Happy Friday!! The first one of the new year. Whoa!!

Healthy Chai Banana Pancakes | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

We’ve made it through the first week of 2017, how does it feel? Is everyone excited about a fresh start? Are you eager to create new healthy recipes?

Well I’m pretty excited to share these pancakes with you guys. You know that around here I love a good tall stack of pancakes. Typically mine are slightly more indulgent than the ones I’m sharing today, but don’t worry, these are some of the best banana pancakes I’ve made…slightly addicting and super healthy (think oatmeal, banana and protein packed eggs…yup, yup), they’re the perfect cozy winter weekend breakfast. So who’s ready?!

Me, me, MEEEEE. 🙂

Healthy Chai Banana Pancakes | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Healthy Chai Banana Pancakes | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Besides being head over heals for these healthy chai banana pancakes, possibly the best part about them is the fact that all of the ingredients can be simply thrown into a blender, blended and DONE. No mixing bowls, whipping eggs whites or anything like that. These are fast, easy and delicious! And they are for sure the healthiest batch of pancakes I’ve ever whipped up! The key ingredients are eggs, bananas, and oatmeal. I also added baking powder, to keep the pancakes fluffy, and vanilla and chai spices, for superb flavor.

Honestly, they’re the perfect pancake. The chai spice is really the best though. I mean, don’t get me wrong I’m sure the pancakes would be fine if I would have made them using only the three main ingredients, but come on, that’s kind of boring…and I hate boring. The chai flavor pairs especially well with the banana. The pancakes didn’t even NEED chocolate chips!

I mean I always add chocolate chips when making banana pancakes. Why would I skip out…unless I was out…let’s be real though, I would never let myself run out of chocolate chips!

But since it’s Healthy January, I thought that maybe, just this one time, I would try making pancakes without the addition of chocolate. Thankfully all was still OK with the world, and like I said, they really don’t NEED the chocolate. That said, adding a few handfuls of chocolate chips to your batter would not be looked down upon by me…just sayin’. Either way, these pancakes are going to be delicious, cozy, and still good for you. Meaning your soul, your stomach and your sanity will all be happy and in harmony. Yes.

Healthy Chai Banana Pancakes | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Healthy Chai Banana Pancakes | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Speaking of cozy things, I have to tell you guys that I am currently living under a winter wonderland at the moment. I say under because I feel like my house has been buried in snow (I think the official amount we’ve received is close to 3 feet). The pretty white stuff has been coming down since Wednesday morning, it’s basically the perfect, “cozy winter scene” at my little barn right now, and I am loving it! A little cold, but staying warm by the oven and covering myself with blankets at my desk.

My Friday night plans include heading out to dinner with my remaining family members for my mom’s birthday. Her birthday isn’t until the 11th, but we decided to celebrate while half of her kids are still around. Sadly we will be missing my two older brothers, Creighton and Trevor, as well as my youngest brother, Red…but we’ll still have a great time! Saturday and Sunday are most likely going to be working days… unless my brother convinces me to take Saturday off and go play in all the snow…

One thing I know for sure is that both Saturday and Sunday will be started off by making banana pancakes…and continuing to watch the pretty snow fall…perfection if you ask me.

What are you guys up to?

Healthy Chai Banana Pancakes | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Healthy Chai Banana Pancakes.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: 3 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 226 kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a blender, combine the eggs, egg whites, banana, oats, vanilla, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, cardamon, all-spice, and salt. Blend until the oatmeal is finely ground and the mixture looks like pancake batter, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. It's OK if there are small chunks.
  • Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat and lightly grease the skillet with oil. Pour about 1/4 cup batter onto the center of the hot pan and gently spread the batter to form a circle. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Using a spatula, gently flip the pancake over and cook the other side for a minute, or until golden. Repeat with the remaining batter. Serve the pancakes with bananas, fresh fruit, and maple. Eat!

