Pancakes have been a well-loved favorite for a long time. But banana pancakes emerged in cafes of Southeast Asia, according to Wikipedia. For a healthier meal alternative, banana oatmeal pancakes have been lovingly crafted. They are now very popular to make at home.
You should try this easy-to-make option for breakfast to help you in your efforts for weight loss.
What are banana oatmeal pancakes?
This healthy version of the standard pancake is flourless but still fluffy. It’s made with banana and oats and other tasty ingredients.
This version of pancake is naturally sweetened and kept moist by the bananas. You can use gluten-free rolled oats and non-dairy milk options to build up its nutritional profile.
It could be tempting to add sugar and milk, but as part of our health goals, we’re going for them without sugar and dairy.
The Benefits of Banana Oatmeal Pancakes
Both oats and bananas contain dissolvable and insoluble fiber. Fiber helps keep your bowels healthy and lowers your cholesterol.
Bananas are rich in nutrients, antioxidants and supporting blood sugar levels. Supporting your health, one of the major minerals found in bananas is potassium. This can help muscles contract and support normal blood pressure. A healthy adult should need about 3500-4700 mg of potassium a day from food.
Oatmeal has many other health benefits. It helps you feel fuller and promotes healthy bacteria in your gut. You can get certified gluten-free oats if you like, check the label. Sometimes the processing of the oats can mean gluten has been inadvertently added. You may want to avoid instant oatmeal if you want to focus on nutrition. Sometimes the added ingredients are better avoided such as sugars or sodium.
One of the other ingredients we use is cinnamon. There are quite a few possible health benefits of cinnamon. It can influence blood sugar levels, reducing the risk of cardiovascular issues and helping to prevent cancer.
Banana Oatmeal Pancake Recipe
These healthy pancakes need the ingredients on the list plus some toppings. Try things such as nuts, honey, or pure maple syrup. It’s up to your personal taste or nutrient requirements.
Some extra tips to help you have the best experience:
- for sweeter flavor use ripe bananas
- don’t let your hot plate or pan get too hot, keep it medium heat
- to have consistent pancake sizes use something like a smaller measuring cup.
- 3 small bananas or 2 larger bananas, mashed.
- 1 cup oats
- 2 tbs coconut oil
- 2 eggs
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp cinnamon powder
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
- 1tsp maple syrup (or honey)
- Juice of small lemon
How to Make Banana Oatmeal Pancakes
- Blend together bananas, coconut oil, maple syrup and the lemon juice.
- Add 2 eggs and beat it well.
- In a separate bowl add the dry ingredients:
- baking soda
- cinnamon powder
- Mix together well.
- Make a hole in the middle of the dry ingredients and add your banana mix, stirring the whole thing together. Give the mixture time to thicken and the oats soften, resting for about 5-10 minutes.
- Now take a pan, put it on a medium heat. Take a tablespoon of coconut oil, and spread it on the hot pan.
- Pour your batter on the pan according to the size of banana oatmeal pancakes you’re looking for.
- Cook for 2 minutes, then flip to the other side using a spatula and allow for 2-3 minutes more, so they are nice and brown.
- Serve with your choice of toppings.
A Simple, Healthy Snack Alternative
You can eat banana oatmeal pancakes for breakfast or as a snack. It is an easy and time-saving meal to have on hand. To store you can put them into an airtight box or an airtight poly bag in the refrigerator.
When you’re ready to eat them, you can simply put them in the microwave or toast those in a toaster before eating. The taste will remain the same as before storing. You can store these pancakes like this for 4-5 days in the refrigerator.
Got a better recipe? We’d love to hear it, we may even publish it, so everyone can build out their own recipe collection!