These banana oatmeal pancakes are the best! Use a ripe banana and oats and leave out sugar and flour to make this delicious nourishing breakfast. This recipe takes around 10 minutes and is good for you and your family – your toddler will love them too!
After giving birth, I was so overwhelmed with the new adventures of motherhood and my new 2-hour sleep routine, that I was constantly eating candy and chocolate to stay awake and alive. Every time I pumped milk I was surprised it wasn’t chocolate milk coming out. No surprise my boy loves sweet (sorry Aiden!)
Now, I’m not as irresponsible and tired as to give my 9-month old baby actual chocolate, so I had to find a better way. As soon as he got his first teeth these oatmeal pancakes became his favorite food. They were one of the first breakfasts I made for him so he can exercise his new teeth. He was so happy, sweet tooth (teeth) satisfied. You can see his journey with these pancakes in the video below – he’s now blending them himself!
Ingredients For Banana Oatmeal Pancakes
Whether you’re a baby, a mother, father or simply a human, you will love the natural sweetness and flavor of these pancakes. These are the only 5 ingredients you need:
Banana. No other sweeteners are required to make this breakfast. Use a ripe banana, doesn’t have to be spotted banana, but it won’t hurt either.
Egg. You only need one egg and no whisking ahead is required.
Oats. Get rid of the flour and use oats instead! Oats are healthy, high-fiber and great for your toddler’s digestion. This is a more easy way to sneak some oats into a child’s diet. No need to grind the oats ahead.
Yogurt. We’re using just a bit of Greek yogurt to make these pancakes a little creamier and wholesome.
Cinnamon. This healthy spice adds the perfect flavor and makes these pancakes even better!
Optionally, to make the flavor even better you can also add some natural vanilla extract.
How To Make Banana Oatmeal Pancakes
One of the most beautiful things about these oatmeal pancakes is their simplicity. They’re super easy to make (see even a toddler can make them) and take around 8-minutes.
Blend. No need to whisk, no need to mash the banana – you simply put all ingredients into a food processor or use a hand blender to puree everything.
Cook. Once you’ve got the batter ready, time to make those pancakes. Use a non-stick pan and some coconut oil. Cook on both sides until golden-brown.
Serve. Serve like this or with some fresh fruit, jam, maybe yogurt or honey (if you’re not a baby under 1).
How To Store These Pancakes?
It’s best if you eat the pancakes right away because they’re the freshest then, but you can definitely make a bigger batch and store them in your fridge for 2-3 days. I usually make them the day of, and take them on the go for Aiden, so he has a healthy snack when we’re out.
I hope you enjoy them as much as we do, here’s the exact recipe.
These banana oatmeal pancakes are the best! This nutritious and easy pancake recipe is perfect for breakfast and is loved by toddlers and adults!
- 1 banana
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup / 50g oats
- 1 Tbsp yogurt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- vanilla (optional)
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- Place the egg, banana, oats, yogurt, cinnamon and vanilla (optional) in your food processor. Puree until smooth. If you don’t have a food processor, you can also use a hand blender/immersion blender. A simple blender might work as well.
- Cover the surface of a non-stick pan with coconut oil and cook the pancakes until golden brown on each side.
- Enjoy immediately or pack for later.
These would also keep well in the fridge for 1-2 days.
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