This vegan banana pancakes recipe is as easy as it gets in my books but don’t be fooled, you will still have to cook your pancakes. That’s the biggest hurdle with pancakes, isn’t it? All these recipes read that they are easy to make but no one ever mentions the fact that you will still have to stand in your kitchen by the stove and try to pour this batter on to a pan so that it forms this perfect round pancake shape. Then there is the moment when you will have to flip your pancake around and try not to brake it. And while doing all this your kitchen is filled with smoke.
So don’t be fooled, you will still have to cook your pancakes. I hear it’s easier with an actual pancake pan so if you’re serious about this pancake business then you should probably get one. I’m still sticking to my normal frying pan to do an ok job here. I just can’t imagine myself ever having the time or energy to make pancakes on weekday mornings so for me they will remain as a weekend treat and for that this old pan of mine will serve the purpose.
Now, what makes this recipe easier than many other recipes is the batter. First, you only need 3 basic ingredients and then I like to add something to sweeten it up a little bit (in this case I used dates but you could use different syrups as well). Second, you know when many recipes tell you to mix your dry ingredients first and then mix your wet ingredients and then combine the two.. what I’m hearing is 2 separate bowls causing a mess and taking way too much effort so I’ve found another way. Ready?
I use a high-speed blender where I first put some rolled oats. Then you process them until you get a smooth flour like consistency. Then you just add one chopped banana, almond milk and your sweetener and process until smooth. That’s the batter done, in one blender without any additional mess or hassle. And then you just cook them..
The batter takes about 10 minutes to make and this recipe makes enough for about 6 pancakes. Cooking them and how much time that’s going to take is up to you. I would say roughly about 20-30 minutes. BUT whenever you have the time and the persistency, the result is really worth it. These pancakes are seriously so good and make a beautiful weekend breakfast or brunch. Serve with your desired toppings. I like using coconut yoghurt, berries and some Maple syrup. Enjoy!
- • 150g rolled oats
- • 250ml almond milk
- • 1 banana
- • 3 dried dates (or another sweetener)
- • 1 tbsp coconut oil
- Recommended toppings: berries, coconut yoghurt, coconut flakes, Maple syrup
- Put the rolled oats in a high-speed blender and process until smooth
- Chop the banana and dates and add to the blender together with the almond milk
- Process until a smooth batter forms
- Heat a large pan over medium heat. Add coconut oil and spoon the batter on the pan. Cook for about 2 minutes on both sides and repeat
- Serve with desired toppings