Healthy Banana Nut Pancakes

banana oatmeal pancakes with walnuts and banana slices on top.

5 from 2 reviews

Fluffy, healthy banana oatmeal pancakes with walnuts are the perfect nutritious weekend breakfast that's naturally gluten-free and dairy-free, and naturally sweetened, so they're great for babies and toddlers, too!


  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats (if using premade oat flour, use 1 1/4 cups)
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 medium very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup club soda or seltzer water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, roughly chopped (omit for babies)


  1. Grind oats in a blender or food processor until they are the consistency of flour. Place in a large bowl with flaxseed, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  2. Stir in mashed banana, eggs, club soda, and vanilla. Add more liquid as needed to make the batter your desired consistency as the oats soak up the liquid. Stir in walnuts if using.
  3. Heat a griddle or large nonstick skillet to medium-low heat (about 300°F). Pour batter by the 1/4 cup onto hot griddle for each pancake. Let cook until you see bubbles forming in the batter's surface, about 2-3 minutes. When the bottom is golden, flip and cook until the other side is cooked through, another 2-3 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.
  4. Top pancakes with bananas, maple syrup, walnuts, and/or any other toppings you like.


  • The batter for these pancakes is pretty thick and has a lot of moisture, so they take a little bit longer to cook than regular pancakes. You'll want the heat to be a little lower than usual so the outsides don't burn. Mine usually take 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Using club soda in these pancakes makes them dairy-free, but also provides some lift and lightness to the batter that can otherwise get a little dense. You can also use seltzer or mineral water, but you definitely want something with bubbles! If you have to, the milk of your choice will work, but your pancakes won't be as fluffy.
  • Make sure your bananas are very ripe for the most sweetness and best texture.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer, then reheat throughout the week as needed.

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