Get ready for a delicious and healthy morning experience with these oatmeal pancakes recipe! With vegan and protein-rich versions!
Today I want to share with you the story behind my choice to prepare these oat pancakes. For me, cooking is not just a routine activity, but a passion, a way to connect with new flavors and childhood memories. I opted for this oatmeal pancakes recipe because I want to find the perfect balance between healthy food and the pleasure of eating something delicious.
Oat pancakes are my favorite choice for breakfast or brunch, because they are so tasty and, at the same time, rich in essential nutrients. These banana oat pancakes are naturally gluten-free and rich in protein. This time I made them without eggs, but if you want more protein, I have some tips below.
I encourage you to try this simple and delicious recipe for oat pancakes, not only for their wonderful taste, but also for the health benefits they bring. Let’s enjoy together the warmth and joy that cooking and good food bring to our lives!
Are you looking for other pancake recipes? Here are some that you will definitely like:
- Pancakes with cinnamon
- Pancakes with apples (with homemade caramel sauce)
- Pancakes with coconut flour
- Sheet-pan pancakes
Ingredients for oatmeal pancakes
A. Oats add a rich and fluffy texture to these oat flour pancakes, giving them a denser and more filling consistency.
b. Tip: To get the best texture, you can grind oat flakes in a blender or in a food processor to get fresh oat flour.
- Vegetable milk:
A. Plant-based milks, such as almond, soy, coconut, rice milk or even oat milk, add the liquid needed to create pancake batter and contribute to a fluffy texture for these vegan oat pancakes.
b. Tip: Choose your favorite vegetable milk to suit your taste preferences. Make sure the milk is at room temperature to prevent curdling with other cold ingredients.
A. Bananas provide natural sweetness and subtle banana flavor to these banana oatmeal pancakes. They also serve as a binding agent instead of eggs in the vegan recipe.
b. Tip: Use well-ripened bananas for a more intense banana taste and to make them easier to crush and mix into the dough.
- Vanilla extract:
A. The vanilla extract adds a subtle and delicious note of vanilla to the pancakes, enriching their aroma and taste.
b. Tip: Use high quality vanilla extract for best results. You can adjust the amount according to your flavor preferences.
A. Cinnamon adds a warm and spicy note to the oatmeal flour pancakes, complementing the aroma of bananas and vanilla.
b. Tip: Cinnamon powder can vary in intensity, so start with a small amount and add more if you want a more pronounced taste.
Other suggestions for toppings and fillings
- Fresh fruits:
o Banana slices: Bananas are great because of their sweet taste and creamy texture.
o Blueberries or strawberries: These fruits add a touch of freshness and a wonderful color contrast.
o Thinly sliced apples or pears: Provides a slightly crunchy taste and a refreshing fragrance.
o Plain yogurt or Greek yogurt are excellent options to add freshness and creaminess to pancakes.
o You can choose flavored yogurt, such as vanilla yogurt or vegan yogurt for an extra touch of sweetness.
o Generously pour honey over the pancake to add an extra taste of natural sweetness.
o For a more exotic version, you can try honey with lavender or honey with cinnamon.
- Melted chocolate:
o You can melt dark or milk chocolate and pour it over the pancake for a decadent treat.
o Add a few drops of vanilla or a little cinnamon to the chocolate for a more complex taste.
- Chopped walnuts:
o Nuts, such as almonds or pecans, provide crunch and a rich taste.
o Sprinkle the chopped walnuts over the oat pancakes for a contrast of textures and an additional supply of protein.
How to turn these oatmeal pancakes into oat protein pancakes
To turn oat pancakes into oatmeal protein pancakes, you can add some protein-rich ingredients. Here’s how to do it:
- Eggs: Adding some eggs to the recipe will increase the protein content of the pancakes. Usually, one egg added to the pancake batter is enough.
- Yogurt: Instead of vegetable milk, you can use fatty yogurt in the dough to add protein and to obtain a creamy texture. Greek yogurt or Skyr are excellent options because they are rich in protein.
- Cow’s milk: You can replace plant milk with cow’s milk, which is also a good source of protein.
- Whey protein powder: Adding a tablespoon of whey protein powder to your pancake batter is a great way to increase the protein content. You can choose the protein powder with your favorite flavor, such as vanilla or chocolate, to add even more flavor to the pancakes. To maintain the texture and delicious taste of the pancakes, you will need to adjust the amounts of liquids and protein powder according to your preferences. Make sure you mix the ingredients well to get a homogeneous batter.
This protein upgrade will make oat pancakes an excellent option for those who want to enrich their diet with protein without giving up the delicious taste of breakfast or brunch.
Oatmeal pancakes recipe
- 3 cups oats
- 1 ¼ vegetable milk of choice
- 2 medium ripe bananas
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
- In a blender, add all the ingredients and mix until you get a uniform and creamy batter.
- Heat a non-stick pan on low-medium heat.
- Use a ladle to pour the pancake batter onto the heated pan. Do one pancake at a time.
- Cook on one side until bubbles appear on the surface of the pancake, then turn it on the other side until it lightly browns.
- Repeat the process until you finish the batter.
- Serve the pancakes warm, with maple syrup or fruit.
For the non-vegan, high-protein oat pancakes version, see the tips and instructions in the article above.
Amount Per Serving Calories 335Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 5mgSodium 43mgCarbohydrates 62gFiber 9gSugar 12gProtein 11g
I strive to keep the information as accurate as possible but make no warranties regarding its accuracy. I encourage you to make your own calculations using your preferred nutrition calculator.