Pancakes make regular appearances around here. And not just at breakfast. Sometimes it’s a special weekend lunch. Or sometimes it’s part of a “breakfast for dinner” evening. If you haven’t had pancakes outside of breakfast, I highly recommend it. I also highly recommend these vegan gluten free banana oat pancakes the next time a pancake craving hits.
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In my “How to Make Oat Flour” post, I told you that I had been experimenting with oat flour in my recipes. It has been an interesting process. Oat flour has been a bit tricky to work with (for me, anyways!) when it’s the only type of flour in a recipe, but I stuck with it, thankfully. One of the results of my persistence are these beauties.
Growing up, pancakes were a rare treat, but these days, I make them quite often — and my kids aren’t complaining.
Want to cheer the kids up on a rainy school morning? Pancakes.
Not sure what to make for lunch? Pancakes.
Need a quick meal idea the night before grocery day and you don’t feel like pretending you are a contestant on “Chopped?” Pancakes.
Pancakes make everything better.
There are four things you need to know before you make these banana oat pancakes:
1. The texture of pancakes made with just oat flour is not quite like your regular wheat flour pancakes, it’s actually quite different. Pancakes made with just oat flour are more dense and hearty. Which is perfect for a meal because they fill you up — especially if you pair them with some fresh berries or another type of fruit.
2. Don’t ever buy oat flour in the store. You can make it at home for less money and it’s so simple. Click to learn how to make oat flour.
3. Be sure that your baking powder is fresh when making this recipe. This is a very important ingredient because oat flour pancakes need as much “lift” as possible. Not sure how to test your baking powder? Click to learn how to tell if your baking powder is still good.
4. This recipe is a great use for one of those overripe bananas sitting in your freezer. Click here if you’re not sure what I’m talking about!
Now you’re all set to make your own gluten free vegan banana oat pancakes. I hope you love them! (and if you’re looking for regular vegan banana pancakes or plain pancakes, be sure to check out my banana pancakes and regular fluffy pancake recipes!)