How to Make Banana Pancakes

Stack of healthy, low-calorie banana pancakes - a good breakfast option for when you're following an Optifast diet plan

Nothing beats enjoying a stack of fluffy pancakes in the morning, so you’re in for a treat with this recipe! Whether you have a sweet tooth or want to switch up your morning breakfast, these lower-calorie banana pancakes are the perfect choice so you can treat yourself without disrupting your weight loss plan.

Read on to find out how to make banana pancakes at home.

How to Make Healthy Banana Pancakes

If you’re on a weight loss journey, you should be no stranger to keeping an eye on your food choices and daily calorie intake.

However, it doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate some of your favourite foods into your diet. Our delightful banana pancakes will satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising your goals, as these tasty pancakes provide around 350 kcal and over 15g of protein per serving.

You can also add toppings to your pancakes, such as Greek yogurt, chia seeds, peanut butter or berries to incorporate extra nutrients and flavour.

Banana Pancake Recipe

Prep Time
Cook Time
Under 10 minutes


Before we dive into the cooking process, gather these ingredients:

  • 25g blended oats (GLUTEN)
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 2 medium eggs beaten (EGGS)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 spritz of low-calorie cooking spray

To Serve (Optional):

  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 50g greek yoghurt (MILK)
  • 20g raspberries

*Allergen information is to be used as a guide only. Please check the ingredients of each product used before consuming.


  1.  In a bowl, mash the banana with a fork until smooth and free from lumps.
  2. Add the beaten eggs, baking powder, blended oats and vanilla extract and whisk until well combined.
  3. Heat a 16-18cm non-stick frying pan, over a medium-low heat and spritz with low-calorie cooking spray.
  4. Spoon half of the batter into the pan. Allow it to cook for 1-2 minutes or until it starts to brown, before flipping it over and leave to cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from the pan and put onto a plate.
  5. Repeat the process with the rest of the batter.
  6. Finish by adding any of your chosen toppings and enjoy!

If you follow a vegan diet, you can substitute the eggs with two tablespoons of flaxseed (74kcal) diluted in water. This will slightly alter the nutritional value, as it will decrease the protein and calorie content.

Simply mix the flaxseeds with five tablespoons of water (equivalent to 74ml) to make delicious vegan banana pancakes.

Nutritional Content Per Serving

Energy: 349 kcal

Total Fat: 10.9g

Of which saturates: 3.2g

Carbohydrates: 51g

Of which sugars: 17.6g

Dietary Fibre: 6.2g

Protein: 15.9g

Whether you start your day with them or whip them up as a tasty post-workout meal, these delicious banana pancakes are sure to satisfy your pancake cravings at any time of the day.

Here at OPTIFAST, you can find a wide range of flavourful low-calorie recipes for your daily diet that can help you to achieve your goals. Discover our favourite recipes on our blog:

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