Pancakes are an American breakfast staple. However, pancakes are usually full of sugar, butter, and other ingredients that lack nutrition. After playing around with Tasty's banana pancake recipe, I created my own recipe that I think is even better. This healthy pancake recipe is so easy and nutritious but still has that fluffy texture. What is amazing about this recipe is that you can really dress it up with whatever toppings suit your mood.

This recipe uses oats, bananas, and eggs as the main ingredients. The oats act as the flour for the pancakes, and will keep you full for hours. The bananas help create an amazing texture, and they are also the only sweetener in this recipe. If you like it sweeter, you can definitely add sugar, but I don't think they need any if you add toppings. If you want to, you could also swap the eggs for just egg whites. As a rule of thumb, you should use two egg whites for every whole egg.

Even if you don't have a blender, you can still make these pancakes. You can enjoy them with with whole oats instead of blended oats, but just know that they will be a bit chewier. 

Feel free to play around with this recipe to a taste that suits you. These pancakes would taste just as good with some cocoa powder added in if you are a chocolate lover. Or, if you are not a banana fan, you could easily swap them for apple sauce. See what works best for you.  

Healthy Blender Pancakes

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:15 mins
  • Total Time:20 mins
  • Servings:2
  • Easy


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax optional
  • Toppings
Albert Hsu
  • Step 1

    In a blender, pulse the oats until they are a flour-like consistency.

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  • Step 2

    Add the bananas, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla, baking powder, and flax into the blender and blend until combined.

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  • Step 3

    Let the mixture sit in the blender for about 5 minutes so that the oats can absorb the liquid and hold together better when cooking.

  • Step 4

    Lightly oil a pan and allow it to reach a medium heat.

  • Step 5

    Use a 1/4 cup to measure out the batter as you scoop it into the pan. If you prefer smaller or larger pancakes, you can use a different measuring cup.

  • Step 6

    Place toppings into pancake before flipping them over. I like chocolate chips or blueberries, but you could use bananas, berries, nuts, or anything else you like.

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  • Step 7

    Let pancakes cook for about 2 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Recipe yields about 6-8 pancakes depending on their size.

  • Step 8

    Top pancakes with maple syrup, peanut butter, yogurt, whipped cream, fresh fruit, or other toppings. Enjoy!

    Albert Hsu

These pancakes are so nutritious and full of protein, they make the perfect breakfast to start your day. They taste just as good reheated the next day too, if you want to prepare them ahead of time. Or, you can enjoy them as a mid-day snack or late night dessert. If you liked this recipe, make sure to share it with your friends and family so they won't miss out!