Banana Pancakes

Banana Pancakes

Happy Pancake Day everyone!

This has always been one of my favourite days of the year, I just love pancakes! I could eat them breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday. They’re too good. The best news is that they taste just as good without the gluten, sugar & dairy, believe it or not!

This blend of oats, almonds and flax makes each pancake brilliantly thick with a perfectly ย warm, squishy middle – just like good american pancakes, while the addition of ripe banana to the batter also makes them deliciously sweet so you just need a drop of pure maple syrup for extra deliciousness! Topped with fresh blueberries, walnut pieces, sliced banana, strawberries and a little extra maple syrup they are just divine. My batch were all devoured in five minutes! They literally just melt in your mouth.

They’re super healthy too so now you can enjoy this awesome day of sweet indulgence without worrying about the consequences! The oats and almonds also mean they’re perfectly filling, so you really can’t eat a hundred – although considering how good they taste I’m sure you’ll want to!

This is also the easiest pancake recipe I’ve ever used, it takes literally five minutes to put together and each pancake turns out perfectly – even the first one, which is awesome!

Makes 4 large pancakes:

– 1 cup of gluten free oats

– 2/3 of a cup of ground almonds

– 1 cup of water

– ยผ of a cup of ground flaxseed

– 2 ripe bananas

– 2 tablespoons of either pure maple syrup, raw honey or raw agave

–ย 2 teaspoons of cinnamon

– a pinch of sea salt

– coconut oil for cooking

Optional – 1 cup of blueberries

For the topping:

– 1 ripe banana

– a handful of blueberries

– a handful of strawberries

– walnut pieces

– pure maple syrup

Start by placing the oats into a food processor, blend for about a minute or two until they form a smooth dusty flour. Then slice the bananas, adding them and the remaining ingredients (except the blueberries) into the processor with the oats – blend until a smooth mixture forms. The mix should turn out nice and quite thick, not too runny. Transfer the mix out of the processor and into a mixing bowl, this makes putting spoons of it into the pan so much easier. If you’re using blueberries stir these through now.

Then place a saucepan on the heat for a minute or two, once it is really hot add a teaspoon of coconut oil to the pan and allow it to melt. Once it has melted add a quarter of the mix to the middle of the saucepan, using your spoon to shape it into a spoon. After about a minute check the bottom of the pancake, if its cooked then flip it over and allow the other side to cook for another minute. Then remove the pancake, add another teaspoon of coconut oil and go again!

Cover the stack with maple syrup, blueberries, walnut crumbles and strawberries and serve!


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  • Jewlz

    I don’t have any flaxseed in the cupboard. Would it work to sub gluten free flour or more ground almonds or should I just try to omit the flaxseed? These look great! Thanks!

    • Ella Woodward

      I would just replace the flax with more ground almonds, they have quite a similar consistency so it should work perfectly! Can’t wait to hear what you think! :)

  • afracooking

    Oh no – I cannot believe I missed pancake day! They are one of my favourite things to eat- well I guess I know what I am having for dinner today ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Ella Woodward

      I love pancake day too! These are such an awesome way to celebrate it too, I hope you managed to make some for dinner! :)

    • Sara

      Just wanna say how much I love your blog!!!! So inspiring!!! I Just made these are they tasted amazing!!!! I was reading thru the comments and saw someone had a similar problem where they fell apart when trying to flip. I made it work but they weren’t nearly as pretty as the pic. I was wondering what temp you cook them on… Maybe that has something to do with it? Thanks in advance!!!

      ~Sara (from Wisconsin USA)

      • ellawoodward

        Hi Sara. I’m so glad that you love the blog and that you enjoyed the pancakes! I cook them on a really high temp, not totally sure the number but full power of the cooking ring! :)

  • Rebecca

    Ella – these look lovely! I tried very making a similar version this morning and the batter looked lovely, but when I tried to cook them they fell apart in the pan! Since there was no gluten in my mix, I couldn’t get them to “stick” together. Do you have any advice for this?

