• Banana Oat Pancakes

    filed under: Pancakes + Waffles on August 12, 2013

    These Banana Oatmeal pancakes were born in a moment of mental anxiety.  The prior day had gotten away from me and I had failed to get to the store for milk, cereal, bread… some essential breakfast ingredients for a growing family of seven.

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    As I laid in bed and tried to recall the contents of my pantry and fridge, the idea for banana oat pancakes came to be.  And man am I glad it did!

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    This recipe is good… and big.  I fed the whole family and had 6 pancakes left over, which is a rarity with growing boys.

    As a busy (frazzled, over-anxious, stressed out, often times certifiable) mom I will take little victories where I can get them.  The ingredients in these pancakes were enough give me a moments peace; content in the knowledge that they got a few essential foods that help their little bodies grow.

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    Plus they taste great.  Sweet, lush, gratifying… really reminiscent of banana bread but lighter.

    Banana Oat Pancakes


        • 3 c flour
        • 2 c mashed ripe banana
        • 1/2 c water
        • 3/4 c milk
        • 2 large eggs
        • 1/2 tsp. salt
        • 2 tbsp. ground flaxseed
        • 2 tsp. cinnamon
        • 1 tbsp. baking powder
        • 1/4 c sugar
        • 1 1/2 c old-fashioned oats
        • 1/4 c coconut oil (liquid form)


        1. Combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, flaxseed and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix together egg, milk, water, and oil. Gently stir wet ingredients into dry and combine until just incorporated. Add in banana\'s and stir until combined.
        2. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, pour batter onto a heated griddle. When bubbles form around edges of pancakes, flip. Serve immediately.

        Tips for Success:

        This batter is thick, so I found the low and slow method of baking to be best.  My griddle was set to 300 and each pancake cooked for almost 2 minutes before I flipped it.

        Since the batter was thick I used a spoon to spread it out on the griddle.  I found that pancakes about 4 inches across ended up being the most manageable size.

        If you want a thinner batter simply add in more milk, a tablespoon at a time.

        Coconut oil is solid at room temperature.  For this recipe I found it easier to use in melted form.  Simply pop a scant 1/2 cup solid coconut oil into the microwave for less than a minute and you will have approximately 1/4 cup liquid coconut oil.

        We used an organic real maple syrup, which has a distinctly different flavor than “regular” syrup.  I loved how well it complimented the pancake.  I also ate some with only butter, similar to how I eat banana bread. They are delicious both ways!  My husband added our homemade plum syrup which has an almost bitter bite to it… he found the contrasting kick to really compliment the sweet pancake.

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        I really really really hope you try these!  We truly loved them and hope you do too!

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        Those are some seriously lovely pancakes! I adore any pancakes but these are awesome sauce!

        Homemade plum syrup? Oh my, that sounds good! And so do these pancakes. I just recently added some banana slices to our blueberry pancakes, and we all loved them. Like you said, it gives that taste of banana bread that we all love. Gorgeous cakes, Amanda – have a great week!

          What a great idea!! I love blueberries… so would love those!

        My kiddos would love these pancakes – you are a great mama!

          I bet they would like them! Hope your day is blessed!

        I’m a huge pancake and banana bread fan, so these look absolutely perfect to me!

          Thanks Kim! I hope you can try them… its the perfect way to start the day! 🙂

        Deliciosos, la merienda ideal!!! Una preciosa presentación!!!

        These look so yummy. I have all ingredients but coconut oil. Is there any substitution?

        These definitely sound like the perfect pancake! Yum!

        Would you be able to recommend a good substitute for eggs. My son is allergic.

        Ben and I are going camping this weekend – so I am going to be bringing these gorgeous pancakes along!

        These sound wonderful! We have pancakes every Saturday morning in my house, and I’m always looking for variations! 🙂

        these sound absolutely divine, Amanda! I am sure all eyes perked up at the sight of these pancakes!!!

        Love the combination of bananas & oats – these pancakes look perfect! Maybe they will be tomorrow morning’s breakfast …. 🙂

        My kids would seriously devour these!

        Absolutely amazing idea… I would definitely give it a try

        Yum these look great!

        Ok, so I do not have any flaxseed, either! Seriously wish that there was an edit option when I notice a typo just as I hit the post button.

        Do you leave your coconut oil out at room temp or in the refrigerator?

        Does anyone know how many points these are?

        Does anyone know how many points these are?

        Hi Amanda, It was great to meet you at the BH&G Cooking Experience reception tonight! Looking forward to all the fun things they have in store for us tomorrow!! 🙂 I’m drooling over your recipes right now!!!

          Thank you Holly! So lovely to meet you as well. I think we are going to be happily full all day today… sounds like there is going to be some great food! 🙂

        You got some serious issues here Amanda. Seriously I wish I was related to you so I could try these recipe and your vanilla-chocolate-cinnamon ombre pancakes. I can’t wait to try them for my parents.Amanda you rock

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