After a long time spent hunting for a vegan pancake recipe that was easy and called for simple ingredients that I already had on hand, I came across this one and decided to give it a try. I soon discovered that banana oat pancakes are awesome and full of potential, so I looked for even more ways to spice them up a little. Depending on how much time you have and which ingredients you have on hand, you can decide which version of the recipe you want to use.

No matter which one you choose, these quick and satisfying pancakes are perfect for every occasion from lazy Sunday brunches to quick weekday morning breakfasts before class.

The Classic

  • Prep Time:5 Minutes
  • Cook Time:10 Minutes
  • Total Time:15 Minutes
  • Servings:1-2
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 cup quick cooking or old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup plant-based milk or water
  • 1 very ripe banana
  • maple syrup
Photo by Allie Fenwick
Photo by Allie Fenwick
  • Step 1

    Place oats, milk, and banana in blender.

    Photo by Allie Fenwick
    Photo by Allie Fenwick
  • Step 2

    Blend until very smooth.

    Photo by Allie Fenwick
    Photo by Allie Fenwick
  • Step 3

    On medium heat, pour equal amounts of batter into a dry or oiled pan. Cook until small bubbles appear or the batter settles, and then flip. Remove from heat when cooked through.

    #SpoonTip: To check if the pan is hot, splash some water on it and see if it sizzles.

    Photo courtesy of saltandsparkle.com
    Photo courtesy of saltandsparkle.com
  • Step 4

    Smother in maple syrup and enjoy.

    Photo by Allie Fenwick
    Photo by Allie Fenwick

Double Chocolate

  • Prep Time:7 Minutes
  • Cook Time:10 Minutes
  • Total Time:17 Minutes
  • Servings:1-2
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 cup quick cooking or old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup plant-based milk or water
  • 1 very ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
Photo by Allie Fenwick
Photo by Allie Fenwick
  • Step 1

    Place oats, milk, and banana in blender and blend until smooth.

    Photo by Allie Fenwick
    Photo by Allie Fenwick
  • Step 2

    Stir chocolate chips into batter (you can do this in the blender).

    Photo by Allie Fenwick
    Photo by Allie Fenwick
  • Step 3

    On medium heat, pour equal amounts of batter into a dry or oiled pan. Cook until small bubbles appear or the batter settles, and then flip. Remove from heat when cooked through.

    Photo courtesy of greatideas.people.com
    Photo courtesy of greatideas.people.com
  • Step 4

    While the pancakes are cooking, stir together cocoa powder, sugar, and water in a small bowl.

    Photo by Allie Fenwick
    Photo by Allie Fenwick
  • Step 5

    Drizzle chocolate sauce over pancakes and enjoy.

    Photo by Allie Fenwick
    Photo by Allie Fenwick

Blueberry Lemon Poppyseed

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:10 minutes
  • Total Time:20 minutes
  • Servings:1-2
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 cup quick cooking or old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup plant-based milk or water
  • 1 very ripe banana
  • 2/3 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon zest
Photo by Allie Fenwick
Photo by Allie Fenwick
  • Step 1

    Grate lemon zest and set aside.

    Photo by Allie Fenwick
    Photo by Allie Fenwick
  • Step 2

    Place oats, milk, banana, and lemon zest in blender and blend until smooth.

    Photo by Allie Fenwick
    Photo by Allie Fenwick
  • Step 3

    Stir poppy seeds and half the amount of blueberries into batter.

    Photo by Allie Fenwick
    Photo by Allie Fenwick
  • Step 4

    On medium heat, pour equal amounts of batter into a dry or oiled pan. Cook until small bubbles appear or the batter settles, and then flip. Remove from heat when cooked through.

    Photo courtesy of onceuponachef.com
    Photo courtesy of onceuponachef.com
  • Step 5

    Place the rest of the blueberries in a microwavable bowl.

    Microwave the blueberries until hot and soft, then drain out some of the liquid and mash with a fork to make a blueberry compote.

    Photo by Allie Fenwick
    Photo by Allie Fenwick
  • Step 6

    When the pancakes are ready, pour on the blueberry compote and enjoy.

    Photo by Allie Fenwick
    Photo by Allie Fenwick