Anyone else go through loads of bananas?! I buy a bunch a week and wait patiently until they’re spotty enough to do stuff with – banana bread, frozen for smoothies and nice cream, and of course – pancakes.
You can make pancakes as “bad” or as “good” for you as you like. These happen to be pretty good for you, consisting of bananas, chia seeds and oats, so I give you full permission to have as many as you want 😉 Of course, the toppings will determine how healthy you want to go. You know me, can’t have a vegan treat without SOME kind of chocolate on it…
This is an easy peasy recipe, and great if you want to impress that special someone before they head off to do the walk of shame (oi oi!). Really high fibre content, and the protein ain’t that bad either (approximately 30 grams + in total). But who cares about that stuff? They’re bloody tasty, and that’s all that matters.
1 cup oats
1 cup plant milk (I use Good Hemp in this recipe as it’s nice and sweet)
1/3 cup wholemeal flour (or plain if that’s all you have)
2 tsp baking powder
1 medium banana (ripe and spotty please!)
2 TBsp chia seeds
Oil for cooking
Add all the ingredients (apart from the oil) to your food processor and blend until fully combined
Leave the mix to settle for about half an hour in the fridge (this isn’t necessary but it makes your pancakes less chewy)
Heat the oil in a non-stick fry pan on medium high heat
Add a couple of tablespoons of the batter to the heated pan and form into small pancakes
Once the batter starts to bubble and looks cooked through on the side facing you, it’s time to turn it over (or flip if you’re feeling confident!)
Cook until browned and keep warm in the oven on an oven safe dish while you’re waiting for the remaining pancakes to cook
Serve with strawberries, chocolate sauce (Sweet Freedom Choc Shot is THE ONE), blueberries, coconut chips, more banana, maple syrpup or whatever the hell you feel like… and enjoy!
Time to make: 5 minutes to mix the ingredients, 10 minutes to let the batter settle, 10 minutes to cook = 25 minutes
On a scale of easy (1) to pull your hair out difficult (5) = 1.5, so simple to make, basically just mix, sit and cook/flip
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