Our Pancake Picnic
I love banana pancakes and this flourless healthy banana pancake recipe is a new favourite!
We often have pancakes at the weekend. A lot of the time it’s a ‘pancake picnic’ where we sit down for a picnic on the floor with a plate of pancakes and bowls with different toppings such as strawberries, blueberries, banana, chocolate chips, greek yoghurt…
We can sit and build our perfect pancake which Aiden loves getting involved in!
But I struggle sometimes to get just the right batter so they don’t either stick, break, are too thin, too thick or just taste rubbish.
I’m also trying to cut out using flour in my baking as much as I can – see here for another delicious flourless recipe.
Getting Creative In The Kitchen
One morning I was craving banana pancakes, so i got in the kitchen, cranked up the music and decided to get creative!
Would oats work in place of flour? “Lets try it and see”, i thought!
Not only did they work but they were light, fluffy and being banana pancakes they had a naturally delicious sweet taste.
I’ve now tried them a few times and seem like a win every time!
This healthy banana banana pancakes recipe take 5 minutes to whizz up in a blender and 2-3 minutes to cook – even less time to eat because they taste that good!!
The Best Part?
They are super healthy! This flourless pancake recipe is made with oats instead and just happen to be gluten-free, dairy-free and refined-sugar free – it wasn’t an intentional thing to make them this healthy, just an added bonus!
The banana makes them naturally sweet (although I do tend to drizzle a little honey over them). While the chia seeds and eggs pack a protein punch and the oats leave you feeling satisfied but not heavy and bloated! Win!
(And shhhh, don’t tell anyone i said this because I’m trying to cut down on chocolate, but spreading a little chocolate spread on them when they’re still warm – ohhhhh my!)
- 2 cups oats
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp baking powder
- A small pinch of salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 cup of almond milk
- Coconut oil
- Berries and honey to top
- Add the oats to a blender and blend (I prefer to blend the oats up first so they resemble a powder)
- Then add the banana, eggs, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, chia seeds and almond milk to the blender and blitz until nice and smooth. The batter will be quite thick
- Heat the coconut oil in a pan over a medium – high heat and then pour approx. ¼ cup of the batter into the pan and cook for 2 minutes or until bubbles start to show through then flip. Cook for another minute or so and transfer onto a plate.
- Continue with the rest of the batter
- Serve with a drizzle of honey and whatever toppings you’d like!
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