oat and banana pancakes

This is a  quick and yummy weekend breakfast that you could make lots of toppings for and people choose what they make. Here you can see them made on a Teachers’ Retreat

Ingredients makes ten

  • 350 g porridge oats
  • 40g milled flax seed quite a useful fridge-stored ingredient to help cakes bind and has good fats so you can also sprinkle it on other foods
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 250ml plant based milk
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • coconut oil for pan greasing

serve with

  • oatly creme fraiche
  • berries, maybe chopped and marinaded for their juices in a bit of sugar
  • cinnamon apple compote
  • splash of maple syrup
  • sliced banana and melted chocolate
  • anything you like!


  1. whizz up the dry ingredients in a blender or blender-type smoothie maker til it resembles a wholemeal flour
  2. whizz up the wet ingredients using a hand blender, or mash banana with a fork and mix with mix little by little
  3. make a well in the flour and slowly pour in the wet incorporating gradually to avoid lumps forming. You are looking for quick a thick consistency rather than watery, like emulsion paint
  4. melt less than a teaspoon of oil in a pan and add dollops of the batter, four to a normal sized frying pan would be about right
  5. flip them over when the colour of builders’ tea
  6. keep warm and then plate up or let the hoards do their own toppings