Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Vegan Banana Oat Pancakes

So here’s the deal. I love pancakes. You know this. And if you didn’t know, now you know.

Alongside coffee on a leisurely weekend morning, this is just about my heaven. My little slice of pancake heaven.

The recipe is still incredibly healthy with whole grains, no refined sugar, and very little oil. And the taste is out of this world.

Vegan Banana Oat Pancakes
yields 5 medium pancakes


1 banana
1 teaspoon baking powder
1.5 Tablespoons agave or sugar (use honey for non-vegan)
1 Tablespoon flaxseed
2.5 Tablespoons water
pinch of salt
1 Tbsp. canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 Tablespoons milk (I used almond)
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1/4 cup whole wheat flour (or sub other flour)


Make flax egg by combining water and flaxseed in a small dish, stirring and letting set for 5 minutes. Mash the banana and baking powder together, then add salt and agave nectar or honey. Add the oil, egg, vanilla, milk and stir. Then add the oats and flour and stir until just combined. Add another splash of milk if the batter appears too thick.

Scoop batter onto a greased skillet over medium heat (not too high or they’ll burn) and cook for 2-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. They will appear a little soft in the middle but that’s kind of what you’re going for as they’ll be a bit more dense and chewy than a traditional pancake. Serve warm with desired toppings.

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