Banana Oat Pancakes with Apricot Compote

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If you’re looking for delicious, healthy pancake recipes to add to your weekend breakfast menu, look no further than this gluten-free pancake recipe that is sweetened with bananas and coconut. Topped with a quick-cooked apricot compote, it’s a delicious breakfast that will satisfy pancake lovers in your household without weighing you down. Full of healthy fats, plenty of fiber, and flavor, these banana oat pancakes won’t let you down. Store any leftover apricot jam in a jar in the fridge.

Banana Oat Pancakes with Apricot Compote

Banana Oat Pancakes with Apricot Compote

Yields:  1 dozen 3 inch pancakes | Serving Size: 3 pancakes|Calories: 312| Total Fat: 11 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 343 mg | Carbohydrates: 52 g | Dietary Fiber: 8 g | Sugars: 24 g | Protein: 6 g | SmartPoints(Freestyle): 13


    Apricot Compote:
  • 2 cups dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax
  • 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 cup oat flour or ground oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • Coconut oil, for cooking


  1. First, make the apricot compote by combining all of the ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and let cook while you make the pancakes, about 20 minutes.
  2. Combine the banana, almond milk, and flax in a large bowl. Stir to combine and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Combine the coconut, oat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. Add this to the banana mixture and stir. Add the orange juice and stir until well combined.
  4. Heat a cast iron skillet or griddle over medium heat. Add a teaspoon of coconut oil. Drop the pancake batter by spoonfuls, flattening with a spoon. Cook on both sides for 2-3 minutes, until golden brown.
  5. Serve the pancakes warm, topped with the apricot compote.

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3 Comments on "Banana Oat Pancakes with Apricot Compote"

  1. Lee  May 11, 2014

    Thank you for this great recipe, my doctor has me on an elimination diet which means no dairy or eggs. These were really yummy and saved Mother's day brunch! These were so good and will be made again by our family, no one missed the ingredients usually associated with pancakes! We served ours with fresh strawberries and peaches.

  2. jessa  March 26, 2016

    Hello: Can the flax seed be substitute with Chia seeds? If so How much should I use?
    Thank you very much.

    • Gale Compton  March 26, 2016

      Jessa, Yes, use the same amount of flax seeds. 🙂


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