Here’s an easy way to make pancakes! These 5-Ingredient Banana Pancakes are made in the blender and are fluffy and delicious!
Pancakes are a meal my whole family enjoys. Saturdays are usually “Pancakes and Movie Night”, just a way for us to sit together and enjoy an easy meal.
I experiment with different kinds of pancakes. Believe it or not, pancake recipes can taste and look different!
I haven’t had much luck with pancakes made without all purpose flour. But I made these Banana Pancakes with oats, and now this is my favorite way to make pancakes!
The best part: I don’t have to deal with adding wet ingredients in one bowl and dry ingredients in another. I just throw everything in the blender, and the batter is ready!
With just 5 simple ingredients, these Banana Oat Pancakes can easily be made on a Sunday afternoon meal prep session, so if you have a busy morning, you can easily heat these up and eat a good breakfast.
Scroll to the bottom of the post to get to the recipe card, or keep reading for extra tips and tricks!
A healthy breakfast option
This pancake recipe has oats and bananas as ingredients. Both of them are an excellent source of fiber and nutrients, making these an great start to your morning!
And I use my blender to mix everything together, so it’s basically a “one-pot” dish.
I don’t add any sugar to this, because I typically add maple syrup on top. That’s sweet enough already!
Ripe bananas- The browner they are, the sweeter the pancake will be!
Milk- You can also use almond milk or another kind of non-dairy milk
I haven’t used a flax seed egg in this, but it might work as a great egg substitute! You just mix 1 tablespoon ground flax seed and 3 tablespoons of water. Let it sit for a few minutes and pour that into the blender. That would make this a vegan pancake recipe if you used a non-dairy milk!
Do you like other mix-ins? Here are a few you can try. But I recommend either mixing them in AFTER you blend the batter, or sprinkle a few on each pancake as you dip the batter on the griddle.
- Chocolate chips
- Fresh berries (Diced strawberries, or fresh blueberries work great)
- Chopped nuts, like walnuts
How to make
Add all ingredients to a blender, preferably in this order: Eggs, milk, bananas, oats, and baking powder.
Blend until fully mixed together.
Heat an electric griddle or large pan on medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, scoop out the pancake batter and cook 1-2 minutes until bubbles start to form on top of the first side.
Flip the pancakes and cook another 1-2 minutes on the second side, until both sides are golden brown. Repeat with the remaining batter.
Serve with maple syrup and your favorite fruit.
How to store
Once the leftover pancakes have come to room temperature, store them in an airtight container in the fridge. Use within 3-5 days.
How to reheat
I find that the best way to reheat these pancakes is in the toaster oven. They crisp up nicely and have the same texture they did when they were first cooked.
If all you have is a microwave though, that’s fine! Heat them for 20-25 seconds until the pancakes are hot.
How to freeze
What to serve with this
I usually eat this with maple syrup and fresh fruit, either sliced bananas or diced apples.
Sometimes I’ll even spread peanut butter on the pancakes. Which if you haven’t done this before, it’s DIVINE. And adding banana slices on top makes it even better.
If you want a protein to go with this (Which I recommend!), go with sausage, eggs, Greek yogurt, or cottage cheese!
This has now become one of my favorite breakfast recipes. It makes a ton, so I can freeze extra pancakes for a future breakfast!
Print out the full recipe below and try for yourself!
Other 5-ingredient recipes
Looking for more easy recipes that only have 5 ingredients? Check out my master post and get more ideas!
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 3 bananas, ripe
- 4 cups rolled oats
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- Add all ingredients to a blender, preferably in this order: Eggs, milk, bananas, oats, and baking powder.
- Blend until fully mixed together.
- Heat a griddle or large pan and spray with cooking spray. Using a 1/4 cup, scoop out the pancake batter and cook 1-2 minutes until bubbles start to form on top.
- Flip the pancakes and cook another 1-2 minutes until both sides are golden brown.
- Serve with maple syrup and your favorite fruit.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 27 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 77Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 56mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 3g
Jaime is a Nutrition Coach and professional writer. She enjoys cooking easy meals, running, and learning more about food.
Jaime specializes in helping women with ADHD learn to meal plan and cook healthier meals without getting overwhelmed.