An easy and healthy oatmeal blender pancakes recipe made with simple ingredients like oats, banana, and egg. Perfectly fluffy and packed with protein, these gluten free pancakes make the best breakfast!
Is it just me or does any weekend that starts with pancakes just automatically mean that it’s going to be an amazing weekend? It’s true, but I also decided that I will no longer just wait for the weekend for pancakes.
Luckily, these oatmeal blender pancakes are so easy that you don’t need to wait for the weekend. You can make them on a Monday or a Thursday because all you have to do is throw your simple ingredients into a blender and then fry ’em up! Voila! Let’s make pancakes during the week a thing!
Or you can make a massive batch on the weekend and eat the pancakes throughout the week! These oatmeal pancakes make for the best meal prep. You can even freeze them ahead of time and just defrost whenever you’re in the mood.
We love these pancakes because if you use gluten free certified oats, these pancakes can be made totally gluten free and perfect for many diets. They don’t require any other flour besides oat flour, so no need to worry about whole-wheat flour or almond flour for these!
Oatmeal blender pancakes ingredients
- rolled oats – we use certified gluten free oats to make these pancakes totally gluten free. The oatmeal will get blended up in the blender before adding other ingredients in order to turn it into oat flour.
- banana – a ripe banana helps give these pancakes a deliciously naturally sweet flavor and also helps to bind them together
- egg – one egg to help hold all of the ingredients together and give the pancakes a fluffy texture
- almond milk – you can use any milk you wish! We love almond because of the dairy free aspect and nutty flavor
- maple syrup – just one tablespoon to give these pancakes a little more sweetness.
- baking powder + baking soda – our leavening agents, we love to use both to give it that extra lift and extra fluffiness!
- cinnamon + vanilla + salt – some spices and flavor for a special touch. I always add cinnamon to my pancakes because I love the taste!
Can you blend oatmeal into oat flour for pancakes?
Yes! That’s exactly what we do in this recipe. Blend the dry oatmeal (the rolled oats!) right in your high speed blender in order to make your own oat flour. We love making our own oat flour because it’s cheap, easy, and fresh!
If you have a gluten allergy, make sure that you are using certified gluten free oats.
How to make blender banana pancakes
So the question is, how exactly do you make pancakes in a blender? Well, you’ll never want to make them any other way because the blender helps the pancakes have a nice lift.
First things first: make homemade oat flour by blending your oats in your high powered blender.
Then add the rest of your ingredients to your blender and blend until well combined. You make need to stop and scrape down the side a couple of times – just to make sure things are getting all blended!
And that is seriously it! You now have a delicious oatmeal blender pancake batter ready to be cooked.
Heat a large skillet or griddle pan over medium heat and add a little bit of butter or non-stick spray to a pan. Add about 1/3 cup of batter to your hot pan and cook over medium-low heat.
Cooking pancakes low and slow allows for them to be cooked properly on the inside without burning on the outside right away. Once they have started bubbling and the bottom side begins to brown, flip them over.
Continue to cook the rest of the batter until all of your pancakes are made.
Can you make oatmeal pancakes vegan?
I haven’t personally tested these pancakes with a vegan egg replacement like a flax egg or chia egg, but I would suggest trying to use a flax egg (you may even need two!). I like to combine 1 tbsp ground flax meal with 2.5 tbsp of water and let it sit for 15 minutes before adding to my batter.
Freezing pancakes for meal prep
These pancakes are perfect for making ahead of time and freezing for meal prep. Anytime I make these, I always double or triple the batch so that I can eat them throughout the week. I also freeze another portion for later on in the month when I know I have a busy week and need to have a quick and easy breakfast.
For freezing, let your pancakes cool completely, then stack them up and wrap in aluminum foil or saran wrap. Place the wrapped stack of pancakes into a ziplock bag and freeze. They will stay good for about six months in the freezer.
To reheat, let defrost at room temperature and then microwave or toast in the oven or toaster.
We know you are going to love these oatmeal blender pancakes!
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- In a high speed blender, grind oats until flour like consistency, making oat flour.
- Add in remainder of ingredients and blend until well combined but not overblending, stopping to scrape down sides as needed.
- Let batter rest for about 5 minutes to thicken up, you want it to be pretty thick!
- Pour 1/3 cup batter onto medium-low skillet that has been greased with butter or non-stick spray.
- Flip over once bubbles have formed and bottom is golden brown.
- Repeat until all pancakes are made.
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