Banana oat pancakes are my go-to recipe whenever I feel like having pancakes. Why are they my go-to? They’re delicious, fairly healthy, simple, and hey, you can use that banana on your counter that’s about to rot! This recipe is pretty basic, but it has my specialty quirks.
- 1 ripe banana
- 1/2 c rolled oats
- 1 egg or flax egg (2tbsp ground flax and 4 tbsp hot water)
- baking powder
- 1 tbsp ground flax seeds*
- 1 tbsp chia seeds*
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon*
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract*
- salt to taste*
- maple syrup/honey/agave/berry compote/nutella*
So this is pretty easy; blend everything together just until it’s combined. Now let the batter sit for 10-15 minutes, and then you’re ready to cook some delicious pancakes! If your batter appears too thin, it will thicken while you wait; if your batter looks too thick, add some milk or water until its slightly thinner.
When cooking the pancakes, you can use a non-stick skillet or use a bit of oil or butter, so they don’t stick. They should only need to be cooked a few minutes on each side until they’re ready. I will say if you make them smaller, they’ll cook through better and faster. The tell-tale sign for flipping them is when bubbles start to appear around the edges and throughout the pancake.
Top with whatever you want and enjoy!
*All completely optional.