    • Ella Woodward

      Hi Rebecca. I’m really sorry to hear that your version fell apart in the pan – what variation on the recipe did you use? Mine stuck together so ridiculously well that maybe we can tweak your ingredients and get the same thing happening for you!

      • Bernadette

        I used exactly the same as your recipe says but I found they would not hold together until I put a duck egg with them and fried them with olive oil instead of coconut. I don’t quite understand why. I also find coconut oil really smokes the house out. Apart from that I love your recipes. You are amazing.

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  • Aoife

    These were lovely, so simple and quick to make too. Thank you!

    • Ella Woodward

      Thank you! I’m so happy to hear that you found them so easy too – I make them all the time now! :)

  • marelle white

    Just made these this morning!! Didn’t have flaxseed so I just left it out and added a bit of vanilla extract to the batter. SO amazing!! thank you for this recipe they were yummy :)

    • Ella Woodward

      Oh I love the idea of adding vanilla extract, that must add a delicious flavour to the pancakes – thank you for sharing! I’m excited to try them with the vanilla :) I’m so glad that you loved the recipe though, and thank you for sharing your success – it’s so nice to hear from people after they’ve made something!

  • Faye

    Hi Ella,

    I made these for brunch today and they were amazing! I’m currently revising and seem to need all the energy I can get (for me, there is nothing more distracting than being hungry or feeling slugging because I have made the wrong food choice in the morning) and these were just perfect :). However, is this recipe just meant for one person? I ate it all and felt awfully guilty afterwards as it seemed like a rather large portion for just one ๐Ÿ˜‰ oops! I didn’t feel full in a uncomfortable way but I can imagine there were a lot of calories in one serving.

    Thank you again (as always) for another delicious recipe :) I cannot wait to share it with my friends and family.


    • Ella Woodward

      Hi Faye! I’m so glad that you loved these, I’m so obsessed with them! I also totally agree that there is nothing worse than being super hungry and distracted when you’re trying to study! The recipe isn’t necessarily directed at a certain number of people, I guess it depends on your hunger – it makes roughly four pancakes, which I have certainly eaten countless times! Everything in them is so good and easy to digest and they give you so much energy so you don’t need to feel guilty at all, but you can always half the recipe next time! Hope your revising is going well! :)

      • Faye

        Thank you Ella :) I will definitely try to half the recipe next time to resist temptation! I also made your almond-cashew yogurt today which is SO incredible, I cannot wait to have some for breakfast tomorrow. One great thing about being at home revising is having extra time to try out more recipes :) I do hope that one day you are able to publish a recipe book, I have a feeling it would do very, very well :)

        • Ella Woodward

          That’s awesome – so glad that you love the yoghurt! I’ve been doing exams too the past few weeks and totally agree that it’s the best excuse to play in the kitchen! And yes I’m really hoping that in the next year or so they’ll be a book! :)

  • Maren Fulbright

    I made these for my husband today as a little anniversary breakfast:) I wanted to make them for lunch, too! So yummy! And really easy to make. I LOVE how you make it possible for me to eat all my favorite foods without sacrificing my health…I am one happy girl:)

    • Ella Woodward

      I’m so happy to hear that you loved them so much and that you found them so easy to make! Such a complement to hear that I’m enabling you to eat all your favourite foods in a healthy way as that’s exactly the reason that I started my blog! :) Happy anniversary and have a wonderful weekend!

  • Sophie

    Will using just one banana work? :( I only have one.

    • Ella Woodward

      Hi Sophie. Yes one banana will work totally fine! Hope you love them :)

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  • Connie

    Hi Ella,
    I came upon your website via Pin interest. I love Nutella and someone had pinned your version of it. I have to say after looking around your website, seeing your amazing recipes and watching some of the documentaries you recommended I’m a complete convert already! I’ve tried out lots of your recipes and this one was so delicious. I also love the fact that if these were the normal batch of pancakes I’d make I’d of eaten the whole batch without blinking. With this one’s I can enjoy them and feel myself getting full after one pancake. I love my food and believe me when I say that is just not like me. Thank you so much for making such a wonderful website and sharing your lifestyle.


