Chia Oat Banana Pancakes (V+GF)

Start your morning with something healthy and delicious. These pancakes are perfect for topping with all your favorite fruits and syrups.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 cups oat flour *see note
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk coconut water or plain water work as well
  • 3 large very ripe bananas mashed
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup honey or agave work as well
  • 3/4 cup full fat coconut milk

Optional Toppings:

  • fresh berries
  • banana slices
  • maple syrup
  • coconut shreds


  1. Combine chia, flaxmeal, oats, and oat flour in a medium mixing bowl and add the almond milk (or water if preferred). Allow mixture to soak for at least 1 hour at room temp (or store in fridge overnight).
  2. Mix in remaining ingredients right before cooking and stir until batter is smooth. Heat a large skillet or pancake griddle over medium heat (about 325F/160C) and grease lightly with oil. Pour 1/3 cup size scoops onto griddle and and spread with a spatula then cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side until dark golden brown.
  3. Serve hot with your favorite pancake toppings!

Recipe Notes

If you don't have oat flour you can simply pulse 3 cups of oats in a food processor of blender until fine.