Friends, meet my favorite pancake recipe — these banana oat pancakes are fantastic for a multitude of reasons. You can accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions with this breakfast recipe – gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, egg-free with just one easy and delicious recipe. Now, I know that I just wrote that and you might have thought “I’ll skip these healthy pancakes.” That would be a mistake.
I have made these for countless gluten eaters who also love all things dairy and eggs. All I have ever heard is compliments on how delicious these are. Seriously. Make these this weekend. You’re welcome.
The versatility of using ingredients that are already in your pantry (no special gluten-free flours here) and being able to quickly modify for people, but also please the entire group. We have a #WINNER
I’ve been known to add chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, or blueberries into these pancakes. Can’t reccomend these additions enough.
I have been known to include these pancakes in a Sunday meal prep since they store either in the fridge for the week or the freezer for up to a month. Pop one in the toaster and slather with peanut butter, maybe even top with more ripe banana and you have a great breakfast to sit and enjoy while sipping your coffee or take on the run.
How do you store the pancakes?
So, you took my advice and you made a big batch of these pancakes for the week. If you want to store them in the fridge, allow them to cool completely on a baking rack or just simply on a plate. Stack the pancakes in a bag or container once completely cool and store in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Can you freeze?
Yes! These freeze beautifully. I highly suggest some preventative measures to ensure they don’t stick together. This could mean either freezing all the pancakes in a single layer on a baking sheet before storing them in a freezer bag. You could also cutting some squares of wax or parchment paper and layer them between the pancakes.
These will last in the freezer for about 2 months.
How do you reheat these pancakes?
I prefer to reheat these pancakes in a toaster over or under the broiler. You could also reheat in a pan with a little bit of butter. Microwave would be my last resort, since that will make the pancakes soggy. You can reheat straight from frozen for all methods.
Can I make the pancake batter ahead of time?
I’d recommend making this pancake batter right as you use it. The consistency of the pancakes will change the longer the liquids and glutens sit together.
Can these be made vegan?
Yes! Use almond or cashew milk and a flax egg in place of the egg. To make a flax egg, mix 2 1/2 tablespoons water with 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal. Let sit for 5 minutes and add in place of the egg.
Are these a good item to gift to new parents?
Yes! If you head over and take a peek at my post about what to gift for a meal train— these are one of my favorite items to send to a new parent. I stack the pancakes between squares of wax paper so that each banana oat pancake can be easily defrosted individually. Tell those new parents they can to toast and dip straight into the peanut butter jar one handed while juggling a newborn.
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- 2 cups oats
- 1 1/4 cup milk (almond, cashew or dairy)
- 1 large banana
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 large egg
- coconut oil (for cooking)
- In a blender, add all ingredients except the egg and coconut oil. Blend until combined. Add egg and blend until just mixed.
- Heat a griddle or large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. When hot, melt a small dollop of coconut oil on the pan. Using a 1/4 cup, scoop or pour the batter onto the coconut oil. Repeat the process of melting a small amount of coconut oil and covering with batter until the pan is out of space. Cook each pancake for approximately 2-3 minutes per side, or until slightly browned.
- Serve hot with butter and maple syrup, jam, powdered sugar or top with mashed in-season fruit.
Use almond or cashew milk and a flax egg in place of the egg. To make a flax egg, mix 2 1/2 tablespoons water with 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal. Let sit for 5 minutes and add in place of the egg. -GLUTEN FREE-
Be sure that the oats are gluten free. -FREEZE-
These freeze beautifully! I suggest cutting wax paper into squares and placing those between them for the easiest thawing. However, I haven’t really had that much of a problem freezing them stacked directly on top of each other as long as I let them cool completely before packing them up to freeze. -GIFT-
These are one of my favorite recipes to gift to new parents!