Vegan Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

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These fluffy and moist Vegan Banana Oatmeal Pancakes are so easy to prepare and they are delicious. They are made with simple ingredients including gluten-free rolled oats.

Vegan Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Banana and Oatmeal Pancakes


So my son Daevyd requested pancake this morning and right away I started thinking what kind of healthy pancake recipe could I make for him that will be easy to prepare and be different from the ones that I have already shared here.

I wanted to prepare a recipe for oatmeal pancakes without flour and share it with you all.
I have already shared my Strawberry Protein Pancakes, Carrot Cake Pancakes, Raspberry Almond Pancakes, and my Jamaican Banana Fritters Recipe. Having ripe bananas on hand,  I decided to make a recipe for easy oatmeal banana pancakes.

Vegan Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

How To Make Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

The process to make these kid-friendly vegan Banana Oatmeal Pancakes pancakes were so easy that even your little ones can help. I made it the pancakes in a blender which made cleaning up so easy.

You want to start with a very ripe banana, the one with all the speckles. It will add nature flavor and sweetness to your pancakes. For the oatmeal, I used certified Gluten-Free Rolled Oats and my favorite brand is Bob's, Red Mills.

I literally placed all the ingredients in my high-speed blender and process until smooth. The batter thickens as it sits so you want to bear that in mind when preparing your pancakes so don't leave the batter sitting for too long.

I made this Vegan Banana Oatmeal Pancakes recipe three times and the first time I did I didn't include the baking powder and the recipe turned out great, so it is totally up to you whether you use it or not.

If the batter gets too thick, add a little extra liquid whether it be more non-dairy milk or water and blend for about 4 seconds until batter is smooth and at the right consistency again.

I cook the pancakes on each side in a non-stick pan.  I usually put a lid on my skillet and leave it slightly open after I turn over the pancake just to make sure it cooks through. My favorite way to serve pancakes is topped with maple syrup and fruits. I also love to spread with peanut butter and jelly.

Pancakes Made With Banana And Oatmeal

Is Oatmeal Gluten-free?

Note that although gluten-free oatmeal is used in the batter. You will find a percentage of individuals who are sensitive to gluten will also be sensitive to oatmeal.

Oatmeal doesn't contain gluten but may get cross-contaminated with wheat during processing. The protein in oatmeal is called avenalin, it is similar to the protein in wheat called gluten.

However, some people who are sensitive to wheat find that they are also sensitive to oatmeal. They get the same bad reaction as they do when they consume wheat.

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109 kcal / 456 kJ
5 g
2 g
15 g
Per portion

Cooking Time

5 min
6 min
Ready in:
11 min
6 pancakes



  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender, roll oats, almond milk, maple syrup, banana, vanilla, baking powder, salt. Process until completely smooth.
  2. Brush oil in a large non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Add batter and cook until edges are golden brown, about 2-3 minutes, flip the pancake and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Repeat until batter is all gone.
  3. Serve topped with maple syrup and fruits.


Vegan Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. HJ
    March 23, 2019

    I made these and they were great. Taste just like banana bread! Thinking of adding some chocolate protein powder next time, should I just increase the milk?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      March 23, 2019

      HJ, I’m so happy you enjoyed it. Thank you so much for your feedback. Yes, you will need to add extra liquid.

  2. Alexis
    February 5, 2019

    I’ve never had eggless pancakes before so I don’t know if it is just normal or not, but my pancakes were a lot more dense and almost had a wet texture. They weren’t bad at all, they tasted great and they seemed cooked, but they just felt really wet and was just wondering if this was normal or not? I also swapped Maple Syrup for Agave nectar which was great for me! Thanks for sharing this recipe!<3

    • Michelle Blackwood
      February 5, 2019

      Alexis, they shouldn’t be wet at all, I haven’t had regular pancakes over 20 years now. I suggest you try it with maple syrup to make sure that it is not the agave nectar that’s making it heavier. Afterall agave is thicker than maple syrup.

