Oatmeal Stout Banana Pancakes


After brewing our Cherry-O Oatmeal Stout and bringing it to the Babylon Lions Club Food, Beer & Wine Expo, we still came home with about half a keg left. Though we have been drinking our fair share of it, we figured might as well get it involved in cooking too.

We had some overripe bananas that we originally planned to make spent grain bread with. However, our baking powder seemed to have gone missing and instead of running to the store we decided to improvise. The result was these delicious, simple and relatively healthy banana oatmeal stout pancakes.

3 overripe bananas
1 egg
1/2 cup flour of your choice (we used whole wheat)
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup of your favorite oatmeal stout (Cherry-O was our choice)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 pat butter


Get Cooking

Mash the bananas to a smooth consistency with a fork. If they are less ripe, you can run them through a food processor or blender for about ten seconds. Some lumps are okay.



In a separate bowl, beat the egg and stir in oatmeal stout, cinnamon and vanilla extract.

Slowly stir in whole wheat flour, mixing gently until everything is well blended.

Fold in walnuts.


Heat a skillet over medium heat and melt 1 pat butter. Spoon mixture into silver dollar drops onto pan.


Once the batter starts to slightly bubble and brown around the edges (about two minutes), flip them.

Cook for two minutes on the other side.

Serve with syrup, fruit topping or Alicia’s favorite, peanut butter, and be sure to wash it all down with any spare oatmeal stout.


Written by A+K

November 26th, 2013 at 10:21 am

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