    • ellawoodward

      Hi Connie. I’m so glad that you found my website and that you’re enjoying my recipes so much, especially the pancakes! They’re one of my all-time favourites too! :)

  • Molly

    I am new to your site and cannot get enough! I want to make these for my family, including my toddler who has a host of allergies: dairy, soy, egg, peanut, and tree nut. Any idea of what I can sub for the ground almond? Otherwise these would be perfect for him!

    • ellawoodward

      Hi Molly. I’m so glad that you’re enjoying my site so much! I’m sure your family would love these pancakes so much – as for subbing the ground almond I would just use a gluten free flour, like buckwheat or brown rice. Hope that helps and that you love them! :)

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  • Laura

    Made these today for brunch and they were amazing. Don’t know if my cup measurement was wrong but they made 6 rather than 4 and shared between 2 of us – would have been too much for just me. Maybe I made the pancakes too small?! I went for big drop pancake style. Thanks Ella. Love your blog :) x

    • ellawoodward

      Hi Laura. I’m so glad that you loved these so much! The servings of pancakes really depend on size, as you said, but yes the recipe is absolutely meant for sharing – it would be a lot for one person! Have an awesome day :)

  • Carly

    I was wondering if I could use rolled quinoa (which I brought to make your bread :)) instead of the oats in this recipe? X

  • loren

    hi ella,
    would the mix still be great if it was made the night before it was used?

    • ellawoodward

      Hi Loren. I actually haven’t tried doing this but I can’t see any reason why it wouldn’t work perfectly well! Hope you love the pancakes!

  • Heather

    Thank you so much Ella! My 6 year old daughter is allergic to gluten and she was really missing pancakes. We had so much fun making these together. Wonderful and so healthy!

    • ellawoodward

      I’m so happy to hear that you were able to make these with your daughter! The whole reason I started my site was to help people with allergies enjoy their favourite foods so it’s wonderful to know it’s really doing what I intended! Thank you!

  • Carolyn

    All I can say is wow. These pancakes are amazing! I halved the ingredients and had enough for 1 and left overs! Maybe I will heat them up and eat them tomorrow! I am so glad that I have found your website, it is so inspiring! I don’t ever need to snack on chocolate now, before I was a total addict and would eat it in secret by the bagful! THANK YOU!

    • ellawoodward

      That’s awesome, I’m so happy to hear that you loved them so much and that these recipes are helping steer you away from chocolate! :)

  • Emma (This Kind Choice)

    Banana, oats, blueberries AND walnuts?? Count me in, that sounds like all my favourite things come together ๐Ÿ˜€ I can’t wait to try these!

    • ellawoodward

      Thank you! It really is such an awesome combo, hope you love them!

  • Laurie Barrette

    I did them this morning and they are just so good!! i really like your recipe! you are very inspiring :) lot of love from canada!

    • ellawoodward

      So glad that you loved these! :)

  • Cassie

    Hi Ella,

    Just wanted to say I made these pancakes for my 7 year old daughter, Ella (!) the other day – and we LOVED them. SO delicious and such a good feeling knowing I was sending her off to school with such a nutritious breakfast in her belly! There was enough to pop the mixture in the fridge and have the rest the next morning!

    I’m slowly getting through your recipes and are LOVING them! Made the raw brownies last night, so easy and oh so delicious!!

    Thanks for your blog, its making eating like this easy!

    Cass (from Australia)

    • ellawoodward

      That’s so great, so glad that you and Ella loved the pancakes! Awesome that you made the raw brownies too, they’re my two favourite recipes! :)

  • Nikita

    These are the BEST pancakes I have EVER tried in my life! Thank you very much for the recipe. :)

    • ellawoodward

      I’m so glad that you love these so much, thank you! :)

  • Sara

    Oh! Forgot to mention, I used 100% natural whole grain old fashioned oats. Would that have made the difference in them not sticking together when trying to flip?