  3. Maria
    February 2, 2019

    Amazing pancakes, taste so good on their own they don’t even need any toppings!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      February 2, 2019

      Thank you Maria, I’m so happy you enjoyed them. Thank you for your feedback.

  4. Christina
    January 22, 2019

    Really excellent recipe! Not super fluffy but really tasty and healthy. I had with some vegan marge and blueberries on top. My baby enjoyed trying the batter :)

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 22, 2019

      Christina, thank you for your feedback. I’m so happy you and your baby enjoyed it.

    November 17, 2018

    I had a guest for breakfast. The pancakes were the ABSOLUTE best vegan pancakes I’ve EVER made.
    Thank You!
    I will definitely prepare them again!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 17, 2018

      Thank you Linda for your feedback, I’m so happy you enjoyed them!

  6. Crystal
    November 6, 2018

    I love these vegan recipes.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 6, 2018

      Thank you Crystal

  7. Erica
    November 4, 2018

    Can the pancakes be frozen after being cooked for fast breakfasts the next day?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 4, 2018

      Yes they can be frozen Erica.

  8. Jan
    October 3, 2018

    Just made these! They are great! Added cinnamon.
    My question is, how many servings is one recipe? There is a nutritional breakdown, but I cannot find how many servings per recipe. Thanks

  9. Diane
    September 16, 2018

    Very very good! I switched in molasses for 1/2 the sugar and doubled the whole recipe…super appealing texture and flavors!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      September 17, 2018

      Diane, I’m so happy molasses worked for you. Thank you very much for sharing with us.

  10. Khay
    September 12, 2018

    I never leave comments on blogs but I had to with this. Busy moms: THIS RECIPE IS IT!!! Not only easy but quick and sooo yummy. They didn’t last to add toppings. They were that good ! I used Oatly for my non dairy milk (best oat milk EVER) and added a dash of cinnamon to the batter. The aroma was amazing! Definitely making this again.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      September 12, 2018

      Oh wow Khay, I’m so happy you took the time to leave your feedback. You made my day thank you!

  11. Fransil williams
    September 3, 2018

    Thanks for sharing. I tried the banana oatmeal pancake and I did very well. Used water instead of milk. Was out of you non dairy milk.

  12. Nadia
    August 29, 2018

    Is this recipe considered one serving?
    Btw, I’m newly vegan!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      August 29, 2018

      Hello Nadia, welcome on this new journey. I got about 6 pancakes from the recipe.

  13. Janaki
    August 13, 2018

    AMAZING. Very fluffy and the mix was delicious even without any topping. Defo a winner!!!

  14. Konrad
    August 5, 2018

    Just whipped some of these up this morning! Super simple and super tasty!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      August 5, 2018

      I’m so happy you enjoyed them Konrad, thank you for your feedback.

  15. Lynn
    July 30, 2018

    These pancakes are amazing! I am so glad I found your recipe. I don’t like oatmeal in general but I know it’s good for you. Your recipe helps me add it to my diet. Thank you!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      July 31, 2018

      I’m happy you love them and they are now apart of your diet. I’m so happy for your feedback.

  16. Bill
    July 24, 2018

    These are good! I had no idea that pancakes could be made without some sort of flour and eggs.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      July 24, 2018

      Thank you Bill, I’m so happy you enjoyed them. I appreciate your feedback.

  17. Teri Hart
    June 6, 2018

    I love pancakes. And I would eat them every day if I didn’t set boundaries on myself. I’m always trying new pancake recipes and when I saw Michelle‘s recipe on Facebook, I got real happy. So I made the recipe the next morning for breakfast and they turned out perfect! And I’ve made them two or three more times since. One time I was out of rolled oats and I substituted quick oats. It change the consistency and they didn’t cook well and they definitely didn’t taste near as good. So please stick to the recipe and only use rolled oats. They were so easy to make
    too! I have many vegan pancake
    recipes, however Vegan Banana
    Oatmeal Pancakes is my favorite!
    Thank you Michelle for another five star recipe!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      June 6, 2018

      Thank you Teri, I’m so happy you enjoy these pancakes, I only tried it with rolled oats so I appreciate your feedback.

