Pancake Batter Smoothies

Happy Firefighter Friday!!

Logo courtesy of yours truly.

Ok, I know the phrases ‘cookie batter’, ‘cake batter’, and even ‘brownie batter’ get thrown around like we’re all a bunch of confection-craving suckers, but I can legitimately call this ‘pancake batter’ because it is! Remember these pancakes?….

….this smoothie is literally the batter from those pancakes, minus the eggs, and plus a few minor tweaks in order to make it an easy smoothie anyone (firefighters especially) can throw together.

I would so often make the above pancakes and eat the batter that I started thinking about how much I’d love it as a smoothie!

It’s so thick and creamy, and super easy for anyone to prepare! You have the option of blending together the ingredients the night before in order to create a sort of, overnight pancake batter smoothie, if you will, but it’s not mandatory. If you eat overnight oats you know that this just serves to soften the oats, but, trust me, it’s delicious either way!


Adapted from this recipe

1 1/2 c. milk

2 ripe bananas

1 1/2 c. plain yogurt, any kind to suit your diet type

1 T. cinnamon

1/8 t. salt

2 c. rolled oats

1 1/2 T. honey or 18 drops liquid stevia

1/2 t. baking soda (weird, but DON’T skip it!)

2 t. vanilla, optional

1 T. chia seeds, optional

Blend milk, yogurt, vanilla (if using), chia seeds (if using), and salt first. Add and blend bananas. Add and blend oats. If letting this sit in the fridge overnight, wait until the morning to add the baking soda and re-blend everything. If not, add it with the salt.

You may be tempted to omit the baking soda, but I beg of you not to. It neutralizes the tartness of the yogurt, rendering a sweeter smoothie. It also lends a distinct ‘doughy’ flavor to the smoothie, as most batters require some leavening agent. You won’t be disappointed!

What is your favorite smoothie concoction?

Fun question Friday!

Are you outgoing or shy?

I’m very shy, especially when I’m around a lot of people. I find that I do much better one-on-one with someone. My mom always said I had one best friend and that was all I needed!

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Comments: 23

  1. freshlifefindings October 12, 2012 at 10:00 am Reply

    Oh yum! I love the taste of pancake batter and I bet the sweetness of the banana really makes this smoothie taste great! Definitely going to give it a try :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend Lauren!
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    • Lauren October 12, 2012 at 8:50 pm Reply

      Thanks Nat! I hope you do as well!

  2. Dana October 12, 2012 at 2:52 pm Reply

    Love the idea of a pancake batter smoothie! I need to make more, such an easy fast breakfast. Introvert-extrovert combo, I do best one on one too, but also feel like I need company of close friends over solitude.
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    • Lauren October 12, 2012 at 8:49 pm Reply

      I love my solitude. Sometimes to my husband’s annoyance. :-)

  3. Matt @ The Athlete's Plate October 12, 2012 at 5:02 pm Reply

    I’d rather have banana pancakes :)
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    • Lauren October 12, 2012 at 8:51 pm Reply


  4. Jessie October 13, 2012 at 2:20 am Reply

    Oh I’ve made this one before, and have to agree it’s delicious!!
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  5. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance October 13, 2012 at 3:37 am Reply

    That certainly is an interesting smoothie concoction! Very unique! My favorite is the simple apple pie smoothie that I posted on my blog. I make it more often than any other type, it’s just so good!
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  6. Gabby @ the veggie nook October 13, 2012 at 7:11 pm Reply

    This is so unique! I totally believe that baking soda makes all the difference. I will make this as soon as I get me some non-dairy yogurt!
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    • Lauren October 14, 2012 at 8:30 pm Reply

      Cool! Let me know what you think!

  7. Min October 14, 2012 at 3:54 pm Reply

    Hi, Lauren! You’re so creative!! Love it!! I haven’t had a smoothie in a really long time..I know, crazy right? There was a time I drank one every single day, and now nothin…this needs to change. I’m somewhat in the middle. Not too shy nor am I outgoing. I just like to blend in ;)
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    • Lauren October 14, 2012 at 8:31 pm Reply

      Hi Min! Thanks girl! I don’t think you need to have a smoothie every day, although it’s definitely a good way to hide some raw spinach. :-)

  8. Miss Polkadot October 14, 2012 at 5:54 pm Reply

    Mh, that sounds like a tasty smoothie though I’m not even a smoothie person :).

    Regarding the second question I’m like you: Shy around many people but talkative and laughing loudly around people I know and one-on-one. I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one like this – it surely can feel like that at times.
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    • Lauren October 14, 2012 at 8:32 pm Reply

      Haha, well thank you! I don’t encounter many who don’t like smoothies, although I have heard people say they like to be able to chew something. :-)

  9. Kacie Phillips October 26, 2012 at 6:13 pm Reply

    OMG! What a GREAT idea! I’ve often thought the batter was so tasty, but hadn’t thought of actually just enjoying it… as is! You ROCK! And congrats on the food buzz feature… that’s how I found you! ;)
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    • Lauren October 26, 2012 at 8:33 pm Reply

      Thank you Kacie, and thanks for visiting me!

  10. zosia March 3, 2013 at 12:11 pm Reply

    how much does this yield?
    2 CUPS of oats?!?!??!?!?!?!?!??!

    • Lauren March 3, 2013 at 12:28 pm Reply

      I can eat half of it. Adjust it as you wish if you feel it’s too much for you.

  11. […] word about this recipe: as Lauren and Katie mention, you may be tempted to omit the baking soda, but no matter how much you want to […]

  12. ontgiften van het lichaam April 16, 2013 at 4:53 pm Reply

    Hey There Oatmealwithafork,
    I just stumbled across this and, Do you think this is healthy and what about the amount? It’s 4:00pm here.

    I’ve had

    1 1/2 small, thin blueberry pancakes made with oatmeal batter, no syrup

    1 lg. fruit smoothie with strawberries, yogurt, banana, and blueberries

    1/2 sandwich on whole wheat bread with a fried egg, lettuce, tomato and cheese

    3 handfuls of parmesan goldfish

    1 cup of coffee w/ soymilk

    2 bottles of water

  13. saloni January 20, 2014 at 11:28 am Reply

    This was delicious! I tried it and it tasted JUST like pancake batter
    It was a little too sweet for me, so I used greek yogurt and a little less honey.

    Thank you for sharing this recipe with us!

    • Lauren January 20, 2014 at 2:38 pm Reply

      Thank you for your feedback Saloni! :)

  14. chantel May 28, 2014 at 10:48 am Reply

    Found this on pinterest and it’s way delicious. Whenever I make pancakes I eat the batter so this smoothie is perfect for me

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