Healthy Chai Banana Pancakes | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

ps. every time I make banana pancakes I have Jack Johnson’s Banana Pancakes on repeat in my head.

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    1. Hey Paulina,
      Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Happy New Year! xTieghan

  1. 5 stars
    I usually don’t like pancakes that don’t come from the usual boxed mix and especially banana ones but these were sooo good! Will def make again when I have ripe bananas again 😀

  2. 5 stars
    We’ve made these twice now. They are delicious. I’m not sure how this is possible but I believe they actually taste like the Rocky Mountains. I keep waiting for a marmot to peak his nose out from between the rocks. Thanks for recipe and the mountain mojo!

  3. These look soooo good! Actually, all of your pancake recipes do! I have a basic recipe that I change up a bit, so I’m going to make that with bananas and these spices… and of course chocolate chips. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. 5 stars
    I’ve made these twice! The first time was true to the recipe. My bananas were underripe and they were dry but still delicious and kept well in the refrigerator for quick weekday morning breakfasts! Made them again today with a quarter cup of almond milk and a half teaspoon of instant espresso added in, and they’re AMAZING. Softer, so maybe won’t keep as well in the refrigerator, but we will see!

    1. Oh so sorry! Yes, the flour is optional! You really do not need it and I prefer the pancakes without, but I wanted to make a larger batch, so I added a little flour. Works great either way, but I love them with just the oatmeal best! So sorry for the confusion, I should have clarified!

    1. Why Chai you ask is because the Spices used here are the same or similar to a chai tea or chai latte in flavour

  5. I made these this past weekend and they were a hit with both me and my husband! I had two bananas that were in a use or lose situation, so I doubled the recipe – and I’m so glad I did.

    The mixture of spices was delicious, the texture was great and they puffed up perfectly! Just a note that I added chopped walnuts to the batter for some crunch and healthy fats.

    I think this will be one of my go to breakfasts from now one – thanks for another awesome recipe, Tieghan!

  6. I have the same song on repeat in my head whenever I make banana pancakes!!! But it makes sense, right? 😉

  7. OMG, these are heavenly! We threw in some dark chocolate chips, and my kids inhaled them. Thanks for this one!

  8. These were really good and I like the fact that everything was made in the blender. My only question is can you double it easily? There was definitely not enough for my family.

    1. Hey Julie! Yes, you can double for sure. I do it all the time. Thank you and so happy you loved these!

  9. Looks delicious! I think I may add some Vega Protein powder ramp up the protein :). Will these freeze for easy weekday breakfast?

  10. I know what I am having with my morning cup of chai! Probably with banana slices and a drizzle of unsweetened chocolate. Also, suspecting that minus the oats, the mixture would make a delicious French toast “custard.” I adore your healthy January recipes so far, btw =)

  11. I’ve noticed that lately the recipes are not formatted which is making is hard/time consuming to save to Big Oven. Is this intended?

    1. Hi Austin, I am not with big oven anymore. Are the recipes looking funny to you? They seem fine on my end. Sorry for any trouble!

  12. Pancakes to start off the day is absolutely perfect if the batter is healthy! Now these stacks are definitely something to look forward to in the morning!

  13. I have been a follower of HBH for a while now but first time commenting–I just had to say that I’m loving your Healthy January recipes! Your usual beautiful, more complicated or indulgent recipes are wonderful for a big Sunday evening cooking session, but I am far more likely to make these healthy recipes on a daily basis and I love that I can still trust them to be DELICIOUS! Thanks for the recipes!

    1. Thank you for commenting, I love hearing from my readers! Loving that your liking the healthy recipes!
      Thank you so much Annie.

  14. Just what I needed today! Think I’ll slice some strawberries on top and use vanilla yogurt as my syrup:) Awesome recipe!

  15. So excited to try these this weekend. I love chai spice in basically anything & love that I don’t have to find a flour substitute to make this gluten-free! Great recipe, Tieghan!