Lightened Up Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Gluten free Lightened Up Banana Oatmeal Pancakes make a quick and easy healthy breakfast. Made with wholesome ingredients including oats, almond flour, olive oil, milk, banana, honey and egg.

Lightened Up Banana Oatmeal Pancakes recipe - www.platingpixels.comIt’s almost spring season and that also means basketball season. Any sports game is a reason to gather, and more importantly eat good food. While you’re probably used to the typical appetizers and snacks, I’ve found another excuse to cook food with friends. These Lightened Up Banana Oatmeal Pancakes can be part of a Basketball Brunch.

Lightened Up Banana Oatmeal Pancakes recipe - www.platingpixels.comBe as creative as you’d like and also take some liberties. Even simple elements like oranges (looks like a basketball) adds a nice decorative element to any table. The main highlight would be these banana oatmeal pancakes. A lightened up gluten free recipe made with wholesome ingredients like milk, oats, rice flour, olive oil, egg and banana. It’s a powerhouse of flavor as well as nutrients. The oats add a chewy, tender texture to these light and fluffy pancakes.

Lightened Up Banana Oatmeal Pancakes recipe - www.platingpixels.comFore even more basketball flair, mix together peanut butter and oatmeal to make a thick frosting-like sauce. Use a piping bag or sandwich bag with the corner cut to create that iconic basketball pattern. Your guests will be amazed and excited for these basketball themed Banana Oatmeal Pancakes.

Lightened Up Banana Oatmeal Pancakes recipe - www.platingpixels.comAnother pairing for the game is Frontera Wines. They have varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. In keeping with the party theme, Frontera has unique wine cocktail recipes including this Chardonnay Al Fresco

It’s a wine-tini made with chardonnay, lime juice, simple syrup and muddled cucumber. Make every moment tasty with Frontera wines, and serve them during your favorite game and viewing parties.

Lightened Up Banana Oatmeal Pancakes recipe -

Lightened Up Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Lightened Up Banana Oatmeal Pancakes recipe at-a-glance:

Difficulty: Easy
Flavor profiles: Fruity and slightly sweet oatmeal in a pancake.
Texture: Thick, fluffy pancakes with crisp outside.

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Lightened Up Banana Oatmeal Pancakes recipe -

Lightened Up Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
Author Plating Pixels


  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 ½ cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 ripe banana mashed
  • 2 ½ cups almond or rice flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup


  1. In a medium bowl stir together milk and oats. Soak for 5 minutes. Stir in egg, olive oil, honey and banana.
  2. In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Stir into liquid mixture just until combined (use more or less flour to reach desired thickness).
  3. Preheat large non-stick pan to medium heat, lightly grease. Add batter (about ¼ cup per pancake) to pan. Cook 2-3 minutes per side, until browned and cooked through.
  4. Mix together peanut butter and maple syrup. Pipe or spread over waffles and serve.

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5 Responses

  1. I’m loving all the great flavors included in these- what an upgrade from typical pancakes! Yum!

  2. Mary says:

    I love the creative decorating! And I love oats in pancakes!

  3. These sound delicious! We love pancakes and oatmeal pancakes are such a yummy treat. They look so pretty too!

  4. Dannii says:

    Any morning that starts with banana pancakes is good with me. Plus, they are healthier which is an added bonus.

  5. Deepika says:

    Love the pictures, and the pancakes look absolutely delish.

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