3-ingredient banana oat pancakes that are vegan (dairy-free, egg-free), gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and very easy to make! They 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 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!
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 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 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 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 and #elavegan because I would love to see your remakes! 🙂
Make sure to also check out my other gluten-free & vegan pancake recipes:
Banana oat pancakes
- I recommend using a kitchen scale for this recipe. You can easily switch between US and metric measurements underneath the ingredient list.
- 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!
- 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.
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