March 17, 2014

Early this morning, I came across a recipe for pancakes that had just three ingredients: banana, oats, and eggs. Whaaaaaaaaatttt you can do that?! Make pancakes with just bananas, oats, and eggs?! Noooo wayyy!!

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Yes way. I know. Mind. BLOWN. So I whirred together a batch this morning. It took all of 10 minutes from whir to belly. I can’t say they’re my favorite, but they grew on me, sort of like how I learned to appreciate whole grain bread vs. white bread. There’s definitely a lot more texture in it, thanks to the oats. The sweetness from the bananas was subtle, so I hit it with some maple syrup afterward, which probably cut the health factor significantly. I have to say, though, I’m feeling pretty good about myself. Those are three ingredients I don’t feel guilty about at all, and would feel downright awesome about feeding my kids for breakfast someday.

banana oatmeal pancakes resizedWhat an easy way to get a balanced diet into my belly for a nutritious way to start the day! Overall, I think this is one to keep in my pocket for future breakfasts when I’m feeling extra crunchy.


Simple Banana and Oat Pancakes
adapted from Petite Kitchen



  1. In a food processor, blend banana, eggs, and oats until smooth.
  2. Spoon into skillet to make pancakes about 3″ in diameter, as the batter is quite runny and will not flip well if you make it much bigger.
  3. Grill in a skillet with butter until golden brown on both sides.
  4. Serve with blueberries and syrup (or honey).


12 responses to “Banana and Oat Pancakes Recipe”

  1. Lila says:

    Adding about 1 T. chia seeds to the mix and letting rest a few minutes before cooking would thicken up the batter nicely. = )

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