Healthy Pancakes (Banana and Oats with no flour)

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If you are trying to eat better, but don’t want to give up pancakes, this healthy pancake recipe is a great option!

healthy pancakes

One of my favorite meals of the day is breakfast. I wake up every morning, excited about what healthy breakfast I can make that day.

Breakfast really is important for everyone, but even moreso for people like me with lupus. When you have lupus, it is not a good idea to go without eating for a very long time, which is why breakfast is super important to start the day off on the right foot.

When we wake up in the morning, most of the time we are coming off of a long period of fasting, hence the word “break fast.” You are literally breaking your fast from the night before, and that is why it is important to do so with a healthy and nutritious meal.

I know that it can be hard to make a healthy breakfast every morning. For that reason, a lot of people either skip it, or opt for something unhealthy just to be able to continue on with the day. That is why this recipe for healthy pancakes is a great option. You can make them and eat them right away, or you can store them in the freezer for later.

How do you make this healthy pancakes recipe?

These delicious pancakes are so easy to make and uses simple ingredients that are readily available. One of the things that makes regular pancakes not very healthy are the ingredients that they include, like oil, lots of all purpose flour, and sugar.

This recipe uses healthy ingredients and doesn’t have any flour! All you will need to make this pancake batter are the following nutrient-dense ingredients:

  • Overripe Bananas
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 Cup of unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/4 cup of quick oats
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Vanilla extract

You may be skeptical about these pancakes since they don’t have any flour, but just give them a try and you will see just how good a stack of healthy pancakes can be.

stack of healthy pancakes with strawberries on top

Making these delicious healthy pancakes is easier than you can imagine. All you have to do is combine all of the ingredients in a blender or a food processor and blend until smooth. At this point, the batter is ready to go!

After you have made the batter, you may want to put it in a large bowl so it is easier to scoop up when cooking them. You can use an electric griddle, non-stick pan, or a nonstick skillet to make this recipe. Whatever you use, heat it to medium heat, add a small amount of coconut oil or olive oil, and then add about 1/4 cup of the batter, forming a circle. Cook on each side for about 2-3 minutes and then remove from the heat.

What are some good toppings for healthy pancake recipes?

Another thing that can make pancakes less healthy are the toppings that you add. Many common ingredients for pancakes are store bought syrup, whipped cream, sweet fruit syrups, chocolate chips, and more. Adding all of that sugar can definitely negate many of the nutritional benefits of pancakes. Of course, it is up to you what you want to top your pancakes with, but some of my favorite toppings are a little maple syrup, honey, and fresh fruit, like banana slices and fresh berries.

These ingredients take these pancakes to the next level and helps maintain the nutritional value of the other wholesome ingredients that this recipe includes.

Because of the ingredients that this recipe has, it makes for a filling breakfast that is also healthy and that the whole family will enjoy. I make these for my sons, and they really enjoy them even though they are not the same as the super fluffy pancakes that they are used to.

Let me know in the comments below how this turned out and what your favorite healthy toppings are for pancakes.

healthy pancakes

Healthy Pancakes Recipe with no Flour

If you are trying to eat better, but don't want to give up pancakes, this healthy pancake recipe is a great option!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Pancakes
Calories 73 kcal


  • 1 Ripe Banana
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 Cup Apple Sauce
  • 3/4 Cup Oats
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth
  • Heat a skillet to medium heat and add a small amount of olive oil or coconut oil
  • Add 1/4 cup of batter and form a circle
  • Cook on both sides for 2-3 minutes


Serving: 1PancakeCalories: 73kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.5gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 12mgPotassium: 127mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 56IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
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Hi, I’m Charbel!

I am a child of a loving Heavenly Father. A mother to four and wife to a marvelous husband. I am also a Lupus Fighter. I Love to cook. I love inspirational podcasts. I am also lover of all things creative and a fearless DIY-er. A Homebody. A wellness and Relaxation lover. Welcome to The Healing Cookbook! Read more...

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