This easily adaptable, gluten-free 2 Ingredient Oatmeal Banana Blender Pancake recipe couldn't be more simple or delicious. It's the perfect breakfast for babies, adults, lazy cooks and everyone in between!
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We are a pancake-lovin' family.
We love classic Whole Wheat Vegan Buttermilk Pancakes.
We never get sick of these Fluffy Pumpkin Sheet Pan Pancakes.
If we have a chocolate craving, we always reach for my Healthy Chocolate Chickpea Flour Pancakes.
Even if we're in the mood for savory, we can always make these Savory Chickpea Flour Falafel Pancakes!
Basically, the flavor possibilities are endless when it comes to pancakes.
However, sometimes I want pancakes, but I don't want to spend a lot of time or effort to make them.
That's when I whip up these 2 Ingredient Oatmeal Banana Blender Pancakes!
These pancakes are perfect for everyone, from little babies to busy adults.
Let me tell you how to make them!
Ingredients You'll Need for Oatmeal Blender Pancakes
As I've already mentioned, these pancakes only require 2 ingredients (excluding water). Plus, they are gluten-free and vegan!
The ingredients you'll need for these vegan blender pancakes are:
Are Blender Pancakes Good?
As you could probably guess, making vegan pancakes with only two ingredients won't result in ultra fluffy, classic pancakes.
If you want that, check out my Whole Wheat Vegan Buttermilk Pancake Recipe!
So don't expect that with this recipe!
While these 2 ingredient blender pancakes aren't like classic pancakes, they are easy to make and really delicious, thanks to natural sweetness from bananas.
If you have more time and energy, you can always add in some more ingredients to jazz up this simple recipe.
Some additions I recommend are:
- Baking powder (for fluffiness)
- Cinnamon (for flavor)
- Pinch of salt (to bring out the sweetness)
- Protein powder (for extra staying power!)
- Cocoa powder (to make chocolate pancakes)
Get creative with this recipe and make it your own!
How to Make Pancakes in a Blender
This recipe couldn't be easier to prepare.
All you'll need are two ingredients in addition to some water and a blender.
To make these pancakes using a blender, simply follow the step-by-step instructions below:
- Step 1: Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. You want to make sure the pan is heated before you pour the pancake batter on, otherwise, they may stick.
- Step 2: Combine all of the ingredients, along with any other optional ingredients listed above, into a blender and blend until just combined and fairly smooth.
- Step 3: Pour the batter onto your warmed skillet, creating whatever sized pancake rounds that you desire. When bubbles start to appear on the surface of the pancakes, flip them over and allow them to cook through. Adjust the heat of your stove as necessary.
- Step 4: Place the pancakes on a plate and top with your favorite pancake toppings. Enjoy!
Best Pancake Toppings
In my opinion, pancakes are just a neutral vehicle for ALL the toppings.
I'll list out some of my favorite pancake toppings below:
- Maple syrup (duh)
- Fresh fruit
- Homemade Berry Compote
- Nut butter (try out my Homemade Peanut Butter, Pecan Butter or Healthy Nutella!)
- Homemade Coconut Milk Whipped Cream
- Homemade Chocolate Syrup
Or all of the above!
How to Store Leftover Blender Pancakes
The recipe I'm sharing today makes 1 serving, so you probably won't have many leftovers.
If you want to meal prep some for later, however, feel free to make a double or triple batch!
Allow the pancakes to cool completely before placing them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
2 Ingredient Oatmeal Banana Blender Pancakes
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 ripe banana
- ¾ cup water
- Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. You want to make sure the pan is heated before you pour the pancake batter on, otherwise they may stick.
- Combine all of the ingredients, along with any other optional ingredients listed in the notes, into a blender and blend until just combined and fairly smooth.
- Pour the batter onto your warmed skillet, creating whatever sized pancake rounds that you desire. When bubbles start to appear on the surface of the pancakes, flip them over and allow them to cook through. Adjust the heat of your stove as necessary.
- Place the pancakes on a plate and top with your favorite pancake toppings. Enjoy!
