Banana Almond Oat Pancakes

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Update: Click here to see me make these on video with the 2 year old!

These were born from a recent brinner night. You know, Breakfast for Dinner. We’ve been having brinner at least once a week lately and it’s really a nice change. We save a bit of money, time and, for the most part, calories. Plus it’s just easier to prepare with stuff you have on hand instead of defrosting a piece of meat and trying to figure out sides. Oh and the kids love it! Especially pancakes.

Normally I make either my quick banana pancakes or my whole grain but last week I decided to change things up. I wanted to see if I could use oats and almonds in place of traditional whole wheat flour. I’m all about variety in our diets and finding fun, easy, tasty ways to get good stuff in the kids.

These worked like a charm!

Banana Almond Oat Pancake Stack

Both kids love them! Ryan ate 5 the other night, and Evan 2. We dip them in applesauce and/or syrup (Ryan can’t decide lol) and paired them with some fruit and a few slices of bacon. It was a fantastic dinner.

Now, I must confess they weren’t loved by all. My son happened to have a friend over and he was all excited for pancakes. When he took a bite of one (drouned in so much syrup it made me cringe) he said,

“Ummm, I don’t think I like these. They are brown and have cinnamon in them.”

It nearly cracked me up! I told him that’s ok, I try to make healthy pancakes so they are a little different and he said,

“yea, we don’t make them like that, mine are white.”

Banana Almond Oat Pancakes*sigh* I thought I’d be able to convert him with my tasty, hearty, version. Maybe one day my kids will say they don’t like traditional pancakes because they are white and tasteless. Doubt it, but one can dare to dream. ;)

Here’s how I make them…

  • 1 cup Old Fashioned Oats (80g)
  • 1/4 cup Almonds (35g)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup almond milk

Grind up the oats and almonds in a processor. I use the Bullet and it works perfectly.

Banana Almond Oat Pancakes - step 1

Just be sure to give it a few shakes because the almonds will start to stick.

Banana Almond Oat Pancakes - step 2

In a bowl mix the processed oats/almonds, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and baking powder.

In another bowl mash the banana. Then whisk with the vanilla, egg, and milk.

Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients to create the batter.

Banana Almond Oat Pancakes - The batter

It will be on the thicker side.

Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat and spray with non-stick spray.

Pour batter on the griddle in about quarter cups (I don’t usually measure – this recipe make about 10 cakes)

Banana Almond Oat Pancakes - on griddle

Cook for 3-4 minutes. The edges with start to brown slightly and there will be a few bubbles. Flip.

Banana Almond Oat Pancakes - flipped

Cook for about 2 minutes until set.

Enjoy!

Banana Almond Oat Pancakes - close up

I’ll give the nutritional information per cake for convenience.

Update: Click here to see me make these on video with the 2 year old!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
10 1 cake
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
75 3g 2g old: 1 new: 2
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
2g 0g 10g 3g
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  1. Teresa

    These look really good! I have a question about the oats. I have bulk bin quick oats at home. Is there a big difference between quick oats and “old fashioned” oats? Would quick oats work, or not so much? (I find the difference in oats extremely confusing.)

  2. roni

    They should work. Give it a try. Quick oats have been slightly more processed allowing them to cook up even faster but I’m guessing when you ground them up and use in this form the difference should be minimal. Let us know, ok? :)

  3. Valerie

    We’re having Chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast tomorrow morning. I may try this instead but add the chips. :)DOH! I only have bananas for banana bread. Darn the bad luck!!!

  4. Heather

    I made these this morning, and although it was a bit rocky (they needed to cook a bit longer on each side than normal pancakes), I was thrilled that my very picky husband liked them! Yeah! Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Boni

    I didn’t have any bananas in the house, but DID have loads of left-over smashed (drunken) sweet potatoes from Thanksgiving. I simply ‘re-purposed’ about a 1/4 cup of them for the banana. Total YUM! Since the sweet potatoes were made with tons of bourbon & butter, I’m sure the ‘liteness’ of the recipe has fled; but oh well, at least my post-holiday refrigerator got cleared out a bit.

    Thanks for sharing your recipe, Roni. I have added it to our traditional ‘day after’ AND ‘Good enough for company’ menus.

  6. Jean

    These sound good. I’m thinking about using my cocoa roasted almonds instead of plain almonds. Thanks for the recipe.

