As much as I love the infamous two-ingredient banana pancake recipe (2 eggs + 1 banana), there’s something missing in its texture that doesn’t quite satisfy my pancake cravings. Occasionally, we make pancakes on the weekends and I’ve experimented with many different recipes. The turnout is often inconsistent. Currently, this is my “go-to” healthy banana pancake recipe adapted from Tasty (1). It is super easy, there is no added sugar and it’s the best feeling when you have just the right number of bananas.
Make Your Own Oat Flour
The original recipe called for quick-rolled oats. In this recipe I made my own oat flour by simply blending rolled oats. Oat flour is a nutrient-dense substitute for regular flour and can also be used to add thickness to soups and stews.
Healthy Banana Pancakes Recipe
Servings: 4, Prep time: 5 minutes, Cook time: 10 minutes
- 2 ripe bananas
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup oat flour or quick-rolled oats (70g)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Mash the bananas with the back of a fork until smooth.
- Mix in eggs and vanilla extract until combined, then add oats and cinnamon. Let the batter sit for 5 minutes.
- Set a skillet on medium heat, making sure that the pan is well oiled with olive oil or butter.
- When the skilled is hot, add 1 medium-sized scoop of pancake batter. Cook for 2-3 minutes until you start seeing bubbles at the top and the edges start to lift. Flip and cook for 1 minute on the other side.
- Enjoy the pancakes with your favourite toppings. I like adding banana, strawberries, blueberries, walnuts, and maple syrup.
You can use a smaller scoop to make smaller pancakes. This recipe should make 4-6 pancakes, depending on how big you want your pancakes!
Nutritional Information: Healthy Banana Pancakes
Calories: 159, Protein: 5.8g, Fat: 3.6g, Carbs: 26.7g, Sugars: 7.5g
If you prefer a nutrient-dense smoothie for breakfast try out this smoothie cubes recipe.