Exactly a week ago today I took to my Snapchat and Instagram Stories, and shared my absolute favourite breakfast pancakes recipe. I recorded every step of the process, and promised a few of you that I would post a full recipe on the blog.
Well the day has finally come!
These pancakes are my definition of breakfast heaven. Not only are they are delicious, they are quick to make, and unlike your average pancake, these are super duper nutritious. In just one serving there are approximately 14g protein, 14g fiber, and 75g slow releasing carbs [thank you MyFitnessPal for making nutrition tracking so easy!]
So without further a do, here goes the recipe.
Ingredients [makes 6 – 8 small pancakes]
1.5 cups of oats
1 perfectly ripe banana*
210 ml milk [I use rice milk]
2 tbsp honey
½ tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
Oil or butter
So what’s the first step Fi?
First of all you want to pulse your oats in a blender. I use a Nutribullet, and as you’ll see in one of the photos below, it does an excellent job at turning my oats into powder.
Once you have pulsed your oats, add the banana, milk, baking soda, honey and salt to the blender, and blend until you have a smooth yet mildy thick mixture.
Is it time to cook the pancakes now?
Yes it’s cooking time. Heat a small teaspoon of oil or butter in a frying pan on medium heat. Once the pan has heated up, pour in enough mixture to make one pancake.
But your pancakes are so round, how?
The trick to round pancakes is to pour them from a given height. In my case the distance from my elbow to my wrist is high enough, and always produces a round pancake.
Okay so any tips on knowing when to flip my pancake over?
Sure! When you start to see bubbles! This is a great sign that your pancake is ready to be flipped over. If it doesn’t produce bubbles, be sure to flip it over after two minutes so that it does not burn.
Great so my pancakes are ready, can I dive in?
You sure can, but you’d be doing yourself a disservice! Before you dive in, why not drizzle some honey on top and accompany your pancakes with some juicy chopped mangoes, or a bowl of fruit. This is the icing on the cake, trust me!
If you give these a try, I’d love to know. Happy healthy pancake eating!