Blender Banana Oat Pancakes

Hiiiii! Howโ€™s it going? I’ve got some three-ingredient banana oat pancakes if you scroll down, but first, some chitchat. ๐Ÿ™‚

So happy you enjoyed the capsule wardrobe post. So ready to spriiiiiiiing. Happy humpday! Flashback to the Valdosta days and every Wednesday was Indian Food Wednesday. I think some channa masala is happening tonight. Speaking of Valdosta, HAVE YOU SEEN THIS? I not-so-secretly wish this show would have happened about 5 years ago. 

Some happenings from lately:

Enchilada night. All enchiladas are good -theyโ€™re kind of like pizza- but homemade sauce takes it Try it; I promise youโ€™ll never want to go back. 

Enchiladas for dinner

Enchiladas with homemade sauce

(our kitchen lighting at night is a little rough haha, but all enchis are beautiful)

We also enjoyed a pizza-making party at our friendsโ€™ house. Look at these cute little hands decorating their pizzas:

Pizza party

Zucchini crust pizza for the adults: (SO GOOD)

Zucchini crust pizza

and my contributions to the feast were guacamole and chips:

chips and guacamole


and brownie bites. 

brownie bites

Banana Oat Pancakes

Iโ€™m not sure if Iโ€™ve posted this pancake creation here on the blog, but itโ€™s seriously the easiest thing.

banana oat pancakes

I tweaked the standard banana-egg pancake recipe (2 eggs, one banana, some flax or chia) because I wanted it to have more of a cake-y texture and add satiety. Oats did the trick!

High Protein Banana Oat Pancakes


Banana Oat Pancakes

A high protein, gluten-free delicious twist on the classic pancake.


  • 1/2 Banana
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup oats


  1. Blend banana, eggs and oats until smooth.
  2. Use 1/4 cup scoop to portion out batter and cook on stove like regular pancakes
  3. Top with anything you’d like–my favorite combo is almond butter, maple syrup and berries

These banana oat pancakes are a great mix of protein, healthy fats and smart carbs, and taste like a lovely dessert.

banana oat pancakes with blueberries

This morning, Iโ€™ll be hanging out with my favorite little lady. I also plan to film quick booty video (with my favorite glute and hamstring moves!) and getting ready for spin later today.

Hope you have a wonderful morning!



Whatโ€™s your default breakfast? What did you (or are you) having this morning? If youโ€™re looking for some ideas to change it up, here are some faves:

Breakfast cookie (the classic never dies)

Protein pancakes minus the protein powder

High protein egg-free breakfasts

Make-ahead burritos

Eggs in a basket

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  1. Taca @ A Side Of Dessert on February 25, 2015 at 4:10 am

    Reading this post before having breakfast was probably a bad idea – I’m starving!!! At least I know I’ll be making these pancakes since I have all the ingredients! How do you get them to be so perfect?? Enjoy your day with Livi!

    • Fitnessista on February 25, 2015 at 9:32 am

      ahhh! hope you enjoyed them! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Liz @ I Heart Vegetables on February 25, 2015 at 4:24 am

    Ohh I’ll have to try those pancakes! I like regular protein pancakes, but I wish the texture was more cakey, like a regular pancake. This seems like the perfect trick!

    • Fitnessista on February 25, 2015 at 9:32 am

      yes, the texture is so good!

  3. Ashley on February 25, 2015 at 4:40 am

    These look delicious!! I love putting nut butters on my pancakes, even though people think it’s weird. it makes them so much more filling (& tasty)!

    can’t wait to try!

    • Fitnessista on February 25, 2015 at 9:31 am

      totally agree. takes them to the next level!

  4. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on February 25, 2015 at 4:42 am

    I want all this food! Especially those brownie bites!

    • Fitnessista on February 25, 2015 at 9:31 am

      ahhh they were so good!

  5. Linda @ the Fitty on February 25, 2015 at 4:46 am

    going to do one of your workouts after class, hope your butt video is up by then. Also, how do you make zucchini crust?

    • Fitnessista on February 25, 2015 at 9:30 am

      i probably won’t have it up until tomorrow. i will ask betsy for the recipe!

