Blender Banana Oat Pancakes
I love a lazy Saturday or Sunday morning complete with a stack of homemade pancakes and coffee. While I typically prefer savory breakfast foods, sometimes I just crave pancakes. My biggest complaint about pancakes is you eat them and then not too long after, I’m feeling hungry again despite eating a heavy breakfast.
Oats are a great alternative for adding to your pancake batter that make them both more filling and nutritious. Oats can help lower blood sugar levels and contain a soluble fiber, leaving you feeling fuller longer. These Blender Banana Oat Pancakes are super quick to mix up. I like to use my Vitamix to blend old fashioned oats in with ripe banana and just a few other simple ingredients for a more hearty and nutritious breakfast alternative to a regular stack of pancakes!
Recipe Tips and Suggestions:
- I use old fashioned oats for this recipe since they are less broken down than quick oats.
- You will need a high powered blender for the batter to be the best consistency. You want the oats to be grounded down enough – basically making oat flour.
- On that note – if you don’t have a high-powered blender, you can still make these using store bought oat flour and can just mix in a bowl rather than in a blender (or you can still use a lower-powered blender to blend it up).
- You will want to use overripe bananas for this recipe, like what you would use for making banana bread.
- Note that this recipe only makes about 2 servings. You may be able to stretch it to 3 if serving to kids, but since the recipe doesn’t include wheat flour, it doesn’t stretch as far.
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 2/3 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or to taste)
- Add all ingredients to a high powered blender (like a Vitamix)*. Blend until the oats are mostly broken up, about 2 minutes. Let batter sit for 5-10 minutes.
- Heat griddle or pan over medium high heat. Add a pat of butter. Drop batter to make desired size pancakes, flip once top begins to bubble. Cook on remaining side until golden. Serve with butter, syrup, and fresh fruit.
If you do not have a high-powered blender, I recommend using store bought oat flour in place of raw oats.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 263Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 513mgCarbohydrates: 60gFiber: 6gSugar: 27gProtein: 5g