My daughter and I are both gluten free oat fiends. We nearly always have a stash of Nairn’s Gluten Free Scottish Porridge Oats in the house as not only are they great for our beloved porridge but they are incredibly versatile for gluten free cooking. When Nairn’s challenged me to “do more with oats” using their Gluten Free Scottish Porridge Oats, I jumped at the chance to help showcase this wonderful gluten free ingredient. And I knew exactly what I wanted to make…pancakes!

5 Ingredient Banana Oat Pancakes

Pancakes are such a fantastic base for all sorts of toppings. From sinful banoffee drizzled with toffee sauce and topped caramelised pecans to saintly fresh fruit and honey. I decide to create a healthy, fibre-packed gluten free pancake base that can be easily whipped up at home and then crowned with the topping of your choice. Healthy breakfast or decadent dessert, you decide!

I used Nairn’s Gluten Free Scottish Porridge Oats in place of gluten free flour. Once roughly blitzed in a blender they were the perfect base, with a dash of baking powder added to help the pancakes rise when cooking. Add a few extra ingredients and voila, delicious gluten free pancakes.

This recipe contains no added sugar, simply mashed bananas, which lend a natural sweetness to the pancakes. With no added salt or sugar these pancakes are suitable for the whole family. My toddler daughter had the time of her life eating the leftovers from this recipe development! Another great thing about these pancakes is that you can make them ahead of time if needed. Then simply freeze and then when needed defrost them in the microwave or a frying pan over a low heat for quick weekday breakfasts without the hassle.

Recipe makes about 12 gluten free pancakes (fluffy American style) and serves 3-4 people.


  • 3 ripe medium-sized bananas (or 2 large bananas), mashed
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 180ml whole milk
  • 170g Nairn’s Gluten Free Scottish Porridge Oats
  • 1.5 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • Butter/oil for cooking


  1. Place the porridge oats into a small blender and blitz until they are roughly chopped and floury. Transfer into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Sift the gluten free baking powder into the bowl and stir to combine well with the gluten free oats.
  3. Crack the eggs into the mixing bowl and stir into the oat mix until the mixture has the consistency of a smooth, thick paste.
  4. Now add the milk gradually, whisking well to get rid of any lumps in the gluten free pancake batter.
  5. Add the mashed bananas to the pancake batter and stir through. Leave the batter to rest for 5 minutes, then you can get cooking!
  6. Heat a large frying pan over a medium heat and add a knob of butter/ tsp coconut oil/other oil. Carefully ladle three small quantities into the pan to create three pancakes (think American/Scotch pancake sized). Cook the pancakes for a couple of minutes on one side then when small air bubbles have popped on the surface, flip them over for a further minute of cooking on the other side.
  7. Pancake time! Serve straight away or freeze and defrost at a later date when you need them.


There are so many topping combinations you could try for these, as simple as fresh fruit or add a dollop of yoghurt and a drizzle of honey, or go the whole hog and try my banoffee pecan pancakes!

For the banoffee pecan variety, make a quantity of my easy toffee sauce then you’ll also need some caramelised pecans (lots of recipes online), an extra banana and some clotted cream. Oh, and a little bit of chocolate for grating. Simply stack the gluten free banana oat pancakes high to create a lovely sharing stack, layering a few pecans in between. Top with sliced banana, drizzle with copious amounts of toffee sauce and pop a scoop of clotted cream on top. Finish with some grated chocolate and then scoff the lot while they are still warm!

Nairn’s Gluten Free Scottish Porridge Oats

Nairn’s Gluten Free Scottish Porridge Oats are widely available in various supermarkets and here is the full product and stockist information for you:

  • Nairn’s Gluten Free Scottish Porridge Oats contain wholegrain oats and nothing else (no GM, no nuts, no added sugar or salt).
  • Oats for the porridge are grown in dedicated fields and are milled in uncontaminated conditions, ensuring they are completely gluten free.
  • Although no longer available on prescription they are still widely available across the UK in retailers, including Sainsbury’s, Tesco & Waitrose.
  • Nairn’s Gluten Free Scottish Porridge Oats are priced at RRP £2.00.

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