  6. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on February 25, 2015 at 4:58 am

    Ahh yes, blenders make the best pancakes! Yours look so delish and I’m kinda wishing I could have them right now. My go-to breakfast is either a big veggie omelette topped with salsa, or a great big smoothie. Either way, there’s always fruit of some sort on the side!

  7. Brynn on February 25, 2015 at 5:08 am

    Thank you for this recipe! I’ve been trying to get my husband to ditch the box mix but he doesn’t care for protein pancakes. This may do the trick!

    • Fitnessista on February 25, 2015 at 9:29 am

      i hope he likes them!

  8. Catherine on February 25, 2015 at 5:09 am

    ah I should not have read this before breakfast! Everything looks so yummy! That guacamole is a thing of beauty. My weekday breakfast staple is fat free Fage yogurt with bee pollen, and then I have a banana an hour or two later. I am now extra-hungry for my yogurt!

    • Fitnessista on February 25, 2015 at 9:29 am

      i haven’t had bee pollen in way too long! so good

  9. Nia on February 25, 2015 at 5:13 am

    Those pancakes look amazing, I’m going to try them at the weekend!
    I’m obsessed with Swiss Bircher at the moment – I soak oats overnight in some fresh apple juice, then throw in some nuts, seeds, a grated apple and a spoonful of greek yoghurt in the morning and top with blueberries – yum!

    • Fitnessista on February 25, 2015 at 9:28 am

      ohhh thank you for reminding me of that! such a delicious spring breakfast idea

  10. Emily on February 25, 2015 at 5:16 am

    That zucchini crust pizza looks amazing! My current fave breakfast combo: sweet potato, potato, bell pepper, onion, and asparagus…all chopped on Sunday night and portioned out in tupperware. When I get home from the gym I dump it all in a skillet while the coffee’s going (it almost makes a hash type thing?), then throw a couple slices of chicken or leftover steak on top with a runny egg. To. Die. For. (I love a good savory breakfast!)

    • Fitnessista on February 25, 2015 at 9:28 am

      that sounds AMAZING. love savory breakfasts, too!

  11. Kelly on February 25, 2015 at 5:29 am

    I’ve also been enjoying some pancakes lately! I’ve been making mine with 1 egg, 1 banana, and a scoop of chocolate flavored green superfood! Soooo good!

    • Fitnessista on February 25, 2015 at 9:28 am

      that sounds delicious!

  12. Nikki on February 25, 2015 at 5:56 am

    What funny timing for this post! Our office is closed today because of the threat of bad weather, so I’m working from home and opted to treat myself to a nice breakfast — I chose oat pancakes! Almost this exact same recipe. Hit the spot!

    • Fitnessista on February 25, 2015 at 9:28 am

      twins ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Caitlin on February 25, 2015 at 6:01 am

    I saw your tweet/insta with a pic of those this morning and went straight to making them before I even saw this blog post! Ha! Topped with maple syrup, peanut butter and cinnamon…SO good! Standard brekkie lately has been a smoothie bowl…just vegan protein powder, almond milk, and frozen berries ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on February 25, 2015 at 9:27 am

      hahah! awesome! so happy you enjoyed ๐Ÿ™‚
      love smoothie bowls, too!

  14. Courtney S on February 25, 2015 at 6:02 am

    Do you have the recipe for the zucchini crust?

    • Fitnessista on February 25, 2015 at 9:27 am

      no, but i will ask for it!

  15. Bethany Henderson on February 25, 2015 at 6:22 am

    I would love the recipe for the zucchini crust! Making the pancakes this morning!

    • Allison on February 25, 2015 at 7:38 am

      I 3rd the request for the zucchini pizza crust!! Also, this sounds weird but I’ve made those pancakes with zucchini instead of banana and they turned out great! A little bit of a green tint, but tasted good. I think I did zucchini, eggs, flax, cinnamon, vanilla and blended it up.

      • Fitnessista on February 25, 2015 at 9:25 am

        i will ask her for it so i can share!
        i’ve made liv zucchini pancakes before, too. she loved them!

