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!
If you're looking for a quick, easy, and healthy breakfast option, look no further than these oatmeal blender pancakes with strawberries. These pancakes are not only delicious but also packed with nutrients that will help you start your day off right.
I love starting my day off with a nutritious breakfast. I find that it energizes me throughout the morning and makes me more productive. Some of my other favorite breakfast recipes are my healthy make-ahead breakfast burritos, berry chia pudding, chocolate baked oats, and healthy overnight oats for weight loss.
Pancakes don’t have to be a no-no if you’re trying to eat healthy. These strawberry oatmeal blender pancakes are packed with simple, nutrient-rich ingredients to fuel your day. Plus, they're bursting with flavor and are so easy to make!
All of the ingredients come together in a blender- no bowls or whisks needed! You can even pour the batter directly into the pan from the blender so there’s minimal clean up involved.
Why You'll Love This Dish
- Quick and easy- all the ingredients come together in a blender!
- Healthy- made with nutrient-dense, wholesome ingredients like oats, fruit, and Greek yogurt
- No added sugar- these oatmeal pancakes are sweetened naturally with fruit
- Family-friendly- both kids and adults will love these pancakes!
- Gluten free- these gluten-free blender pancakes are made with oats instead of flour
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 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!
The combination of complex carbohydrates, fiber, protein, and healthy fat in these oatmeal pancakes will help fuel your morning, stabilize your blood sugar, and keep you feeling full and satisfied.
Doctor's Tip: Discover the remarkable health benefits of overnight oats! From promoting heart health to aiding in weight management, oats are packed with nutrition to kickstart your day!
Here's what you'll need to make these Strawberry Oatmeal Blender Pancakes:
- Rolled oats (buy certified gluten-free oats to keep this recipe gluten free)
- Milk- you can use dairy milk or plant-based milk
- Greek yogurt- I use plain 2% Greek yogurt
- Banana- you want to use the ripest banana you have for maximum sweetness; read my post on how to quickly ripen bananas in the oven or air fryer.
- Vanilla extract
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- Kosher salt
- Strawberries- i add chopped strawberries to the batter and top the pancakes with them as well
Don't have any ripe bananas? Read my post on How To Quickly Ripen Bananas in the Oven or Air Fryer.
Greek Yogurt Adds a Boost of Protein
I like to use Greek yogurt in these oatmeal pancakes. I like to add a dollop on top of my pancakes as well. Not only does the Greek yogurt keep the pancakes nice and moist, it also adds a good boost of protein to give you long-lasting energy.
Gluten-Free Blender Pancakes
These 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 these strawberry oatmeal blender pancakes, you grind the oats up in the blender to make oat flour and then add in the rest of the ingredients.
Interesting Nutrition Fact: Did you know that oatmeal was the subject of the very first food-specific health claim approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration? This was back in 1997 when it was determined that consumption of soluble fiber from oats may lower the risk of heart disease.
No Added Sugar
Instead of adding sugar to the batter for these oatmeal pancakes, 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.
How To Make Oatmeal Blender Pancakes with Strawberries
- Step 1- Pulse the oats in a blender until ground to a powder.
- Step 2- Add the remaining ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.
- Step 3- Heat a nonstick pan or griddle over medium heat and coat lightly with oil. Working in batches, pour the batter into the skillet, about ¼ cup batter per pancake, and sprinkle chopped strawberries on top. Cook until bubbles appear around the edges and bottoms are nicely browned, then flip and cook another 1-2 minutes until done.
- Step 4- Serve pancakes with a dollop of Greek yogurt, chopped strawberries and a drizzle of maple syrup, if desired.
- Because there is no added sugar, these pancakes are not too sweet. If you prefer them a little sweeter, you can top them with an extra drizzle of maple syrup.
- You can substitute other fruit for the strawberries like blueberries or raspberries.
- These oatmeal pancakes are perfect for meal prep and freeze well. Double or triple the recipe and freeze them so that you always have a healthy breakfast on hand for busy mornings!
So the next time you’re craving something sweet for breakfast, try this simple and delicious homemade oatmeal pancake recipe. You won’t buy pancake mix again!
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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.