  • Aida Sekkat

    Hi Ella,
    I was wondering if it was absolutely necessary to have a food processor- or could I use the blender or the electric whisk? I don’t use a food processor and was wondering if you found it important to have one in the kitchen, since I am able to find oat flower and ready ground almonds in whole foods… Would like to know your opinion

  • Aida Sekkat

    Hi Ella,
    I was wondering if it was absolutely necessary to have a food processor- or could I use the blender or the electric whisk? I don’t use a food processor and was wondering if you found it important to have one in the kitchen, since I am able to find oat flower and ready ground almonds in whole foods… Would like to know your opinion

    • ellawoodward

      Yes if the almonds and oats are already ground it will be great! I find my food processor my most used kitchen gadget so yes I’d say it was really important but for this recipe it’s totally ok not to use one!

  • Blanca

    consider to be good oatmeal breakfast every day? I love in the morning s and do in many ways
    the pancakes were added flaxseed, sunflower seeds and cocoa, cinnamon, raisins and others were added baked sweet potato which tastes delicious

  • Jessica Hammond

    They look yummy! Silly question but is this one serving? Thanks :) xx

    • ellawoodward

      It’s two servings xx

  • Mari

    oh my these are perrrrfect!

    • Kelly

      Hello Ella,

      I tried this recipe last weekend but I could not get the batter to stick together so I couldn’t flip the pancakes over. What is is I am doing wrong? I used the exact recipe as above :(( They smelt lovely but I just couldn’t eat them.


  • Sara

    Hi dear Ella ,just want to say ,I have just made these lovely pancake this morning ,they were heaven ,thank u very much ,it was best pancake ever,and I and my husband really enjoyed it ,xx

  • Laura

    I send you a lots of love, health and light :)

    Thank you pure soul

  • Helen

    Dear Ella, I read the article you did for The Telegraph this week and went promptly to your website…. and then bought the app as I was so excited by the recipes!! I’m on a roll of discovery this week, having just read Sarah Wilson’s book’ I quit sugar’ and signed up for her blog. So many delicious recipes and so little time!! My parents and husband have been feasting ever since! Making the pancakes for brekkie today and am going to try the pizza with cauliflower crust tonight! Will let you know how they go.
    Thank you for sharing your story and your recipes. Can’t wait to begin experimenting.

  • Maria

    Just looking at your banana pancake recipe, which I would like to try with my children. My daughter doesn’t like bananas – do you have any suggestions for a substitute? I realise you need something slightly sweet and bulky to give texture and taste.

    • ellawoodward

      Hi Maria. I haven’t tried an alternative but apple sauce may work!

  • sara

    Got all the ingredients ready to make these tomorrow morning for brekkie and on pancake day….they are my favourite :) xx

  • Maddalena

    Hello Ella,

    I would live to try this recipe. I just have one quick question; could I replace the gluten free oats with another ingredient?

    Thank you.

    • ellawoodward

      Yes you could you buckwheat flour x

      • Maddalena

        Super! I have plenty! Thank you. I hope you have a nice day.

  • kelly

    would it be possible to swap the almonds for oats as well? :) x

    • ellawoodward

      I think so, or else buckwheat flour would be great! x

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  • Louise

    Hi I just made these and they were lovely, but mine didn’t really cook in the middle. I think I might have had the heat too high, what setting was it meant to be on?

    • ellawoodward

      I cook on a medium heat, make sure they’re not too thick or too wide too!

      • Louise

        Thank you, I’ll defiantly try them again and I’m sure this time they’ll be perfect!

  • Lucy Keown

    Hi Ella, these worked out wonderfully for me, I added 3 tbsp cacao powder too which gave a nice chocolatey flavour! My flatmates were seriously impressed! Thanks :) xo

  • Anna

    Could I prepare the batter the night before and store in the fridge?
    I don’t really like food processors in the morning :-))

    • ellawoodward

      Yes absolutely!

