Banana Oatmeal Blender PancakesJun 06, 2020
I won’t lie, whenever I whip up a batch of pancakes (which isn’t as often as I wish), I feel like I really live up to my title as a food blogger. They’re simply a breakfast that will always be in style and never fails to bring a smile to everyone’s face.
And, as they do for most people I’m sure, pancakes always take me back to my childhood. Growing up, my parents always made weekend breakfasts extra fun with cinnamon rolls, egg in a whole or pancakes, you name it. There truly is something sentimental and childlike about a simple stack of these babies – covered in all the toppings, of course.
Luckily there are many healthier pancake mixes on the market these days (Birch Benders is my favorite), which come in handy when you don’t have the needed supplies on hand or just want to save a bit of time. Yet this simple Blender Banana Oatmeal Pancake recipe might just show you how easy it is to make a batch of your own without compromising nutrition.
Of course, bananas and oats are key ingredients, both of which are easy to get your hands on and bring an array of their own health benefits to the table. For the batter, ripe bananas are best as they have more natural sugar, thus eliminating the need for additional sweetener in the batter.
Likewise, as bananas ripen, their antioxidant levels increase, which protect the body’s cells against oxidative stress and damage. Plus, ripe bananas are easier to digest than their green counterparts (though those have their own array of health benefits as well – one is not better than the other!).
Oats are another powerhouse ingredient in these pancakes that are packed with vitamins and minerals, antioxidants and soluble fiber to help control blood sugar, benefit digestion, keep you satiated and more.
For a few simple ways to take your morning oatmeal to the next level, be sure to check out my FREE Upgrade Your Oatmeal 3 Ways E-Book! Plus my PB&J Maca Overnight Oats are a personal favorite, nutritious breakfast when I’m strapped for time in the morning.
But the beauty of this recipe is that the blender gets to do the majority of the work for you – a win in my book. I recommend and use a Vitamix – click here to check out the model I have. Simply blend everything together, cook them up on your skillet and serve with whatever toppings you love best.
I personally go a little crazy for toppings, since they make everything better, right? Butter or ghee, maple syrup, fresh fruit, nuts – you name it. Plus, I love adding some homemade chia jam for a bit of natural sweetness and additional fiber. Check out my recipes here!
Whether you’re looking to get creative with your weekend brunch, entice your kiddos with something nutritious and delicious or just want to feel that nostalgia yourself, a stack of these is always the move.
Let me know if you whip up this recipe by leaving a comment below, or give me a shoutout on social media using the tag @goodness_with_g and hashtag #goodnesswithg .
- 2 medium, ripe bananas
- 1 ½ cups rolled oats (gluten-free if preferred)
- ½ cup unsweetened nut or oat milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- coconut oil spray (can sub avocado or olive oil spray, butter or ghee)
- toppings of choice: maple syrup, berries, sliced banana, nuts, jam, etc.
*Note* pancakes will start to cook and brown more quickly as you go, so you might have to reduce the heat to medium-low to keep them from burning.
*Note* these pancakes freeze well if you want to prep a batch and reheat on-the-go.
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