A stack of banana pancakes topped with banana and syrup.

Cozy Banana Bread Pancakes

Recipe: (makes 9 -11) Print it Here

1 Cup gluten-free oats
½ Cup hazelnuts or nuts of choice (toasted is nice, but not necessary)
1 tsp. baking powder
1 banana
1 Tbsp. ground flax
1 Cup unsweetened almond milk
A Pinch of sea salt
Splash of vanilla or a pinch of cinnamon (optional)

Procedure:

In a food processor grind the oats into a finely ground flour. Once they are ground, set them aside and grind the hazelnuts into a flour. Add the oat flour back into the food processor along with the salt, banana, flax, milk, hazelnuts, and the optional flavour (cinnamon, vanilla, etc). Puree the mixture until fully incorporated.

Set a pan onto medium heat to warm up. Once the pan is warm, add a tsp.of coconut oil, or oil of choice, to coat the bottom. Spoon pancakes into pan (about 2 Tbsp. of batter per pancake) and cook until bubbles form on the top, flip and cook the other side until brown. Because these pancakes are made with oats, they will take a bit longer to cook then ones made with flour, so sit down, brew something warm, pull out a crossword, and relax. It is the weekend after all.

48 Comments

  1. Oh, no! I have a couple ideas why...One is the oats might have been ground a little too fine, they should still be a bit chunky. That way, the mix wont be super mushy. And as these are vegan, they will definitely take a bit longer to cook that you'd think. Maybe they simply needed a little more cooking. All the best <3

  2. Hi SophieI made these today and they smelt delicious but they were gooey in the middle. I thought they might be too thick. So I added more milk and they still seemed to be the same. It's such a shame. Can you tell me if you may have any idea where I went wrong? Avril 🙂

  3. Hi Sophie
    I made these today and they smelt delicious but they were gooey in the middle. I thought they might be too thick. So I added more milk and they still seemed to be the same. It's such a shame. Can you tell me if you may have any idea where I went wrong? Avril 🙂

  4. Delicious! Had to make a couple of substitutions because of hubby's nut allergy but turned out really well. Very inspiring x thanks for this recipe x

  5. That's lovely to hear. So happy they made you feel invigorated and energized! That's truly a great feeling. I hope you find some other recipes you enjoy 🙂

  6. That's lovely to hear. So happy they made you feel invigorated and energized! That's truly a great feeling. I hope you find some other recipes you enjoy 🙂

  7. I made these this morning! Soooo delicious and easy to make! Instead of feeling bloated and sluggish (as I would after pancakes with dairy) I feel light and energised and ready to take on the day. Thanks for the recipe I can't wait to try some other recipes on your blog

  8. I made these this morning! Soooo delicious and easy to make! Instead of feeling bloated and sluggish (as I would after pancakes with dairy) I feel light and energised and ready to take on the day. Thanks for the recipe I can't wait to try some other recipes on your blog

  9. Tried them today, a bit a pain to cook (I probably should get a new pan) but really delicious !! thanks.

  10. Tried them today, a bit a pain to cook (I probably should get a new pan) but really delicious !! thanks.

  11. Hello!
    You can add the dry flax meal along with all the other ingredients in the food processor, no need to make a flax egg. I updated the instructions to include this, thanks for catching it 🙂 I'm delighted you like the blog, that's wonderful to hear. All the best, Sophie

  12. Hello!
    You can add the dry flax meal along with all the other ingredients in the food processor, no need to make a flax egg. I updated the instructions to include this, thanks for catching it 🙂 I'm delighted you like the blog, that's wonderful to hear. All the best, Sophie

  13. Hi Sophie,
    These look amazing! I'm just about to try them but I'm wondering when to add the flax, do I just tip it into the processor with the other ingredients or do I need to soak it in liquid first to make a flax egg? I love your blog, so glad I stumbled across it!

  14. Hello Audrey,

    I think either would work out well - the flour would make for a lighter pancake compared to the oats, but both would be nice.

    The first option would be to use 1 cup regular flour and 1/2 oats instead of nuts- grind the oats in a food processor and add the banana, ground flax, milk, salt, and cinnamon. Purée until combined then stir into the flour/ baking powder mixture, and mix until just combined.

    Option 2 - is just to replace the nuts with more oats, flowing the same directions as the original recipe.

    All the best, and let me know how it turns out!
    Sophie <3

  15. Hello Audrey,

    I think either would work out well - the flour would make for a lighter pancake compared to the oats, but both would be nice.

    The first option would be to use 1 cup regular flour and 1/2 oats instead of nuts- grind the oats in a food processor and add the banana, ground flax, milk, salt, and cinnamon. Purée until combined then stir into the flour/ baking powder mixture, and mix until just combined.

    Option 2 - is just to replace the nuts with more oats, flowing the same directions as the original recipe.

    All the best, and let me know how it turns out!
    Sophie <3

  16. Thanks Healthy Guy! You don't need to be cook material to pull these babies off, but I'm sure if you're real nice to your wife she would whip some up. I have never used a Vitamix, but I hear the dry mixer is amazing for making your own flours! Oh, endless possibilities there 🙂

  17. These looks soooo good. I wish I were cook material. Maybe my wife will make some for me if I'm nice? May need to get the dry mixer for my Vitamix.

  18. These looks soooo good. I wish I were cook material. Maybe my wife will make some for me if I'm nice? May need to get the dry mixer for my Vitamix.

  19. Endlich habe ich es auch ausprobieren können und die schmecken so unglaublich lecker. Vielen Dank für das tolle Rezept.

  20. Endlich habe ich es auch ausprobieren können und die schmecken so unglaublich lecker. Vielen Dank für das tolle Rezept.

  21. Thanks Niki! It's funny you asked that. I do have a tripod, but never use it. Like you I do the one handed trick. First I like to get level with my food by sitting on a chair (it also makes you more stable) Then I like to set up my shot (frame it and get the exposure right) before I add the action. For sauce and sprinkles (like cocoa) I like to use little containers or sieves. They provide better control and are easier to hold (I used a 2 oz ramekin for the maple syrup). I also recommend using a site like Photo Monkey for editing. You can easily straiten your photos with it, as sometimes those one handers are a bit angled.

  22. These look absolutely fantastic - I love the textures here! Can't wait to give these a try. Beautiful pictures and blog. Glad I stumbled upon you!

  23. Oh wow, these look to die for! I love the action photo with the maple syrup! I always attempt photos like that, but usually end up spilling the maple syrup or dropping the camera (fortunately it's shock proof!). Do you have any tips on this? Maybe I should invest in a tabletop tripod? Thank you for yet another beautiful recipe, Niki x

  24. Hello Chanille. Thank you very much. In Canada we use grams too, so I just converted them for you. I hope this helps.

    90 grams oats, 64 grams hazelnuts, 3.5 grams baking powder, 1 banana, 14 grams ground flax, 240 ml of almond milk, a pinch of cinnamon or vanilla.

  25. They look really good! I would like to try them, but I am from Italy and we don't use "cups to measure". Could you perhaps tell me the measures in oz so at leats I can convert them in gram? Thank you

  26. Hello Kristen! Thank you for the message and your support, it's really lovely to hear. Let me know what you think about the pancakes.
    For now, I'm totally going to have a look around your site, it looks exciting!
    Take care, Sophie

  27. Hi Sophie! I just came across your blog today and I love it all....your pics....your recipes. Great job, keep up the good work! These pancakes sound amazing. I am definitely going to make them 🙂

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