Healthy Vegan Banana Bread Pancakes

These Healthy Vegan Banana Bread Pancakes are the perfect rendition of a delicious classic—banana bread! Completely fluffy, soft, and naturally sweetened, these pancakes are truly irresistible—especially with the burst of banana and warm spices of cinnamon + nutmeg. Made in just a few short steps and under 25 minutes TOTAL. Gluten-free and Oil-free options available.

Healthy Vegan Banana Bread Pancakes

We’re finally in the month of May and I’m so happy to be sharing NEW recipes again!

I’m kicking things off with these delicious Banana Bread Pancakes AND yes, they are VEGAN! Plus, there’s a gluten-free and oil-free option available as well.

These pancakes are the real deal, ya’ll. If you’re a lover of banana bread then these are PERFECT!

I chose to add a good amount of warm spices so that you can get the same warm feeling as you would with my Vegan Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread.

Honestly, this crisis has has such a great effect on so many people, including my family, but I’m so grateful.

While March + April have been hard hit months in my household, I’m definitely looking forward to the blessings that God has in store this month!

Regardless of all that’s going on, always remember that God is always still at work.

Healthy Vegan Banana Bread Pancakes

OK, now back to these pancakes.

Trust me, these pancakes are sure to be a family-favorite! Definitely kid-friendly!

When it comes to the toppings, you can always choose to opt out from using nuts if there’s a dislike or allergy.

What Toppings Can I Add To These Pancakes?

Nuts

Dairy-Free Yogurt

CocoWhip!

Peanut Butter

Almond Butter

Sliced Bananas

Other Nut Butter

Sprinkle of Cinnamon

Vegan Butter (not melted)

Vegan Chocolate Chips

Vegan Caramel Sauce

Nothing at all!

Need Pancake Ideas? These Are PERFECT!

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Fluffy Vegan Quinoa Pancakes + Cranberry

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Dairy-Free Almond Blueberry Pancakes

Fluffy Vegan Oatmeal Whole Wheat Pancakes

Of course, you can always search pancakes on our site for a ton of other amazing flavors and combos.

Healthy Vegan Banana Bread Pancakes

Looking For a Healthier Sweetener Option?

The Best Healthy Sugar Alternatives + Substitutes list is all about finding better ways to enjoy your favorite sweets without compromising your healthy lifestyle. For those who follow a vegetarian and/or vegan lifestyle, this lists offers a few great ideas to incorporate healthy sweeteners into your diet.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF BANANAS?

Believe it or not, Bananas not only taste great but they provide essential nutrients in our daily diet.

In addition, Bananas hold a fair amount of fiber, several antioxidants, while just ONE banana contains about 105 calories, and contains mostly water and carbs.

Other Benefits:

  • Potassium
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin C
  • Magnesium
  • Copper
  • Manganese
  • Protein
Healthy Vegan Banana Bread Pancakes

Key Tricks to the PERFECT Vegan Pancakes!

Low + Slow is BEST.

When it comes to cooking your pancakes, keeping the heat on low is the key. This ensures that your pancakes are fully cooked through without making the outsides dark before their time.

Double Check that your Leaveners aren’t expired.

Ensuring that the leaveners that are used (baking powder, baking soda, etc) aren’t expired and are completely fresh. This ensures that your pancakes rise at their best and are super fluffy as intended.

No Over-mixing, Please!

Once all ingredients are well combined after stirring with a spatula, no need to keep mixing. Remember, you want airy, fluffy pancakes—not chewy pancakes due to the gluten formulating from over-mixing.

Use the Correct Pan!

I find that using a flat cast-iron griddle works the best when making pancakes. Unfortunately, a regular sauté pan isn’t flat enough (slopped sides?) aren’t friendly in making the perfect stack.

Oil the Base, Not Butter it!

I know. I’m one who loves using butter (Vegan butter for vegan recipes), but when making pancakes it’s best to use some sort of oil (coconut, grapeseed, vegetable oil, etc) and whipping it lightly so that it isn’t drenched. Wallah! No easy burns or anything.

Don’t Flip Those Pancakes Just Yet!

I’ve been guilty of this in the past. No flipping those pancakes the moment a little crust forms on the bottom. Nope. Only flip to the opposite side once the bubbles have ‘popped’ and opened into holes, which means that all of the bottom is formed and OK to flip. Got it?

That’s that. Follow these simple tricks and those pancakes on your table are sure to be perfect for everyone!