  • Elizabeth

    Oh how I loved these! It is Sunday morning in Canada (hello from the great white north!) and these pancakes were a perfect compliment to a sunny kitchen and a pot of tea! I loved the simplicity of ingredients, with the spicy cinnamon and sweet coconut. I put some in the waffle iron, and I have to say, it was fun. Instead of the purely soft gooey texture of the pancakes, the waffle had a bit of crunch to it too!
    Really love your recipes Ella, thank you very much for your kind heart, and your willingness to share your food adventures with the rest of us!

  • Pip Jones

    I just made these and blogged about it (credited Ella’s website as plagiarism is NOT COOL). Really delicious. My dogs enjoyed the one I accidentally burnt! Will be trying more recipes this week as am off sick.
    So glad I found your site Ella. I’ve got IBS (and currently mumps – gross) and am glad to have found a site which caters for those who want to eat healthy and have eating difficulties!

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  • Alexandra

    I made these with blueberries and they were literally the BEST pancakes I had ever tasted!! I had half for breakfast and ended up having the rest for dinner!!! Such and INCREDIBLE recipe. I love your blog soo much! This are definitely my new go to weekend breakfast! <3

  • Lisa

    Made these twice and they are delicious Ella. First time they fell to pieces when flipping, second time I used a tiny bit less water and they flipped okay.

    Thanks Ella!

    • Rezveer

      Just seen this. I will try this next time! :)

  • Regina

    Hi Ella! I just made these pancakes for breakfast. Delicious!! And I have leftovers for tomorrow morning too. As for the problem with the pancakes falling apart, I simply made them smaller and let them cook through on the first side and then had no problem flipping them. I am trying to make some small changes to my diet to be a bit healthier and it is so nice to enjoy something so good for me. Can’t wait to try out some more of your recipes. Thank you! :)

  • Rezveer

    Hi Ella and Ella-Fans! Wondering if anyone has any tips? I made these today and they were so amazing. However, when I went to flip them, they fell apart! I still cooked them through and ate them though – they smelt great and I didn’t want to waste the mix. :) If anyone knows what I can do to prevent them falling apart I would be so grateful! )Used exact ingredients, just halved amounts to make 2 pancakes and STILL had batter left! Wow! Thanks in advance. Rez

    • ellawoodward

      Hi. My top would be to try and make them smaller and thinner so that the cook totally on one side before flipping! :)

  • kellie

    I didn’t have any bananas so i subbed it with pumpkin ! YUMMMMIE

  • Judy

    They passed the toddler test My 3 year old, who helped me make them, took a bite and said “Good.” Promptly resumed eating! I put some coconut flakes in there too. Mmm! :)

  • Sanyya

    Loved this recipe! I have linked it back from my blog as I did not want to post a recipe that is not mine. Thank you, I will definitely be making these again :)

    • ellawoodward

      So pleased you like them x

  • Millie Carter

    I made this recipe for breakfast this morning and it was delicious! I made a few changes as I didn’t have everything in the cupboard – so I used organic, unrefined wheat flour instead of oats and more almonds instead of flax but it worked perfectly! I was so pleased because I’d made vegan pancakes from another recipe before and they just weren’t really very nice so thank you =)

  • Miss Chatterbox

    Tried these today, with a scoop of chocolate protein powder for extra flavour and protein. So satisfying! Not a vegan but trying to clean up my diet a bit and fuel lots of exercise. Really enjoyed the banana bread and granola recipes too (so far). Thanks :)

    • ellawoodward

      So pleased you like them!
      Ella x

  • Georgia

    I have run out of oats so this morning tried to make this recipe with oat bran instead of oats. Well, the pancakes were a disaster – wouldn’t hold together at all – but I heated up the mixture and it makes the most incredibly delicious porridge! My kids are currently licking their bowls & asking for more!

