3 Ingredient Banana Oat Pancakes

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Start your day off with a delicious and nutritious breakfast with these three ingredient banana oat pancakes. All you need is a ripe banana, some quick-cooking oats, and an egg to make this simple and satisfying meal.

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If you’re looking for a quick and easy breakfast option, these pancakes are a great choice. They are super simple to make and made with only 3 ingredients. Just mix the ingredients together and cook them up in a pan or on a griddle.

Whether you’re short on time or just looking for a healthy breakfast option, these banana oat pancakes are a great choice. They’re packed with nutrients and protein, and will give you sustained energy throughout the morning.

The next time you’re looking for a filling breakfast that’s also quick and easy to make, give these healthy pancakes a try.

Ingredients

All you need for these three-ingredient pancakes is a small, very ripe banana, some oats, and an egg. That’s it!

3 ingredients for banana oat pancake recipe.

These pancakes are healthy and delicious, and they’ll definitely satisfy your morning hunger. The banana provides natural sweetness and plenty of potassium, while the oats give you fiber and whole-grain goodness. And the egg binds everything together and adds protein to keep you feeling full until lunchtime.

Instructions

It’s so easy to make these pancakes! Just combine the ingredients together well and then cook the batter on a hot griddle or in a frying pan.

Combine ingredients

There’s no need to mash the banana first if you are using a food processor or blender. Just toss the ingredients into the machine.

3 ingredients in food processor.

Then pulse and or purée the ingredients together until a smooth pancake bater is formed. If you want to combine the ingredients by hand, you’ll need to finely chop the rolled oats or quick oats and mash the banana first.

pancake batter in food processor.

Cook

Grease a pan or griddle with cooking spray or butter. Preheat the cooking surface to medium heat. Pour about two tablespoons of pancake batter onto the pan or griddle for each pancake.

initial cooking on griddle.

Cook the batter until each pancake is golden brown on both sides. It should take about 2 to 3 minutes per side.

final cooking on griddle.

Tips

  • Spice it up. Add some cinnamon or other spices to the batter for an extra flavor boost.
  • Try add-ins. If you want a heartier version, add some chopped nuts or chocolate chips to the batter.
  • Make them richer. Add a little milk or cream to the batter to give it a richer flavor. Unsweetened almond milk can be added instead to keep them dairy free.

Serving suggestions

These gluten-free pancakes are delicious on their own, but you can also top them with your favorite toppings. Fresh fruit, raspberry compote, stewed pears, sliced bananas, nut butter, yogurt, honey, and or syrup are all great options.

If you’re feeling extra indulgent, you could even add some chocolate chips to the batter before cooking. No matter how you top them, these pancakes are sure to hit the spot.

banana oat pancakes stack topped with banana slices.

FAQs

Are oat banana pancakes healthy?

Oat banana pancakes are a healthy, delicious breakfast option. Made with just a few simple ingredients, they are packed with nutrients and fiber. Oat banana pancakes are a great way to start your day!

Why are my banana oat pancakes mushy?

There are a few reasons why your banana oat pancakes might be mushy. One possibility is that you didn’t cook them long enough. Make sure to cook the pancakes until they’re golden brown on both sides. Another possibility is that there is too much liquid in the batter so only add a small amount if used. Finally, over-ripe bananas can also make for mushy pancakes, so try using bananas that are just starting to turn brown.

How do you blend in oats without a blender or food processor?

You can use a coffee grinder to blend oats into a powder. Just add a few oats at a time and pulse until they’re the desired consistency. You can also use a mortar and pestle to grind them into a powder. Another option is to finely chop them with a knife or chopping tool.

banana oat pancakes with fork bite.

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3 Ingredient Banana Oat Pancakes

Start your day off with these simple pancakes made with just three ingredients. They are a quick and easy breakfast idea that is delicious and nutritious.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword 3 ingredient banana oat pancakes, 3 ingredient banana pancakes, 3 ingredient pancakes
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 123kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 small very ripe banana
  • cup rolled oats
  • 1 large egg

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a small food processor or blender. Purée until ingredients are well combined.
  • Drop heaping tablespoonful of mixture onto lightly greased griddle or skillet. There should be enough pancake batter for 6 small pancakes.
  • Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes until the edges and bottom are set. Then flip and cook the other side until set, about 1 minute more.

Notes

Add some cinnamon or other spices to the batter for an extra flavor boost.
If you want a heartier version, add some chopped nuts or chocolate chips to the batter.
Add a little milk or cream to the batter to give it a richer flavor. Unsweetened almond milk can be added instead to keep them dairy free.

Nutrition

Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 161IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg

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