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Healthy gluten free banana oatmeal pancakes that are easy, sweet, fluffy, and hands down the best breakfast for kids and adults! Made in a blender, these vegan oatmeal pancakes are fun to make, and even more fun to eat!

One of my all time favorite combinations is bananas with oatmeal so what better way to enjoy it than in the form of banana oatmeal pancakes?! These easy oatmeal pancakes are completely gluten free, vegan, and taste incredible.

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Trust me, everyone one is going to love this twist on pancakes!

What makes these blender oatmeal pancakes great:

These pancakes require zero patience and are easily made in a blender, aka they are everyone’s best friend when you’re just hungry in the morning and don’t want to think about how long you have to wait until breakfast.

Plus, there are only 5 main ingredients that go into these banana oatmeal pancakes, and these are pretty easy ingredients to get (nothing exotically named or hard to come by in a normal grocery store here!).

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Not only that, but these healthy vegan pancakes are also completely:


Dairy Free

Gluten Free

Nut Free

No Sugar Added/Low Sugar

Packed with vegan protein

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How are these pancakes packed with protein? Simple. Oats are not just a satisfying carb. In fact, per serving, oats contain about 5 grams of protein. You then add in the protein from the flaxseed and the dairy free milk (pea milk contains more protein than most dairy free milks).

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Now, while this is a no-sugar-added pancake recipe, we are using banana. If you question banana’s health benefits (I mean, this is the Banana Diaries after all!), then I highly recommend checking out this article on the benefits of bananas. It’s science based and shows that bananas are a lot more than just carbs!

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Now that you’re ready to make these pancakes, just put on “Banana Pancakes” by Jack Johnson while you’re flipping, and you’ll be set!

Ingredients for Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

The ingredients for these oatmeal pancakes is really simple. They’re basically vegan pantry staples.

For these gluten free banana oatmeal pancakes, you’ll need:

  • Rolled oats (gluten free if needed, we’ll blend these into an oat flour)
  • Banana
  • Cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder
  • Dairy free milk
  • Flaxseed
  • Vanilla extract
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Simple right? I recommend using a pancake griddle to make these, and really all pancakes, but you can also use a cast iron skillet or sauté pan (though the latter is not highly recommended!).

It took me a while to convert to a pancake griddle, but now I refuse to make pancakes any other way! The one I got was only $35 and it’s lasted me about 8 years now, so I’m pretty happy with it. Plus, it makes making vegan pancakes in batches a lot faster.

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In fact, this whole recipe only took me 15 minutes start to finish.

How to make vegan banana oatmeal pancakes in a blender

To make oatmeal pancakes, start by:

  1. Pulsing the oats into an oat flour, then adding in the remaining dry ingredients and pulsing all together.
  2. Add in the remaining wet ingredients and blend.
  3. Then heat a pancake griddle with a little olive or coconut oil, and spoon the batter onto the hot griddle, cook for 2-3 minutes, then flip to cook for another 30 seconds-1 minute.
  4. Plate and serve!

*if you are making this recipe baby friendly, please see recipe card below!

When to flip oatmeal pancakes:

This part can get tricky, especially for pancakes made from oat flour. Usually, you’ll see the pancakes start to bubble on the top. That’s a sure sign that you can flip them.

However, with oat flour pancakes, it’s a bit different. I notice that the pancakes are ready to flip when the edges of the pancake look “set” (meaning not wet). This takes about 2-3 minutes.

Then flip then and allow them to cook for another 30 seconds to 1 minute. There’s no way to tell here when they’re ready, but they should feel bouncy when you press a spatula on the top.

What to top banana pancakes with:

Of course, more bananas! Well, that’s a given, but here are a few of my favorite healthy pancake topping combinations:

  • coconut cream and fresh fruit
  • bananas, chocolate chips, and peanut butter (or any nut butter)
  • banana coins and coconut flakes
  • Homemade strawberry jam and peanut butter
  • A pat of vegan butter and a drizzle of maple syrup (a true classic!)
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How to freeze pancakes:

Have leftovers? Not a problem! Simply store these vegan oatmeal pancakes in an airtight container or plastic bag once they’ve cooled. They’ll stay fresh for about 1-2 months in the freezer.

When ready to reheat, you can simply heat the oven to 300F and let them heat on a piece of tin foil for 7-10 minutes, or you can place them on a microwave-safe plate and heat for 1 minute.

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Everyone in your house will be raving about these pancakes! They’re wonderful for a weekend brunch or easy breakfast whenever you want! Also great for meal prep!

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If you try these oatmeal pancakes, let me know down below in the comments section. As always, I love to see your beautiful creations on Instagram and Pinterest, so be sure to tag me there.

Happy pancake flipping!

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Gluten Free Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

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  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 68 pancakes 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Griddle
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Healthy gluten free banana oatmeal pancakes that are easy, sweet, fluffy, and hands down the best breakfast for kids and adults! Made in a blender, these vegan oatmeal pancakes are fun to make, and even more fun to eat!


  • 2 cups sprouted oats
  • 1 tbsp baking powder* (see note for baby friendly)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda* (see note for baby friendly)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 large banana, mashed
  • 1 cup coconut or almond milk
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed mixed with 1/3 cup filtered water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Optional: 1/4 cup pea protein


  1. In a large food processor, pulse oats until it’s a grainy flour (some chunks of oats should still be visible, but most of it should be a flour).
  2. Add in the baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and sea salt (add in optional pea protein if desired here as well), and pulse again to combine.
  3. Add in mashed banana,  dairy free milk, ground flaxseed mixture, and vanilla.
  4. Blend until the batter is consistent and there are no more banana chunks. Set aside.
  5. Heat a pancake griddle or large skillet with a little coconut oil and spoon about 1/4 cup of the batter per pancake.
  6. Cook for 2-3 minutes and flip. You’ll see that the sides of the pancake will look set- that’s when you’ll flip. This pancake batter won’t bubble like traditional pancake batter. Cook for another 1 minute and then plate. Repeat until all the batter is used.
  7. Serve with bananas, fresh blueberries, chocolate chips, and maple syrup!


For baby friendly option: cook ground oats with dairy-free milk. Once oatmeal is cooked, allow it to cool for 10 minutes, then add in the banana and flaxseed (if old enough to consume), and blend. Omit the cinnamon, vanilla, baking soda, and baking powder.


  • Serving Size: 1 pancake, no toppings
  • Calories: 142
  • Sugar: 2.5 g
  • Sodium: 32.2 mg
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.7 g
  • Fiber: 4.1 g
  • Protein: 4.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
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