These blueberry banana oatmeal pancakes are my all-time favorite! They’re naturally sweetened, gluten-free and can be easily made dairy-free, as well. Plus, you can make them in under 10 minutes.
Growing up, my dad would whip up his special whole-grain banana blueberry pancakes almost every Saturday morning. He eventually taught me how to make them, so banana blueberry pancakes specifically have a special place in my heart.
I first shared this recipe as a different my take on my dad’s famous pancakes two years ago when I was in college. Now, as a grad student cooking for one, I still love this single-serving recipe of banana blueberry oatmeal pancakes. It’s become one of my family members’ favorite blog recipes, as well, and they regularly send me photos whenever they make these pancakes!
These pancakes have just oat flour, mashed banana, one egg, butter or coconut oil, milk, baking soda, and cinnamon, plus fresh or frozen blueberries.
I love that these pancakes use oat flour because it makes them friendly for any gluten-free eaters in your life (if you use certified gluten-free oats if they’re especially sensitive). Plus, oat flour is just delicious in general. It has great flavor and texture and makes these pancakes so hearty and filling. You can quickly and easily make oat flour by just tossing oats into your blender or food processor.
These pancakes are also a great healthy way to use ripe bananas. Brown, spotty bananas are ideal!
The bananas not only make these pancakes moist, but they also act as the perfect natural sweetener. They honestly don’t even need syrup or honey…but I’d never say never!
This recipe makes three giant pancakes or four smaller ones, so it’s the perfect single girl meal. You can also easily adjust the number of servings down below right in the recipe card to scale the recipe for a bigger crowd!
And while I love blueberries in here, sometimes I add chocolate chips instead. SO YUMMY.
If you try these blueberry banana oatmeal pancakes for one, feel free to let me know in a comment and leave a star rating or take a picture and tag me @livbane on Instagram. Hope you enjoy!
Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Pancakes for One (Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free)
- 1/2 cup oat flour*
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons melted butter or coconut oil (use oil for dairy-free)
- 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana (1 large banana)
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon milk (use almond milk for dairy-free)
- 1/3 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- In a small bowl, stir together oat flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
- In a large measuring cup, microwave 1 tablespoon of butter or coconut oil until melted. To the measuring cup, add mashed banana (I mashed my banana right in the measuring cup to save dishes), 1 egg, and 1 tablespoon milk.
- Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Add blueberries and give one more gentle stir. Let batter rest for 10 minutes.
- While batter rests, turn a skillet or griddle on to medium-low heat. Spoon batter onto griddle and cook for 3-4 minutes, until the facedown side is lightly golden. Turn with a spatula and cook for 3-4 more minutes. Top with honey or maple syrup, if desired, and serve warm.
A Healthy Liv/Bane family original recipe
Other breakfast recipes you may enjoy:
Sprouted Blueberry Banana Nut Muffins
Healthier Whole Wheat Banana Nut Bread
Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Originally published in July 2017; photos and text updated July 2019
Maureen Feeney says
What a simple recipe! I love pancakes but hate how in order to make them you have to mix up a lot of batter. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
I agree, I love that this recipe can easily serve just one or two!
I found this recipe last night and I LOVE LOVE THESE PANCAKES!!!!! Today is my 26 wedding anniversary and I made them and I must say this is my NEW FAVORITE RECIPE!!! THANK YOU
Carol Eiseman says
Liv, do you think that Gluten Free Bob’s Red Mill Garbanzo & Fava flour would work instead of oat flour?
That’s a great question! I’m not sure since I haven’t tried it, but I think bean flour would give them a different taste and texture!
I JUST finished making and eating these! Being the lazy (and also at the time, ravenous) person that I am, I threw the rest of the ingredients (except the blueberries) in with the oats while I was blending the oat flour to save dishes and stirring.
Awesome, so glad you already made them! What’d you think?!
Delicious! Only thing was I was impatient and tried to flip them too early (obviously I need to go back to Pancake Making 101), but the flavor and texture were on point.
Thanks for the recipe! I made it 3 times in 2 weeks. No blueberries though. Interestingly, I forgot the egg the first time and it was still pretty good.
So glad you’ve enjoyed these pancakes! I forgot the oil once and fortunately, the recipe is pretty forgiving 🙂
I have read through just about every article you’ve posted! I enjoyed all of them, and looking forward to following your journey. So awesome to see an old classmate thriving! You go girl 🙂
Wow, thanks so much, Jasmine! You’re so sweet. I’m so glad you enjoy the blog and I hope you’re doing well!!
Any idea what the nutritional info is for carbs and sugar? These look delicious, but I’m on a low carb, low sugar diet where I have to count both. Thanks!
I’ve just updated the post with nutrition info for you, Mary!
I just made these and they were super easy and delicious!
I’m so glad to hear that you liked them!
Misty Bane says
We made these for brunch today along with omelettes. Cooked them in butter and topped with maple syrup. Incredible!
Yay, I’m so happy that you like these!!
Wow, it tasted really lovely. Just tried it today and was overwhelmed, awaiting for more of your tasty recipes!
I’m so glad you enjoyed these pancakes, Brian!
Really loved the recipe. The mash up of these flavours was just awesome. They blend in so well. A good mix of a healthy and tasty food.
I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed these pancakes, Dave!
