I’d like to introduce you to the easiest ever, super healthy Vegan Banana Oat Pancakes. I think most vegans are familiar with this style of pancake because they’re easy, delicious and just a great go to. These pancakes got me through my college years, when I first went vegan and started to cook for myself in my bare bones dorm kitchen.  They require very few ingredients, and the ingredients we’re using are so healthy, it’s like you’re eating a bowl of oatmeal, but in pancake form.

The primary ingredients we’re using to make our pancakes are, yep, you guessed it, bananas and oats. That means this recipe is:


gluten free

oil free

refined sugar free

nut free

soy free

low fat

and maybe a couple of other things too! (did I miss any?)

You can actually make this recipe using just 3 ingredients, but I find way better results when I use the “additional” ingredients, which brings it to a total of only 7 ingredients still! Most banana oat pancake recipes might advise that you can blend all your ingredients together in a blender, however I find that blending your rolled oats to make oat flour first yields much better results, way less cleanup, and also less wasted batter (because no one enjoys scraping things out of their blender unit am I right?).

I recommend using rolled oats for this recipe, and the most important note I’ll include is to USE A RIPE BANANA! Using a green or unripe banana will result in a starchy and less naturally sweet pancake. Since the banana stands in as part of the “liquid” or what keeps this recipe most in lieu of oil, it’s important that it’s super duper mushy. It may not look appealing, but trust me, the browner and spottier the better. If you’re not sure if it’s ripe yet, just wait, it’ll be worth it. This is the perfect recipe to whip up if you’ve got leftover bananas about to go bad too!

ripe bananas

In order to make them oil-free, I recommend using a good nonstick pan and cooking on medium heat (patience is key here), flipping when bubbles form on the surface. You can of course use oil to cook as well! These pancakes can also be frozen and then re-toasted when you’d like to eat them, so if you have leftovers, don’t worry.

Finally, I encourage you to get creative with these pancakes. Use this recipe as your base recipe and play around with adding things like chocolate chips, chopped nuts, berries, cacao powder to make chocolate pancakes, spices, or even matcha. The flavour combo possibilities are endless.

If bananas aren’t your thing, or you’re looking for a more high protein pancake recipe, check out this Fluffy Chickpea Flour Pancake recipe instead. If you prefer an actual bowl of oatmeal, then I recommend Vanilla Bean Matcha Oatmeal, or perhaps a smoothie?

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Vegan Banana Oat Pancakes for Beginners (gluten free, oil free, nut free)

  • Author: Remy
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 2-3 servings 1x


Easy and super healthy Vegan Banana Oat Pancakes. Gluten-free, oil free, refined sugar free, low fat, nut free, soy free and most importantly, delicious!


  • 1 large very ripe banana (brown and spotty!)
  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats (be sure to use certified gluten-free oats if needed)
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp non-dairy milk of choice


  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds


  • Add rolled oats to blender and blend until a fine flour forms. Sift through a sieve to get rid of any chunks. The finer the better! Add to a large mixing bowl. If using baking powder and ground flax, add that to the bowl and whisk.
  • Add your ripe banana, non-dairy milk and vanilla + maple syrup (if using) to the blender and blend on high until completely smooth.
  • Pour your blended ingredients into the bowl and mix with a spatula until incorporated and smooth. You’ll want to work quickly as the batter tends to thicken up as it sits.
  • Heat the pan, and test with a little batter (it should sizzle) before cooking pancakes. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter into the center of the pan, spread with the back of a spoon to form a circle and thin out the batter. When bubbles form on the top of the pancake surface and edges start to cook, flip pancake and cook for an additional minute or so.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: breakfast

Keywords: pancake, gluten free, oil free, whole food plant based, healthy breakfast, healthy, refined sugar free, vegan, plant based, dairy free, nut free, soy free

Love & pancakes,


Filed under: Breakfast, Eat, Gluten Free, Oil Free

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BY Remy • March 15, 2019

Vegan Banana Oat Pancakes for Beginners (gluten free, oil free, nut free)

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  1. Sara says:
    Hi! Can I use buttermilk instead of milk?

  2. Darby says:
    Do you have the nutrition information?
    • Remy says:
      I don't post calorie or macronutrient breakdowns but you are welcome to calculate them yourself using all of the ingredients + quantities listed out :)
  3. Jess Koehler says:
    Soo easy, healthy, and delicious! So happy to find a recipe without oil. Simple ingredients too :)

  4. violet says:
    how many calories in this
    • Remy says:
      I don't include calorie information on my recipes, but you can always just use the listed ingredients + quantities to calculate it :)
  5. Pazit Schrecker says:
    My mom (non-vegan) and I both loved them! I made some for breakfast and served them with blueberries and peanut butter :)

  6. Voni W says:
    Amazing recipe!! Myself and my husband have just devoured these 😋

  7. Sibel says:
    Thank you so much for this recipe. I finally found an oil free and delicious one. My husband isn't usually a fan of pancakes but he loved this one! Will replace this recipe with my usual one. Yum!

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