3 Ingredient Pancakes

3 Ingredient Pancakes

These 3 ingredient pancakes are not only simple and quick, but they are healthy, nutritious, and delicious. All you need is a few minutes prep time plus a few minutes to cook.


Simple plant-based 3 ingredient pancakes

It doesn’t get easier than this.

For this recipe, you do need some sort of blender or mixer. We use a Ninja Blender, but you could also use a NutriBullet, food processor, or some other kitchen gadget that mixes.

Simply mix 2 ripe bananas, 1 cup of organic rolled oats, 1/4-1/2 cup of non-dairy milk for your pancake batter. You can choose to add other ingredients like cinnamon and chocolate morsels or blueberries if you prefer.

We used coconut oil to cook ours. It’s best to start no higher than medium heat, reducing it as you get closer to the end of your batter. This prevents the last of your pancakes from burning or cooking too quickly.

This specific pancake recipe makes about 6-8 palm sized pancakes to be enjoyed by two people. Or yourself – we don’t judge!


Since making this original recipe, we’ve gotten incredible rave and feedback. We’ve made a few different, delicious, versions of this

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3 Ingredient Pancakes

Simple and easy pancakes to make with just 3 ingredients.

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4-1/2 cup almond milk
  • (optional) cinnamon
  • (optional) chocolate chips, blueberries
  • organic maple syrup


  1. Blend banana, oats, and milk in blender (start with a small amount of milk and add more as necessary)

  2. [optional] Add blueberries, nuts, or chocolate chips!

  3.  Heat a pan with coconut oil over low to medium heat

  4. Pour no bigger than palm sized batter in the pan and golden brown on both sides

  5. Cooking on one side until a spatula can slide under to flip firmly

  6. Top with earth balance vegan butter and wholesome sweet organic maple syrup

Recipe Notes

Add cinnamon for extra flavor & extra benefit!



54 thoughts on “3 Ingredient Pancakes”

  • Thank you for sharing this recipe. I made the pancakes processing half the oats to a flour, adding the other half and a little vanilla & cinnamon and blueberries to the recipe and they came out delicious.
    I am looking forward to trying other different add ins.

    • You are absolutely welcome and we are so happy to hear that you tried out the recipe! Those add ins sound delicious and we can’t wait to hear what else you come up with! Cheers and we hope you have a fabulous week!

  • I keep having to take more and more foods out of my diet due to ongoing allergy testing. All of my GF, Vegan pancake recipes I had grown accustomed to making after the first round of eliminations suddenly became off limits with these most recent additions. I’ll admit, I was a little skeptical at first- pancakes with only 3 ingredients… but these were amazing!! We tried a round with a little bit of cinnamon and then another round with Equal Exchange allergy friendly chocolate chips. We made 1.5x the recipe size, and it fed 3 people. Everyone was impressed! Thank you for giving me a pancake I can still enjoy!!

    • Amanda, this makes us so extremely happy that you are able to enjoy these pancakes! Thank you for coming across the recipe and giving it a shot! Thank you for sharing your story with us! Cheers to good health and well-being.

  • These were tasty but very dense. Should I add more milk to make them lighter? I only used the 1/4 cup milk. Definitely want to try them again!

    • Hi Terry! We’re so happy to hear from you & appreciate you sharing your experience with our recipe! W’re also glad you liked it. To the denseness of the pancake, it’s hard to get away from that because bananas and oats make a very dense base. I’ve (accidentally) added almost a 1/2 cup of milk instead of the 1/4 and the batter was more runny, as a result the pancakes were a lot thinner, a little harder to cook, but still delicious. Maybe experimenting to find the sweet spot between 1/4 and 1/2 would be the best option! But keep in mind, the nutrient dense of the ingredients are ultimately what makes it so dense.

    • Hi! It depends on how big or small you make them. Usually, we get about 8-10 pancakes. Thanks for commenting! (:

  • Delicious! One question though… how do you get them to cook evenly and not be gooey in the middle?


