Healthy 5 Ingredient Pancakes

Sometimes you're craving pancakes but at the same time, want something a little healthier to start the day. This is the perfect recipe for those days, which basically adapts a porridge recipe and turns it into a wholesome serving of pancakes! You can easily customise it with your milk and flavourings of choice, but be warned: this is dense and healthy recipe that tastes as such. For the times you just want to indulge and enjoy a more traditional stack, check out my Fluffy Vegan Pancakes recipe here!


  • 180g rolled oats
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 210ml dairy-free milk like almond, oat, coconut or soy
  • 2 tsp maple syrup, or more or less to taste 
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon, optional
  • Butter or oil, to cook

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  • Blend oats until they resemble flour, though it's okay if the oats are still a bit chunky. 
  • Add banana, milk syrup and cinnamon and mix until combined.
  • Heat a small amount of butter or oil over a medium heat in a non-stick frying pan or skillet until melted.
  • Measure 1/4 - 1/2 a cup of batter, then pour into pan. You can make them as big or as small as you like! 
  • Flip each pancake once you see bubbles appearing. It should be easy to fit your spatula under each one, otherwise they're not ready. 
  • Serve warm with your favourite pancake toppings! 

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