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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes {healthy, vegan + gluten-free}

Vegan oatmeal chocolate chip banana pancakes made with 5 simple ingredients like gluten-free oats, bananas, and almond milk. These healthy banana pancakes cook to perfection even without eggs!

Course Breakfast, Gluten Free, Pancakes, Vegan
Keyword oatmeal chocolate chip banana pancakes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 3 pancakes
Calories 220 kcal
Author Monique Volz of Ambitious Kitchen


  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats (gluten-free)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ripe medium bananas, cut into chunks
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips, vegan if you prefer


  1. In a blender, add chunks of banana and almond milk. Puree for 30 seconds or until thoroughly blended and smooth. 
  2. Next add oats, baking powder, and salt into the blender; blend again until batter is well-combined about 1 minute. Set aside to thicken up. 
  3. After a few minutes check the consistency of the pancake batter it should be somewhat thick. If they appear to too thick, add a tablespoon or two of almond milk and blend again.
  4. Lightly coat a large nonstick skillet or griddle with vegan cooking spray or olive oil and heat over medium. Drop batter by 1/4 cup onto skillet and gently spread out a bit with a spoon. Place 5-6 chocolate chips on top of each pancake and cook until bubbles appear on top, about 2 minutes. 
  5. Gently flip cakes and cook until golden brown on underside, 2 minutes. Wipe skillet clean and repeat with more oil or cooking spray. Top with peanut butter, maple syrup, fruit, or chocolate chips.

Recipe Notes

These pancakes can be frozen, simply reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds-1 minute.

Nutrition Facts
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes {healthy, vegan + gluten-free}
Amount Per Serving (3 g)
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 47
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.2g8%
Carbohydrates 41.8g14%
Fiber 5.3g22%
Sugar 13.9g15%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.