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Banana Oat Pancake

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A quick and easy breakfast treat that contains no oil, egg and dairy and can be prepared with little effort.   With  oats and fresh fruit it is a wholesome start to your day.

Get excited about the toppings that can be added to it, experiment with all types of fruits,  berries and nuts to enhance the flavours.

Why not top the whole breakfast off with a large fruit smoothie to give yourself a vitamin C boost for the day. 

Using oats instead of processed white flour in pancakes offers several nutritional benefits and can be a healthier choice for many reasons:

  1. Higher Fibre Content: Oats are naturally high in dietary fibre, particularly a type of fibre called beta-glucans. Fibre helps with digestion, promotes a feeling of fullness, and can aid in regulating blood sugar levels. Pancakes made with oats are therefore more filling and may provide longer-lasting energy compared to those made with white flour, which is low in fibre.
  2. Nutrient Density: Oats are rich in essential nutrients like vitamins (especially B vitamins), minerals (such as manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium), and antioxidants. Using oats in pancakes adds these beneficial nutrients to your breakfast, providing more than just empty calories.
  3. Lower Glycemic Index: Oats have a lower glycemic index (GI) compared to white flour. Foods with a lower GI are digested and absorbed more slowly, leading to a more gradual rise in blood sugar levels. This can help prevent energy spikes and crashes, making oat-based pancakes a better choice for individuals with diabetes or those aiming for stable energy levels throughout the day.
  4. Gluten-Free Option: For people with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease, oats can be a suitable alternative to wheat flour. Make sure to choose certified gluten-free oats to avoid any cross-contamination.
  5. Heart Health: Oats are known to have heart-healthy properties. They can help lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease due to their beta-glucan content. Incorporating oats into your pancake batter is a tasty way to support heart health.

Banana Oat Pancake

Catherine BarclayCatherine Barclay
Banana oat pancakes are a delicious and nutritious breakfast option that can be made without using any oil. These pancakes are not only a healthier alternative to traditional pancakes but also a great way to use up overripe bananas.
The absence of oil in these pancakes doesn't compromise their taste or texture. In fact, the result is surprisingly light and fluffy, with a subtle banana flavour that makes them a hit with both kids and adults.
What makes these pancakes even more appealing is their versatility. You can customize them by adding toppings like fresh berries, sliced bananas, a drizzle of pure maple syrup. Whether you're following a specific dietary plan or simply trying to make healthier food choices, oil-free banana oat pancakes are a guilt-free breakfast option that proves you don't need oil to create a delicious and wholesome morning meal.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people


  • mixer
  • Non stick pan or omelete maker


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup plant based milk (I used soy)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder


  • Add all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.
  • Heat non stick frying pan or omelete maker. Add a couple of tablespoons of batter to the pan and wait until pancake bubbles and browns at the edges. (around 2 mins). Flip the pancake and cook for a further 2 mins.
  • Serve with lemon, maple syrup, sliced banana and defrosted frozen or fresh blueberries
Keyword no oil, pancakes, plantbased, wfpb
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Catherine Barclay
Catherine Barclay
Normally you might find me behind the coding of our sites but over the years I have become much more concerned about what has been happening in the kitchen as well - families do that for all of us don't they? Background experience is in Account Management and Web Development but as my passion has grown for WFPB so has my desire to speak out.

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