Banana Oat Pancake - D.F


 

Who doesn’t like a good morning pancake!

My ultimate breakfast is pancakes but they often leave me feeling rather bloated and tried after. So… I thought why not try to make it a little more lighter and healthier!

 

I love convenient, fast, yummy and ultimately healthier food – and these pancakes are no exception with only 5 minutes to prep and 5 minutes to cook. Your whole family can enjoy a sweet and healthy start to the day.

These pancakes have only 4 ingredients in them, but as always I love options! I have also included other things you can try in your pancake that will add extra nutrition, and I promise you it won’t effect how good it tastes!

 

What You Need

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup of oats
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence  –  I use fair trade organic Vanilla Bean extract.

Options to add:

  • A handful of blueberries or mixed berries
  • 1 teaspoon of Chia seeds
  • 1  Tablespoon of vanilla protein powder (Happy way vanilla is yum!) -If you choose dairy free your options would be a vegan protein powder.

Options to add on top:

  • Your choice of fruit, sliced banana, mixed berries, kiwifruit, blueberries etc
  • Walnuts and/or almonds, great for texture and also adds extra nutrients!
  • Greek yogurt
  • A drizzle of honey or Pure Maple syrup
  • Nut butter!

 

How to

  • Preheat pan on a medium to low heat, spray with your choice of oil or butter (I use coconut oil)  – A little goes a long way.
  • In a bowl mash your banana
  • Add 2 eggs and mix well
  • Add the vanilla essence, continue to mix
  • Add the oats, stir all the ingredients until you are happy with it’s consistency
  • Place mixture into pan making 1 pancake at a time. – I like to make 1 big one but if you prefer 2 or 3 smaller one’s that is fine.
  • cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden and flip pancake to other side
  • Once ready serve hot and garnished with your choice of topping!

This recipe serves 2 adults.

Nutritional benefits

Depending on how you choose to make your delicious pancakes, some of the benefits will include…

  • Protein
  • Iron
  • Folate
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Fiber
  • Zinc

Along with healthy fats, healthy carbs and many other vitamins and minerals. A great way to start off a busy day!