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Banana Oatmeal Blender Pancakes with Berry Compote

Banana oatmeal blender pancakes with berry compote. 

Surprisingly, these are the first pancakes I’m sharing on the blog. Not that I’ve been blogging for very long, but I somehow made it over a year and a half without sharing a pancake recipe. Believe me, these were worth the wait! 

Honestly, I’m not much of a pancakes for breakfast kind of person. I have a rotation of 3 different breakfasts that I eat week after week and rarely do I crave something different. Yes, I basically wake up every morning craving oatmeal or toast. However, sometimes I do change things up, usually when it’s a special occasion. It may not be because I want a change, but mostly because I feel a change would be appropriate for special occasions. For example, I would make pancakes for Easter or for Shaun’s birthday. Both of which fall on the same day this year!

It seemed like a good reason to come up with my very own pancake recipe.

This Easter weekend, we’re actually going on a little road trip to Nova Scotia to celebrate both of our birthdays. We’re staying in a cute little Airbnb just outside of Halifax and we’re planning on exploring the city and enjoy a few hikes. I’m also looking forward to visiting Ikea for the first time. So exciting!

Banana Oatmeal Blender Pancakes with Berry Compote

We’ll be away for the weekend, which means I won’t be making any pancakes for Easter, but I did have some for breakfast this morning, right before leaving for Halifax.

A big fluffy stack of pancakes, topped with berry compote, nut butter and sweetened with bananas only. The best!

The recipe goes a little like this: Dump all the ingredients in a blender, blend until thick and creamy, cook on a non-stick skillet, flip, top with your favorite toppings and enjoy. I like to top mine with nut butter (usually SunButter, which I know is actually a seed butter), berry compote and sliced bananas. That’s right. No syrup! Who says pancakes need syrup? (Many people would, but I wouldn’t). 

Also, don’t be intimidated by the berry compote. It’s basically a fancy word to say mashed berries… Mashed berries just didn’t seem catchy in a recipe title. So just go with it.

Banana Oatmeal Blender Pancakes with Berry Compote

Banana Oatmeal Blender Pancakes with Berry Compote

Banana Oatmeal Blender Pancakes with Berry Compote

Banana Oatmeal Blender Pancakes with Berry Compote

Simple banana oatmeal pancakes. All the ingredients are dumped into a blender to make a smooth, naturally-sweetened batter. These pancakes are gluten-free if using certified gluten-free oats and can be made healthier when topped with a berry compote and nut-butter instead of syrup. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

For the Pancakes

  • 1 medium overripe banana
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 1 cup milk of choice (I like unsweetened soy milk or almond milk)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

For Topping

  • Nut or seed butter
  • Berries, mashed (fresh or frozen)

Instructions

  1. Add all the pancake ingredients in a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth. Alternatively, you can mash the banana in a mixing bowl, add the remaining ingredients and whisk together until smooth.

  2. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Melt butter or margarine. When the skillet is heated, pour some of the batter on the skillet according to your desired pancake size. Spread into a circle.

  3. Cook on one side for 2-3 minutes until they can be easily flipped and cook on the other side another 2-3 minutes until well cooked. Remove from pan and repeat for the remaining batter.

  4. Add your desired toppings and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If using frozen berries, I simply thaw them for a minute or so in the microwave, then mash them. You can also thaw them in the fridge overnight. If using fresh, simply mash them! I like to use a mix of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries, but you can use whichever one you like.

For a vegan option, omit the egg and the 1/4 cup of rice flour. This is how I tried them first and they were delicious, although a bit more gummy.

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