Optional Toppings: pure maple syrup, nut butter, granola, cacao nibs, dried or fresh fruit, Chocolate Pumpkin Spread, Homemade Caramelized Buckwheat Groats, etc.
Fabulous recipe! Because it's flourless there's no doubt that fluffiness is sacrificed but that's the cost of keeping it healthy. It's not easy to find recipes that are so good for you like these and taste amazing, which they did. Will repeat indeed!
So glad you liked these simple pancakes Ross! They’re great for a quick and easy breakfast and my daughter loves them too!
Do you think this batter could be used to make muffins (or tiny baked "pancakes") in silicone muffin cups so I can avoid using oil since I don't have a non-stick pan?
I love this recipe! I made it this morning and we love it! Thank you!
That's music to my ears Astrid! Thanks for sharing!
These would be great but even experienced pancake makers can't get these to turn out right. The are crispy on the outside whilst he middle stays a gooey mush. Aside that, they do taste okay. Would love to find a recipe that actually works.
Sorry they didn't work out for you Polly! Blender pancakes with banana aren't for everyone as the banana gives them a more dense gooey texture instead of a fluffy light texture. I've found that getting my pan really hot and then lowering the heat after I add the batter cooks them best. We love them and so do all our friends who have had them, but I totally understand your frustration. I hope you find some blender pancakes that work for you!
Hi Faith, thanks for your reply. It would just be nice to state this in the recipe as it really is very much like having fried porridge batter. 🙂
Thanks for your input Polly!
Tried the recipe this morning and have to say that it was delicious! Thank you so much for publishing it ??
Ah yay! That's great news! Thanks so much for sharing!
Oh my god made them these morning for my 8 mo boy and he loves them!!! I'll try to add a few dates into the batter to make them a bit sweeter. Thank you!!!!
Ah that's awesome Em!! So glad he liked them! And dates would make an awesome addition:) Thanks for letting me know how they went!
Oat contains gluten, right?!
Not originally. But some oats are processed/packaged in places that also work with gluten so you have to be careful if you're allergic! If your gluten free just make sure the oat's packaging says they're gluten free and not processed in facilities alongside gluten!
Oh, this is great! I'm going to try this for snack when I get back to my apartment later today. Too good to pass up!! 🙂 I'll be sure to report back when I do. I love that they're naturally sweetened with the banana AND gluten-free AND vegan. It is SO rare I find recipes that fit my restricted diet, thanks a ton!
They would make a great snack! I hope they work out for you Amberley! Keep me posted:)
They are fantastic! I've eaten them a ton over the past few days 🙂 FYI I've calculated them at 8g protein, which is super impressive for snack hahaha. SO easy to make and absolutely delicious. I made them with almond milk and with water and both were equally delicious. Both times with a pinch of baking powder and salt and they fluffed up wonderfully 🙂 Also, cinnamon for taste!
Thank you so much, this recipe has totally become a staple in my repertoire now! And your blog a new obsession, expect to see me around 🙂
Yay yay yay!!! So happy to hear that! And nice stats on the protein! Thanks so much for your kind words and I'm excited to chat more!
it seems you would have to cook the oats first. Is that necessary?
Nope! Just put them in raw! Super easy:)
Liv @ Healthy Liv says
Who knew you could make pancakes with just oats, banana, and water?! So cool!
Try it out Liv! They're not the most spectacular pancakes you'll ever eat, but they're ones that you can eat any day of the week because they're sooo easy!
Alyssa @ renaissancerunnergirl says
I need to get myself a high quality blender, I am missing out on too many easy pancakes!
I bet you could use any blender! Try them out! 🙂
I hope you don't mind me saying but my blender was 15 Euro, I grind lentil flour and I do oat flour too.
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
Love that they're vegan! Whenever I see the whole "2 ingredient" thing, I always skip it, knowing it's that terrible egg-banana combo!
Ah I hate that!! I don't know how many 2-ingredient pancake recipes I've looked at, only to find the same thing!