These Simple Banana Quinoa Pancakes are gluten-free and healthy! They're pancakes you can eat every day if you want and feel great serving to your family!
Sunday mornings totally call for a big ol' batch of pancakes, and these banana quinoa pancakes are the answer.
For me, it's usually just a small batch of regular pancakes for me and Matt, but when the family comes to town, I get to really go crazy. We're talking pancakes and waffles galore – and it's definitely my specialty.
Now, don't get me wrong, I'm totally obsessed with pancakes and would eat them every day if I could, but they, a) take time and b) they aren't typically the most nutritious of breakfasts.
That's what I wanted to achieve for you in this recipe. To make a pancake recipe that was super easy and super nutritious. A pancake that you could eat every day if you wanted to and feel good about serving to your family. Because really, if you could eat pancakes every day, wouldn't you?!
The Easiest Pancake Recipe EVER!
The base of these simple banana pancakes is gluten-free rolled oats and quinoa flakes. And then you blend it. (more on that in a sec) The reason for blending is that there are no remnants of the oats or flakes left – they're completely broken down into a flour.
Plus, with the base of these pancakes just being oats and quinoa flakes, your pancakes are packed with fiber, protein and other fill-you-up nutrients. Then we throw in a banana, some almond milk, and an egg.
So if you think about it, you're basically eating a bowl of oatmeal, just in pancake form 🙂
Chuck if all in your blender and blend until smooth. Then just pour the batter into a hot pan, wait for those little bubbles to form, flip and serve. SO. DARN. EASY.
How to Make Pancakes In The Blender
If you have a blender, then you really don't need much instruction here. It's basically a case of dumping and blending!
However, if you want to just dump and blend, I do think a high powered blender is key. I have a Vitamix and absolutely love it. It blends up these healthy pancakes in about 30 seconds and has the best texture.
If you don't have a Vitamix (or something similar), no worries at all. I would just recommend blending up the wet ingredients first and then adding the dry ingredients. That way you can be sure everything gets incorporated.
My Twist On Simple Banana Oatmeal Pancakes
There's this trend online for 3-ingredient banana pancakes. All you need is banana, eggs, and oats. And while sure I think those are okay, they're not my style of pancake.
I like pancakes that have some lift. That have a little fluffiness. So I took that standard recipe and tweaked it a bit to make these simple banana pancakes feel light, but also make them a bit healthier.
We're swapping some of the oats for quinoa flakes (read more protein & fiber), adding some almond milk and also a raising agent. The end result is still super simple to make, but they have that lovely texture that I love!
Banana Quinoa Pancakes For The WIN!
So there you have it: healthy pancakes that you can eat every single day! They're healthy, they're fluffy, they're delicious and they're crazy simple to make. These banana pancakes are ones you'll come back to over and over again.
My best tip though? Freeze some! I keep a stockpile of pancakes (and waffles) in my freezer so anytime I'm craving them for breakfast but don't feel like making them, I just toast a few up.
Here's how I like to reheat my pancakes:
- Place frozen pancake(s) in the toaster oven
- Toast for about 5 minutes
- Layer with coconut yogurt, peanut butter, and sliced banana
BOOM. Breakfast ready in about 6 minutes!
More Amazing Quinoa Pancake Recipes to try:
- Gluten-Free Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes
- Healthy Zucchini Chocolate Chip Pancakes
- Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes
- Banana Buckwheat Quinoa Pancakes
- Fluffy Vegan Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes
Simple Banana Quinoa Pancakes
- Add oats, quinoa flakes, baking powder and salt into a blender. Pulse a few times until it resembles a flour.
- Add banana, egg, almond milk and vanilla, and blend until smooth.
- Heat and grease a pan over medium-low heat. Pour pancake batter directly from the blender container onto the pan. Cook pancakes until bubbles start to form on the top, 2 – 3 minutes. Flip and cook for another 1 – 2 minutes. Repeat until no batter remains.
- Serve pancakes and drizzle maple syrup if desired.