A healthy and delicious start to the day.

Who doesn’t love having pancakes for breakfast? But now, you can enjoy them with none of the guilt associated with having white flour and sugar first thing in the morning. Not only is this recipe gluten-free, it is also completely sugar-free.

The sweetness in these pancakes come from bananas, so make sure they are really ripe. In fact, if you’ve got some overripe bananas with plenty of black spots hanging around on your countertop, use them up in this recipe! You’re minimising food waste and getting a delicious, healthy, breakfast while you’re at it. That’s what’s called a win-win!

Toddler-Friendly

As a toddler mama, I’m always looking for recipes that I can make for my little man that are healthy and he will eat without fussing. This is one of those dishes that he will eat by himself in 2 minutes flat and ask for more – and there aren’t many of those!

This recipe can be made baby-friendly, too, if you leave the baking powder out. Personally, I would also leave the other flavourings like salt, vanilla, and chocolate out when making it for babies under the age of 1.

What are the ingredients needed to make Oat flour and banana Pancakes at home?

Here’s the full list of ingredients needed to make my gluten-free chocolate chip pancakes.

  • 1 1/2 cup (128g) oat flour,
  • 1 tsp baking powder,
  • 1/8 tsp salt,
  • 3 bananas (1 cup mashed or 215g),
  • 2 large eggs,
  • 2 tbsp milk,
  • 1 tsp vanilla,
  • 3 tbsp (45g) butter, melted,
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips or chopped baking chocolate (optional)

To make this recipe vegan, you can leave the eggs out and substitute with 1/2 cup yogurt or curd (1/4 per egg) and use any plant-based milk.

Keep reading to find out how you can make oat flour substitute at home.

How to make Gluten-Free Pancakes at home?

This pancake recipe is as easy as any other pancake. If you like, you can add all the ingredients into the blender and give them a wizz. But here’s how I like to make them.

  1. Make oat flour by blending instant or rolled oats.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients, mix the wet ingredients, combine them.
  3. Fold the butter through. This technique is called lacing, which means that you won’t have to add any extra butter into the pan to cook the pancakes.
  4. Serve while warm with condiment of choice!
How to make Oat Flour at Home?

Making oat flour at home is very simple. If you have some oats and a food processor/blender at home, you can make oat flour! Simply grind the dry oats until they are as fine as possible and use them wherever you need to use oat flour. I have made this recipe using instant oats and rolled oats and they both provide great results.

What to serve with Gluten-free Oats and Banana Pancakes?

Pancakes are typically served with maple syrup, which would work very well, but my choice of sweet sauce is what I like to call the Sri Lankan maple syrup – kitul paani! Kitul paani is a treacle that is derived from the kitul tree native to Sri Lanka. It is all natural and a much healthier choice than sugar-based condiments.

However, I would not be one to judge if you chose to serve these oat pancakes with chocolate sauce, butterscotch sauce, or anything you like! They are perfectly good even without anything poured over them.

Here’s the step-by-step guide to making gluten-free oats and banana pancakes at home.

Recipe adapted from Bigger Bolder Baking

Gluten-Free Oats and Banana Pancakes

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Serves: 2-3

Optional Step: Make oat flour.

  • 1 1/2 cup instant or rolled oats
  1. In a food processor or blender, place your oats and blitz until it resembles flour.

Step 1: Make batter.

  • 1 1/2 cup (128g) oat flour,
  • 1 tsp baking powder,
  • 1/8 tsp salt,
  • 3 bananas (1 cup mashed or 215g),
  • 2 large eggs,
  • 2 tbsp milk,
  • 1 tsp vanilla,
  • 3 tbsp (45g) butter, melted,
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips or chopped baking chocolate (optional)
  1. Mix the dry ingredients together. Set aside.
  2. Mash the bananas with a fork and add the eggs, milk, and vanilla essense. Mix to combine.
  3. Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet and mix to combine.
  4. Pour in the melted butter and fold until all the butter is mixed into the batter.
  5. Add the chocolate chips.

Step 3: Cook the pancakes.

  1. Heat a nonstick skillet on medium heat and pour a spoonful of the batter.
  2. Let it cook until the bottom turns golden brown, about 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  3. Take it off the heat and serve while warm.

Notes

– The batter thickens when left to sit, so you can add a tiny bit of extra milk to thin it out if needed.
– If your bananas aren’t sweet enough, you can add some sweetener of choice.
– To make this recipe vegan, you can leave the eggs out and substitute with 1/2 cup yogurt or curd (1/4 per egg) and use any plant-based milk.

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