Banana Oat Pancakes

(gluten free, nut free, dairy free)

This banana oat pancake recipe is possibly the simplest, quickest, and tastiest pancake recipe I’ve ever made! With only 5 staple ingredients, you can whip these up in 10 minutes in the morning with minimal effort and clean up. I have these at least once a week and they never get old!

Ingredients you need for these Banana Oat Pancakes:

  • banana, ripe
  • whole egg (or egg whites)
  • vanilla
  • oat flour
  • baking powder
  • cinnamon (optional)

I highly recommend also adding some fun mix-ins (blueberries, chocolate chips) and toppings (maple syrup, homemade nut butter, fresh fruit) to these pancakes! You may also mix in a spoonful of chia, hemp, or ground flaxseed for some healthy fats.

Check out my guide to homemade nut butters to learn how to make your own almond butter and peanut butter!

banana chocolate chip pancakes beside a glass of maple syrup by a window and a plant

How do I make homemade oat flour?

Making your own oat flour is possibly the easiest and most satisfying (hello – you just made your own FLOUR!) thing ever. It will make you feel like a kitchen wizard, I swear. All you do is blend any kind of oat in a blender or food processor (yes, anything from steel cut to quick cooking) and blend until they form a fine flour. That’s it!

Other recipes with homemade oat flour:

pancakes topped with banana, chocolate chips, and maple syrup served on a white plate over a white napkin

How do I make these gluten free?

Although oats are naturally gluten free, they can be cross-contaminated with gluten in farming and processing. Ensure the oats/oat flour you use is entirely gluten free by checking the label!

How do I make these vegan?

Replace the egg with 3 tbsp aquafaba (the liquid from a chickpea can!). The texture of the pancake won’t be as fluffy, but it will still work!

Watch the video below on how to make these banana oat pancakes!

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banana chocolate chip pancakes beside a glass of maple syrup by a window and a plant

Banana Oat Pancakes

  • Author: Made by Meg
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 34 pancakes 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


A super simple, go-to banana pancake recipe that takes only a few minutes to whip up! These are gluten free and nut free as well. 




  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 egg (or 3 tbsp egg whites)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup oat flour* (+ 1 tbsp if mixture is too wet/banana is large)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • dash of cinnamon (optional)


  • blueberries
  • chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp ground flax, chia, or hemp seeds


  • maple syrup
  • nut butter
  • fresh fruit


  1. Mash banana in a bowl, then mix in egg.
  2. Mix in vanilla, flour, and baking powder.
  3. Bring a pan to medium heat. Once heated, place pancake batter on pan and let cook until bubbles pop and golden brown on the bottom. Flip and cook until golden brown.
  4. Top with fresh berries, chocolate chips, more bananas, nut butter, hemp or chia seeds, maple syrup, or whatever you desire!


*Make your own oat flour by blending oats into a fine flour!

Make it Vegan: Replace the egg with 3 tbsp aquafaba. The texture of the pancake won’t be as fluffy, but it will still work!

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Pancakes

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