Banana Oat Pancakes


(Updated 09/17/21)

A recipe for delicious three-ingredient pancake, celebrating common household ingredients. Top with your pick of fruit for a nutritious, and scrummy, start to the day!

Stack of banana oat pancakes topped with fruit and yoghurt.

These pancakes require only a few simple ingredients – so simple, that if you were to stop reading this right now and head to the kitchen to whip them up, you’d possibly have everything needed on hand (oats, eggs and banana!). The prep time is minimal too – just throw everything in a blender and blitz into a batter.

Nutritious Pancakes

  • The eggs are nutritional powerhouses of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants; as well as being a great source of protein, a highly satiating nutrient (meaning it’ll help your hunger sail smoothly from breakfast to your next meal).
  • The oats provide a fantastic source dietary fibre which helps keep your digestive system running smoothly.
  • The banana provides energy, as well as natural sweetness, making these pancakes totally free of any added refined-sugars – kind of sweet in itself, right?
Banana oat pancake stack with fresh fruit.

Easy as

My biggest trouble with tampering with classic pancake recipes is the batter often doesn’t stick together too well, and they become difficult to flip or turn during cooking – when we start subtracting this or adding that ingredient in, things can often start to turn a bit wonky. These are fabulous though – leave them for a minute or so each side, and you’ll have no problem.

Banana Oat Pancakes

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Serving Size: 1


  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 23 cup dry oats
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • Oil, for frying


  • Blend all the ingredients together in a blender or food processor until you have a smooth batter. You want the batter pourable, but not too runny!
  • Heat up the oil on a fry pan on a medium heat. Pour circles of the batter onto the pan and cook each side for 1-2 minutes. Hot tip: to get perfect pancake circles pour the pancake batter out of a small milk jug into the pan. Enjoy!


Serving suggestion: Top cooked pancakes with fresh fruit, yoghurt (to keep dairy-free use coconut yoghurt), or a drizzle of maple syrup.

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  1. Yummy these look good. I haven’t made oaty pancakes for ages (or any pancakes for that matter!) I’m like you and generally make these for a weekend breakfast, and I think I might have them this weekend now. Thanks for the inspiration

    • Thanks Nicola! Right – and aren’t pancakes too good to only keep to the weekends? I hope you like them! xx

  2. Thanks for sharing this beautiful recipe, it came out delicious 🙂 I want to make this recipe again, but I have no bananas left, is there any possibility to sub the bananas for applesauce? If possible, how much applesauce should I put instead?

    • So glad you liked it! I haven’t tried them with applesauce before so i couldn’t say, however you should def give it a go! I would start by adding a little then working your way up to a pourable consistency. Let me know how it goes 🙂 x

    • Hi Becky! Thank you for your message, I am so glad you enjoyed them. You’re blog is a really neat idea :). Do you have a link to this book? I haven’t seen that one yet xx

  3. These are amazing. Whipped them up for a quick lunch with the kids and they disappeared. Definitely need a double batch next time and they will be added to the school lunches for sure!

  4. My boy loves pancakes and I was looking for a healthier alternative, I have tried flour substitutes and other recipes but this is the best so far, I wont look any further actually, cooked well, a filling recipe with the oats, easy as, and most importantly my son loved them…I loved them too. Yummy!

    • Hi Wai!

      Thanks for your feedback, so happy to hear you and your boy like the recipe!

      Enjoy x

  5. 5 stars
    Absolutely love this recipe! Has been my go-to for a couple years now and have all my family members hooked too hehe thank you Danijela!

    • Thanks so much for the kind feedback Maddie! 🙂 I love these ones too. So neat to hear your family are fans also – thanks for introducing them to the recipe <3