These healthy pancakes are made with just three ingredients – bananas, oats, and eggs! Blend everything together to make your batter, and your pancakes are ready in just about 15 minutes.

Stack of pancakes with banana slices on a small plate, with jar of maple syrup and ingredients in the background

As a Registered Dietitian, you’re probably not surprised to learn that breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. There are so many benefits to eating a nutritious breakfast, including weight management, improving energy levels, and enhancing concentration.

I enjoy most breakfast foods, but I usually prefer a sweet breakfast over savory ones. My favorites are oatmeal recipes and pancakes! These three ingredient, healthy banana pancakes provide lots of important nutrients. Unlike regular pancakes, this recipe provides a good amount of both protein and dietary fiber, which keeps you full for hours.

This recipe is also super easy to make and is simple enough to make during a weekday morning. These pancakes are vegetarian, dairy free, nut free, and soy free.

Ingredients

The three ingredients you need to make these pancakes are:

  • Eggs
  • Oats: Use old fashioned oats or quick oats, NOT steel cut
  • Banana: The riper, the better, for sweeter pancakes!

You’ll also need a little oil or butter to cook the pancakes in. I highly recommend serving these with a generous drizzle of maple syrup!

Pancake add-ins

If you want extra fluffy pancakes, or just additional flavor, you can add other ingredients to this base recipe.

  • 1 tsp baking powder for fluffier pancakes
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • Blueberries
  • Chocolate chips
  • Banana slices

Kitchen tools needed

You’ll need a blender to mix up the batter and a nonstick skillet to cook the pancakes. You’ll also need a turner spatula to flip the pancakes.

2 bananas, 2 eggs, and a cup of oats on a grey backdrop

Step by step instructions

First, add eggs, bananas, and oats to a blender. Blend on high until everything is well combined and no lumps remain.

Grease a nonstick skillet with a bit of oil or butter over medium heat. Pour pancakes into the pan, using about 1/4th cup of batter per pancake.

Cook for 2-3 minutes until the pancakes start to bubble. Then flip, and cook for another 1-2 minutes on the other side. Repeat with the rest of the batter.

Transfer to a plate for serving. Drizzle with maple syrup to eat!

Oats, bananas, and eggs in a blender on a grey backdrop

Can you make pancakes ahead of time?

These pancakes actually keep well in the fridge after they have been cooked. You can store them in an airtight container or baggie for up to 3 days. Reheat them in the microwave or toaster oven before you eat them. Or, you can reheat them on your skillet on the stovetop.

Can you freeze pancakes?

You can also freeze these pancakes for up to 3 months. First, freeze them in a single layer on a sheet pan, without overlapping. This prevents them from sticking together. Then, put the individually frozen pancakes in baggie or airtight container.

Reheat them in a toaster oven or your regular oven right from frozen. Try cooking them at 375 degrees F in the oven for 8-10 minutes.

Can you make vegan three ingredient pancakes?

You can try to make these pancakes vegan/plant-based by swapping out the 2 eggs for one half cup of almond milk or plant milk. This should provide enough liquid to replace the eggs.

Stack of pancakes with banana slices on a small plate, with ingredients in the background

Oats nutrition benefits

Oats are a good source of dietary fiber. They contain both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber is beneficial for heart health, because it can help lower “bad” LDL cholesterol. One half cup of oats provides about 4 grams of total dietary fiber, and 2 grams of soluble fiber.

In addition, one half cup of oats provides:

  • 5.3 grams of plant-based protein
  • 1.7 mg iron (9 percent of your daily needs)
  • 0.186 mg thiamin (16 percent of your daily needs)
  • 0.16 mg copper (18 percent of your daily needs)
  • 166.05 mg phosphorus (24 percent of your daily needs)
  • 11.70 mcg selenium (21 percent of your daily needs)
  • 1.47 mg zinc (13 percent of your daily needs)

Eggs nutrition benefits

Eggs are an incredibly nutritious food to include in your diet. One large egg provides 6 grams of high quality protein, along with several other nutrients:

  • 80 mcg Vitamin A (9 percent of your daily needs)
  • 0.229 mg riboflavin (18 percent of your daily needs)
  • 0.45 mcg Vitamin B12 (19 percent of your daily needs)
  • 99 mg phosphorus (14 percent of your daily needs)
  • 15.25 mcg selenium (28 percent of your daily needs)

Eggs are also an excellent source of choline, which is important for cell membrane structure and brain signaling. And while eggs do contain dietary cholesterol, for most people, they do not raise total or “bad” LDL cholesterol. In fact, they help raise “good” HDL cholesterol!

Hand pouring maple syrup onto a stack of pancakes with banana slices

Bananas nutrition benefits

Bananas may have gotten a bad rap for being high in sugar, but they are a perfectly nutritious food to include in your diet. One banana provides several nutrients, including:

  • 3.3 grams of dietary fiber (12 percent of your daily needs)
  • 1.4 grams of plant-based protein
  • 0.462 grams of Vitamin B6 (36 percent of your daily needs)
  • 11 mg Vitamin C (12 percent of your daily needs)
  • 451.08 mg potassium (10 percent of your daily needs)

In addition, bananas contain small amounts of other micronutrients, like iron, zinc, magnesium, folate, thiamin, and riboflavin.

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Hand pouring maple syrup onto a stack of pancakes

Three Ingredient Banana Pancakes with Oats

  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: serves 2
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

These healthy pancakes are made with just three ingredients – bananas, oats, and eggs! Blend everything together to make your batter, and your pancakes are ready in just about 15 minutes.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 medium-large ripe bananas
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • Oil or butter for cooking
  • Maple syrup for serving

Instructions

  1. Add eggs, bananas, and oats to a blender
  2. Blend on high for 30 seconds to 1 minute, until batter is smooth with no lumps.
  3. Heat a bit of oil or butter in a nonstick skillet over  low-medium heat. Pour pancake batter into the pan, about 1/4 cup per pancake.
  4. Cook 2-3 minutes until pancakes start to form small bubbles. Flip, then cook another 1-2 minutes.
  5. Repeat with the rest of the batter.
  6. Transfer cooked pancakes to a plate. Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup.

Notes

Pancake add-ins

If you want extra fluffy pancakes, or just additional flavor, you can add other ingredients to this base recipe.

  • 1 tsp baking powder for fluffier pancakes
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • Blueberries
  • Chocolate chips
  • Banana slices

Storing pancakes

These pancakes keep well in the fridge after they have been cooked. You can store them in an airtight container or baggie for up to 3 days. Reheat them in the microwave or toaster oven before you eat them. Or, you can reheat them on your skillet on the stovetop.

Freezing pancakes

You can also freeze these pancakes for up to 3 months. First, freeze them in a single layer on a sheet pan, without overlapping. This prevents them from sticking together. Then, put the individually frozen pancakes in baggie or airtight container.

Reheat them in a toaster oven or your regular oven right from frozen. Try cooking them at 375 degrees F in the oven for 8-10 minutes.

Keywords: Three ingredient pancakes, three ingredient banana pancakes, protein pancakes