Five Ingredient Banana Oat Pancakes

These single serve banana oat pancakes with only 5 ingredients are deliciously healthy, gluten and dairy-free and ready in 5 minutes!


Who says pancakes are only meant for lazy Sundays? Now you can treat yourself during the week to these bad boys! I know it may seem like a crazy idea, who has time for pancakes when you’re rushing out the door?! But these pancakes are super simple to make and ready in 5 minutes.

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I’m a huge fan of pancakes and that it’s not my first time at this rodeo! To say I LOVE pancakes would be an understatement. My Gluten-Free Fluffy Pancakes along with my Healthy Banana Paleo Coconut Flour Pancakes have been on regular rotation during my Sunday brunches. But seeing as I love pancakes, I wanted a quick single serving recipe that I could whip up during the week, so that I don’t have to wait until the weekend. These pancakes are made with simple ingredients that you most likely already have in your kitchen: oats, banana, eggs, vanilla and salt.

Benefits of Oat Flour

Using oat flour is a great way to sneak in a good dose of dietary fibre, which will keep you feeling full longer. It also provides protein, and nutrients such as manganese, iron, magnesium and B-vitamins. The great thing about oat flour as well is that you can make your own. It’s so simple – just pop some good old fashioned oats in your blender and voila! You’ve made oat flour! I tend to make a big batch of oat flour so I can use it in other recipes such as my Blueberry Oat Pancakes 

These pancakes are worthy of a Sunday morning brunch, but you can also enjoy them Monday to Friday, during a busy morning. This recipe is a single serving, but it is easy to double or triple if you’re cooking for the whole family.  Just top with your favourite fruit, some nut butter and drizzle with a generous amount of pure maple syrup.

Let me know in the comments below how you like to top your pancakes!

If you make these banana oat pancakes, be sure to share a photo on social media and tag me @healthnutnutrition #healthnuteats so that I can see your creations! 


5 Ingredient Banana Oat Pancakes

These single serve banana oat flour pancakes, with only 5 ingredients are deliciously healthy, gluten-free, dairy-free and ready in 5 minutes!
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes



  • ¼ cup oat flour
  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt


  • Sliced banana
  • Raw sunflower seeds
  • Nut butter
  • Coconut yogurt
  • Pure maple syrup



  • Add the rolled oats to a blender or food processor and pulse until they are ground into a powder-like consistency. Skip this step if you already have oat flour.
  • In a small bowl, mash the banana with a fork until pudding/apple sauce like consistency. Add the egg, vanilla, a pinch of salt and oat flour. Stir until well combined and you have a thick batter like consistency.
  • Heat a large non stick skillet on medium-high heat, and spray with coconut oil.
  • Once the pan is nice and hot, scoop out about ¼ cup batter per pancake, onto the skillet. Cover and for about 2 minutes or until bubbles form around the edges. Flip and cook uncovered for about 1 minute or until golden.
  • Serve topped with banana slices, sunflower seeds and a drizzle of pure maple syrup.

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  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is ACTUALLY so easy and quick to make I was happily surprised. Trying to eat healthier options and this is so good! I’m now just buying extra bananas to have them ripe and ready to go. Tried to make a bigger batch but ate them all with the hubby lol. Maybe next time!

  2. Hey! I love your stuff and I want to make easy 5 ingredient pancakes- however, I’m allergic to bananas. Is there another way I can make something similar to these without bananas?

    • Hey Katyana! I’ve heard apple sauce is a good sub for bananas but I haven’t tried it myself. I would maybe start with 1/2 cup and go from there. You’ll want to make sure the mixture doesn’t get too wet or runny otherwise the pancakes won’t be fluffy. 😉 Let us know how it goes if you give it a shot!