There’s something about starting your day with a tasty, nutritious breakfast that just makes everything seem to go right. And while many of our breakfast recipes focus on meal-prep and grab-and-go options, it’s always nice to have a warm, wholesome breakfast when you have the time. Especially one that will bring the whole family around the breakfast table like this vegan banana oat pancakes recipe will.
Why you’ll love this vegan banana oat pancakes recipe:
- Cleaning up after this recipe is super easy. This recipe uses a blender to combine ingredients, which makes it a bit quicker to make and much easier clean up afterwards. Who doesn’t love that?
- The pancakes will be super fluffy. These banana oat pancakes don’t use any oil, butter or dairy so to get the perfect fluff, we add baking soda to the mix. Just be careful to add the right amount of baking soda if you adjust this recipe for additional or fewer servings.
- This recipe is very forgiving (as are most pancake recipes). You can substitute flours, plant milks and serving sizes quickly without affecting fluff or taste of the pancakes. The forgive-fulness of these pancakes also make them a great option for anyone who is new to cooking.
How to make these banana oat pancakes perfect:
- Don’t make the batter too thin: If the batter is too thin (i.e. liquid-y) then the pancakes will come out thinner… which you definitely don’t want! Make the pancake batter on the thicker side and enjoy the fluffiness. This batter will probably be a bit thicker than you’re used to with most pancake recipes. Don’t be alarmed.
- Don’t skip the toppings: Top these pancakes with your favorite fruit (I recommend blueberries or strawberries). Just add your favorite fruit to a micro-wave safe bowl and cover them with syrup. Heat them for a few seconds and then cover your pancakes. Applesauce, banana slices and even chocolate make other great options for topping them.
- This recipe can be gluten-free: To make this recipe gluten-free, just replace the oats with buckwheat flour. Just keep in mind that you’ll likely have to use a bit more milk to create a batter with the perfect consistency – this is because buckwheat flour tends to be a bit thicker and stickier than most other flours.
- These pancakes will cook like any other pancake: Just put the batter on the heated skillet, allow the batter for bubble and for the sides to stiffen a bit, then flip the pancake and allow it to cook for another 60 seconds or so. Try to resist the urge to ‘flatten’ the pancake and just let them get nice and fluffy!
Other vegan recipes you may enjoy:
Banana bread recipe: This simple banana bread recipe uses common ingredients to create the perfect, fluffy bread every time.
Baked oatmeal bars recipe: These oatmeal bars are the perfect option for the on-the-go vegan who never knows when they may need a healthy, nutritious snack.
Overnight oats recipe: An ideal option to make-ahead to have a delicious grab-and-go breakfast option in the morning.
Vegan Banana Oat Pancakes Recipe
- 2 medium bananas (mashed)
- 2 oz oats
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- olive oil
- strawberries, bananas and maple syrup (optional)
- In a bowl, mash the bananas
- Add the oats, maple syrup, water then combine
- Add the baking powder then combine
- Spread olive oil on a frying pan over medium heat
- Add an even amount of pancake mix to the pan and heat until golden brown
- Flip and heat the opposite side until golden brown
- Repeat the cooking process using the remaining pancake mix, this recipe should create3 pancakes in total
- Top with sliced strawberries or bananas and maple syrup (if desired)