These sugar-free Healthy Banana Pancakes make a delicious breakfast for the weekend. These pancakes which have zero oil are light, fluffy and full of good ingredients. They keep you full for a long time. You won’t have to look for another healthy banana pancake recipe after trying these.
This post was originally published in 2013 and we are updating it with new photos and additional information.
Healthy Banana Pancake Recipe without Sugar
Extra ripe banana is a must for these pancakes because just like in our Banana Yoghurt Pancakes, no sugar is added in the batter. The sweetness of one large ripe banana is enough to make it tasty. Plus, we drizzle a little maple syrup or sometimes honey on them, so everyone can adjust the sweetness to their taste.
How Healthy are These Banana Pancakes
Made with yogurt, whole wheat flour, oatmeal and ripe banana, these are quite healthy but surprisingly they don’t taste boring. What’s more, they are wonderfully fluffy, which is something everyone in my family looks for when they are served pancakes for breakfast.
In the original recipe, I used only whole wheat flour, but this time I reduced the amount of flour and replaced it with oatmeal. This gave the pancakes a nice chewiness.
If you are following a dairy-free diet, you can use a plant-based milk of your choice. Do you remember our Pancakes With Almond Milk, which I shared here a while ago? I’m sure they can easily be adapted to this recipe.
Today is Sunday, right? What does Sunday mean to you? Sleeping long hours? Lingering in your bed dreaming, playing with the kids, reading newspaper or sipping your morning coffee? Sunday definitely means a big breakfast for two three of us!
The first thing I do when I wake up is to open the windows in the kitchen to let some fresh air in and the first thing Yusuf does is to turn on our small radio in the kitchen. Don’t you think fresh air and good music are more than enough to motivate you for preparing breakfast? On the other hand, Göktürk doesn’t even need a morning motivation. He wakes up much earlier and plays with his legos until he feels the smell of pancakes.
We wanted to make something healthy this morning, so besides our must-have breakfast foods on the table, we had these fantastic healthy banana pancakes! Although pancake is not a common Turkish breakfast food and we make Crepes With Jam more often, I think we will be making these healthy oatmeal banana pancakes even more often.
When we made these pancakes for the first time, my husband added a little orange zest to the batter to give it a refreshing flavor and it was absolutely a tasty twist. This time, I added a pinch of cinnamon instead because I do love the combination of oatmeal, banana and cinnamon. They remind me of my favorite Banana Breakfast Cookies.
If you love to try new breakfast recipes at the weekends as much as we do and spoil yourself a bit, you have to check out our Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pancakes, which can even be served as a chocolate cake, Kristen’s gorgeous French Toast Casserole and Amanda’s classic Homemade Cinnamon Rolls. I can eat these at any time of the day indeed.
Oh for those who love banana flavor in their baking and who are planning to bake something for Sunday afternoon, Banana Pudding Poke Cake from Tidy Mom fits the bill perfectly.
The picture below is from the old post.
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Healthy Banana Pancakes
Healthy banana pancakes with oatmeal and whole wheat flour. No sugar or oil is added.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Cuisine: American
- 1 large extra ripe banana (½ cup when mashed)
- 1 egg
- ½ cup yogurt
- ⅓ cup whole wheat flour
- ¾ cup oatmeal
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon flour
- In a medium bowl, mash the banana.
- Add in egg and yogurt, whisk well.
- Add in flour, oatmeal, baking powder and cinnamon and give it a good stir.
- Coat a skillet with cooking spray and heat it.
- Scoop ¼ cup of bater per pancake on the heated skillet. Cook for 2 minutes, flip when you see bubbles and cook the other side for 2 minutes.
- Stack the pancakes on a plate and drizzle maple syrup over them. Serve with banana slices, fresh berries or cherries.
Keywords: pancakes, banana, oatmeal