Every now and then there comes a time, when I could eat pancakes every day. For breakfast, for lunch, for dinner. Or even in-between. But preferably for breakfast. A delicious stack of fluffy pancakes, topped with everything my heart desires, served in bed with a cup of fresh brewed coffee. Wishful thinking, I know, I know.
Anyway. Let’s go back to reality and talk about these not-being-served-in-bed Banana Oatmeal Pancakes for a bit.
These beauties are not only super delicious, but healthy as well. They are made with wholesome ingredients and naturally sweetened with a ripe banana. And the best part? You can make them in your blender. Just throw everything in and you’ll have your pancakes in no time flat!
I love to eat mine with fresh fruits like strawberries and blueberries and some melted dark chocolate (because chocolate makes everything better, right?), but you can always go your own route.
- 1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flaxseeds + 3 tbsp water)
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 ripe banana
- 3/4 cup plant-based milk
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 vanilla bean, scraped
- coconut oil for cooking
- non-dairy dark chocolate
First prepare the flax egg. In a small bowl, combine 1 tbsp of ground flax seeds with 3 tbsp of warm water. Stir well, and let the mixture rest for 5-10 minutes. The result should be a thick, gelatinous mixture.
Put all ingredients for pancakes except coconut oil to a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
Heat a small amount of coconut oil in a pan over medium heat. Pour in about 1/4 cup of batter. When the surface begins to bubble, flip it over carefully and cook it on the other side for another minute or so.
Repeat until the batter is used.
Serve pancakes with strawberries, blueberries and melted dark chocolate or add toppings of your choice.
- If pancakes are too thick, add 1-2 tbsp of milk to the batter. If pancakes are too thin, add 1 tablespoon of oat flour to the batter.
- In case your blender is not strong enough to make a smooth batter, blend the oats to oat flour first, then add all other ingredients.
- If you prefer your pancakes sweeter, you can always add a bit of sweetener of choice to the batter.