Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

I finished my long run early on Saturday, and took advantage of my free morning to browse the internet for some healthy pancake recipes. With several overripe bananas on the kitchen counter, I decided to search for “banana pancakes.” The first recipe I found called for 6 Tablespoons of butter, so I decided to add “healthy” to my search.

This YouTube video is one of the first things that came up:

I don’t usually take the time to watch video clips when I am looking for a recipe, but I decided I could spare a few extra minutes. The recipe looked simple, healthy, and had the potential to be delicious.

  • 4 egg whites (1/2 cup)
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • 1/4 – 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 T flaxseed

I decided to give it a try, but made some variations:

  • 1/2 cup Eggbeaters
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 T flaxseed

I measured the ingredients into the small bowl of my Cuisineart.

After a few pulses, I poured the batter onto a pre-heated skillet

and cooked them until they reached a nice golden brown.


I topped them with a drizzle of maple syrup and served them with some sliced strawberries.

They were delicious, and quite filling! I used a bit more than half the batter to make three pancakes, and that was plenty to satisfy my post-run hunger. I made the rest on Sunday, rounding out the meal with some Greek yogurt.

Do you have a favorite pancake recipe?

Do you like watching YouTube videos for recipes?

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11 Responses to Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

  1. FindingMyHappyPace says:

    I usually visit Pinterest for recipe ideas. Last time I tried pancakes I accidentally made buckwheat pancakes and it was disgusting. Banana oatmeal sounds way better, I bet a good breakfast before a long run!

  2. Miz says:

    Shocking I realize 🙂

  3. Waisting Time says:

    Looks yummy. I have one I call a panFake that I'll blog about soon.

  4. Colleen says:

    I am not a pancake person, like it has to be a really fabulous pancake for me to enjoy it. As for watching youtube videos, I only really do it when learning a new way to decorate a cake, other than that I should, but decide to mess it up on my own.

  5. These look awesome, just back from a run and these are exactly what I fancy! Thankyou!

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  9. Flaxseed lowers testosterone. Do you have a substitute? Thanks, Dick

    • Coco says:

      I didn't know … You probably could just leave it out. If you have a handful of walnuts or pecans you could chop or grind, they would add a bit more flavor and some of those healthy fats.

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