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. (Check out some of my other great Breakfast recipes!)

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Banana Oat Pancakes

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! These pancakes are really delicious, but also a “healthier” version than a normal pancake. I wouldn’t go so far as to call them healthy, especially with butter and syrup added, but they are a great option when you want something sweet but not as bad for you as a donut. 🙂 As a busy (frazzled, over-anxious, stressed out, oftentimes certifiable) mom I will take little victories where I can get them.  The ingredients in these pancakes were enough to give me a moment’s peace; content in the knowledge that they got a few essential foods that help their little bodies grow.

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Can You Halve This Recipe?

This recipe is good… and BIG.  I fed the whole family and had 6 pancakes leftover, which is a rarity with growing boys. If you love banana bread or banana muffins, this is a faster option to try! Plus they taste great.  Sweet, lush, gratifying… really reminiscent of banana bread but lighter.

To halve this recipe get out your computer. (This only works on a desktop, not on a phone.) Go to the recipe card in this post and let your mouse hover over “8” next to the servings. A toggle bar should show up and you can adjust it to a smaller number or a larger one. When you change the servings the ingredient amounts will change and you can easily halve the recipe! 

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Tips for Banana Pancakes

This batter is thick, so I found the low and slow method of baking to be best.  My griddle was set to 300°F 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 the 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 complemented the pancake.  I also my pancakes with only salted amish 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 complement the sweet pancake.

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Banana Oat Pancakes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

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.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana Oat Pancakes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Amanda
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • cups old-fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed, (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup milk, room temperature
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, liquid form (may need to heat to melt)
  • 2 cups ripe banana, mashed
  1. Heat griddle to 300°F. The pancakes are thick so the temperature needs to be a bit lower so they do not burn.

  2. Combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, flaxseed, and salt in a large bowl.

  3. In a separate bowl mix together eggs, milk, water, and oil. Gently stir wet ingredients into dry and combine until JUST incorporated. Add in bananas and stir until combined.

  4. Using a ¼ cup measuring cup, pour batter onto the heated griddle.

  5. When bubbles form around the edges of the pancakes, flip. Serve immediately with butter and your favorite syrup.

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

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  • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says:

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

    • Amanda says:

      LOL Love “awesome sauce”. 🙂

  • Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says:

    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!

    • Amanda says:

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

  • Kristen says:

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

    • Amanda says:

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

  • Kim @ Hungry Healthy says:

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

    • Amanda says:

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

  • Mary says:

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

  • Annette Lopez says:

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

    • Amanda says:

      Butter or olive oil would work ok! 🙂

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    These definitely sound like the perfect pancake! Yum!

  • Dana says:

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

  • Megan {Country Cleaver} says:

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

  • Beth @ bethcakes says:

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

  • Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch says:

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

  • Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts says:

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

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    My kids would seriously devour these!

  • Aya B. says:

    Absolutely amazing idea… I would definitely give it a try

  • Emily | The Blonde Buckeye says:

    Yum these look great!

  • Janet says:

    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.

    • Amanda says:

      You can omit it! 🙂

  • Jennifer says:

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

    • Amanda says:

      I leave mine at room temp always. 🙂

  • Ruby says:

    Does anyone know how many points these are?

  • Ruby says:

    Does anyone know how many points these are?

    • Amanda says:

      Sorry, no.

  • Holly Houg says:

    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!!!

    • Amanda says:

      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! 🙂

  • Peter says:

    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

  • Seretha Howard says:

    I can reduced this recipe for 4 people. Thank you.
    I love all of recipes! You’re the Best Baker!!

  • Mareseia dupont says:

    Awesome recipes a new comer they look sooooooo delicious HAVE TO TRY EM👍👍 thank u

  • Amy says:

    I made these today – they were really dense and heavy. There didn’t seem to be enough liquid. The batter was almost the consistency of muffin batter! Did I do something wrong?