3-ingredient banana oat pancakes that are vegan (dairy-free, egg-free), gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and very easy to make! These oat flour pancakes are perfect for breakfast or as a healthy dessert.
What do you normally eat for breakfast? Granola? Toast? Just fruit? A smoothie? Porridge? Something savory, or nothing at all? What about a delicious and easy breakfast made with plant-based wholefood ingredients, like these healthy vegan banana pancakes?
I love to make pancakes on weekends and serve them with banana, maple syrup or chocolate sauce. You can add dairy-free chocolate chips or just fruit to make them even healthier.
Some people might fear that pancakes contain too much fat, sodium, and calories. But don’t be afraid because these banana oatmeal pancakes are pretty healthy!
3-Ingredient Oat Flour Pancakes
Turn your regular “boring” oatmeal into pancakes! This recipe contains only 3 simple main ingredients and is furthermore very easy to make. The total time to make this vegan breakfast is about 20 minutes. Check the printable recipe below for measurements!
The three basic ingredients are:
- Oat flour
- Plant-based milk
Oat flour: I always use regular oats, which I process in an electric spice/coffee grinder. It works like a charm and is also cheaper than store-bought oat flour. If you are a celiac, make sure to use certified gluten-free oats. Check the recipe notes below for an oat substitute!
Plant-based milk: I prefer using lite coconut milk, however, you could also use any other plant-based milk with the addition of one tablespoon oil.
Banana: If you can’t have bananas (or don’t like the flavor), I would suggest giving applesauce a try. I haven’t tested it myself, but it should work fine. 2 flax “eggs” (2 tbsp ground flax seeds mixed with 5 tbsp water) or chia eggs should work as well, but the pancakes will be less sweet.
You can also add maple syrup (or any other liquid sweetener) to make the oat flour pancakes sweeter (or drizzle it later on the finished stack). Baking powder makes the pancakes a little fluffier.
You might ask why I use oats/oat flour to make pancakes instead of all-purpose flour? Oats taste good, they are healthy, rich in fiber, protein, magnesium and especially manganese. They also contain lots of phosphorus, selenium, zinc and vitamin B1.
Oats contain beta-glucans which have been shown to contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels. Beta-glucans is also a type of soluble fiber that slows down the absorption of carbohydrates into the bloodstream.
Oats are furthermore very affordable. All together, there are so many reasons to consume oats more often.
How To Make Vegan Banana Oat Pancakes?
Below you can see 6 process shots. These oatmeal pancakes are really simple, everyone can make them:
PHOTOS 1+2: Mash the banana with a fork.
PHOTOS 3+4: Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. It works best with a whisk.
PHOTO 5: I use a heaping ice cream scoop for one small/medium-sized pancake. You can make larger pancakes, but they will be thinner.
PHOTO 6: Bake until golden brown, then serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
These Oatmeal Pancakes Are:
- Refined sugar-free
- Easy to make
Should you give these vegan banana oat pancakes a try, please leave a comment and rating below and don’t forget to tag me in your Instagram or Facebook post with @elavegan #elavegan because I would love to see your remakes!
Make sure to also check out my other gluten-free & vegan pancake recipes:
- Chocolate Stuffed Pancakes
- Caramel Chocolate Pancakes
- Blueberry Sheet Pan Pancakes
- Vegan Chocolate Chip Pancakes
- Pajeon – Korean Scallion Pancakes
- Apple Cinnamon Pancakes (Gluten-Free)
Banana Oat Flour Pancakes
- 1 cup (90 g) oat flour (gluten-free if needed) (see notes)
- 2/3 cup (160 ml) lite coconut milk (canned) (see notes)
- 1/2 (65 g) banana (see notes)
- 1-2 tbsp maple syrup for sweeter pancakes
- 3/4 tsp baking powder for fluffier pancakes
- pinch of salt
- I recommend measuring the ingredients in grams on a kitchen scale.
- In a bowl, mash the banana with a fork, add the other ingredients and stir with a whisk until just combined.
