooked through.
  • Serve immediately with favorite toppings.

Notes and Pro-Tips:

  • This is a fairly small batch recipe but easy to double and triple. This blender pancake recipe makes about 6 pancakes, depending on the size you make yours. If you have lots of mouths to feed, I suggest doubling or tripling the recipe.
  • Can you make these pancakes gluten free? You most certainly can! Use gluten free rolled oats and you are good to go!
  • I typically use whole milk when I make these blender banana oatmeal pancakes but you can easily vary the milk. I find the flavor to be best for our taste. A non-dairy milk or even 2% or another type of milk will work. I have also used unsweetened vanilla almond milk and loved them as well.
  • Lots of fun ways to enjoy these aside from the traditional butter and realy maple syrup. Consider spreading your favorite nut butter or peanut butter all over them. Top with some vanilla yogurt. A nice berry compote or even some jam is great. And don’t forget some fresh berries!


These banana blender pancakes are great to freeze and store as leftovers which I why it’s such a great recipe! I actually find that freezing is the best way to store them.

You can refrigerate leftovers for up to 5 days in an airtight container or sealed plastic bag. However, after cooling completely, you can freeze in a freezer safe container or bag for up to 3 months.

Pop them in the microwave to warm up leftover pancakes and serve with your favorite toppings.

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5 from 13 votes

Banana Oat Blender Pancakes

Breakfast doesn't get much easier than these Banana Oat Blender Pancakes. Prepped and ready in about 20 minutes from start to finish! Toss everything in the blender and pour straight on the pan. Wholesome oatmeal turned into delicious pancakes!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 small pancakes


  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 c milk of choice, more as desired to thin out batter
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon, more to taste
  • 2-3 tsp maple syrup or honey, optional
  • Optional: chopped pecans or walnuts
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  • Process oats in blender or food processor until they become a flour or fine powder consistency. (You may skip this step and add the oats along with other ingredients if desired, I like to make sure the oats are a fine, flour texture for best results).
  • Add in all other ingredients (aside from add-ins). Process until combined. If they seem thick with just the 1/3 cup milk, add a tablespoon or two more!
  • Pour batter onto oiled or buttered hot skillet or pancake griddle on medium heat. Add walnuts or pecans if desired. Wait until edges bubble and flip.
  • Serve with fresh fruit, butter, and a drizzle of real maple syrup!


This makes about 4-6 3-4 inch pancakes so if you have quite a few mouths to feed, just double or even triple the batch.


Calories: 90kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 28mg, Sodium: 18mg, Potassium: 232mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 66IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 65mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Michelle says:

    5 stars
    We make pancakes every weekend and are always looking for new versions to try. These look so good, will have to try them this weekend.

    1. Lorie says:

      Pancake weekends for the win!!

  2. Julie says:

    These look so good! I make pancakes every weekend with my 3 year old and we try a new recipe each week. Can’t wait to add these to the list.

    1. Lorie says:

      Loving that weekly tradition!

  3. Krista Price says:

    5 stars
    YES! I have all of the ingredients this recipe calls for (thank goodness because there’s a foot of snow on the ground and I’m certainly not leaving my house anytime soon). I’m going to make these in the morning! I’ll let you know how it goes.

    1. Lorie says:

      Isn’t that the best feeling?!

  4. Tammy says:

    5 stars
    I am sooooo trying this tomorrow 😮 I bought two bunches of bananas today not realizing I had already picked them up lol so now I have all these bananas on hand. These blender pancakes are now on the menu ;D

    1. Lorie says:

      Ha, been thee, done that. Enjoy!!!

  5. Farwin says:

    5 stars
    They look perfect! We love pancakes here and will be adding one more recipe to our list.

    1. Lorie says:

      Yay! So good to hear, thanks!

  6. Ruchi says:

    5 stars
    Healthy nutritious pancakes for our next breakfast! Love that you used blender here, saves tons of time.

    1. Lorie says:

      The blender for the win!!!

  7. Eileen Kelly says:

    5 stars
    I love the flavors to these pancakes. The oats are so healthy and full of flavor. The spices add another level of deliciousness! Such a great start to any day. I want to make a huge batch and freeze some for meal prep/

    1. Lorie says:

      They freeze well so that’s a great idea. Thanks!

  8. Jennifer says:

    5 stars
    I love these pancakes…..so easy to make and delicious!!! Love that I can use my blender to make them too!

    1. Lorie says:

      So glad to hear you enjoyed them Jennifer! Thanks so much!

  9. Donna says:

    5 stars
    Love how quick and easy these are, perfect for busy mornings when the kids are still demanding pancakes for breakfast 🙂

    1. Lorie says:


  10. Dominique | Perchance to Cook says:

    Love the idea of adding oats to pancakes in this way. I normally have oatmeal in the morning but I’m getting bored of it. Going to try this!

    1. Lorie says:

      Great way to switch things up! Love my oats!