Simple Banana Pancakes (gluten-free)

Simple Banana Pancakes - made with oats, quinoa flakes and banana #glutenfree #easySunday mornings totally call for a big ol’ batch of pancakes.

For me, it’s usually just a small batch for me and Matt, but when the family comes to town, I get to really go crazy. We’re talking pancakes and waffles galore – and it’s definitely my specialty.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m totally obsessed with pancakes and would eat them every day if I could, but they, a) take time and b) they aren’t the most nutritious of breakfasts.

That’s what I wanted to achieve for you in this recipe. To make them super easy to make and have lots of nutrients in them. A pancake that you could eat every day if you wanted to and feel good about serving to your family (even on Christmas morning!).

Because really, if you could eat pancakes every day, wouldn’t you?

Simple Banana Pancakes - made with oats, quinoa flakes and banana #glutenfree #easy


All you need to make these pancakes is a short list of ingredients and a blender.

I’ve never made pancake batter in a blender before, but this might just be my new favorite thing. You throw all you ingredients in, press one button and blend away. The result is a perfectly smooth pancake batter that you can simply pour onto the pan.

How easy is that?

Simple Banana Pancakes - made with oats, quinoa flakes and banana #glutenfree #easy

The base of these simple banana pancakes is gluten-free rolled oats and quinoa flakes. So when you blend it, there’s no remnants of the oats or flakes left, they’re completely broken down into a flour.

Plus, with the base of these pancakes just being oats and quinoa flakes, your pancakes are packed with fiber, protein and other fill-you-up nutrients. Then we threw in a banana, scoop of peanut butter, some almond milk and an egg.

So if you think about it, you’re basically eating a bowl of oatmeal, just in pancake form :)

To make these even more decadent, we had to throw on a syrup of some sort. I didn’t have maple on hand (I know…a VT girl with no maple syrup!?), so I decided to melt some vegan chocolate chips, mixed with a little peanut butter, and it was just what these pancakes needed to send them into the world of decadence.

Simple Banana Pancakes (gluten-free)



  1. Add oats, quinoa flakes, baking powder and salt into a blender. Pulse a few times until it resembles a flour.
  2. Add banana, egg, almond milk and vanilla, and blend until smooth. Pulse in peanut butter.
  3. Let batter sit for 3 - 5 minutes to thicken slightly.
  4. Heat and grease a pan over medium-low heat. Pour pancake batter directly from the blender container onto the pan. Cook pancakes until bubbles start to form on the top, 2 - 3 minutes. Flip and cook for another 1 - 2 minutes.
  5. Repeat until no batter remains. Keeping the other pancakes warm in a 200 degree F oven.
  6. Serve pancakes and drizzle with chocolate-peanut butter syrup if desired.
  7. Enjoy!
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About Queen of Quinoa

Alyssa Rimmer is the quinoa obsessed girl behind the gluten-free blog, the Queen of Quinoa. She loves experimenting with nutritious and whole-food ingredients, and seeks to encourage the everyday home chef that cooking and eating gluten-free can not only be healthy, but also delicious and fun. After struggling with stomach issues throughout her college years, Alyssa decided enough was enough and took her health into her own hands. She started by removing gluten from her diet and hasn’t looked back since. Two happy years have passed and her stomach issues have practically disappeared. Living gluten-free has also helped her to truly discover her passion for cooking and she has embraced her new lifestyle with open arms. With the Queen of Quinoa, Alyssa shares her gluten-free recipes, many of which are focused on the superfood quinoa, and discusses her journey to living a more fulfilled and healthy life. She now also cooks refined sugar-free and although not all her of recipes are vegan, she has loved learning and experimenting with vegan baking. She lives in Burlington, Vermont where she is surrounded by fresh, local produce and is always inspired by the fabulous seasonal ingredients that make this state so special. She is excited to share her recipes with you, as she helps to uncover the amazing world of quinoa.
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9 Responses to Simple Banana Pancakes (gluten-free)

  1. I should not have read this post hungry. Lesson learned haha. You’ve done it again! These looks heavenly. I have such a long list of your recipes that I NEED to make once I’m off this grain-free diet!
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  2. afracooking says:

    I adore pancakes and I must have tried dozens of different variations, but this one using oats and quinoa flakes is really original! I must give it a try soon.
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  3. Sarah says:

    Wow! I can’t believe the amazing consistency of this batter! My granddaughter loved making them and eating them… for dinner!

    • That’s exactly what I thought the first time I made them. It’s pretty incredible, isn’t it?? I’m so happy you both enjoyed them – and luckily they’re healthy enough to eat for dinner…maybe just no dessert afterwards ;)

  4. Alison Palombi says:

    these sound amazing. I am intolerant to oats….even gluten free. Do you recommend a particular substitute? Thanks

  5. veronica says:

    Can i sub anything for the egg and almond milk? can’t use soy either

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