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Banana Oat Pumpkin Pancakes

I wasn’t a huge pancake eater growing up. This is likely because pancakes are not something that typically comes to mind when we think of healthy breakfast options (and I have been a health fanatic for a LONG time). However, recently I discovered how to make nutrient-rich, gluten-free plant-cakes which can easily be eaten everyday. The first 3 ingredients listed (oats, banana, almond milk) are a great base to then flavour with seasonal fruit or vegetables (pumpkin, for example). Pumpkin has several evidence-based health benefits including: improved heart health, better eye health, and lower blood pressure.

You may find these much denser than typical pancakes (great for sharing with a friend or saving them for yourself). Also, I like making mini pancakes which results in more pancakes (for stacking fun). Enjoy!

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  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened plant-based milk
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin
  • 2 tsp pumpkin spice (2 parts cinnamon to 1 part each all spice, nutmeg, ginger)


Berry Sauce (heat on stove to make a thick syrup):
  • 3 frozen strawberries
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
Almond Date Sauce (use blender):
  • 3 dates
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • almond milk to thin

banana vanilla protein pancakes phruitful dish

How to:

  1. Blend pancake ingredients in a blender until it becomes a smooth enough consistency for pouring.
  2. Use a measuring cup (1/4 or 1/3 cup) to transfer and pour batter for each pancake on to a hot frying pan (with stove on medium heat).
  3. Cook pancakes until bubbles start to form, then flip them.
  4. Stack pancakes on a plate.
  5. Put sauce ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth.
  6. Pour over stack and top with fruit and/or nuts.

banana oat pumpkin pancakes phruitful dish

PCOS Powers:

  • cinnamon = may help balance glucose levels, lower cholesterol, and decrease triglycerides in blood
  • almond milk = high in vitamin D and calcium (many women with PCOS are vitamin-D deficient)
  • oats = low glycemic load, high in fiber, maintains blood sugar levels, and contains tryptophan which boosts serotonin levels for better sleep and a stable mood


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I'm Dylan, the creator of Phruitful Dish. I'm a holistic health blogger, fitness lover, vegan, feminist, and scientist living in Vancouver, Canada on unceded Coast Salish territory. In 2019 I successfully defended my PhD in obstetrics and gynaecology specializing in PCOS, nutrition and mental health.


  1. Well, don’t these look delicious? 🙂 xx

    1. Thank you! I guarantee looks are not deceiving here!
      I will check out your blog, too. 🙂

  2. These look like the perfect autumnal pancakes, yum 😊. Thanks for sharing.

    1. You are welcome! And I totally agree with you. I definitely have fall flavors on my mind.

  3. I seriously need to make these!! They look incredible! xo

  4. Yum! These pancakes sound delicious!

  5. Yum! I can’t remember the last time I had pancakes, so these would be super yummy. Can’t wait to try them!

  6. Hi Dylan!

    I am seriously obsessed with anything pumpkin flavored these days. Can’t wait to make these on a lazy Sunday morning this fall.

    xo Gennifer

  7. Love me some pumpkin pancakes…honestly, I love pumpkin anything!!

  8. Love this recipe! We make a lot of pancakes and I am always looking for new ideas. Plus, your sauce is so much healthier than syrup!!

  9. These would make an awesome breakfast or even a dessert. Great pic. 🙂 I love pumpkin.

  10. These sound phenomenal! Almond sauce? Wow!

  11. Wow those pancakes sure do look delicious! I just ate breakfast and now my tummy is rumbling just by looking at this picture

  12. I have never made pancakes other than blueberry or chocolate chip, but I am not a huge fan of pancakes. But these do look good!

  13. I am a pumpkin spice everything kind of girl!

  14. These look so good and sound healthy too! I’m always looking for ways to use up old bananas and what better way than with a pancake.

  15. These look AMAZING AND SO yummy! Defiantly looks like a fancy brekkie I will have to try.

  16. Oh my yum! I haven’t made pancakes in forever but I think it’s time!

  17. Pumpkin Spice PANCAKES?! How have I not heard of this before?! Sounds amazing – definitely something I’ll have to recreate – yum. 🙂

    Christie’s Take on Life. xx

  18. Great recipes. Never thought of almond sauce. Sounds good.

  19. I am definitely trying these!!

  20. These pancakes look amazing. I think I will treat my family to a big batch on Thanksgiving morning!

  21. These look so good! I’ll have to try the recipe for my husband.

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    1. Thank you! Which topic are you referring to in particular? I am happy to discuss topics we seldom discuss.

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