    • ellawoodward

      So pleased it wasn’t a disaster in the end!
      Ella x

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  • Erika

    These pancakes are very good. I ate two of them over an hour ago and I have not experienced the sluggish sleepy feeling I get after eating pancakes made with refined wheat flour. The substitution I made was using barley (made into a coarse flour in food processor) instead of oats, and no blueberries (sliced strawberries on top). For someone who is used to making standard pancakes this recipe works very differently. Ella does not define “large” so make sure the pancake is no more than 6 inches in diameter or it will be too big to flip and it will fall apart. It is necessary to cook the pancake a minimum of 4-6 minutes per side. If you slide the spatula under the pancake before it has completely cooked on that side it will break apart as you pull the spatula out from beneath it. Try lifting it around the edges first. If it has developed a nice dark brown (very dark brown) crust then it is ready to flip. Once it has been flipped make sure to press it with the spatula so it gets nice and cooked and firm. I found that using non-stick spray with the coconut oil was essential (unless you are using a teflon pan. I used a cast iron that is not well seasoned as it still sticks somewhat). The pancake soaks up all the oils on each side it is cooked, so I sprayed, cooked on one side, lifted, sprayed some more, then cooked the second side. The first pancake was a disaster as I figured this out. The second one was a little better. The third and fourth were perfect. But even the first two that were not aesthetically appealing were still delicious!

  • Rhonda

    Simply stunning and far more filling than traditional pancakes! Only found you a couple of months ago but you’ve already made a big impact on the way I think about food. Thanks! X

  • ash

    I made this yesterday! It break apart easily when i flipped it and tend to stick to the pan, but it was still yummy! :)

  • Tanya

    Hi Ella

    I first spotted you on Sunday Brunch and since then I’ve managed to buy a few of your essential foods and I’ve just these amazing pancakes for my supper and OMG they are totally amazing and super filling! I found the first two I cooked in the saucepan fell apart, so I used a frying pan, making the 3rd attempt the best! I have enough mixture for one more but I’m saving that for the morning! Is there any particular reason why you use a saucepan rather than frying pan?

    Thank you

    • ellawoodward

      Hi Tanya,
      I’m not too sure why that would be the case, sorry! Glad you liked them and number 3 turned out well!

    • ellawoodward

      I haven’t actually tried that but I imagine it may work. The bananas do help to hold it together though so you may have to experiment a little!

  • Anna

    What kind of pan do you use and what brand? The only way pancakes don’t stick to the pan is using a wokpan with teflan, and I do not like using that kind of pans. I have tried a greenpan and an aluminium/metal (?) pan, but that didn’t work.

  • Alex

    Hi Ella!
    Really looking forward to making these! Do you think I could swap the water for almond milk?
    Thanks :)

    • ellawoodward

      Yes that should be fine

  • Libby

    These are so super scrummy! Sorry if its already been asked/answered, but is it possible to batch cook and then freeze these for breakfasts/brunches later in the week?

  • Libby

    Pancakes turned out brilliantly! My 3 year old saw me making them and soon came to investigate…she scoffed all my blueberries and 2 pancakes, so def’ a family favourite here now :) I managed to sneak one last one for myself…lol. Keep the awesome recipes coming! X

  • Louise

    Hey Ella,

    Firstly, loving the site! Can’t wait to try all your recipes!

    I was wondering, do you think these would keep in the fridge?

    I wasn’t sure with the bananas in the mix whether they would keep?

    Thanks :)

    Lou x

    • Ella Woodward

      Hi Lou,

      I haven’t tried to put these in the fridge so I am not too sure!

      Ella x

  • Laura

    These were amazing! Turned out perfectly first time, wonderful Sunday Brunch.

  • Katie

    Hi Ella,
    I adore your recipes and I know they are healthy so I don’t need to worry, but I’d find it much easier if you had nutritional information! What is the best way for me to work this out? I’m new at this healthy eating thing!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Ana

    Ella, now that fall is approaching, I’d love to try some pumpkin pancakes! Do you think subbing some pumpkin puree for the mashed bananas would work at all?

    • ellawoodward

      I haven’t actually tried that but I imagine it may work. The bananas do help to hold it together though so you may have to experiment a little!

