It was love at first bite…

TGIF!

Normally on a Friday I would be posting something more along the lines of popping bubbly for the weekend, but recently all I can think about when it comes to the weekend is that extra time in the morning to make a delicious breakfast!

During the week, I’m often a grab-and-go kind of girl when it comes to the most important meal of the day. But on weekends I love to wake up slow, sip on my mug of tea and create something mouth watering in the kitchen.

One of my favourite breakfast foods is pancakes, but unfortunately I had a few guilty reservations about eating them. I felt they lacked nutritional value and drowning them in butter and syrup left me feeling sluggish after eating them. That’s when Pinterest came to the rescue.  I found a full proof recipe that I constantly change up and it turns out perfectly every time! Here is my version…

Ingredients 

  • 1 very ripe banana (I often use spotted bananas from the freezer)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 flax egg (1 Tbsp flaxseed mean + 2.5 Tbsp of water)
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon of Nutella or any nut butter (I like the chocolate and hazelnut hint the Nutella adds)
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil (if solid, put in the microwave for 10 seconds)
  • 3 Tablespoons milk (almond, coconut, or any other substitution)
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ whole wheat flour
  • Berries, berries, and more berries (add to your preference)

Instructions

  1. Prepare flax egg by mixing the flaxseed and water, let sit for 3-5 minutes.
  2. Mash banana with baking powder.
  3. Add flax egg, oil, salt, vanilla, Nutella (or nut butter), milk and stir.
  4. Stir in oats and flour until combined.
  5. Sprinkle in berries and fold into batter.
  6. On a preheated skillet cook each pancake 2-4 minutes on each side.
  7. Heat additional berries (works well with frozen) in a pot or in the microwave to make a berry compote to top the pancakes with.
  8. Serve hot, and enjoy!

This recipe makes approximately 5 small pancakes. I usually double it when I make them!

Pancakes with Maple Syrup and Berries

Pancakes with berries and maple

Pancakes with Maple Syrup

 

Here is the original recipe from the Minimalist Baker…

http://minimalistbaker.com/chocolate-chip-oatmeal-cookie-pancakes/

 
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