    • Fitnessista on February 25, 2015 at 9:27 am

      i will ask her for it! hope you enjoy the ‘cakes ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Cassie Vaughn on February 25, 2015 at 6:38 am

    Piece of toast and green smoothie these days.

    • Fitnessista on February 25, 2015 at 9:26 am

      awesome combo ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Liz on February 25, 2015 at 6:42 am

    You totally read my mind with this pancake recipe! I was driving home from work last night trying to think of how I could make a healthier pancake work with the eggs I have in my fridge. Then I saw this on Insta last night! So no, you are not the only one who thinks of breakfast a whole day earlier ๐Ÿ™‚
    My default breakfast is a plain chobani with fresh berries and bear naked fit granola.

    • Fitnessista on February 25, 2015 at 9:26 am

      i hope you like it if you give it a try! xoxo

  18. Cassie @ Findley Fit on February 25, 2015 at 7:27 am

    The pancakes and enchiladas look delicious!
    At this very moment an abundance of donuts and chocolate milk sound amazing! Today is day 1 of my “cleanse” so everything sugar is dancing around in my head! Instead of donuts I had an egg white scramble with avocado which was pretty tasty!

    • Fitnessista on February 25, 2015 at 9:26 am

      donuts always sound amazing hahah
      your egg breakfast sounds like it was good!

  19. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on February 25, 2015 at 7:49 am

    Loving those pancakes. I’ve actually made them before but I don’t blend the oats. I like the crunch they give. My breakfast lately has been oatmeal with two egg whites cooked in it topped with fruit and but butter. Candy in a bowl. Do you have the zucchini pizza recipe?

    • Fitnessista on February 25, 2015 at 9:24 am

      i like the crunch when you don’t blend them, too! i will ask for the recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out on February 25, 2015 at 7:55 am

    That guacamole looks SO good!

    • Fitnessista on February 25, 2015 at 9:24 am

      i want to swim in guacamole haha

  21. Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run on February 25, 2015 at 8:17 am

    Those TJ’s tortilla chips are my newest snacking obsession – so good!!

    • Fitnessista on February 25, 2015 at 9:24 am

      they’re so good! i love the nutty flavor and they’re perfectly salty

  22. Courtney C on February 25, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Two things: Can you get the recipe for the zucchini pizza crust?? That looks great!

    And secondly, my go to breakfast as of late is – oatmeal but instead of using water, I use apple juice. It gives it a sweet texture but fills me up until it’s time for my mid-morning snack. My other favorite to make on the weekend is onion oven roasted potatoes topped with 2 fried eggs (and in bacon if you can, it gives it that yummy saltiness) and ALL THE CHOLULA. It’s seriously so good!

    • Fitnessista on February 25, 2015 at 9:23 am

      i will definitely ask her for it so i can share!
      and that egg and potato breakfast is perfection ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Elle on February 25, 2015 at 9:17 am

    My go-to breakfast is either Kodiak cakes with bacon or an Ezekiel 4:9 English muffin with ham and cheese. But if I’m running its a cup of yogurt before my run and then full breakfast after.

    • Fitnessista on February 25, 2015 at 9:23 am

      i still haven’t tried kodiak cakes but have heard good things about them!

  24. Nicole @ Runs & WODs on February 25, 2015 at 9:47 am

    That guac almost looks too good to eat!!

  25. kristin | W [H] A T C H on February 25, 2015 at 9:51 am

    i reallyyyy want to try zucchini crust pizza!

  26. Angie on February 25, 2015 at 10:28 am

    I loveeeee enchiladas. I make Creamy Chicken Enchiladas. They are pretty famous and legendary here on base… I don’t make them often.. they are rich and indulgent, and my oldest son says are only for special occasions because of that. LOL

    My go to breakfast lately is brown sugar steel cut oats with a side of egg whites cooked with onions, bell peppers and some turkey bacon bits…SOOO GOOD.

    Today though instead of oats i had Peanut Butter Protein waffles

  27. Becky @ TheBexFactor on February 25, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Where’s that coffee mug from?! I want!