  • Helen

    These are the bees knees. Absolutely loving these pancakes. Thanks Ella. I am memorising the recipe as I feel they will be a firm favourite in Wicklow! X

    • ellawoodward

      So pleased you love them x

  • Louise Haines

    Hi Ella, could you recommend a almond replacement? My son is allergic to nuts (sigh…) Thanks Louise

  • Laura

    Hi Ella! I would love to make this recipe but have no flaxseed-are there any alternatives that would work? Thanks! Laura x

  • ellawoodward

    Yes, you could use chia seeds x

  • ellawoodward

    You could try another nut if he isn’t allergic to others perhaps? x

  • Penny Gill

    Hi Ella.
    I am 34 weeks pregnant and whilst planning my diet for after my baby’s birth and being totally obsessed with this site, thought, hang on…this food sounds so delicious I’m going to start now and get as much goodness into my body as possible. So, yesterday, I made 3 of your recipes plus the raw brownies (and added chicken into the mix for an extra hit of protein) and this morning I have just made these pancakes! Complete revelation….they are delicious! Who knew all these amazing ingredients could taste so good!!!

    The best bit is that my 6 year old daughter has been trying everything and likes it (!!!!) so I can sway her away from unhealthy, sugary choices! Thank you and keep the recipes coming!!

  • ellawoodward

    Hi Penny, I’m so glad that you love the recipes. It makes me so happy to see people getting excited about healthy food. All the recipes in the book are brand new so I hope you find some more inspiration there. Have a beautiful day and enjoy the pancakes! X

  • Virginia

    Hi Ella, i made four and ate 2 (delicious), none of them broke it was quite perfect! I was wondering if can i keep these in the fridge for tomorrow?

    • ellawoodward

      Hi Virginia, it’s best to eat these pancakes when they are fresh as the banana won’t keep well overnight. Have a lovely day! X

  • Pauline

    Hi Ella,

    thank you for all your recipes! it is very easy & super fast to do.
    i’ve just tried pancakes today and it was delicious, we ate everything, no more left..
    Waiting for your next tips:-)
    Thank you,

  • Polly

    Could you substitute the ground flaxseeds for an egg? i don’t have a vegan diet but I just like to be healthy so I was wondering If this was an option

  • ellawoodward

    Hi Polly, I’ve never tried this recipe with an egg so I’m not too sure how it would turn out! Have a lovely day! x

    • Polly

      Thannkyou! I’m trying it out now, fingers crossed :) x

  • Kate

    These are incredibly amazing. In my experience it is best to make them small so they will cook through. Also, use a very hot pan when dropping the pancakes. And for a sweeter topping slice up the bananas and cook them in a little coconut oil. You won’t need any maple syrup!

  • ellawoodward

    Hi Lynsie, I haven’t tried freezing the mix before but I imagine that it would freeze well. Hope they turn out delicious x

  • ellawoodward

    I’m sorry to hear that the pancakes haven’t come out well. You can always add more oats if the mixture is too runny. I would also recommend making them slightly thinner so they cook all the way through. Hope they turn out delicious! X

  • Lara

    Woken up with a craving for these but don’t have any ground almonds is there any alternative I could use? Would flour work?
    Thankyou! X


    • ellawoodward

      You could try using buckwheat flour instead but I have never tried it before so not too sure how it would turn out x

  • Molly Lind

    These are delicious pancakes! After making them tonight, I have the secret in how to cook them perfectly! Get the pan hot, and melt some coconut oil. Then add little drops of the mix into the melted oil. Let them sit undisturbed over medium heat (err on the lower end of medium). Turn them over when they are golden – and here’s the key – SQUISH them down with a spatula, thinning them out. This really gets them crisp on the outside while cooking them on the inside. Squishing them down is key!

