Oats are a prevalent part of everyday breakfast. But eating it as a porridge or overnight oats every other day can get really boring, isn’t it! It was certainly getting boring in my house!!! That is when I thought of trying these Oatmeal pancakes that my sister was raving about. Trust me, I was skeptical as to how it would really taste and so was putting off on trying them.
But I was so wrong… these are super awesome “Healthy oatmeal pancakes.”
These flourless, eggless, and butterless oatmeal pancakes make a quick and easy breakfast. They are packed with fibers, proteins, and vitamins from oats, chia seeds, banana and almond butter. These are not very light and fluffy like your regular pancakes. But it makes for a comforting yet healthy breakfast which will keep you full for a long time. Serve them with a handful of your favorite seasonal fruit and maple syrup or just spread your favorite Jam/Jelly or a generous helping of Almond/Peanut butter over it! Yuumm…
These pancakes are full of flavor and are so delicious that you are going to love it! They are so good that my son chooses these over the regular pancakes any day. Try it and you shall know!!!
- 3/4 cup Oatmeal (coarsely ground)
- ½ cup Milk (can use any milk – regular, almond, soy, cashew, coconut, or lactose-free)
- 1 small Banana, mashed
- 1 teaspoon Chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon Cacao/Cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- ½ teaspoon Cinnamon or Pumpkin spice mix, optional
- 1 ½ tablespoon Coconut powder optional, however, is a must in my house.
- 1 tablespoon Almond butter optional.
- Maple syrup or honey or Jam
- Fresh fruits optional, however, is a must in my house especially strawberry!
- Nutella optional
- Coarsely grind oats in a blender or food processor and add it to a bowl.
- Mash banana with a fork and add to the same bowl.
- Add milk and chia seeds along with rest of the ingredients – cacao powder, coconut powder, vanilla, pumpkin spice and almond butter to the bowl and mix well. Let the batter sit for at least 5-10 minutes. If you have more time on hand then set it aside for 30 minutes. Refer notes below.
- Heat the nonstick pan or griddle over medium heat and grease it well with oil.
- When hot, pour ¼ cup of batter and spread it using a fork or spoon, making small round pancakes.
- Cook it for about 2 mins on medium heat, till it’s cooked enough to flip it without breaking. Turn over and cook it for about 2 more mins until lightly browned.
- This recipe makes about 4 medium size pancakes.
- Cut strawberries into slices. Top pancake with handfull of it and drizzle maple syrup. Top it with whip cream. That’s how my son loves his pancake to be.
- Can use a mix of berries with bananas and drizzle maple syrup or honey over it.
- Use your favorite Jam / Jelly, spread over the pancake and enjoy!
- Spread a generous portion of Almond butter, Peanut butter or Nutella over your pancake and enjoy!!
- The main ingredients in this recipe are Oats, banana, chia, and milk, all the other ingredients can be substituted or skipped as per your personal preference.
- Make sure you let the batter rest, as you want the oats to soak a bit. This is an important step for making soft & fluffy pancakes. You can make the batter night before and refrigerate it. In the morning add little more milk and mix. This make-ahead batter will give you even more soft and fluffy pancakes.
- You control the fineness of ground oats, it can be super fine to coarse. You can also use whole oats but in that case, you will have to set aside the batter for a long time, preferably overnight.
- I usually grind a big batch of oats and have it handy, so I don’t have to pull out the blender every time I want to make pancakes.
- A lazy way to make this is, add all the ingredients into the blender and blend them together.
- Other add-ons to the recipe: chocolate chips, berries, etc.