From the Kitchen: Jose's Banana Pancakes

Cue Jack Johnson, because José really will make you banana pancakes, and we can totally pretend like it’s the weekend now (every day in the jungle feels like an awesome Saturday anyway!).

But seriously, who doesn’t love pancakes? Apparently not many people, because we’ve been asked for this recipe many times over the years; José is happy to share this one!

Super simple, this recipe can also be made dairy-free, or vegan with some easy ingredient changes.

Jose’s Banana Pancakes

Serving: 10-12 ramekins

  • 2 cups oats

  • 1 teaspoon of salt

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of baking powder

  • 2 tablespoons of cinnamon

  • 2 ripe bananas

  • 1 Egg (omit and add a half banana for vegan)

  • 1 tablespoon of honey (substitute for 2 teaspoons of agave for vegan)

  • 2 cups of milk (use a nut-milk of your choice for dairy-free/vegan)


Combine oats, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a blender, mixing until the oats have broken down into a thick flour. Pour into a large bowl.

In a separate bowl, mash the ripe bananas, then add egg, honey, and milk (additional banana, agave, and nut-milk if vegan). Stir flour mixture into banana mixture; batter will be slightly lumpy.

Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium-high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, and cook until pancakes are golden brown on both sides.

Serve hot, topped with fresh fruit and maple syrup. ENJOY!

Pro tip: sprinkle with dried coconut flakes and pineapple for Shaka jungle vibes.