Bananas and oats come together beautifully in this budget-friendly, gluten-free pancake recipe. The entire recipe – enough to feed 4 – costs less than $2.00.Banana oat pancakes recipe

It’s so much fun to discover a totally delicious recipe that is also incredibly cheap to make.

The first one comes from Cookie + Kate, a recipe for gluten-free banana oat pancakes. This has become one of my go-to breakfast recipes that my whole family loves.

These are a double whammy: They’re both delicious and cheap.

They’re not overly sweet like regular pancakes and they’re gluten free so you can feel good about feeding them to your family or keeping them all to yourself.

The Cost: $1.51

  • 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: A simple, gluten-free, not overly sweet pancake recipe.

Banana-Oat Pancakes

Yield: 8 small pancakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Top pancakes with banana slices, chocolate chips and chocolate shavings, and maple syrup.

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