Easy Banana Oat Pancakes made in the blender with just FOUR ingredients! Gluten-free, vegan, and a delicious way to start the day.
Happy pancake Sunday!
Or at least Ithinktoday is Sunday. Honestly, this far into quarantine, every day kind of blends in to the next and I find myself living a strange yesterday-today-tomorrow kind of life.
But even if today isn’t Sunday (which I’m pretty sure it is), it’s still a good day for pancakes. Especially theseeasy banana oat pancakes, which only take FOUR ingredients and a blender to make.
How To Make Easy Banana Oat Pancakes
Notes on the ingredients
- You can use eitherquick cookingorregular/old-fashioned oats. I don’t recommend instant or steel cut oats. Also, make sure to usecertified gluten-free oatsif you need these pancakes to be gluten-free.
- Don’t use bananas that are overly ripe. If you use bananas that are really mushy and starting to go completely brown, you’ll end up with pancakes that are a lot more gummy. Yellow bananas with a splattering of brown spots are perfect.
- The quality of your baking powder is important! Make sure it’s no more than 6 months old if you want the best texture.
- The basic recipe is just 4 ingredients, but feel free to add cinnamon, vanilla, or a little bit of sugar to enhance the flavour. I find they’re sweet and flavourful enough, though, if you want to keep things simple.
Prepping the batter
- Start bytossing the oats into your blenderand processing them until they have the consistency of a fine flour. You can do this in any blender as the ingredient load isn’t overly heavy. Alternatively,you can use pre-ground oat flourand mix everything together in a bowl. Just replace the 1 cup of oats with3/4 cup (80 g) of oat flour.
- After that, add all of the remaining ingredients and process on high until a smooth batter forms. Make sure to scrape down the sides and corners of your blender so that no oat flour gets stuck there. The batter should slowly run off a spoon.
- Let the batter sit! I know it’s hard to be patient when you want food NOW, but letting the batter sit forat least 5-10 minutesgives the oats time to absorb some of the liquid and leads to a fluffier pancake that will cook a lot more evenly. This is a good time to turn your stove on and let your skillet heat up.
Getting the perfect pancakes
- Make sure that yourskilletis nice and hot(but not TOO hot) before you pour your first pancake. You can test this by sprinkling a few drops of water onto the skillet – if they dance around on the surface and slowly evaporate, you’re good to go.
- That being said,don’t cook your pancakes over high heat. Lower and slower is the name of the game here. Too high heat will cause the outside of your pancakes to burn while the inside stays undercooked and gooey. I recommend low-medium, and turning it down even further if you notice the outsides cooking too fast the longer you go.
- Don’t use too much batter per pancakeand after you pour the batter, rotate your skillet a little bit to help it spread out. Make smaller pancakes so that they’re easier to flip.
- Another thing that helps iscovering theskilletwith a lidwhile the pancakes are cooking. This holds in more heat, helping the pancakes cook faster and more evenly. It also puffs them up and makes them fluffier.
- Don’t be tempted to flip the pancakes too soon. Once you start to see bubbles forming on the surface, wait another minute for them to pop andthenflip them.
- The batter will thicken当你做煎饼。如果它变成了o thick, add a few tablespoons of milk to thin it out.
- Tokeep your pancakes warmwhile you finish making them, turn your oven to 200°F (93°C) and put the pancakes in on a lined baking sheet until you’re ready to eat them.
Okay, But What Are They Like?
Soft, tender, and flavourful. They’re not as big or fluffy as traditional pancakes made with wheat flour and eggs, but that doesn’t stop them from being a pleasure to eat.
Banana is definitely the dominant flavour, and the pancakes themselves give me banana bread vibes as far as how they taste. They’re subtly sweet on their own, even if you decide not to add the sugar. They’re also a perfect base for any kind of toppings you decide to add (maple syrup is a must, though).
These pancakes areveganandgluten-free, and you can easily make themnut-freeandrefined sugar-freewith a few simple modifications.
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- Preheat a non-stickskillet中低火*。你要确保it’s hot before you start cooking your pancakes.
- Add the oats to a blender and process on high until they’ve broken down into the consistency of a fine flour, about 10 seconds. Add the remaining ingredients and continue processing until a smooth batter forms, making sure to scrape down the sides and corners of your blender as necessary. When you’re done blending, let the batter sit for about 5 minutes so that the oats have more time to absorb some of the liquid.
- Pour the batter straight from the blender onto your skillet until desired size of pancakes is reached. Cover the skillet with a lid and cook until the edges of the pancakes have set and bubbles begin to form on the tops, about 3 minutes. Using a spatula, flip and cook for another 2 minutes. Repeat until all the batter is gone. If you find the batter getting too thick as time goes on, add a few more tablespoons of milk.
- To keep your pancakes warm while you finish making them, turn your oven to 200°F (93°C) and put the pancakes in on a lined baking sheet until you’re ready to eat them.
- Pancakes can be refrigerated for a few days or wrapped and frozen for up to 2 months.
* Don’t cook your pancakes over high heat. This will burn the outsides while leaving the insides undercooked and gooey. Lower heat will ensure a thoroughly cooked pancake.
To make thesegluten-free, make sure to usecertified gluten-free oats.
To make thesenut-free, replace the almond milk with another non-dairy milk like rice or soy.
Nutrition info is calculated for the entire recipe. Individual pancake nutrition facts will vary depending on how big you make them.
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