Banana-Oatmeal Pancakes

Fitness Magazine featured this recipe in October 2012, and I just had to save it. Using oats, banana and milk overrides the guilt of eating a few pancakes for breakfast on a Saturday morning. Using ripe bananas made them sweet enough to eat without syrup. The recipe is from Vegan Cooking for Carnivores by Roberto Martin – given how easy and tasty these pancakes were, I’m definitely checking out this book. I made a big batch and froze them for a quick weekday breakfast – see detailed note below for instructions on freezing.

(Makes 8-10 pancakes)

  • 1 1/2 cup soy milk
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp baking powder

1) Puree milk and oats in a blender till smooth.

2) Add bananas, flour, salt, and baking powder and blend for few seconds.

3) Let batter sit for 10 minutes while heating a non-stick skillet. (I use a non-stick electric griddle so I can make 6-7 pancakes at the same time.)

4) Pour 1/4 cup batter and cook till air bubbles appear and underside is golden brown. Flip and cook again.

5) Top with sliced banana, toasted and chopped walnuts, and maple syrup.

NOTE: If you are not vegan, any milk can be substituted. Do not over mix the batter as it will result in flat pancakes.

MAKE AHEAD: I cooled the pancakes on a rack (the first two pictures below are of  savory Spinach & Buttermilk Pancakes – I forgot to take photos of the banana pancakes, but you get the idea) and layered them between pieces of waxed paper. Place in a freezer bag and remove all air before sealing. Once frozen, they can be reheated in the microwave for about 30-45 seconds.

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4 thoughts on “Banana-Oatmeal Pancakes

  1. This is fantastic Narmada. My kids would probably eat pancakes everyday if I made them. Loved a different take on them……definitely make them tomorrow…..I have a whole bag of oatmeal and was trying to think of what I could possibly make with them ( can’t stand oatmeal cookies) . Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  2. Made them this morning….and must say, saw my 4 yr old eat 4 pancakes for the first time and ask for more. We tried it with walnuts, bananas, maple syrup, nutella and butter and liked them all. Something tells me that this one will be a regular on Saturday mornings 🙂

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