Bad Dad Recipes- Banana Pancakes

Bad Dad Recipes- Banana Pancakes

A family favorite for generations, but with a healthy no added sugars twist!


In our house, weekend breakfasts together as a family are a ritual. It’s a great opportunity to spend some time together without any distractions. A regular request from my tribe is Dad’s pancakes. Pancakes are awesome, but traditional recipes require a ton of added sugar (called Sucrose) and milk (which contains a form of sugar called Lactose). Our bodies need to work in overdrive to process this combo and the end result is a combination of two things: we feel sluggish or Bloated, and then our brains ping on the sugar rush. Sugar reacts in our brain similar to the way Cocaine does…. Yes, COCAINE! However, if sugar is eaten in its natural form with all the other parts of a fruit like the fiber, it is absorbed slower in our body creating a sustained release. This recipe has become a hit with my kids and doesn’t leave them bouncing off the walls. It’s super easy and takes 2 minutes to prepare.


Serves 2-4


  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of cinnamon


Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat.

Add spoonful’s of batter to the pan (size of pancakes as you desire) and cook until golden brown on both sides.

Serve with fresh or frozen berries and honey. Enjoy!

This blog was written by Matt Bailey who is a father of 3 from Woodvale Australia. Follow him on Instagram @healthydadlyfe