I can’t believe I’m about to say this. It’s so not normal.

I’ve strayed from my everyday custard oats. Gasp! I know, crazy right?!

What new breakfast food has stolen my beloved number one spot? This amazing and simple pancake. The ingredients are still similar to my custard oats. You’ve got the egg and oats, but it’s definitely a different beast.

Three ingredients:


Ripe banana

Rolled oats

All mashed and mixed together, cooked like a pancake, and topped with your favorite pancake toppings. My fav? Peanut butter or course.

I highly recommend using a little coconut oil in the pan you cook it in. There’s the slightest hind of coconut added to the cake. So good!

You’ve really just got to try it for yourself. If you ever tried the banana-egg and liked it, you will love this one too. It’s the same thing, just with some oats added in for more texture.

Banana-Egg-Oat Pancake
1 serving


  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp coconut oil


  1. Heat a small pan over medium heat with the coconut oil.  In a bowl mash the banana with the egg, then stir in the oats.
  2. Pour into heated pan, and allow to cook until that first side sets ~ about 4 minutes.  You want to make sure your first side is pretty set or else when you flip it the pancake will break.  Flip and cook on second side for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Top it!

Seriously, so good.

A three ingredient pancake? What do you think? What’s your current favorite breakfast?

I especially like that I don’t get too overheated eating this like I do with oats sometimes. When it’s warm, oats can definitely make me sweat. Not this pancake!


40 thoughts on “banana-egg-oat pancake”

  1. This looks like such an easy way to add some protein to a pancake! One question though: How eggy is the texture of the cake? I don’t love the texture of eggs (especially scrambled) and the egg is one of the main ingredients in this dish. Either way, looks good :-).

    1. Mmmm, well you can definitely tell there is egg in there (which I love). It’s not very doughy like most pancakes are. The texture definitely isn’t like scrambled eggs, just… soft and moist I guess? Haha if you end up trying it let me know what you think!

  2. I’m trying this today for lunch! Had a rough morning with my three month old and this sounds perfect and super easy! I did my first pp run with a jogging stroller yesterday and really enjoyed reading your experience too.

    1. Ohhhhhh sorry you had a rough morning yesterday! Hope you enjoyed it for lunch and today goes much better for you. 🙂 How did your first run go with the jogging stroller?

      1. It was so good I had it today for breakfast as well! Def the highlight of a tough day. I think he was over-tired from a bad day of naps. He slept better last night so I feel much more human today. The run went okay but it def changes my stride and getting used to having one hand on the stroller was weird at first. I also went out too strong and was dying on the way back.

  3. Ok, this is a very trivial question but it always interests me, and I think it probably can tell you something about a person’s personality. What that is, exactly, I’m not quite sure. Someday I’ll figure it out and let you know. BUT:

    When eating pancakes, would you rather have a fat stack of smaller ones or one giant pancake?

      1. You know I’ve been thinking about this, and I think perhaps that you prefer realistic and manageable things OR that you were really good at building towers with blocks as a child.

      1. Me neither! Oh and I didn’t have a very ripe banana though so instead I just blended my banana in my Magic Bullet. It was nice and frothy-perfect for the pancake!

        1. Very delicious and nutritious pancake. I took your advice Suzanne and blended all in my Nutribullet. Perfect batter. I used almond butter as a topping since I was out of Smart Balance Peanut Butter. And I was satisfied with one good-sized pancake. Yummy!

  4. Just made these for breakfast, better than any sugar filled pancakes I’ve ever had! I just added some cinnamon and ground flax and chia seeds. This will definitely become a regular breakfast for me, thanks for the idea 🙂

  5. I just made this and I am in college. So easy with little materials and better yet healthy for you! Which is hard to do in college because cafeteria food is not that great for you.
    I added cinnamon and a little milk to the eggs. I also added raisins to one to add a little crunchiness. I wonder how chocolate chips would taste…

  6. Just made these for breakfast, and it was SOOO good! Instead of peanut butter, I added chocolate PB2 and it was incredible. 🙂 Perfect option for a busy graduate school student. Will definitely be making more often!

  7. Made these for myself and my grandson for breakfast. Passed his test. He put chocolate syrup on his, just a little. I put sugar free mixed fruit jam on mine. So delicious. I am diabetic so this is a great day started for me. Next time I may add a teaspoon hemp seeds and cinnamon. Put it all in the blender and was fantastic.

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