Healthy Banana Oatmeal Pancakes made with oats, bananas, eggs, cinnamon,
We all LOVE pancakes since they are just so good with the warm maple syrup and fruit piled on top, or chocolate chips melted inside. Perfect for a weekend breakfast and so comforting. What we don’t all love are all of the carbs and calories that come with enjoying pancakes.
Well, these helathier Banana Oatmeal Pancakes are your new bestie in the realm of pancake recipes. They contain NO FLOUR, NO Sugar and have tons of fiber and protein. Yes! Really! On top of all of that goodness, the batter is made in the blender!
Since these are so easy to make I make them weekly and keep them in the fridge all week long. Ingredients? Ground oats, mashed banana, applesauce, baking powder (gives them fluff), eggs, vanilla and cinnamon. Yum!!! Super fast to make and they are so delicious and kid-Approved!
Are these banana pancakes healthy?
Yes, they are! The combination of the eggs, banana and oats gives these gold star nutrition. And for pancakes that’s not half bad.
- Vitamin C
All of that nutrition in PANCAKES!!! I would say that is just simply marvelous!
What to expect from these banana oatmeal pancakes
- Light and fluffy
- Packed full of nutrients
- Perfectly browned on the outside and soft on the inside
- Lower in carbs and calories than tradition pancakes
- Pair great with fruit and warm maple syrup
How to make healthy Banana Pancakes
- Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until a smooth, slightly thick batter is formed. Make sure not to blend the batter too much or you will get “gummy” tasting pancakes.
- Fold in some chocolate chips or blueberries. Yum!
- Then heat up a skillet to medium-high heat and spray with cooking spray.
- Pour the pancake batter onto the hot skillet using a 1/3 cup measuring cup (this yields exactly eight pancakes).
- Once the tops start to bubble a little, flip and cook the other side until nice and brown, takes about 1-2 minutes per side based on how hot your pan is and how large you make the pancakes.
- Top with fresh fruit, more chocolate chips, and warm maple syrup.
Tips for making homemade pancakes
- Don’t over-mix the batter – This will result in “gummy” tasting pancakes and nobody wants that. We want fluffy, pancake deliciousness, right? If you want extra fluffy pancakes from this recipe then, blend only the banana and oats and then add them to a mixing bowl with the remaining ingredients and lightly stir to combine.
- Use quality ingredients – Good, ripe bananas, quick-cooking oats, unsweetened applesauce, and good vanilla extract really make these pancakes shine without any butter or flour.
- Cook the pancakes in even size’s by using a measuring cup to pour the batter. This will help yield even cooking times.
- Use a countertop griddle or cast iron pan to cook the pancakes. Using a griddle or cast-iron pan will result in a nice crisp outer crust and a soft, fluffy center. YUM!!!
- Mix in some extras like chocolate chips or blueberries for added flavor.
- 2 large ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 cups quick cooking oats
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup applesauce - you can use sugar free
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth like pancake batter. Pour into a mixing bowl and fold in extras like chocolate chips or blueberries.
- Heat up a medium size skillet or griddle to medium-high heat and spray with cooking spray.
- Once hot, pour the batter into the pan in even. sized pancakes. I used a 1/3 cup measuring cup to pour the batter.
- Once the tops of the pancakes start to bubble a little, flip and cook until light brown. About 1-2 minutes per side.
- Continue until you have made all of the pancakes. Makes about 12-15 pancakes
- Plate and top with your favorite fruit and warm maple syrup!
These pancakes can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week. Just make sure they are fully cooled before putting them in the fridge.
To reheat: Place in the microwave for 30 seconds or toast in a warm pan.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 3
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 174 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 63mg Sodium: 122mg Carbohydrates: 32g Fiber: 8g Sugar: 12g Protein: 9g
Check out these Simple Chunky Monkey Baked Oatmeal Cups. Similar ingredients and these are also great for meal prep!
You may also like these Healthy Banana Waffles from Bless This Mess. They are also super easy and so good!