Oatmeal Banana Pancakes | Vegan + Gluten-Free!

Stack of oatmeal banana pancakes with banana slices and maple syrup

In my humble opinion, these oatmeal banana pancakes are the holy grail of vegan breakfasts. They are simple to whip up (just five minutes prep time!) healthy, and suitable for those on gluten-free and plant-based diets. The high protein/low sugar combo makes them a perfect post-workout snack, kid-friendly breakfast, or low key brunch dish. It is also possible to store your cooked pancakes overnight and reheat as and when you need them. 

While many oatmeal banana pancake recipes use eggs to bind the batter, this recipe relies on a magic combination of oats and flaxseed. We also add apple cider vinegar to help activate the baking soda and create pancakes with a gloriously light finish. Flippin’ marvelous. 

Ingredients to make oatmeal banana pancakes

How to make oatmeal banana pancakes

This recipe will yield around 8 vegan oatmeal banana pancakes, each 3-inch/8cm round. I don’t recommend cooking any more than a couple of pancakes at a time, as a crowded skillet will make it harder to flip your cakes.  Keep your pancakes warm while you cook the rest of your batter by placing them on an oven safe plate or baking sheet in a 200F/95C oven until you’re ready to serve.

Dry ingredients to make oatmeal banana pancakes
Bowl of oatmeal banana pancake batter with wet ingredient being poured int dry ingredients
  • Pour this mixture into your bowl of dry ingredients, and stir until you have a smooth batter. 
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat, pour a scoop of batter into the center, and cook until golden brown on both sides. 
Bowl of oatmeal banana pancake batter with a whisk

Serve your oatmeal banana pancakes warm with a generous drizzle of maple syrup and a sprinkling of cinnamon. They also taste great piled with banana, berries, or coconut yogurt. 

If making ahead, store your pancakes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. 

Cooked vegan Oatmeal Banana Pancakes

How to make your own oat flour

Most grocery stores stock gluten-free oat flour, but if you’re looking to save money then making your own is a great (and surprisingly low effort) option. All you need is a blender and a pack of old fashioned oats. Although oats are naturally gluten-free you should always double-check the packaging. If the factory handles products containing gluten there may be a risk of contamination. 

Add 1 cup of old fashioned oats to a food processor and blitz the oats until they look like flour. This should take around 15 seconds, depending on the strength of your blender. Generally speaking, 1 cup of oats equals 1 cup of oat flour – but make sure you measure before adding to your oatmeal banana pancake batter, as sometimes the volume decreases slightly. Store any leftover oat flour in a glass jar for up to two months.

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Stack of oatmeal banana pancakes with banana slices and maple syrup

Oatmeal Banana Pancakes | Vegan + Gluten-Free

  • Author: Rachel Steenland | The Plant Riot
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 8 pancakes 1x


Vegan oatmeal banana pancakes | 100% plant-based and gluten-free oat flour pancake recipe for healthy breakfast + brunch! | Great breakfast meal-prep and kids love them too!



1 cup gluten-free oat flour
1 cup old fashioned oats
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups oat milk (or plant milk of choice)
1 ripe spotty banana, mashed
2 tablespoons vegan butter, melted
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cooking oil spray

To serve
Banana, sliced
Maple syrup


  1. Place the oat flour, old fashioned oats, granulated sugar, ground flax seed, ground cinnamon and a pinch of salt, into a large mixing bowl. Whisk to combine ‘dry ingredients’. 
  2. Into a second bowl, add the oat milk, mashed banana, melted vegan butter, apple cider vinegar and vanilla extract. Stir to combine ‘wet ingredients’. 
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients, whisk to combine ingredients.
  4. Heat skillet over medium heat, spray with a little cooking oil, and then pour a small scoop of the batter into the center of the skillet. Cook the pancake until golden brown on both sides.
  5. Set cooked pancakes aside and keep warm while you cook the rest of your batter by placing them on an oven safe plate or baking sheet in a 200F/95C oven until you’re ready to serve. 

Serve your Oatmeal Banana Pancakes warm with banana slices and a drizzle of maple syrup. Enjoy!

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