- Heat a little oil in a skillet over medium heat. Spoon some of the batter (I use one heaping ice cream scoop) into the hot skillet and cook the pancake on low to medium from both sides until golden brown.
- Serve with either fruit, maple syrup, a chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, or whatever you prefer. Enjoy!
Video Of The Recipe
- Oat flour: If you don't have oat flour, simply process oats (regular or certified gluten-free oats) in a blender or electric spice/coffee grinder until you have oat flour.
- You can use buckwheat flour instead of oat flour. You might need to adjust the amount of plant-based milk though.
- Canned coconut milk: If you don't want to use canned coconut milk, you can use any other plant-based milk instead with the addition of 1 tablespoon oil!
- Banana: Applesauce might work as well in this recipe but I haven't tried it yet.
- Please don't compare these pancakes with regular pancakes that are made with wheat flour (gluten!) and eggs. They can't be as fluffy as regular pancakes, but they still taste amazing!
- Recipe makes about 5 pancakes. Nutrition facts are for one pancake.
Nutrition information is an estimate and has been calculated automatically
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I made these several times and they turned out great each time, but last time I forgot to grind the oats into oat flour, so they didn’t come up great as pancakes in terms of consistency. So I added grated green apples, cinnamon, ground cloves, ground nutmeg and a bit of vanilla and poured them in a Pyrex pan and then baked in the oven, they were heavenly!!!!!
Sounds really yummy! Thanks for your feedback, Bella. 🙂
Could these be done onto a sheet pan pancake? If so how long would one cook for and what temp? Thank you so much!!
Hi Alex, please follow this recipe instead: https://elavegan.com/oven-baked-blueberry-pancakes-vegan/
these are so yummy! I just made them for My 18 month old and he smashed them! I’m wondering if I can freeze them? would love to make a huge batch and freeze them.
Hi Lauren, I am so glad you like them! Yes, freezing is fine. 🙂
When using the coconut milk, do you use the thick stuff at the top or the liquid below it in this recipe?
No, shake the can. 🙂
These are amazing! I added baking powder and they turned out so fluffy! Will definitely make these again!
Hi Carolyn, I am glad you like them! 🙂
These pancakes are so delicious. I make them on the weekends topped with fruit compote. I have previously made them with oil and plant-based milk because I didn’t have any coconut milk on hand, but I happened to have some last weekend and so tried it. It is definitely my preference because the texture is moister, but I love that there is an alternative. This is my favorite vegan breakfast! Thank you for the amazing recipe!
You are very welcome, Charmaine! Thanks for your great feedback. 🙂
Made them this morning for my daughters and me. We all loved this recipe.
I used almond milk, added the optional baking powder and forgot to add the suggested TBS of oil, but they turned out great.
Hi Arianna, I am glad they turned out great! Thanks for your feedback. 🙂
Can I use sorghum flour
Hi, it might work fine, but I never tried it. 🙂
I just made the pancakes for my 22 month boy, I made them smaller for him, used soy milk and cinnamon, they turn out delicious he had 6, so I guess it was approved ????
I lost count to how many vegan recipes I’ve tried, but yours are by far the best ones, thank you for taking the time to share it.
Aww, thanks for the compliment, Vanessa. I am so glad your boy liked them. 🙂
BEST PANCAKES IN THE WORLD!!! Thank you once again for a delicious and easy recipe. I love how these are so clean and healthy with only a few ingredients but they come out like decadent treats! I put a little baking soda in and they were the perfect fluff.
Yay, that’s amazing, Katie! I am so glad you love them. Thanks for your sweet feedback. 🙂
Thank you Ela for this wonderful recipe again. I keep making your foods and they all taste so good it’s crazy. I honestly don’t even know how many times I made this already. Brilliant!
Aww, that’s awesome, Julia! Thanks so much for your lovely feedback. 🙂
The pancakes turned out wonderful , just added dark chocolate chips as a little treat. Thank you !
You are very welcome! 🙂
I just made these and so easy and good. I also added baking powder and vanilla and cinnamon. I will make these again.
That’s amazing, Lisa! I am glad you liked them. 🙂