Easy 3-Ingredient Vegan Banana Pancakes: Plant-Powered Mornings

You too probably have those mornings when you don’t feel like spending lots of time in the kitchen. What about making the world easiest vegan pancakes? Yes, these vegan banana pancakes require only 3 ingredients, they are gluten-free, healthy and, oh, so delicious.

For this recipe, I used ready-made oat flour, but you can easily make your own. Just pulse oats in a food processor until you get a powder-like consistency. You can also use a coffee grinder for doing this.

These pancakes work great for kids who don’t like to eat their morning oatmeal. When baking these vegan banana pancakes, you’ll literally convert oatmeal into healthy, fluffy and delicious pancakes that you kids will love!

You can get creative and upgrade these pancakes with any other ingredients. For example, you can mix in some berries or cacao nibs in the batter. Or you can add some extra sweetness with coconut or brown sugar. Feel free to experiment!


Makes 16 pancakes


  • 1 cup oat flour (you can make your own by pulsing oats in a food processor until you get a powder-like consistency)
  • 1 cup rice milk (or any other plant milk or water)
  • a ripe banana
  • coconut oil or olive oil for baking
  • additions: vanilla extract, coconut sugar, berries, Himalayan salt, cacao nibs


  1. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. For mixing, you can also use a hand mixer or a spoon. If mixing manually with a spoon, start by mashing the banana with a fork until you get a puree.
  2. Let the mixture to sit for 10 minutes and in the meantime, heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat.
  3. Spread the pan with some oil and pour a small amount of the batter (about 2 tbsp). The pancakes will be quite thick.
  4. Cook the pancake and when the side that’s facing you starts to bubble, it’s time to flip. Use a wooden spatula to flip the pancake carefully. Let the other side cook until it’s golden brown.
  5. Repeat the process until you run out of the batter. If you have a large pan, cook several pancakes simultaneously (I cooked 3).
  6. Serve the pancakes while still warm. Use your favorite toppings – jam, peanut butter, maple syrup, coconut shreds or fresh berries!

Benefits of Vegan Pancakes

When it comes to a vegan diet, these pancakes are a delightful addition that not only satisfies your taste buds but also supports your health. The ingredients used in this recipe are carefully chosen to provide a balanced and nourishing meal. Let’s delve into the health benefits:

  • Oat Flour: Oats are a nutritional powerhouse, rich in fiber that supports digestion and helps maintain steady energy levels throughout the morning. They also contain beta-glucans, which are known for their cholesterol-lowering properties.
  • Rice Milk: A popular plant-based milk, rice milk is naturally sweet and provides essential nutrients like calcium and vitamin D. It’s a great dairy-free alternative that contributes to strong bones and overall well-being.
  • Banana: Bananas not only add natural sweetness to the pancakes but are also a fantastic source of potassium, which helps regulate blood pressure and supports muscle and nerve function.
  • Coconut Oil/Olive Oil: These healthy fats provide a dose of satiety and promote heart health. They also aid in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins.
  • Berries: Adding berries to your pancakes enhances their antioxidant content, fighting off harmful free radicals and supporting your immune system.
  • Himalayan Salt: This mineral-rich salt contains trace minerals that contribute to electrolyte balance and promote proper hydration.
  • Vanilla Extract/Coconut Sugar: These natural sweeteners add flavor without the need for refined sugars, supporting a low-glycemic approach to breakfast.

Perfect for Busy Mornings

Perfect for Busy Mornings

Life can get hectic, and that’s where these pancakes shine. With just a handful of ingredients and a few minutes of prep, you can have a hearty and delicious breakfast like pancakes or even vegan raspberry muffins ready in no time.

The batter can even be prepared in advance, allowing you to whip up pancakes with minimal effort on those extra busy mornings. Whether you’re rushing to work or juggling family responsibilities, these vegan banana pancakes are your go-to solution.

A Fun Cooking Activity for Kids

Engaging kids in the kitchen can be a wonderful way to bond and create lasting memories. This pancake recipe is the perfect opportunity to introduce children to cooking. Let them take charge of mashing the banana or stirring the batter.

Watching their faces light up as they see the pancakes cook and flip is a rewarding experience for both parents and kids alike. Plus, it’s a fantastic way to teach them about healthy eating and food preparation.

Serving Suggestions

Serving Suggestions - vegan pancakes

Completing your vegan banana pancakes with thoughtfully chosen toppings enhances the overall experience. Consider serving them with a side of fresh, seasonal fruit to boost your vitamin intake and add natural sweetness.

A dollop of creamy vegan yogurt introduces a delightful tanginess that complements the pancakes’ flavors. Don’t hesitate to get creative with toppings like nut butters, chopped nuts, or a drizzle of pure maple syrup for an extra touch of indulgence.

Final Words

As you embark on your culinary journey with these vegan banana pancakes, remember that food is more than sustenance; it’s a celebration of flavors, a reflection of values, and a source of joy. So, as you relish in the simplicity and wholesomeness of each pancake, take a moment to appreciate the small pleasures that bring richness to your day.

From a warm drizzle of maple syrup to the laughter-filled conversations around the breakfast table, these pancakes encapsulate the essence of mindful living and nourishment from the inside out.