  18. Danielle
    May 4, 2018

    Very excited to see this post! If we don’t have any super ripe bananas do you think it could be made as regular pancakes without bananas?

    Or I have some frozen bananas I could thaw out if you don’t think that would alter things too much?

  19. Julie
    April 23, 2018

    These look like the perfect way to start the morning! I’m so intrigued that there is no egg replacer — it makes me wonder why normal pancakes have eggs to begin with.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      April 23, 2018

      You made a great point, served my cake at an event this weekend and the people were amazed that it didn’t contain egg or milk. It was light and fluffy.

  20. Amanda
    April 22, 2018

    These pancakes look so fluffy, I would never have guessed that they weren’t a traditional pancake batter! Love that they’re a healthier way to have a hearty weekend breakfast. I almost always have these ingredients on hand, so they’ll be on my breakfast table soon!

  21. Leslie
    April 22, 2018

    I feel like no matter how much I whisk pancake batter, I always end up with lumps – making it i the blender will totally eliminate that issue!

  22. Veronika's Kitchen
    April 22, 2018

    OMG! I love banana pancakes! Yours look so yummy, I would eat some right now!)))))

  23. Amanda Mason
    April 22, 2018

    Oh my goodness I LOVE this recipe! how simple! And I love that you just blend all the ingredients in the blender! I bet that helps with the fluffy consistency of the batter. I’m so marking these and saving this for later!

  24. Matt Kearns
    April 22, 2018

    These pancakes look pretty tasty, and healthy too! I can`t wait to try out this recipe!

  25. Tamara Andersen
    April 21, 2018

    Oats are so versatile and healthy! I love that you’ve used them in your pancakes, and the banana makes them hearty and moist. And yay for getting children into the kitchen helping!

  26. Tina
    April 20, 2018

    I love that these are made with oats. I’ve been trying to find a better, healthier option for pancakes for us. I didn’t like how hi the simple carbs are in traditional pancakes. This is great, saved this little gem!

  27. Paige
    April 20, 2018

    I love pancakes so much it’s crazy. These look wonderful and I’m always up for a vegan version.

  28. Amy
    April 19, 2018

    I love how the oats and banana make these pancakes a little heartier than basic buttermilk ones. I find I’m always hungry earlier in the day when I just have pancakes made with white flour!

  29. Gloria
    April 16, 2018

    You can never go wrong with great pancakes for the weekend brunch. I like to whip up a huge batch and have them in the freezer for a quick breakfast any morning. These sound totally delicious…and I love the addition of bananas and oatmeal. Nice and hearty.

  30. Philly
    April 15, 2018

    Had this for breakfast today .. My husband was banana happy and bought like 5 bunches of banana and now they are really ripe( don’t like eating them like that). So I made this recipe .. It turned out great.. It doesn’t have a strong banana taste which is good. Hubby like it with his almond butter. I live in the country and a “brother” of ours makes maple syrup and I just got my fresh batch from him ( 3 4L jars)… So I enjoyed my pancakes with fresh maple syrup ? . Thanks for another easy recipe that taste good.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      April 15, 2018

      Thank you for your feedback Philly, so happy it turned out great and you are so blessed.I miss fresh maple syrup, you are so blessed!

      • Kathy
        July 31, 2018

        Could the oats be replaced quinoa?

        • Michelle Blackwood
          July 31, 2018

          Do you mean, you want to replace the rolled oats with quinoa flakes or quinoa? I believe the quinoa flakes would work, I would need to try this, and I really cannot get to it right now, but you can too. If you do you, can you let us know how it worked for you? Michelle

          • Kimberly
            March 14, 2019

            I just made these for dinner and am so thankful for your recipe. You saved the day, since I am on an elimination diet right now. I am really tired of just avocados and vegetables, so this was an awesome change. Also, since I am not adding extra sugar right now, the recipe did terrific without the maple syrup.

          • Michelle Blackwood
            March 14, 2019

            Kimberly, thank you for your feedback. I’m so happy you enjoyed it and that it worked out great for your elimination diet.