Breakfast and Brunch

Banana Pancakes with Sauteed Blueberries

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

These Easy Banana Pancakes with Sauteed Blueberries is the perfect recipe for breakfast or brunch. Stack them up and top them off with some maple syrup for the ultimate treat.

banana pancakes topped with blueberries on white plates with napkin and forks

Some days you just want pancakes and fruit and today I just so happen to be in the mood for them both.

These pancakes are made with two of my favorite ingredients, bananas and oatmeal!

That’s right oatmeal is used as the binder for these beauties and it really makes these pancakes comforting, hearty, and delicious. Top them with some delicious and simple to make sauteed blueberries that are bursting with goodness to add an extra layer of flavor and you have yourself one amazing breakfast if I do say so myself.

What ingredients are needed to make tasty banana pancakes?

ingredients to make banana pancakes with blueberries on marble surface

  1. Bananas
  2. Rolled oats
  3. Baking soda 
  4. Ground cinnamon 
  5. Ground nutmeg 
  6. Eggs
  7. Vanilla extract 
  8. Butter 
  9. Fresh blueberries 
  10. Maple syrup
  11. Salt 

How to make banana and oat pancakes:

Begin the recipe by preheating the oven to 200 degrees F. and add the rolled oats into a blender or food processor and process until they resemble a coarse flour. Add in the baking soda, ground cinnamon, salt, ground nutmeg, and pulse for a few more times to mix all of the ingredients together. 

Next, mash the bananas in a large bowl until smooth and then add in the eggs, maple syrup, vanilla extract and stir until all of the ingredients begin to come together.

mashed banana, eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla in glass mixing bowl

Add the oat mixture to the banana mixture and fold the mixture using a rubber spatula until the pancake batter forms.

ingredients to make banana pancakes in glass mixing bowl with red rubber spatula

Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat and melt some of the butter to prevent sticking. Drop about 1/4 cup of the batter per pancake onto the heated skillet or griddle. Cook the pancakes on each side until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to the warm oven and continue the process with the remaining batter, adding more butter to the skillet or griddle if needed. 

To make the sauteed berries, set a dry medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the fresh blueberries and swirl the pan continuously to avoid sticking.

fresh blueberries in skillet

Continue heating the blueberries until they begin to change in color to a deep purple and begin to blister and slightly open. Gently press a few berries to burst them to form a liquid in the skillet.

cooked fresh blueberries in small blue bowl

Pour the berries over the pancakes, drizzle with some additional maple syrup, and serve immediately. Pair these pancakes with a side of bacon, breakfast sausage, eggs, or freshly cut fruit for a complete meal. Enjoy!

banana pancakes topped with sauteed blueberries on white plate

How do you know when the pancakes are cooked through?

Once the pancake mixture is added to the hot skillet or griddle, you will know when it is time to flip them when they begin to bubble all over the top and the edge of the pancakes has set. Flip to the other side and cook for an additional 1 to 2 minutes. Using a griddle allows you to cook more pancakes at a time making the cooking process go much faster. 

Can you eat banana pancakes the next day?

These oat and banana pancakes can be eaten the next day. Store any leftover pancakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When ready to serve again, reheat in the microwave in 15 to 30-second increments at a time until warmed to your preference. You may also place into the toaster or toaster oven to reheat. Do not store and serve over 3 days. 

Can I omit the sauteed blueberries in this recipe?

Yes, feel free to skip that step if you prefer. However, the blueberries pair well with the recipe and add another layer of flavor that is worth the time. Trust me you will not regret it!

two banana pancakes topped with blueberries on white plate

Banana Pancakes with Sauteed Blueberries

These Easy Banana Pancakes with Sauteed Blueberries is the perfect recipe for breakfast or brunch. Stack them up and top them off with some maple syrup for the ultimate treat.
5 from 1 vote
Print Rate
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana pancakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 92kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large ripe bananas
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • additional maple syrup for serving (optional)

Instructions

  • Begin the recipe by preheating the oven to 200 degrees F. and add the 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats into a blender or food processor and process until they resemble a coarse flour.
  • Add the 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, and pulse or blend for a few more times to mix all of the ingredients together. 
  • Mash the 2 large ripe bananas in a large bowl until smooth and then add the 3 eggs, 2 teaspoon maple syrup, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and stir until all of the ingredients begin to come together.
  • Add the oat mixture to the banana mixture and fold the mixture using a rubber spatula until the pancake batter forms. 
  • Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat and melt 1 tablespoon of the butter to prevent sticking. Drop about 1/4 cup of the batter per pancake onto the skillet or griddle. Cook the pancakes on each side until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to the warm oven and continue the process with the remaining batter, adding an additional 1 tablespoon of butter to the skillet or griddle if needed. 
  • To make the sauteed berries, set a dry medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the 1 cup fresh blueberries and swirl the pan continuously to avoid sticking.
  • Continue heating the blueberries until they begin to change in color to a deep purple and begin to blister and slightly open. Gently press a few berries to burst them to form a liquid in the skillet.
  • Pour the berries over the pancakes, drizzle with some additional maple syrup, and serve immediately. Pair these pancakes with a side of bacon, breakfast sausage, eggs, or freshly cut fruit for a complete meal. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 147IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE?Tag @simplylakita on Instagram and hashtag it #simplylakita!

hand holding fork with banana pancakes and bluberries on it.

Need more breakfast recipe ideas? Try these:

Have any comments, questions, or other delicious ways to use this Easy Banana Pancakes? Please share them in the comments below!


4 Comments

  • Reply
    Tamara
    June 30, 2016 at 4:16 PM

    It’s true. Sometimes you just want pancakes and fruit. It’s rare for me but when it is, this is the best combination. Bananas and blueberries are a good match!

    • Reply
      admin
      July 6, 2016 at 12:45 PM

      Bananas and Blueberries are the perfect match for pancakes 🙂

  • Reply
    Sonya
    July 4, 2016 at 9:38 AM

    I love pancakes topped with cooked fruit. My favorites are blueberries, cherries, apples, and peaches 🙂 I had pancakes with cherries yesterday for breakfast.

    • Reply
      admin
      July 6, 2016 at 12:50 PM

      Ohhhh!! Cherries sounds so delicious…I have never had them on pancakes! I must give it a try soon 🙂

    Leave a Reply

    Recipe Rating