February 15 2014

This recipe came about from a boring obsession with oatmeal. I was fed up with bland wheat flour based pancakes that relied on syrup for their flavor. I had a revelation: to make oat flour with oats and a coffee grinder. The banana give a natural sweetness so that syrup is not a necessity. The base recipe is below but feel free to throw in fruit, pumpkin puree, ground flax, etc. In some parts these are called pancakes, but I like using the term flapjacks because they’re made with oats.


Oat Flour Banana Flapjacks Recipe

  • 1 banana
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup milk / soymilk /almondmilk
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 allspice seeds or 1/4 tsp vanilla or 1/4 tsp cinnamon


  1. Smash the banana in a large bowl. Ripe bananas are sweeter and work best.
  2. Mix in the egg and milk but leave some lumps.
  3. In a coffee grinder, add whole oats, baking powder and allspice. Grind for a few minutes then incorporate with the wet mixture.
  4. Cook for a few minutes on each side at medium heat  in butter or coconut oil.
  5. Serve with a slice of lemon and powdered sugar, maple syrup or apple butter.