The Best Vegan Banana Pancakes
Every Sunday needs to be pancake Sunday
I can not explain how much I actually love this recipe and how I just can not wait for Sundays so i can make this delicious recipe, its practically health food!!!!
We wake up reasonably early for the weekend and I whip up a batch of these pancakes for the family, I serve them with a pile of brown sugar and lemon (my favourite combination of flavours), topped with loads of fresh fruit.
After i stopped eating dairy and gluten I didn’t really make pancakes any more as they didn’t seem as exciting. I did try a few times experimenting with almond meal and coconut flour as a substitute, but every time i would regret it as they tasted terrible and gave me such bad tummy aches. So for me there were no more pancakes to be had, until i discovered i could eat oats and not get a sore stomach.
I have a recipe book called Eat Smart by Niomi Smart and she has a recipe called coconut and mango pancakes and the is where i got the idea to use oats instead of flour in the pancake batter. To my surprise it actually tasted amazing and was extremely delicious.
For a special treat try using dark chocolate chips or a bar of dark chocolate chopped up into reasonably small pieces, because we can all use a little chocolate for breakfast now and then !
I hope you enjoy it and that it starts your day off in the perfect way!!!!!
Benefits Of Oats
Nutritionist Gargi Sharma says, “Oats are rich in soluble fibers which help in lowering cholesterol levels. These soluble fibers help increase intestinal transit time and reduce glucose absorption. Oats also contain beta glucan which is a lipid lowering agent. A very healthy breakfast option – you can spruce your oats with fruits and crunchy nuts.” Be it a quick fix for hunger pangs, a light and hearty evening snack or the much needed energy to carry you through your hectic morning, oats is the one superfood that can easily fit itself to suit your needs. Protein-packed, full of fiber and low on fat, oats are designed to boost your energy levels and help you lead a healthy lifestyle. They are not only good for the stomach but are interestingly super filling, satisfying and versatile. Oats contain a wide range of nutrients like fiber, vitamin E, essential fatty acids, etc. which make them top the healthy food charts.
Controls blood sugar levels
- 1 1/2 cups oats
- 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup of desiccated coconut
- 1 1/4 cup of oat milk
- 2 bananas
- 1 tablespoon of coconut sugar
- 2 tablespoons of sugar and dairy free chocolate chips - to serve
- chopped banana or another fruit that you enjoy - to serve
- blueberries - to serve
- Place the oats into a blender and blend until ground down into a flour like consistency.
- Add in the banana, coconut sugar, oat milk, apple cider vinegar and the desiccated coconut and blend until all mixed together.
- Heat a bit of coconut oil in a non-stick pan and place in some of the mixture and fry for a few minutes on each side - repeat this with each one until all of the mixture has been used up.
- Serve with any of your favourite topping or take my example of the chocolate chips and fresh fruit as it tasted amazing!!
- Eat and enjoy!!!
Recipe Credit: Mia