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Happy Vegan Couple: Banana-Oat Pancakes Cooking Video


Guest Blogger Contribution.

Georgie made Denise these pancakes on her 65th birthday because she loves them so much. Out of several pancake recipes we tried, this is our absolute favorite. Oats make up the predominant ingredient and there are no oils in the recipe.  We adapted this recipe from one we found in Dr. Neal Barnard's book, "The Cancer Survivor's Guide." ​We do use a bit of vegan butter on the griddle so the pancakes won't stick. If you have a real non-stick pan, you can omit this fat. Because it was her birthday, Denise shares a personal message in the beginning of this video; its theme is "genes are not destiny." Enjoy!

Prep Time:15
Cook Time:15
Total Time: 30

Cuisine: Pancakes
Course: Breakfast or anytime you choose!
Servings: 4 servings (makes about 12 pancakes)


  • Use organic ingredients as much as possible
  • 2 cups oat flour (made by blending thick rolled oats in your blender)
  • 3/4 cup spelt flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 small ripe bananas mashed
  • 2 tbsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup blueberries ( use ¼ in batter and the leftover to garnish on top of the finished pancakes)


  1. ​Blend the oats to make oat flour. 
  2. Add all dry ingredients to a large bowl and mix.
  3. In a separate bowl, mash the bananas with a potato masher or fork.
  4. Add all the wet ingredients (vanilla, maple syrup, vinegar and almond milk) to the bananas and whisk together. 
  5. Combine both bowls and stir well. Add ¼ cup of blueberries to mixture. 
  6. Heat a nonstick skillet. If you need to use some oil or vegan butter so the pancakes don't stick, do so very sparingly. An easy way to pour the batter is to use a ¼ measuring cup. Pour the batter onto the skillet when a drop of water will sizzle on it. Cook until the top starts bubbling. Flip over and cook the other side.
  7. Garnish your pancakes with more fruit such as strawberries, extra bananas, blueberries, and walnuts. 
  8. Enjoy!

All Guest Blogger Recipes Disclaimer:
Dr. Carney advises against the use of fermented foods, including vinegar. Use lemon or lime juice in place of vinegar whenever possible. She does not recommend black pepper, or hot chili peppers which may irritate the mucus membranes, causing gastric irritation or an increase in sinus mucus. Blended nuts and seeds can often be reduced or even replaced in recipes by substituting with cooked whole grains, legumes, or starch based vegetables. Please consider using carob powder instead of cocoa power. Dr. Carney suggests using ceramic pans and waffle-makers, so that no oil will be necessary.

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