If you want to fall in love with breakfast you have to learn how to make banana oatmeal pancakes. They are also excellent for dessert, but I am sure you already love that.
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It’s well-known by now that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And yet, most of us skip it. We either don’t have time for it and we simply can’t eat much in the morning.
But why is it that we don’t like eating early in the morning?
Well, I wish I knew that. One thing I noticed, is that a lot of people (myself included) are not up for a good ol’ English breakfast first thing in the morning. Many of us prefer light meals so we end up replacing it with a fruit or even skip it until lunch.
Is that the wise thing to do?
I don’t think so because I always end up gobbling up loads of food at lunch or dinner. It always messes with my eating routine when I skip breakfast.
But fear not, for there is hope!
What do we do when something messes with our eating balance?
It’s easy. We fight back and find ways to make it better and rebalance it.
In this case, we need to fall in love with breakfast so we can have a healthy eating routine. And I don’t mean forcing ourselves to love breakfast, like in a bad marriage.
Oh, no. We need to make one that’s super delicious and that we will truly love.
More Yummy Breakfast Recipes:
- Homemade Chocolate Granola
- Chocolate Chia Pudding with Fresh Berries
- Shakshuka with Cherry Tomatoes, Avocado, and Goat Cheese
As I was tired of all those morning apples, I decided it’s time for a change. This means that I need to find a morning meal that’s fast, light, incredibly delicious and healthy.
A bit too much?
Not really. I asked myself ‘What is the one meal that I can never get enough of?’
Oh well, it’s my grandmother’s pancakes of course.
But can you really have your grandma’s pancakes for breakfast?
Probably not, unless … you make some adjustments to the pancake’s ingredients
So I started looking for a pancakes recipe that’s good for breakfast.
After a quick browse through my Pinterest boards, I stumbled upon an easy oatmeal pancakes recipe that was featured as the best fluffy pancakes recipe.
And I am sure it was, but it had some ingredients which I thought needed changing if I want it 100% healthy and good for breakfast.
So I left the sugar out and used maple syrup to sweeten it. I used gluten-free oat instead of flour, and coconut milk so it’s dairy free.
And to make it more nourishing and delicious, I added bananas.
This made the Banana Oatmeal Pancakes a bit similar to Banana Bread, in terms of taste and texture.
They are super tasty, healthy and nourishing enough to fill you up with much-needed energy.
Bananas make these healthy oatmeal pancakes taste a bit sweet. But if you have a massive sweet tooth, you could pour in some extra maple syrup or honey. This will make it kind of like a dessert.
And what kid is going to say No to a breakfast that’s yummy as dessert?
I’m telling you, none of them (and no adult for that matter) can say No to that.
You can also have the Banana Oatmeal Pancakes as a snack with your morning or afternoon tea (or coffee). They are a good alternative for the Banana Bread when it comes to healthy snacking.
There is another thing I really love about these healthy Banana Oatmeal Pancakes which I didn’t tell you about. You can easily make them in less than 30 minutes.
Not only they’re insanely delicious, but they are also quick and easy to make.
How good is that?!
If you don’t have the time to cook in the mornings, you can make them the night before. They can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.
It’s worth noting here that they won’t be so fluffy if you keep them in the fridge. Their level of ‘fluffiness’ is at a peak right after you make them.
That said, they may not be so fluffy after two days but they will still be crazy delish.
So if you prep your meals a few days in advance, there’s nothing wrong with making a large batch of healthy Banana Oatmeal Pancakes.
Some other toppings that you might like with oatmeal pancakes are fresh berries, honey chocolate chips, and peanut butter. Add those to your own taste, but don’t make them too sweet (easier said than done 🙂 ) if you will have them for breakfast.
If you have them for dessert, then go crazy with chocolate chips 🙂 . Just kidding don’t overdo it like I did with these Chocolate Brownies.
More Dessert Recipes:
- Rainbow Cheesecake with Matcha, Turmeric, and Blueberries
- Chocolate Cake with Fresh Berries
- Blondies with Dried Cherries and White Chocolate
Okay, now let’s get to the nuts and bolts and learn how to make Banana Oatmeal Pancakes.
If you try this easy pancakes recipe, then please take a few shots and post them on Instagram with the hashtag #Blondelish. I can’t wait to see how you’ve done.
But before moving forward with the oatmeal pancakes recipe, could you please tell me what do you like for breakfast? Do you prefer it light or high-calorie and filling?
How to make Banana Oatmeal Pancakes quick and easy
Banana Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe
Healthy oatmeal pancakes that you can have for breakfast or dessert
- 1 cup gluten-free oats
- 1 medium banana
- 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 Tsp baking powder
- 2 free range eggs
- 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese
- 1 cup coconut milk
- cooking spray (I used coconut spray)
- Optional toppings: Fresh berries, maple syrup, honey chocolate chips, peanut butter etc.
Blend all the ingredients together for about 30 sec (in a blender), until you have a smooth batter.
Preheat a nonstick pan over medium-low heat. Coat it lightly with a bit of coconut spray.
Pour about 1/4 cupful of batter into the middle of the pan.
Cook until bubbles appear on top then flip it and cook until golden brown. It will take about a minute or so until each pancake is fully cooked. (about 30 sec on each side)
Repeat until you finish the batter. You will get about 16 pancakes.
Stack the pancakes on 3-4 plates and top them with your favorite healthy toppings.