    • Hi Lindsy! Great question…to ensure that the entire pancake would cook each time, I made sure to first, spread out the batter evently, but to keep the temperature pretty low. Like on our stove, it goes from 0-10, 5 being “medium heat”. When I start making the pancakes and heat up the pan, I start at 5 or medium heat. As I progress, I turn the dial down slightly and end up between 3 and 4. The longer the heat is there, the hotter the stove gets. I’ve found that to be the most helpful in 1, not burning the pancakes and 2, allowing them to fully cook! We hope this helps (:

    • You rock Nicole! Thank you for commenting and letting us know how they turned out especially using the cashew milk!

  • Hi there!
    Mine took a very long time to cook and turned out more like fires plantanes. Where my bannans not ripe enough? Each pancake took about 10-15 minutes to cook. I also added chocolate chips. everyone else seemed to have an easy time so I am curious what I did wrong because it is delicious.

    • It is very possible that your bananas were not ripe enough. We have run into that issue as well where we thought they were ripe but they weren’t. We would recommend waiting until the bananas start to turn a little brown then you should be good to go! Let us know how they turn out!

  • I made this as a 9pm sweet desery snack and it was delicious! I used oat milk (cos that’s all I had currently). I used exactly 1/4 cup milk and i processed the oats into flour first before adding the bananas and milk. Turned out amazing. Obviously it’s not your traditional fluffy pancakes but as a substitute it tastes amazing and super easy to make
    Thanks for the recipe!

    • Happy to hear that you enjoyed them! Thanks for commenting and letting us know how they turned out! We literally just had them for breakfast and they seem to never disappoint!

  • Made these today, and they were delicious! I’m not vegan, but I always enjoy trying healthy new recipes. I loved the texture of these pancakes too! I topped mine with a little bit of peanut butter and honey 🤤 so yummy!

  • May be doing it wrong, but should they have the consistency more of a Johnny cake, sort of oatmeal in the center? Mine are certainly not puffing up like the pictures. More lacy and barely setting in the middle, even when I go low and slow and cover for a bit.
    They are tasty – I presented them as banana oat cakes – but not really pancake like.
    I saw the suggestion on pulsing the oats to a flour first…maybe that will help.

    • Hmm, I’m sorry they turned out that way! I would ask two things: what kind of oats are you using and what blender are you using? We also tried to make them once with previously frozen bananas and that was an epic fail, it does not work!

  • I think I put to much milk in mine without intending to and it was hard to flip the pancake without it turning a gooey mess still love the recipe will keep practicing

  • so these are actually oatmeal mush no matter how long i cooked them. don’t give kids this because they won’t eat it. also the only good thing was that now my house smells good but hey just make your kids regular pancakes child obesity is already rising at an alarming rate why not speed it up

  • Didn’t get to try mine as they were very difficult to turn over for me, all ended up in the bin as one side was burnt and the other side well it didn’t get to be cooked as it ended up a mess.
    Any help would be appreciated as I really want to try these

    • Hmmm. Sorry to hear that. These can easily get burnt so I always heat the pan with coconut oil and keep the heat low-medium. If it’s too hot, they will burn before they cook all the way through.

  • Just made the pancakes for breakfast loved them ❤️Little worried at first but they turned out great added a little peanut butter on top

    • Awesome! Yes, it’s not like a regular pancake in terms of looks/feel when cooking but they taste amazing. (: Thanks for trying and commenting!

  • Hi,

    Can I make the pancake batter and store it? How long does it keep in the fridge? Would you say 2 days?

    Haven’t tried it yet but sounds easy to make and so delicious!


    • Hi! I apologize for the late response, but I haven’t done that before. I would assume that if you left it in too long it would brown (because there are ripe bananas in there)..but I have no clue. Try it and let me know how it goes!

  • Good morning!
    I just made these for my family. Added blueberries to some, and topped others with peanut butter. Everyone was extremely satisfied with how they turned out! Thank you for the recipe; i will be making these again in the near future. 🙂

    • I’m so glad to hear that! The blueberries and peanut butter addition sounds fantastic. Thanks for sharing!

  • Made these this morning and they were so easy and tasty! I added a little extra cinnamon and the end flavor (and texture) result was a mix between pancakes and French toast! Highly recommend these!

  • Your picture says 1 cup of milk and 1/4-1/2 cup of oats but the recipe is opposite. Which is accurate?

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