In the mornings, I try to really make time for breakfast. This helps me starting my day in a non-stressful way and when taking time to prepare a healthy breakfast, I believe it will benefit me throughout the day in making healthier decisions for the other meals. Of course, during the week I cannot take hours for breakfast so then it’s more likely that I eat oatmeal, homemade granola with some yogurt, chia pudding or a mug cake. In the weekends, I prefer to make something special like these delicious banana oatmeal pancakes. Mmmm.
This recipe makes about 10 small pancakes.
- 1 banana
- 1 egg
- 50g oats
- 4tbsp vanilla soy milk
- 1tsp coconut oil, room temperature (I first tried it without coconut oil in the batter, but then the pancakes would always stick to the pan when flipping them over.) and a little bit to grease the pan when baking.
- 1tsp cinnamon
- blender (or food processor)
- Start with blending the oats until you have oat flour in a blender or food processor (whatever you have at home).
- Break the banana in smaller pieces and add it to the blender.
- Add the egg, vanilla soy milk, coconut oil and cinnamon and blend everything together until you have a smooth batter. Make sure to scrape down the sizes once in a while.
- Heat a pan on low to medium heat. This will take longer but will prevent the pancakes from burning. Add a teeny tiny bit of coconut oil in the pan until melted before baking.
- Take 1tbsp of batter and place it in the pan. Spread it out until you have a nice round shape. When your pan is big enough, you could make several pancakes at once. I prefer making American size pancakes but if you like bigger ones, feel free to do it!
- Let the pancakes bake until the top side is dry. Then take the spatula and flip the pancakes over. Let them bake for several minutes on the other side until they are ready. Repeat this step until you have no more batter. I had 10 small pancakes.
- Serve on a plate with extra banana and cinnamon to top it off. Optional: add honey or maple syrup to sweeten the pancakes if you like.
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