Oat & Banana Pancakes

Bananas mashed up with ground oats, makes pancakes? WHAT? I hear you say.

Well ohh yes it surely does, and trust me they are so yummy!

Ingredients – Serves 2

  • 1 ripe banana peeled & mashed
  • 50g oats
  • 40g ground almonds
  • 100ml Almond or plant based milk
  • 1 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • Pinch of Pink Salt
  • To Serve;
  • Cacao Nibs
  • Coconut & Almond butter
  • 1 Banana, thinly sliced

How To Make

Blitz the oats in a food processor until they have a flour like consistency.

Combine the oat flour, chia seeds, ground almonds, cinnamon and salt in a bowl until any lumps are removed.

Add the mashed banana, almond milk & maple syrup and mix well, set aside for 5-10 minutes (don’t skip this part the chia seeds need to absorb some liquid so a thicker batter forms).

Gently heat the coconut oil, using a low heat and a good none stick pan.

Once the pan is warmed, add a heaped spoon of mixture into the oil, using a spoon to push it into a roughly circular shape, the better should make 4 pancakes so if you’re using a smaller frying pan you’ll need to do this in 2 batches.

Cook for approx 3 minutes until you can see it starting to cook around the edges, turn the heat up to medium and cook for 1 more minute to give it some colour.

Gently turn them over and cook for 2-3 more minutes, keeping an eye on your heat and lowering it if you need.

Serve straight away with half the sliced banana on each, a tsp of nut butter and a sprinkling of cacao nibs.

Tip – I’m terrible for cooking all things on one heat regardless, but these really benefit from being cooked low and gentle, only hiring the heat after a couple of minutes to give them some colour.