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3 Ingredient vegan pancakes with maple syrup being poured over them.
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3 Ingredient Banana Oat Pancakes (vegan, gluten free)

Oats, banana and dairy-free milk make this the easiest vegan pancake recipe ever! All you need is a blender and a pan. Oil-free option too.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine: American, Canadian, gluten-free, healthy, vegan
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings: 2 people


  • Blender
  • Frying Pan (non-stick if not using oil)


  • 2 cups rolled oats (gluten free if needed - if using ready-made oat flour, use 2 ¼ cups)
  • 2 bananas (medium)
  • cups almond, soy or oat milk

For frying pan

  • tablespoon cooking oil (optional - use a non-stick frying pan if not using oil)

To serve (optional)

  • Berries
  • Banana slices
  • Maple syrup
  • Coconut whipped cream (see recipe in notes below) or yoghurt


  • Add oats to blender, then blend on high power for 20 seconds or until they turn into flour.
  • Use the end of a wooden spoon to loosen any oats that may be stuck in the jug, then add bananas and milk.
  • Blend on high power for 45 seconds or until batter is fully mixed, stopping and scraping down the jug if needed.
  • Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a frying pan on medium heat (if using - otherwise, use a non-stick frying pan).
  • When pan is hot (you know it's hot when you can drip water on to it and it sizzles), pour ½ cup batter into it and allow it to form a wide thin circle (tilt the frying pan to help make a larger circle if needed).
  • Cook for 2 minutes or until batter forms holes from the bubbles and looks solid.
  • Flip pancake over with a spatula, then cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Repeat this process for all pancakes (you'll get about 6-7), adding a little more oil as needed.
  • Store pancakes on a warm plate in the oven until ready to eat.
  • Serve with fresh fruit, maple syrup and coconut whipped cream or yoghurt.


To make Coconut Whipped Cream, use my recipe here
Gluten-Free Option - To make these 3 ingredient vegan pancakes completely gluten-free, be sure to use gluten-free oats. Whether you use these is totally dependent on your own dietary requirements/preferences and shouldn't make any difference to the taste.
Oil-Free Option - If you wish to avoid using oil in this recipe, simply ensure you're using a non-stick frying pan - otherwise your pancakes will stick!
High Protein Option - If you like high protein pancakes, my favourite tip is to add a scoop of your favourite vegan protein powder to the batter ingredients before blending! Use unflavoured if you don't want it to affect the taste.
Flour Alternatives - Feel free to use oat flour instead of blending oats for this recipe if that's what you have. You might be tempted to use another type of flour - don't! Oats have a very specific consistency and other flours (particularly coconut, chickpea, rice etc.) absorb liquid differently and will not work in the same way.