Banana Oat Pancakes are my staple long run breakfast. It is great for a busy day too, because it keeps me full longer than other breakfasts might without taking too much time to prepare and eat. With just a few ingredients, these simple pancakes are an easy way to start your day.
Here are the cast of characters: oats (I used a premade meusli with some nuts and spices, but plain oats are fine), bananas, eggs, baking powder, and salt.
Add the banana to the bowl and mash it up with a fork. Well ripened bananas are best for this.
Mix in the eggs, baking powder, and salt.
Last, add your oats and any other seasonings you might like. Cinnamon, pumpkin spice, nuts, dried fruit, fresh berries. You can also use this as an opportunity to add some nutrient dense options like flax, cacao powder, chia, and others.
Grill them up like any other pancake. Careful when flipping. They aren’t quite as solid as a regular pancake.
Top with your favorite item. Sometime I add some real maple syrup. Also good with some coconut oil or peanut butter.
I packed mine the morning I made them to eat on the go as I headed to the trail for a 20 mile run. So good!
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- dash of salt
- 2/3 cup oats
- optional: extra seasonings, nuts, fruit
- Mash the banana with a fork in bowl
- Add the eggs, baking powder and salt
- Whisk with the fork until well blended
- Add the oats and additional toppings
- Pour the batter into a pan to grill. Flip after about 2 minutes or until golden brown