  28. Mya on February 25, 2015 at 11:06 am

    I made your version of the homemade sauce this weekend it was fantastic! I had to sub a whole chipotle for chipotle powder, but i think it still worked. MMMM!!! Made the enchiladas SO much better. **DROOL**

  29. Tracy on February 25, 2015 at 11:12 am

    My default breakfast is a huge green smoothie which I of course had this morning. My current favorite protein is Vega One’s new mocha flavor. It’s the BEST!! Have you tried it? It’s really good.

    Zucchini pizza has me drooling a bit ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Looking forward to the booty video! I love good glute and hammie workouts!!

  30. Kaitlyn on February 25, 2015 at 11:45 am

    I tried these pancakes this morning- wow! SO delicious. I put peanut butter and honey on them. Amazing, filling and super easy! Thanks!

  31. Alex @ True Femme on February 25, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    I love pancakes, but mostly for dinner ๐Ÿ™‚ (When I studied in Greece my friends and I made breakfast for dinner one night a week–we actually found syrup in a Greek supermarket and it was awesome!) Along with pizza and brownies they are some of my favorite foods (and you seem to have all those covered in this post!) My stomach doesn’t really sit well with a lot of protein in the mornings, so I’ve stuck with my toast and a cup of tea, unless I do something crazy like make oatmeal ๐Ÿ˜‰

  32. Amy S on February 25, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    I made enchiladas last night, too! I used pre-made sauce, which was honestly quite good, but I bet your homemade one is even better. I’ll have to give it a try soon!

    My favorite breakfasts as of late are whole wheat toast with almond butter/a drizzle of honey, or quick microwave banana oatmeal, which was featured in the Winter Shape Up ๐Ÿ˜€

  33. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on February 25, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    My husband and I go through weekly rituals and change things up. We had make-your-own pizza Sundays, which turned into Taco Sundays. Now we have sushi Fridays. You never know. And I’m a big overnight oats eater for breakfast, but could always stand to switch things up. Happy Wednesday! ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Jessica Mennie on February 26, 2015 at 6:30 am

    I’m a pancake fiend, and recently made Oreo pancakes. I know – sugar, eek! These look delicious, and much healthier! Thanks for sharing.

    Jess X

  35. Erin @ Erin's Inside Job on February 26, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    My default is usually scrambled eggs and mushrooms with a giant green smoothie. On days that I have to teach early at the gym, I will grab a bar and then have my smoothie when I get home. My old default was oatmeal made w almond milk and topped w maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice. MMM now I want some of that again.

    I really need to start making these quick pancakes. I read about them everywhere and then my brain just glosses over it and they are never made. I will remedy this soon!

  36. Sarah S on February 27, 2015 at 6:24 am

    I’ve made these for breakfast the past two mornings! Thanks for such an easy, satisfying recipe, Gina! I’ve been topping it with almond butter, strawberry jam, and blueberries.
    AND I’m not hungry an hour later. You are the breakfast goddess.

    • Fitnessista on February 27, 2015 at 2:38 pm

      so so awesome! thrilled you’re loving them too ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Annette on March 4, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    I made these this morning. My son and I loved them. He didn’t want anything as a topping. Ate them all up plain. Thank you for this quick and healthy recipe.
    My go to breakfast is spinach and egg white omelet.
    I would love your pizza crust recipe please.

    • Fitnessista on March 4, 2015 at 9:51 pm

      that is so awesome. happy you liked them!
      i still need to ask betsy for the recipe!

  38. Katie on April 25, 2015 at 5:30 am

    I just wanted to say thank you for this recipe! I just enjoyed these pancakes with warm maple syrup and a cup of coffee. So easy to do an they turned out wonderfully. This is my new favourite weekend breakfast ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Liz on August 7, 2017 at 9:05 am

    I know this post is from 2015 but i wanted to let you know i just tried these and they were the first healthy pancakes that ever turned out for me! I knew you’d have something that would work. Thank you!

    • Fitnessista on August 7, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      yay, so glad to hear! the girls still have these multiple times a week ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. Joelle Permutt on June 11, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    I think these are great, but a tad better with a tiny bit of salt. Brings out the natural sweetness.

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