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Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Total Time
Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
Start your day with a stack of banana oatmeal pancakes that are filled with nutrient-rich grains, oats, bananas and walnuts.

Updated: Apr. 16, 2024

Our banana oatmeal pancakes are delicious and nutritious, and they whip up in two simple steps. Hearty oats and whole-grain baking mix create a wholesome stack of pancakes, while pockets of warm, sugary bananas and crunchy walnuts boost the sweet, nutty flavors.

If you know how to make pancakes from scratch, you know it can be time-consuming. That’s why we’ve simplified this recipe with a boxed pancake mix and a few other straightforward ingredients so breakfast can be enjoyed in no time.

Ingredients for Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

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  • Whole-grain or multigrain pancake mix: Hearty grains add a rich texture and earthy flavor to pancakes, and a boxed pancake mix makes this recipe more consistent and quicker than measuring all the dry ingredients from scratch. Make sure you also gather the extra ingredients the boxed mix calls for!
  • Banana: One large banana adds warm pockets of sugary, caramel-y banana flavor to these pancakes.
  • Old-fashioned oats: Oats also impart a sweet, earthy taste to these pancakes, which pairs well with the bananas and walnuts.
  • Walnuts: Walnuts amp up the nutty flavor of these pancakes while adding a crunchy element.

Directions

Step 1: Create the batter

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Prepare the pancake batter according to package directions. Stir in the banana, oats and walnuts.

Step 2: Cook the pancakes

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Coat a hot griddle with cooking spray. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto the prepared griddle. Cook until bubbles start to form and pop on the pancake tops and the pancake bottoms turn golden brown. Flip the pancakes. Cook until the second sides of the pancakes are golden brown.

Editor’s Tip: One of our best tips for the perfect pancakes is to make sure the griddle is hot enough before ladling on the batter. Before pouring the batter, sprinkle several drops of water onto the cooking surface. If they quickly scatter across the griddle, the surface is ready to go.

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes Variations

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  • Sprinkle in chocolate chips: Chocolate chips pair splendidly with bananas, oats and walnuts.
  • Experiment with toppings: This recipe calls for optional toppings like fruit, confectioners’ sugar and sweetened whipped cream, but there are other pancake toppings to try like nut butters, jams or fruit curds.
  • Make fun shapes: Lay down metal cookie cutters on the griddle, and fill them with pancake batter to make fun shapes like hearts or ghosts. Or hop on a new trend like pancake cereal to see what all the fuss is about.

How to Store Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Cool the banana oatmeal pancakes completely to room temperature, then transfer them to an airtight container. They can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three days.

To freeze, cool the banana oatmeal pancakes to room temperature, then stack the pancakes between layers of parchment or waxed paper in an airtight container. Store in the freezer for up to three months.

Reheat the banana oatmeal pancakes in an oven or conventional toaster set to 350°, and place the pancakes on a greased or parchment-lined baking tray. Heat the pancakes until warmed through, five minutes if from the fridge or 10 minutes if from the freezer.

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes Tips

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Why are my banana oat pancakes mushy?

Your banana oat pancakes may be mushy if they were not cooked all the way through. Before you flip your pancakes, make sure the tops of the pancakes have small, popped bubbles on the surface.

Are oatmeal pancakes healthier than regular pancakes?

Oatmeal pancakes aren’t necessarily healthier than regular pancakes. It all depends on what goes into the batter! In our banana oatmeal pancake recipe, whole-grain pancake mix, oats and bananas all add fiber and micronutrients to the pancakes. And we don’t use any added sugar in our recipe, which can help you cut back on your overall sugar intake.

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 5 min
Yield 8 servings.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups complete whole grain or multigrain pancake mix
  • 1 large firm banana, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • Optional: sliced banana, mixed fresh berries, confectioners' sugar and whipped cream

Directions

  1. Prepare pancake batter according to package directions. Stir in the banana, oats and walnuts. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a hot griddle coated with cooking spray; turn when bubbles form on top. Cook until the second side is golden brown. Serve with desired toppings and additional chopped walnuts.

Nutrition Facts

2 pancakes: 155 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 293mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.