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Banana and Chia Seed Blender Pancakes

Course Breakfast
Keyword blender pancakes, pancakes


  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ripe banana approx. 4 oz.
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup milk
  • a couple teaspoons oil for frying


  • In a jar combine the water and chia seeds. If the jar has a lid, then give this a good shake for a minute or two. If not, you can just stir well. Allow the chia seeds to sit and soak for at least 5-8 minutes (longer is OK too) so they begin to develop a gel looking coating around the seeds.
  • In a blender combine the flour, baking powder, salt, banana (peel removed), vanilla extract, egg, milk, and chia seed water. Pulse until well combined.
  • Heat a nonstick pan or skillet over low/medium heat. Add a little oil to the pan. Pour about 3 tablespoons to 1/4 cup of batter into the heated pan. Wait until you see bubbles beginning to form in the batter and you can easily pull up the edges with a spatula. Then, gently work your spatula under the pancake and give it a quick flip over to the other side. Cook until the pancake is cooked through. I usually consider my first pancake a test pancake so I can figure out how many minutes to cook each side so it gets done all the way.
  • Once you get the timing down, cook away until you’re out of batter! Remember to add a little more oil to the pan if you notice the pancakes beginning to stick. And also I find a little oil will help to create some slightly crispy edges, which I love in homemade pancakes.