healthy flourless banana pancakes (gluten free, vegan)

5 from 281 votes

These super thick and fluffy flourless banana smoothie pancakes are a filling, healthy, satisfying and easy breakfast recipe! Made with no eggs, butter, oil or flour, these banana smoothie pancakes are naturally gluten free, vegan, dairy free and come with a sugar free option! 

Healthy Flourless Banana Pancakes that are vegan, gluten free and made with no flour!

Vegan Gluten Free Banana Pancakes

Thick, fluffy and packed with protein, these healthy banana pancakes are a delicious vegan and gluten-free breakfast! 

The combination of bananas, dairy-free milk and oats are combined to produce these flourless pancakes. Made without eggs, you’d be surprised to see just how fluffy these eggless pancakes are!

Nothing is more pancake pitiful than a stack with no fluff. You know, those times that you question even calling it a stack. More like a plateau of pancake–wider than it is high. Too thick to be a crepe, too thin to be a proper pancake, just lost in that confusing breakfast food gray zone. That must be avoided.

Vegan gluten free banana oatmeal pancakes that are thick, fluffy and flourless.

How to make vegan pancakes fluffy

Apple cider vinegar + baking powder

Many pancake recipes just call for the leavening agent and forget the acid, but you will get a lot more rise-factor with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in the batter to help the baking powder do its job.

You can use lemon juice as well, but after testing both I found the apple cider vinegar to work much better.

Have a thick batter

Having a really thick gloopy batter is important for tall fluffy pancakes because the less it spreads when you pour it in the pan, the more they will bake up not out. Since this batter is made with oats, which as oatmeal has taught us absorbs liquid and thickens with time, letting the batter rest for 10 minutes or so before cooking helps with the fluff factor.

Avoid using overripe bananas

The ripeness of your banana can also affect the thickness of the batter, as a riper banana yields a thinner batter. If the batter seems a little too thin and is spreading too much don’t hesitate to add more oats. These banana pancakes have no flour, so don’t be afraid to add more oats if needed.

If I have to help the batter a bit to spread into a circle in the pan then I know I’m en route to some very fluffy pancakes.

Keep the healthy banana pancakes small

This one is kind of a cheat, but obviously smaller pancakes = more pancakes = taller stack.

Preheat your pan

Just like the thickness of the batter, having an already hot pan keeps them from spreading too much as well. I usually heat up my pan over high heat and then reduce it to a little above medium after it’s nice and hot.

Low and slow pancake-cooking fans, do as you please. But mine will be done before yours–just sayin’. I find the first pancake of the batch to always be the least fluffy, it takes me one or two to find my pancake cooking groove. But it will be buried at the bottom of the stack anyways so no one needs to know.

Fluffy Flourless Banana Oatmeal Pancakes are the BEST pancake recipe ever!

How to make the best vegan oatmeal pancakes sugar free

To keep these sugar free, omit the pure maple syrup and replace it with a liquid sweetener of choice. I don’t recommend switching it out for sugar free maple syrup, as it pretty much resembles water, and loses the sweetness once cooked.

Alternatively, you can omit it completely and enjoy the natural sweetness of the banana. 

Storing leftover banana oatmeal pancakes

Leftover pancakes should be stored in the fridge and will keep for at least 5 days.

Pancakes are freezer friendly and freeze beautifully. Ensure the pancakes are wrapped in parchment paper and stored in a ziplock bag or shallow container. 

Thick and Fluffy Flourless Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

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Healthy Vegan Gluten Free Flourless Banana Pancakes

An easy recipe for the BEST healthy banana pancakes made with oatmeal, banana and no eggs! Thick and fluffy vegan and gluten free pancakes! 
5 from 281 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 195kcal
Author: Arman



  • Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Allow the batter to rest for 5-10 minutes, giving the oats time to absorb liquid and thicken.
  • Preheat a nonstick pan over medium high heat. Once hot, pour in about ¼ cup of batter.
  • Cook for 1-2 minutes or until you can easily slide a spatula underneath. Flip. Cook for another 1-2 minutes on the second side.
  • Repeat until all the batter is used up.
  • Add your toppings of choice and enjoy.


Healthy Vegan Gluten Free Flourless Banana Pancakes should be eaten fresh but can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Pancakes are freezer friendly and will keep well frozen for 6 months. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Fiber: 6g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1.1mg | NET CARBS: 26g
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140 thoughts on “healthy flourless banana pancakes (gluten free, vegan)

  1. So yummy. The trick is to let the batter sit for 15 to 20 mins. If you think it’s too thick, just pat them down with the spatula while they are cooking. I like them better than regular pancakes.

  2. Hey! We love these pancakes. I was wondering if you’ve ever made these or the blueberry version as a bake. Your healthy flourless blueberry breakfast cake is in the oven right now, but I’d like to try this as a bake since it doesn’t have any nut butter in it. Thanks!

  3. I take my hat off to all you wonderful women who take the time out to create these AWESOME recipes. The pancakes did not come out fluffy but taste was really good. I will try again. Keep doing wonderful work your doing. I appreciate it very much!! You rock 🙂

  4. This pancakes are delicious I put cinnamon on mines and I felt in love with them I made them today plus everybody wanted more so next time I’mma have to double the receipt thanks for this amazing receipt love it so much….

  5. They were amazingly fluffy but tasted too much of baking powder. Is it really table spoon of baking powdred and not tea spoon here??

  6. This is the most ‘pancakey’ vegan pancake I’ve ever had! And to top that, it’s flourless! Of course I had to add a 1/4 cup more of almond milk, maybe due to the size of the banana or so. But overall, amazing! And being so quick to make, this will be my go-to any day of the week! Thanks a ton…

  7. These were great! I added just a little more almond milk and the taste is wonderful! I wonder if anyone has made these using pumpkin?

  8. So so yummy! I Haven’t been able to eat pancake so long! I just had to add a little more milk because my blender isn’t that powerful. Thanks so much for the recipe!

  9. I’ve been Vegetarian all my life, & have recently decided to go total vegan – I literally made this recipe 20 minutes ago & these came out PERFECTLY! I added half a teaspoon of cinnamon to the blender & love, love, love the result!!

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