Healthy Oatmeal Banana Pancakes (Gluten-free)


These oatmeal banana pancakes are so easy to make! You just blend 5 ingredients together and cook! They’re high in protein and fiber and they’re also really tasty. You can even add a couple extra ingredients to make them lactation-friendly!

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It’s my first birthday as a mommy! And to celebrate, I’m sharing a recipe that I ate all throughout my pregnancy: 5-ingredient oatmeal pancakes. I even froze several batches of these pancakes to eat after I delivered my babe. These healthy oatmeal banana pancakes are naturally sweetened, high in protein and fiber and their fluffy factor is on point. Yes, “fluffy factor” is a thing when it comes to pancakes.

This recipe is also gluten-free. The 5 ingredients you need to make this: gluten-free rolled oats, yogurt (dairy or non-dairy), a banana, an egg, and a little baking soda. (I buy my gluten-free certified rolled oats from Trader Joes). I also suggest adding a tablespoon of golden flaxseed meal to make even thicker, fluffier pancakes. It’s not necessary, but it’s a nice addition. And if you’re a breastfeeding mama – add some Brewers yeast too to make lactation pancakes!

If you follow a strict paleo diet, then you’ll want to make my Paleo Pancakes (they’re just as incredible as these!). This recipe is (obviously) for those who can tolerate oats.

To make these oatmeal banana pancakes, just blend all of the ingredients together in a high-powered blender, then pour the batter onto a hot crepe pan (I have and love this steel crepe pan). A non-stick pan or griddle works too!

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes by Ashley of

When I was in college, I loved the song “Banana Pancakes” by Jack Johnson. At the time, I really thought that having a guy make me a batch of banana pancakes would be the most romantic thing ever. 🙄Well, I ended up dating Roby during the summer after my second year at UVA. He won me over by playing Jack Johnson songs on his guitar (that and the fact that I found/find him devastatingly handsome).

Well, Roby never made me banana pancakes. Or really well, anything. The one time he offered to make dinner, he covered a salmon filet with an entire pack of bacon. And was never allowed back in my kitchen… 😂

All that to say that now, I’m the banana pancake-maker in the family. And, I make darn good pancakes. I also love sharing my recipes, which means you can make darn good pancakes too.

Top these darn good fluffy pancakes with some butter, berries and maple syrup!

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Banana Oatmeal Pancakes (Gluten-free)

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes by Ashley of

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes (Gluten-free)

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  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats I get mine at Trader Joes
  • 1 cup grassfed yogurt or dairy-free coconut milk yogurt
  • 1 large banana
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon golden flaxseed meal optional for thicker pancakes

For breastfeeding mamas:

Optional additions:

  • Blueberries Chocolate Chips, Cinnamon


  • Pour everything into a blender, and blend until well combined. If using blueberries or chocolate chips, fold those in after blending.
  • Pour ⅓ cup onto a hot crepe pan (I use and love this steel crepe pan) or a non-stick pan/griddle.
  • Cook one side until the batter fluffs up at the top (approx 1-2 minutes). Then flip over to cook the other side.
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  1. June says

    I was wondering if I can sub the flaxseed meal with nutritional yeast? I have some languishing in my cupboard waiting to be used! Would this help the pancakes be thicker?

  2. Kris says

    5 stars
    I found you last week while looking for a pumpkin curry, which I modified to my taste and preference, and it turned out so wonderful! so thank you for that. But I forgot to save the link to the recipe and had to re-search it again today and then I found this, and am so glad I did! My batter came out a bit runny and my pancake was more crepe like. But the flavor was spot on! I ended up making a big one, spreading some peanut butter on it, adding a few almonds and rolling it up for breakfast on the go. Next time I’ll try a thicker yogurt, or more oat’s. Or just leave it, cause it was a delicious crepe. You have such wonderful recipes! Thank you!

    • My Heart Beets says

      Hi Kris, I’m glad you found and tried this recipe! Did you add the optional 1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal? If not, try that! It helps make the pancakes a bit thicker.

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