Lately I have been craving pancakes every night and I know they are not good for me. It’s just so easy to whip up a batch for dessert, especially when I have no groceries left in my fridge. It’s so bad that I had to fight the urge to get out of bed last night to make them! I was still craving them this morning when I woke up but decided that I should make a healthier version after my workout.
This recipe is very easy and requires few ingredients and even fewer minutes of time. They’re also quite filling so one pancake is more than enough to eat for breakfast, or dessert and with simple oats, bananas and flax seed they’re quite healthy too.
- 1 cup oats, (I used basic old fashioned oats)
- 1 banana
- 2 tbsp. flax meal
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 3 tbsp. water or soy milk
- Sprinkle of cinnamon
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- Add all ingredients to food processor and blend until it all comes together. It doesn't have to be smooth but should be a batter. Add more liquid if you like thinner pancakes. (If you don't have a food processor or blender, you can mix it by hand by mashing the banana and adding the other ingredients. The oats will be whole so the pancakes will look a little different but they will still taste the same).
- Cook in a non-stick pan over medium heat with 1 tsp oil. Flip when the top starts to get dry, then cook on the other side for a few more minutes.
The cinnamon and maple syrup are not absolutely necessary and neither is the baking powder. The cinnamon and baking powder add flavor and the baking powder makes them a little lighter and fluffier, so without that they will just be denser.
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