My go to ‘treat’ breakfast is pancakes, but since I’m on a journey of trying to reduce sugar intake as much as possible I really wanted to try and find a healthier alternative. Enter banana pancakes. I have to say I was slightly sceptical on how these would turn out, mainly around the texture. As it happens they are super delish, plus refined sugar free, dairy free and flour free.
These pancakes are really easy to make, but you do need a blender of some sort as the oats need to be broken down. Since there is no flour in the recipe, the oats are what make the base of the mixture. I use my Nutri bullet, but you could use any kind of blender or food processor you have.
- 2 1/4 cups of rolled oats
- 2 banana’s (it’s best to use ripe banana’s as they are sweeter!)
- 1 cup coconut milk (unsweetened)
- 1 TBS honey
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp cinammon
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- Coconut oil for cooking
- Berries & sliced almonds for garnish
- Heat coconut oil in a frying pan on a medium heat *I like to use a few TBS for each cooking batch so the pancakes can get really nice and crispy
- Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blitz until the mixture is smooth
- Pour the mixture into the pan into whatever size pancakes you like *I prefer to keep them smaller round 10cm. The mixture is thicker than a normal pancake, so if you like thinner crispier pancakes, take the back of a spoon and spread the mixture out in the pan a little more
- When little bubbles appear on the pancakes, it’s time to flip them over *At this point I like to press the pancake down a little with my spatula so they are as thin a possible, I personally find this helps the centre cook faster
- Garnish with berries and sliced almonds
For a pancake with no refined sugar, these still hit the sweet spot because of the ripe banana and honey. The texture is similar to freshly baked banana cake, I mean who doesn’t want that for breakfast! White flour is another thing I would like to use less of because frankly it’s just not that healthy, so I love that these use Rolled oats which are readily available and much cheaper than alternatives like almond flour.
These pancakes dear I say, may replace my normal pancake recipe permanently!