Just made this for breakfast – so delicious!! Will definitely be marking this recipe as my go to Sunday breakfast! 🙂
Hey Katerina! I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed these pancakes! What a great way to start a Sunday 🙂
I love your blog and find myself often stopping by to check out more of your delicious and healthy recipes! I too am a college student, so it is nice to have some quick and easy recipes for one. I am planning on making these pancakes, however I do not have butter or coconut oil. Could I omit the tablespoon of butter/oil or will that mess up the recipe?
Hi Sophie! Thanks so much for your kind words!
I haven’t tried making these without butter or oil so I’m not sure how they’d turn out. I think having a little bit of that fat in there is important for the texture, but I’m guessing they’d be alright without it (just maybe not as good). I’m also not sure if they’d hold together as well.
Another type of oil would work well if you have a different (somewhat neutral-tasting) oil on hand or could borrow a tablespoon from someone!
Thank you for getting back to me so quickly! I do have olive oil, I may try that!
Mackenzie @ Nibble to Nourish says
Such a fantastic recipe! These have really become a staple for breakfast on the weekend. I was looking around for the perfect healthy pancake recipe and I think this is it!
I’m so glad you enjoyed these! I Love these pancakes and still make them for myself all of the time 🙂
Caitlyn Ramos says
Is there a way to omit the egg?
We make these for home, but my son’s daycare is an Egg Free Zone.
Hi, Caitlyn! Since the egg is a big part of the recipe and there are only a few ingredients, I’m not sure how omitting the egg would work out. You could try making a “flax egg” by mixing 1 Tbsp. ground flax with 3 Tbsp. water and letting it sit for a few minutes. I haven’t used that substitute for this particular recipe, but it generally works pretty well!
I tried making it today and it was delicious, great recipe and super convenient
I’m so glad you enjoyed these pancakes!
Wow. These are delicious and were so easy to make. I had to use up a very overripe banana and some blueberries that were beginning to see better days so I searched and this recipe came up. It was so easy and made enough for two days for me, if they will last that long! Thank you.
I’m so glad you enjoyed these pancakes! They’re one of my favorite things to make for breakfast. Thanks for reporting back and leaving a star rating!
Made these for my son this morning and we both thought they were delicious. The only thing I had to do differently was add more milk. Thanks!!
I’m so glad to hear that you and your son enjoyed these pancakes, April! They’re one of my favorites, as well ❤️
Made these for two for dinner tonight and they were fabulous! Melted in my mouth!
I’m so glad you enjoyed these pancakes!
Charlotte Vadas says
Love this recipe! Found myself without a banana this morning, and substituted applesauc and they came out fine. Not much of a difference but I prefer the banana.
Thanks for sharing your substitute, Charlotte! That’s great to know!
Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy says
Banana and blueberry together are right up my alley. My daughter thrives on blueberries too so she would love these!
Kopior Asnorsky says
I love blueberries, but I have never tried I with bananas. That will change =) Thanks for a great idea. =)
I loved this recipe. I didn’t follow it exactly since I wanted to decrease the calories and increase the protein a little bit. I substituted 2 egg whites instead of one egg to get more protein. I also used half a tablespoon greek yogurt instead of butter. I kept everything else the same and they still tasted great. I am sure your version would be even better than mine though : ) I love how many pancakes you get out of this recipe.
Oooh I’ll have to try making these your way! Thanks for sharing your adaptations 🙂
Tenna Rahkonen-Lambeth says
After discovering this recipe recently they have become my new favorite recipe and I have made them every weekend. They are healthy and delicious. Love how easy and quick they are to make and how they have my favorite ingredients – blueberries, oats and banana!
I’m so glad to hear it! I love this recipe’s simple ingredients, too!
Thanks for the calorie info…. is one serving a single pancake? Hope not over 300 calories per pancake.
Three large or four smaller pancakes!
Excellent recipe. I used sunflower oil and was delighted with the results. Perfect breakfast for two.
So glad to hear it! 😀
Bonnie March says
I love this recipe! I make them often with fresh Newfoundland blueberries.😁
Sounds yummy!! So glad you enjoy these pancakes 😀
Bonnie March says
The best pancake recipe! I forgot to rate it in my previous comment. It’s too yummy not to! 😁
Thanks for leaving a rating, Bonnie! I’m so glad you enjoyed these pancakes!
Lulu Begonia says
Perfect portion for 1 or 2 !
Love the Oatmeal, Banana, Blueberry combo.
Mixed in small blender to save mess.
I used coconut milk ,*1/8 tsp. each *of Baking Soda and Baking powder and yet my pancakes were still flat. :/
Is this from over mixing?
Too much oil on griddle?
Is Batter supposed to be lumpy and thick?
Had a hard time pouring out mixture evenly.
For final pancake, added a little water to pour it out. Was hoping for a nice thin crepe,but rolled up when I tried to flip it.
Epic Fail skill wise,but delicious!
S Robins says
Loved this even though it is almost 2023. Super easy and I swapped out the butter for a bit of oil. Works fine. No noticeable difference. The only thing I did was make these in a mini waffle iron and they came out great! I like flipping pancakes, but I was not in the mood to fuss with a hot pan. Into the mini waffle iron and what a snap! I love that this does not make a massive bucket of cakes.