  7. Brenda

    Hsd my daughter over for pancakes this morning and they were wonderful!! I replaced about 1/8th cup of the oats with 1/8 cup of ground flax and I added chopped pecans to the batter. I served them up with a small amount of real maple syrup and an almond milk chaser. Did I say Yummy?!! One medium sized pancake was very filling and satisfying. Had some batter left over so I greased my mini muffin tin with coconut oil and baked the leftovers for about 15 minutes at °350. Now I have mini pancake muffins ready for tomorrow’s breakfast. Just heat in the toaster oven and serve up with warm maple syrup. My daughter is going to make some tonight so breakfast with her four children before running them to school is hopefully less caotic. Plus, we’re sure they’re going to love them. Thanks so much for an easy, healthy recipie! No more boxed pancake mix for this girl!! ;)

  8. Mariajose

    I made these fabulous pancakes this morning. Only thing I changed was the egg which I substituted with milled flax to make them vegan pancakes. These were delicious! Drizzled them with a bit of pure maple syrup and they were so good I ate almost all the ones the recipe made. Ooops. Thanks for sharing this recipe and may all lame white pancake eaters convert!

  9. Jessica

    I really want to try this recipe. I wonder if they would still taste good if you used steelcut oats instead?

    BTW love all your recipes. Have tried many of them and really enjoy them. It’s really helping me stay on track with my new healthy lifestyle. I have the tendency to get bored after a while and am tempted to cheat, but now I just try a new recipe of yours every week and am going strong!

  10. roni

    Thanks Jessica!

    I have not tried grinding steel cut into a flour yet but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. I make these about once a week and I’ll give it a whirl. I’ll let you know and post an update. :)

  11. Mary

    You already answered my question about using almond flour but I do have to say I love all the newer healthier pancakes . I make the extras and freeze them, the grandkids love them and they are good to just grab and eat like a cookie. I like them with blueberries too or peaches.

  12. Kim

    Jean where do you get cocoa roasted almonds?
    PS Roni I love the sound of these cant wait to try them! I also love that you figure out th PP values! Thanks.

  13. Danielle

    I am a bit of a disaster in the kitchen and my fry pan is in need of replacing, I made them with spelt oats and I used almond meal as I didnt have almonds, I think I may have added a tad too much milk as they were not fluffy and I did manage to burn more than half of them.. I made mini pancakes, about a tablespoon of batter for each one.. I made double the batch (bad idea for my first time as I am the unco-cook ;-) but I will freeze them and have 4 x mini pancakes for breakky (equivalent to 2 x normal size).. They will not fit in the toaster as they are so tiny, Rony what would be another recmmendation? Will microwave do?

  14. Lesley

    I loved these. These will be my new go to pancake recipe. My kids loved them to. I need to go to the store and get more bananas so I can make a big batch and make enough for us to have a good quick breakfast during the week.

  15. Susannah

    Made these this morning and they were delicious. A hit with the kids too. I used porridge oats. I’m in the UK and think they are the most similar to old fashioned. I also used normal semi skimmed milk as almond milk is hard to get here. They worked great! Thanks for the amazing recipe.

  16. Angie All The Way

    These were great! I also added about a tbsp of sprouted chia powder and a half scoop of vanilla protein powder and they still turned out really well! I LOVE pancakes that have a nutty texture. We don’t have IHOP but any time we went there traveling in the US, I always got the fruit & nut pancakes and it turned me into a lover of nuts in pancakes. I also used 30g of almond meal instead of grinding up the almonds – I figured it had to be the same so I’m glad you included the weight measurement of how much you were putting in.

  17. Christy

    These were a real hit when family visited recently. I replaced the egg with a ripe banana because my granddaughter is allergic to eggs. Everybody loved them!

  18. Jen Morris

    I made these today and they were delicious, thank you for the recipe! They are the first healthy wheat-free pancakes that have worked out (I’ve tried a few different recipes).

  19. Kristina

    Made these this morning. Substituted the almonds with pecans, topped with leftover strawberries. Used coconut oil on the griddle to cook them. My batter seemed a little thin, but they came out great! (I actually prefer my pancakes thin and crispy, as I sometimes like to pack them for on the go food.) The only thing I wish the recipe stated was the amount of banana by weight or measurement. Thanks for sharing your recipe!!

  20. Joyce Madison

    I LOVE THIS RECIPE!! I made it this morning and omg it was amazing! I was kind of skeptical about it because I tried the 2 ingredeint banana pancake recipe and it tasted like banana flavored eggs but this is very thick rich and taste like a cinnamon banana bread delight! I am going to get my family and friends on this pancake! Its so fluffy and beautiful in the inside , I love it!

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