Banana Oat Pancakes Recipe

Banana oat pancakes recipe

Over the next few weeks (Or months, perhaps – I’m so non-committal.) I’m going to be posting a selection of cheap recipes that I’ve found on Pinterest. This has become one of my favorite websites to find new recipes on, because people tend to pin recipes that are super fun and creative. My only complaint is that I’ll never have enough time to make even a fraction of the recipes I have pinned!

The first one comes from Cookie + Kate, a recipe for gluten free banana oat pancakes. These are a double whammy: They’re both delicious and cheap. Admittedly, I’m not much of a pancake lover – but I will definitely be making these again. They’re not overly sweet like regular pancakes and they’re super healthy so you can feel good about feeding them to your family or keeping them all to yourself.

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The Cost:

  • Bananas (3 small) = $.67
  • Butter (2 tablespoons) = $.22
  • Eggs (2) = $.16
  • Oatmeal to make oat flour (1 cup) = $.16
  • Lemon juice, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg (approximate cost) =  $.30

Total cost of breakfast pancake recipe: $1.51 (not counting syrup and chocolate chips)

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Banana Oat Pancakes Recipe

Yield: 8 small pancakes

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 10 min

Total Time: 25 min

These pancakes are gluten-free. To make oat flour, place dry oatmeal into a blender or food processor and blend until you reach the consistency of flour.


3 small bananas, mashed
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons honey, maple syrup, or sugar
2 eggs
1 cup oat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


In a medium mixing bowl, combine mashed bananas, melted butter, lemon juice, and sweetener (honey, maple syrup, or sugar). Beat eggs and add to banana mixture. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining dry ingredients. Make a well in the dry ingredient mixture and pour in banana mixture. Stir to combine but don't overmix or the pancakes may get tough. Allow to sit for 10 minutes.

Place a large frying pan over medium heat and add a small amount of butter. Pour 1/4 cup of pancake batter into the pan at a time. Cook each pancake for about 3 minutes, or until bubbles begin to form on the outside edge. Flip pancakes and cook for an additional minute or so, until golden brown. Top pancakes with banana slices, chocolate chips and chocolate shavings, and maple syrup.

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One Response to “Banana Oat Pancakes Recipe”

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    Mads — May 27, 2013 @ 4:07 pm

    These pancakes are excellent! They don’t spread easily like pancakes (I thought they would be too thick), but the texture and taste is really nummy. What a great way to use overripe bananas. :) Thanks!

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