BANANA OATMEAL PANCAKES | a more wholesome option

Updated: Jun 14, 2020

Kinda like a bowl of oatmeal, but in pancake form :) These pancakes have been hitting the spot on weekdays when I'm feeling for something more wholesome. They're yummy, filling and require very little added sugar, since they're naturally sweetened with the banana and raisins (if you decide to add them).


1 cup (90 g) instant oats (*see Notes)

1 Tbs baking powder

1 tsp brown sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

pinch of salt

1 ripe banana

1 cup (240 ml) almond milk, or any milk of your choice

2 tsp vinegar, distilled white or apple cider

splash of vanilla

raisins (optional)


  1. Mix together the milk and vinegar and let it sit for 5-10 minutes to form a "buttermilk."

  2. Throw everything into a blender (except the raisins, if using) and blend until a smooth batter forms.

  3. Allow a pan to preheat on medium-low heat.

  4. Add the batter to the pan in batches (I found 1/4 cup or 2 spoons full to be the perfect amount). Add a few raisins on top if you'd like, then cook until the bubbles on top pop and the bottom is golden brown. Flip the pancake and cook for another minute.

  5. Serve them warm with your favourite toppings!


*I haven't tried to make these pancakes with rolled oats, but if you want to experiment, ensure to blend the rolled oats into a kind of powder before adding the rest of the ingredients.