Vegan Banana + Flax + Oat Pancakes

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on January 18, 2009

Good morning!

First of all, let me just ask this…

Is this some kind of sick joke???


The poor BBQ!!! It’s cold!

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Blech!!!! Let’s just say it is going to be a long time before I am running outdoors again! *sigh….

Eric and I didn’t win at the lotto last night…I guess no house in Bora Bora for us…

Luckily, we had a delicious and healthy breakfast to cheer us up!

I created these Vegan Banana + Flax + Oat pancakes


I would have rated these a 4-5 star recipe, however they really stuck to the pan. It was really messy!! I didn’t photograph the 3 pancakes that were all messed up from flipping. I am hesitant to post this recipe because of this.

However, I know you are all going to ask, so I will post it anyways :) I think they stuck to the pan because I omitted the egg???


  • 1 ripened banana (I defrosted a frozen one)
  • 2 Tbsp. freshly ground flax
  • 1 tsp. Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cup Almond Breeze
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • Organic Maple Syrup
  • Earth Balance vegan butter


1. Grease skillet. Mix together dry ingredients and set aside. Grind 2 Tbsp. of flax in a blender or Motar & Pestle. In another bowl, mash banana. Blend in ground flax and almond breeze about 1 minute. Add in dry ingrendients and mix. Do not overmix.



Despite sticking on the pan these were delicious.

Even Eric, who hates bananas, absolutely loved these pancakes. He even loved the Almond Breeze that I used in replacement of the milk!! He said the pancakes had a chocolatey and nutty flavour. :) I didn’t even need to put chocolate chips in these!

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I am going to play with this recipe more before I post it on the recipes page.


Well, we have some grocery shopping to do! We are going to check out a farm shop right near our house that we haven’t been to yet. I am hoping they have organic produce!

I am very anxious to try out this vegan ‘Nectar of the Goddess’ juice created by Kris Karr from ‘Crazy Sexy Cancer’. It is a blend of cucumber, celery, broccoli stalks, kale, and sweat pea sprouts! She swears by it.

She says, “I make this every morning without fail. This juice is the secret to good health, abundant energy, and overall glow.”

I can’t wait to try it out!

Keep those awesome contest entries coming!!!

PS- I realized today that this is the longest I have gone without exercise in YEARS!!!!!!! It is killing me :( The most I have missed in the past few years would be 2-3 days- I even exercised on my honeymoon. I can only hope my body heals soon…


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fittingbackin January 18, 2009 at 11:26 am

WOW, sticky or not they look fabulous!


jenngirl January 18, 2009 at 11:27 am

Ah all that snow is insane! I can’t imagine…but at least you had some warm, amazing looking pancakes to eat this morning! Egg or no egg ;)


Meaghen January 18, 2009 at 11:46 am

I totally understand you dying to exercise/ run! I developed patellar femoral syndrome (runner’s knee) in the fall and I had to give up running for a few months. I was fortunate that I could still go for walks, which I love, but it isn’t the same as that runner’s high. Each day when I stepped off the porch I wanted to break into a run. I finally was ready on New Year’s Day to run again and am (very slowly) getting back into running! Take the time off, your body will appreciate it and you will be running in no time at all! Best of luck Angela!


Katie January 18, 2009 at 12:47 pm

THose pancakes look delicious, even if they were a little sticky…

Poor Mr. BBQ!


Lara January 18, 2009 at 1:00 pm

YUM. Those look great! I think I’ll be making an attempt at your Flax & Oat Breakfast Power Muffins tomorrow :) Any tips? Can’t wait to try them!


VeggieGirl January 18, 2009 at 1:09 pm

May I come over for a pancake brunch next time?? I’m willing to suffer with my gluten & soy allergies for those scrumptious ‘cakes :-D


Sanja January 18, 2009 at 1:10 pm

I make pancakes without eggs all the time and they never stick, so that shouldn’t be it. We’re the ones that were almost scrambled the first or the last ones?


marafaye January 18, 2009 at 2:00 pm

The pancakes look awesome…and you know? My grill has a matching hat to your grill’s!


Hangry Pants January 18, 2009 at 2:30 pm

Love the pancakes! Especially the ooey gooey syrup. I had pancakes this morning, too! :D


Leah January 18, 2009 at 3:47 pm

Yummy pancakes!! I think I might make these next weekend. I usually make french toast on the weekends but I’m going to change it up! :)

And WOW on the snow!!!


Leah January 18, 2009 at 3:53 pm

By the way, don’t worry – you’ll be able to exercise soon! Use this time to your advantage- to rest!! .. it’ll be ok!!


sweetandnatural January 18, 2009 at 4:30 pm

The pancakes still look yummy! Don’t worry about the exercise – you need to heel and rest!


Amanda January 19, 2009 at 8:23 am

I am sick of the snow, too! I live in southeast Michigan, yet Mother Nature seems to think we’re Montreal this year. Season average is 20 inches and we’re at 40 already. Enjoy staying cozy indoors while you heal!


Andy January 15, 2013 at 11:33 pm

Thanks so much for this recipe – it is my new go to for vegan pancakes. No sticking here! I just grease the pan a bit. I am enjoying all of your great pics and recipes and looking forward to making some of the best of 2012. Where did you learn how to take such fantastic pictures of your food? It makes everything look so good!


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 16, 2013 at 9:19 am

Thank you Andy! I am a self-taught photographer…just did lots of reading online and practicing every single day. :)


Karen Pietrzyk December 13, 2015 at 9:39 am

Wonderful yummy pancakes that look like a hot mess! Has anyone came up with a solution to the sticking issue? I tried olive oil and then some coconut oil to see it a different oil made a difference, both had the sticking problem.


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