  • ellawoodward

    I’ve not tried this myself but sadly I imagine this would change the consistency of the pancakes and make them too wet x

  • Celine

    these are absolutely delicious! made them this morning with spelt flour instead of oats, almond milk instead of water and added some vanilla. my boyfriend loved them as well. will definitely be making them again. thanks for the great recipe!
    (I also made your veggie paella from your second book last night with the chocolate ganache cake for dessert and they were both a big success. can’t wait for your third book!) xoxo

    • ellawoodward

      So happy you’re loving lots of the recipes! X

  • Charlotte

    I made these this morning- they.were.delicious.
    The strwaberries and walnuts are such a great addition and I used coconut nectar syrup instead of maple syrup and they were lovely :)
    I could only eat 2 small ones and I didn’t have to eat again for about another 6 hours!
    Thankyou for this fabulous recipe, keep up the good work :) xx

  • ellawoodward

    I’m so glad that you loved these so much! I totally agree, they’re so filling its amazing! :)

  • Sanne

    Hi Ella,
    these pancakes look really good, love to make them this weekend. Currently I am following the FODMAP-diet due to my irritable bowel syndrome, and therefore I am allowed to only eat 10 to 12 almonds per sitting. So I reckong that 2/3 cup of ground almonds are too much. Have you any suggestions with what I could replace or reduce the almonds with? Thanks!

  • ellawoodward

    Hi. So glad that you love the look of these. The FODMAP diet has funny rules I remember that from when I did it so totally understand the need for substitutions, I can’t remember how it works though – could you do the remainder of the cup with a different type of nut? Otherwise coconut, brown rice and buckwheat flour should work. This makes a big serving though easily enough for 2 people so if it’s just for you you could always half the recipe and then the almond intake should be ok. Hope your IBS is getting better. Have a lovely weekend!

  • Sanne

    Hi Ella,
    Made these pancakes this weekend and me and my boyfriend both loved them! Especially with the blueberries stirred into the mixture. I substistuted the almonds for buckwheat flour. Yeah, following the FODMAP diet is quite challenging, especially since it’s not well known (or not known at all by dietitians) in the Netherlands. So I’m really relying on all the info I can find on the internet. Therefore I love blogs like yours with healthy and delicious recipes.

  • ellawoodward

    Hi. So glad that you both loves them, so awesome to hear! Good luck with the diet and hope it makes you feel so much better!

  • Rebecca

    Hi Ella! First off, I just wanted to tell you how beautiful you and your recipes are! Your blog truly has inspired me and I finally feel like I can live a vegan/gluten free lifestyle without the stress of not knowing what to make or eat anymore. Also, I love cooking now. You’ve made it so simple, yet soo delicious, so thank you!
    The only thing that I’m still unsure of is oats. I can’t seem to find any “gluten free oats” anywhere in the grocery stores, and having researching it it seems that oats do not contain gluten? However they trigger the same toxic reaction in the small intestine just like wheat? I could be wrong, but I just bought a bag of bobs red mill rolled oats, hoping to use them for your granola bar recipe. But before I do I wanted to be sure they don’t contain gluten.. Maybe you could help me to understand better.
    Thank you so much Ella,
    And please come to Canada and teach your cooking classes! :)

  • ellawoodward

    Hi Rebecca. You’re so kind, thank you so much! I’m so glad that you love the blog so much and it’s such a huge compliment to know that it’s helping you love cooking vegan/gluten free food! The oats question is always a big one, most people who can’t eat gluten are great on oats so my advice would be to just listen to your body. Hopefully I’ll come to Canada some time and do cooking classes, my best friend is from Canada so always wanting to come over! Have a lovely Sunday :)

  • Heather

    Hi Rebecca! I have used Bob’s Red Mill before & I believe they have a gluten free oats version. I know they do for their steel cut oats. What I read about their GF is its guaranteed to be GF bc it’s processed in a seperate mill that doesn’t process any other grains which are gluten containing. The oats are naturally GF. If you don’t have celiac disease & dont need to ensure there’s no small percent of cross contamination for health reasons you should be fine with the regular bag. And it’s cheaper. Their steel cut GF oats are about a $3 difference here in America. Bob’s Red Mill has a great website w/many items not carried in the stores. Hope that helps!