Banana Oat Pancakes cooling on a wire rack

Gluten-Free Banana Oat Pancakes

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Freezer Friendly?: Yes
Prep Ahead?: Yes
Does it Keep?: 7 Days
Type: Bread, Breakfast, Brunch
Special Occasion: Giftable Meals
Special Diets: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10 pancakes
Calories: 108kcal
Author: Alex Alexander
Looking for a brunch recipe that can easily be gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and even nut-free. This recipe is easy to adjust to many dietary restrictions, but still satisfy the pickiest of eaters. 
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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. 
Be sure that the oats are gluten free. 
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.
These are one of my favorite recipes to gift to new parents!  


Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 0.9mg