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Banana Pancakes With SunnyD {Recipe}

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Gluten and Dairy Free Banana and SunnyD Pancakes #WhereFunBegins @RunninSrilankan

I think I’ve said this before, but, I have to say it again – I simply love pancakes!
From Chocolate Lentil ones to Green Smoothie ones, I adore them in a big, huge way!

After my first lesson on “compound words” back in the day – when I was a young ‘un, my mind began to churn and I started to think that “pan-cakes” were simply cakes made in a pan – true, my mom’s pancakes were always rolled up with a coconut and cardamom stuffing, but, it was hard to argue with my 6 year old reasoning skills back then.


When my daughter was 6, she went through a similar dilemma after her first lesson on “compound words” – she managed to convince herself that I was “par-anoid”. Now, true, I was (probably still am) THAT parent that was a tad bit over-protective. But, she somehow came to the conclusion that “par-noid” meant “a parent who was being annoying”! When I found this out, I had to ask her what made her think this way, to which she replied “Mommy, you don’t share any extra SunnyD with my friends when we are on the playground – you drink it ALL – and THAT’s annoying”! Seriously – you think they (your children) are not paying attention – but they annoyingly watch everything you do!
Maybe I was feeding her too many pancakes…


Sometimes, it’s still hard to shake off those 6 year old reasoning skills! Both mine and my daughters’!
So, in honor of our 6 year old selves, I chose to combine my love of pancakes with her love of SunnyD – or, wait, is that my love of SunnyD?! Nevermind – clearly my reasoning skills now cannot stoop to my reasoning skills back then, especially when pancakes that taste as good as these and are as fun to make, are lying around.

When I say these pancakes are easy – they are so easy, you can get your 6 year old child (or children) involved in mixing the ingredients up – but, y’all might not want to let y’alls 6 year old selves do the flipping…or maybe y’all do…heck, it would be a whole lotta fun!  😆 

Soft and fluffy and oh so delicious! Banana-SunnyD-Pancakes-#WhereFunBegins-@RunninSrilankan

These Banana Pancakes with SunnyD are gluten free, and involve one mixing bowl, one spatula, one pan, one flipper and one fun-loving mixer! These are perfect for a weekend breakfast – maybe even Mother’s Day Brunch this weekend!?

Easy & Fun SunnyD Pancakes in SEVEN steps:

First – You gather your ingredients: 1 1/4 quick cooking oats, baking powder, salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 3/4 cup SunnyD, 1 Banana, and 1 egg

Second – You dump the oats into a blender of food processor and pulse it till it’s “flour like” (now, you could use oat flour, but that stuff isn’t budget friendly to me so I just use DIY Oat Flour)

Third – You grab a bowl and mash a banana in it

Fourth – You place ALL the other ingredients in it, and make sure they are all mixed up well

Fifth – Grease up a pan and start dropping 2-3 tablespoons of batter onto it – let it cook for 2-3 minutes on a low-medium flame (each stove varies)

Sixth – Flip

Seventh – Top your stack with some drippy peanut butter and syrup and bananas and ENJOY with some SunnyD!


I picked up a case of SunnyD off an endcap near the refrigerated section at my neighborhood Sam’s Club (at new Rollback price which is valid until the first week of August) so this time I would have enough to share with my daughter’s friends! 


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Banana Pancakes With SunnyD {Recipe}

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Author: Shashi
Super Quick and Easy and Gluten and Dairy Free, 7 ingredient pancakes!


  • 1 1/4 cup GF quick cooking oats ground in blender or food processor to yield 1 cup
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup SunnyD
  • 1 Banana Mashed
  • 1 Egg


  • Place a slightly greased pan on the stove top over a low-medium flame
  • Add All the ingredients to a bowl and mix them well
  • Drop 2-3 tablespoons of batter onto hot pan and let cook for 2-3 minutes before flipping and letting cook on the other side as well - now, all stoves are different so cooking times might vary
  • Top the pancakes with melted peanut butter, syrup, bananas or anything you prefer and ENJOY!
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When I say SunnyD – what memories come to mind? Have y’all every used SunnyD in pancakes before – instead of milk?

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  1. Howie Fox @ HurryTheFoodUp says:

    Orange flavoured pancakes! That is indeed a neat idea! But especially the drippy peanut butter with maple syrup make these look very difficult to resist. Mhhhhhh!!

  2. I love how you make different varieties of pancakes. I must branch out in my repertoire 🙂

  3. Sunny D! Bringing back childhood memories 🙂 But I LOVE making simple pancakes with just an egg and banana..this is a great twist on that!
    xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.

  4. Sonali- The Foodie Physician says:

    “par-anoid”…LOL!! I love it. I also love your use of the SunnyD in these pancakes- so creative and I’m sure so delicious!

  5. Farrah says:

    I love how creative this is! 😀 I never would’ve thought to put SunnyD in pancakes, but it sounds so good! :D! Pancakes are wonderful, and they look so good drizzled in peanut butter! <3

  6. Cecilia says:

    Wow, what a great idea! And your pictures are just awesome! Thanks for sharing.

  7. I would have never thought to add Sunny-D to pancakes — genius! I’ve only had it on a few occasions growing up, but I definitely had a thing for anything orange flavoured. And you know what would take these to the next level? Chocolate chips. There’s something about the chocolate orange combo that’s just

  8. kitchenriffs says:

    I always like to honor my 6 year old self! And pancakes is a wonderful way to do it — they were one of my favorite foods then, and still are. And they’re great served with juice! This post is a winner in so many ways — thanks.

  9. LOL this reminds me of my son’s first ‘big words’ lesson at school. He came home and his sister was just an infant and I watched as he ran over to her swing and said, “Kathy, I need to teach you a new word. It has syllables.” (not noting that that was a compound word nor the fact that she was still trying to lift her head on her own)


    Then he burst into laughter.


    He would have loved these banana pancakes and the juice.

  10. Joanne says:

    There are some things you share, and then there are some things you just don’t. I think these pancakes might be the latter for me…how could I part with any of them?!

  11. A HA!!! WHAT! These are such a SUNNY delight!!

  12. Angie@Angie's Recipes says:

    These pancakes look so delicious!

  13. okay NOW I know what this is- I was banned from having it as a kid lol! I bet this would be the perfect sweet add in these pancakes!

  14. These pancakes look and sound delicious! I think I’ll be dropping a hint to my husband for Mother’s Day! #client

  15. hipfoodiemom says:

    wow, I love that you put sunnyD in the pancake batter!!! love these!!!

  16. Yum! A big stack of those for me as well, please! Banana is one of my fave fruits to top pancakes…

  17. spicedblog says:

    Can I just point out that you were raised on pancakes filled with coconut and cardamom? You were destined to be a foodie blogger! It was in your genes. Haha! But I’m totally digging this version with SunnyD in the batter. I’ve been craving breakfast foods lately, so I might just need to pull one of those breakfast-for-dinner nights soon!

  18. I am a huge fan of your pancakes, these look delicious.

  19. Oh my gosh I used to love Sunny D! and you know I’m a huge fan of orange-flavored anything–these pancakes look delicious!