recipe: coconut banana oat pancakes

If you’re like me, you live for breakfast foods. (And I’m not just talking about the mimosas…) Unfortunately most of my breakfast faves are full of sugar and fat. 😦

The good news is that there’s a compromise, and its name is: Coconut banana oat pancakes.

Banana pancakes are one of my favourite foods — they’re healthy, they’re filling, and they taste like everything I love about breakfast.

I’ll warn you all now that when I cook, I rarely measure, so when I write out recipes I’m usually approximating. Feel free to make changes and let me know if I’ve messed up the proportions! Here’s the recipe:

Coconut Banana Oat Pancakes

1 egg

1/4 cup almond, coconut, or regular milk

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp honey (optional, and only if you prefer a sweeter pancake or don’t want to use syrup or berry sauce)

1 banana, mashed

1/2 cup quick oats

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tbsp shredded coconut

1/2 tsp chia seeds (can replace with seeds of choice — I like chia seeds for their health benefits!)

2 tbsp crushed walnuts (optional)

Mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately and then combine. Cook on a griddle or fry pan over medium heat. (You will need to form the pancake a little bit. I usually use a spoon to scoop out the batter and then pat it together a little bit in the pan. The oats can cause it to fall apart a bit if you don’t pack it together.) Keep an eye on the pancake and when it’s lightly brown on one side, flip it and cook for another 30 seconds to 1 min. You can tell the pancake is done when it’s firm.

They smell soooo yummy while they’re cooking! Enjoy them with either a berry sauce as a topping, or a little bit of maple syrup. I chose to use a bit of Hawaiian coconut syrup and topped them with some blueberries and shredded coconut.

Let me know how it works out for you — and enjoy!

xo

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2 thoughts on “recipe: coconut banana oat pancakes

    • jessthemess1 says:

      Hope you enjoy! Let me know if you have any issues/changes with the recipe – like I said, I don’t usually measure, I’m more of a throw-it-all-in-the-bowl-and-hope-for-the-best kinda person, haha! 🙂

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