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    This delicious banana oat pancake recipe is so easy to throw together. Seven simple ingredients, no added sugar, vegan, and quick prep time make for a great breakfast recipe for any day of the week. These can easily be made gluten-free by replacing the all purpose flour with additional oat flour.

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    Banana Oat Pancakes

    Pancakes are a huge favorite when it comes to breakfast in our house. My three-year-old has been requesting pancakes since she first started talking. She absolutely loves this banana oat pancake recipe, from start to finish. I think kids get a lot more enjoyment out of food when they are involved with preparing it. When we make these pancakes, she is able to help out with a lot of the prep and particularly enjoys creating Mickey’s features with chocolate chips. She then devours them without any syrup or jam on top.

    In general, pancakes are really easy to whip up from scratch. With only seven ingredients, these are as easy as they come. Plus, they are vegan and have no added sugar.

    Healthier Pancakes

    Instead of denying my family’s endless pancake requests, I decided to focus on creating a healthier pancake recipe that I am comfortable serving multiple times a week. It has definitely been a gradual transition to our current no-added-sugar recipe. I use a banana instead of an egg, and the banana provides plenty of sweetness for us. If your current recipe calls for more than one tablespoon of sugar per cup of flour, then my recipe may not make the cut for you (for now). However, if you are looking to make a change, then I suggest slowing eliminating the added sugar over time until you no longer realize it is gone.

    Helpful Notes

    Additions/Substitutions:

    Don’t have oat flour? Grind up some oats with a food processor or even a coffee grinder. You can also substitute all purpose flour, but should decrease the liquid to 3/4 cup if you do.

    Gluten free? You can easily make these with 1 cup of oat flour instead of half oat flour half all-purpose and increase the almond milk to 1 cup instead of 3/4 cup.

    Don’t have very ripe bananas? You can still make these! If I find myself in that situation, I usually add a little sweetener to the batter, such as maple syrup or honey, in addition to the green(ish) banana.

    Don’t have bananas at all? You can replace the banana with one egg. You will probably want to add a sweetener in this case. If you replace the banana with an egg, make sure to try this recipe when you do have ripe bananas, because they are much more delicious!

    Don’t have almond milk? Feel free to experiment with other milks and let me know how they turn out.

    Finding the right consistency:

    I like to use a spoon to scoop out some batter and then pour back into the bowl from several inches above. My desired consistency will pool on the surface for a few seconds before incorporating with the rest of the batter. If it immediately incorporates, then it is too runny for my liking. You can experiment to find your preference.

    Toppings/Mix-ins

    I highly recommend using real maple syrup or jam as a topping. My favorite jams to use are my homemade strawberry jam and Crofter’s Organic SuperFruit Spread.

    We almost always add in blueberries and/or chocolate chips.

    Please let me know if you experiment with any mix-ins or toppings. We are always open to trying new things!

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    Banana Oat Pancakes

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    Yield: 3 Servings
    Prep Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes

    This delicious banana oat pancake recipe is so easy to throw together. Seven simple ingredients, no added sugar, vegan, and quick prep time make for a great breakfast recipe for any day of the week. These can easily be made gluten-free by replacing the all purpose flour with additional oat flour.

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup oat flour
    • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 medium ripe banana, mashed
    • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or your milk of choice)
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

    Instructions

    1

    Mix flours, baking powder, and salt in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.

    2

    In a separate bowl, mash the banana.

    3

    Mix in vanilla and almond milk.

    4

    Stir in the dry ingredients in and then allow mixture to rest for 10-15 minutes. The oat flour requires a resting period to absorb the liquid and will be somewhat runny when first mixed.

    5

    Meanwhile, preheat your skillet or griddle to medium/medium-high heat.

    6

    Grease your skillet (if necessary), and then pour batter to your shape and size preference.

    7

    Optional: After pouring into pan, add in blueberries or chocolate chips.

    8

    Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side.

    9

    Top with real maple syrup, jam (my favorite!), or eat them plain.

    Nutrition

    • Serving Size: 2 pancakes (1/3 cup of batter each)
    • 175 Calories
    • 35g Carbohydrates
    • 2.3g Fat
    • 3.4g Fiber
    • 4.8g Protein
    • 4.7g Sugar
    Estimated per-serving amount

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    4 Comments

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    Michelle
    March 6, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    My husband and I are trying to eat healthier this year. These pancakes look amazing! Saving for later!

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    Sandra
    March 11, 2019 at 8:11 am

    Those pictures looks amazing! I’ll have to try these out soon!

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    Tiffany
    March 15, 2019 at 3:36 am

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    Tiffany

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