Breakfast doesn't get much easier than these Banana Oat Blender Pancakes. Toss everything in the blender and pour straight on the griddle. Wholesome oatmeal turned into delicious pancakes!
We have been making these ridiculously simple banana oat blender pancakes for more than 10 years! They are a simple, nutritious way to start your day. They also use up those brown bananas! Everyone wins!
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 batter on the griddle and a few minutes later, these banana oat pancakes will be yours!
- 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!
- banana: you want a very ripe banana that is browning on the peel and soft. This will make for nice, sweet pancakes
- rolled oats: rolled oats are best for this recipe. When you blend up the ingredients, it will act as a flour in the banana oat pancakes.
- egg: a large egg is ideal
- milk: use the milk you have on hand and prefer. I have made these with whole milk, almond milk and 2% milk and have had great success with all of them. Another dairy free milk 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.
- optional add ins: lots to choose from but some ideas: chopped pecans, walnuts, mini chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, blueberries, sprinkles and more!
Notes and Pro-Tips:
- 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. I find the flavor to be best for our taste. I have also used unsweetened vanilla almond milk and loved them as well.
- If you want these pancakes to be a bit sweeter aside from the sweetness you get from the bananas, add in a teaspoon or two of your favorite sweetener.
- Lots of fun ways to enjoy these aside from the traditional butter and 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!
Hope you enjoy these soon!
Other Breakfast Recipes:
- Blueberry French Toast Muffins
- Zucchini Bread Pancakes
- Vanilla Donuts
- Easy Homemade Pop Tarts
- Dairy Free Pancakes
- Banana Blueberry Muffins
Banana Oat Blender Pancakes
- Process oats in food processor until they become a flour consistency. (This may take a bit of time, but if you don’t process to a flour, pancakes will be gritty.)
- Add in banana and egg. Process until a smooth texture.
- Add in milk, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon. Process until combined. If they seem thick with just the ¼ cup milk, add a touch more!
- Warm up the griddle and use whatever oil, butter or ghee to grease it up and then spoon batter to form pancakes. Add walnuts or pecans if desired. Wait until edges bubble and flip.