banana pancakesBy Dr Joe

You can do a lot of stuff with bananas. How about putting together a banana pancakes recipe that will be both filling and make a tasty treat too?

I thought about it and came up with this. This banana pancakes recipe works. Needless to say, it tastes good. Why won’t it? It’s banana. That’s good enough reason for the banana pancakes to tickle your taste buds.

Your tongue gets all the pleasure it needs, your bowel gets a much needed prebiotic by providing that resistant starch. Resistant starch provides a platform for the making of short chain fatty acids.

Short chain fatty acids provides nutrition for your gut good bacteria and you get all sorts of benefits that are way too long for this recipe article.

All you need to know is that it is a win-win situation when you consume bananas in whatever shape or form.

Oh, and we are going to be adding some sunflower seeds to supply more fibre. The sunflower seeds will give the banana pancakes a nice bit of lovely crunch. Nice!

So, what do we need for the Banana pancakes recipe?


Banana X 3
Eggs X 3
Oats X 1 cup and half
Baking powder X 1 tbs
Sunflower seeds X 4 tbs    Sunflower seeds available on Amazon UK here
Milk (very optional)
Rapeseed oil     Get Rapeseed oil from UK Amazon here

banana pancakes ingredients


Nutritional facts for banana per 100 g

Calories 89 kcal
Total fat 0.3 g
Saturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 g
Protein 1.3 g
Total Carbohydrate 23 g
Sugars 12 g
Fibre 2.8 g
Sodium 1 mg
Potassium 358 mg


Bananas also supply you with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Iron and Magnesium.

banana pancakes batter

Nutritional information for Sunflower seeds per 100 g

Calories 582 kcal
Total fat 49 g
Saturated fat 4.5 g
Polyunsaturated fat 23 g
Monounsaturated fat 19 g
Total Carbohydrate 20 g
Sugars 2.6 g
Fiber 9 g
Protein 21 g
Cholesterol 0.0 g
Sodium 9 mg
Potassium 645 mg


Sunflower seeds will also bless your body with Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium and Vitamin C.

banana pancakes


How To Make Banana Pancakes

>> Pour raw oats into a blender and pulverize to a fine oats flour (powder).

>> Pour oats flour into a mixing bowl.

>> Add eggs. Mix the eggs with the oats flour thoroughly to form a thick paste.

>> Now cut up your bananas and add to the oats-egg paste.

> It’s time to do some work. You need to mash up the banana pieces to blend up with the oats-eggs paste to form a nice rich batter. When I do this batter, I get away with not adding any milk, but I suppose if you think your batter needs a bit of lightening up, you may add a small amount of milk to thin it out. You must avoid your batter being too runny though!


>> Add the sunflower seeds to the batter amd mix thoroughly.

>> Place your pan on your cooker and add a small amount of rapeseed oil to moisten the pan. Heat up oil, turn down the heat and it’s now time make our banana pancakes by scooping in the batter in portions desirable to you. Flip each cake when one side is done.

That’s it.

Your banana pancakes are ready. Now enjoy your banana pancakes with a nice cup of tea or coffee.

I usually have mine with a low fat natural yogurt. Not a good combination? I beg to differ…banana pancakes and natural yogurt actually do work. Try it!

What was my blood sugar reading when I had my banana pancakes with natural yogurt and a cup of tea? I had a reading of 4.8 mmol/l (86.4 mg/dl) 1 hour 15 minutes after. Awesome!

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