Fuel your day with these hearty and nutritious gluten-free Strawberry Oatmeal Blender Pancakes. All the ingredients come together in a blender- they're so easy to make!
The New Year is a great time to focus on being your best self and making changes both big and small. After a busy and indulgent holiday season, I usually try to kick off the New Year with some healthy habits. Cooking plenty of nutritious meals, being physically active, spending quality time with my family, and getting enough sleep usually top my list.
My Strawberry Oatmeal Blender Pancakes are the perfect hearty and wholesome breakfast for the New Year. Pancakes don’t have to be a no-no if you’re trying to eat healthy. These pancakes are packed with simple, nutrient-rich ingredients to fuel your day and are bursting with flavor. Plus, they’re so easy to make! All of the ingredients come together in a blender- no bowls, whisks, etc. You can even pour the batter directly into the pan from the blender so there’s minimal clean up involved!
These Pancakes are Made with Wholesome Ingredients
Pancakes are always popular in my house. However, store-bought pancake mixes and frozen pancakes may not be the healthiest option. Many of them are made with refined flour, preservatives and a good amount of added sugar. These Strawberry Oatmeal Blender Pancakes, on the other hand, are made with fresh, wholesome ingredients- rolled oats, Greek yogurt, banana, strawberries, milk, egg, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, and a pinch of salt- that’s it!
I like to use Greek yogurt in my pancake batter (and I like to add a dollop on top of my pancakes as well). Not only does it keep the pancakes nice and moist, it also adds a good boost of protein to give you long-lasting energy.
These Pancakes are Gluten-Free
These Strawberry Oatmeal Blender Pancakes are also gluten-free if you use certified gluten-free oats. Instead of using refined white flour in the batter, I use rolled oats, which are nutritious whole grains. Oats have a multitude of health benefits including: helping to lower cholesterol, stabilizing blood sugar levels, keeping things moving smoothly in your intestinal tract, and keeping you feeling full. For this recipe, you grind the oats up in the blender to make oat flour and then add in the rest of the ingredients.
These Pancakes have No added sugar
Instead of adding sugar to the batter, I use a banana and chopped strawberries. The fruits add natural sweetness as well as a host of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. Because there is no added sugar, these pancakes are not too sweet. If you prefer them a little sweeter, you can always top them with an extra drizzle of maple syrup.
The combination of complex carbs, fiber and protein in these pancakes will help fuel your morning, stabilize your blood sugar, and keep you feeling full and satisfied. So the next time you’re craving something sweet for breakfast, try these simple and delicious homemade pancakes. You won’t buy pancake mix again!
Strawberry Oatmeal Blender Pancakes
- 2 cups certified gluten-free rolled oats
- 1 cup milk, any type
- ½ cup plain 2% Greek yogurt
- 1 large egg
- 1 large, ripe banana
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1½ cups chopped strawberries
- Olive oil or coconut oil spray
- Optional toppings: Greek yogurt, chopped strawberries, maple syrup
- Pulse the oats in a blender until finely ground.
- Add the milk, yogurt, egg, banana, vanilla extract, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to the blender. Blend until smooth.
- Heat a nonstick pan or griddle over medium heat and coat lightly with olive oil or coconut oil spray. Working in batches, pour the batter into the skillet, about ¼ cup batter per pancake. Sprinkle chopped strawberries on the pancakes. Cook the pancakes until bubbles appear around the edges and the bottoms are nicely browned, 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook another 1-2 minutes until done. Repeat with the remaining batter.
- Serve pancakes immediately or keep warm in a 200°F oven. Serve with a dollop of Greek yogurt, chopped strawberries and a drizzle of maple syrup.