Healthy Vegan Banana Bread Pancakes

FYI—I’ve included a few ingredient substitutions for you below, however, you can find a ton more substitutions on our Ingredient Hacks page:

Milk: can be substituted with soy milk, rice milk, coconut milk (my NEW Fave!), oat milk, hemp milk, + a few others.

Cheese: can be substituted with vegan cheese (I haven’t tried it yet, but I’ve heard mixed reviews!).

Eggs: can be substituted with tofu, “flaxseed egg” mixture, mashed bananas, oat or soy flour, rolled oats, + a few others.

Butter: can be substituted with vegan butter, sunflower oil, olive oil, + a few others.

Mayonnaise: can be substituted with vegan mayo

Cream Cheese: can be substituted with cashews (soaked + pureed)

Honey: can be substituted with agave, maple syrup

And there are many more substitutes available, Ya’ll!

Healthy Vegan Banana Bread Pancakes

Whelp, let’s dig right into these pancakes, shall we?

Start by whisking together the organic all-purpose flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and sea salt in a large bowl and set aside.

Next, add the Almond milk, apple cider vinegar, mashed bananas, agave, vanilla, and oil and mix together using a spatula until well combined. Set aside for 2-3 minutes so that ingredients begin to activate.

NOTE: Batter shouldn’t be too runny or too thick. Try to find it somewhere in the middle. **Try not to Over-mix.**

Add a bit of oil to a heated medium skillet (wiping it with a paper towel lightly until just about coated) and pour 1/3 cup of batter unto the surface of the skillet. Cook for about 1-2 minutes (until batter begins to bubble) and gently flip pancake to it’s opposite side, cooking another 1-2 minutes. Be sure to gently press down on pancake to ensure that center cooks through.

Once cooked and lightly brown, remove pancake from heat and repeat steps until all batter is used.

To serve, stack pancakes onto one another and top with sliced bananas, your favorite nuts (I used pecans and walnuts), and lightly drizzle with maple syrup, if desired.

Bon Appetit!

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Healthy Vegan Banana Bread Pancakes
Healthy Vegan Banana Bread Pancakes

Healthy Vegan Banana Bread Pancakes

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic All-purpose flour (I use Bob's Red Mill; See Notes!)
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup Almond milk (You can use your fave plant-based milk!)
  • 3 medium bananas, mashed
  • 2-3 Tbsps Agave (See Notes!)
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsps vegetable oil (See Notes!)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Toppings:

  • banana, sliced
  • chopped pecans (See Notes!)
  • chopped walnuts (See Notes!)
  • pure maple syrup

Instructions

  • Start by whisking together the organic all-purpose flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and sea salt in a large bowl and set aside.
  • Next, add the Almond milk, apple cider vinegar, mashed bananas, agave, vanilla, and oil and mix together using a spatula until well combined. Set aside for 2-3 minutes so that ingredients begin to activate.
  • NOTE: Batter shouldn’t be too runny or too thick. Try to find it somewhere in the middle. **Try not to Over-mix.**
  • Add a bit of oil to a heated medium skillet (wiping it with a paper towel lightly until just about coated) and pour 1/3 cup of batter unto the surface of the skillet. Cook for about 1-2 minutes (until batter begins to bubble) and gently flip pancake to it’s opposite side, cooking another 1-2 minutes. Be sure to gently press down on pancake to ensure that center cooks through.
  • Once cooked and lightly brown, remove pancake from heat and repeat steps until all batter is used.
  • To serve, stack pancakes onto one another and top with sliced bananas, your favorite nuts (I used pecans and walnuts), and lightly drizzle with maple syrup, if desired.
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

GLUTEN-FREE VERSION: To make these pancakes GF, I recommend using a GF Flour Blend (Bob’s Red Mills has a great version!). **NOTE: If the batter is too ‘thin + runny’, simply add additional GF flour, 1/4 cup at a time.**
SWEETENER: If you choose to opt out of Agave, you can always substitute with pure cane sugar or pure maple syrup as well.
OIL: Instead of using vegetable oil, you can always use coconut oil or melted vegan butter.
TOPPINGS: Instead of using nuts, you can always top pancakes with CocoWhip, Dairy-Free Yogurt, Nut Butter, Vegan Caramel Sauce, etc.
 

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  1. I have everything to make these gorgeous pancakes in the house right now! They look so delicious and comforting and goodness me, we could all do with some comfort right now. I am deifnitely making these as I love banana bread anything!

  2. I made these on Sunday and the whole family fell in love with them. I hope they make them for me on Mother’s Day!