It’s saturday morning. Do you know what you’ll be eating for breakfast? Allow me to suggest a little something…
Peanut butter banana pancakes. Indulgent? Yes. Unhealthy? Absolutely not. Delicious? Hell yeah!
One of my favourite simple pleasures is brunch. There’s something about waking up and starting the day with a sweet, satisfying meal that sets the tone for the entire day. The house becomes filled with that comforting aroma and everyone takes a moment to slow down and enjoy the meal. I happen to love pancakes (not to mention the supremely awesome combination of peanut butter and bananas). But the added sugar in most recipes made them a once-in-a-while thing. Luckily, a few switches transformed them into a I-love-to-eat-them-almost-every-weekend-(don’t-judge-me) thing!
Peanut Butter Banana Oat Pancakes
makes 7-8 large pancakes
1 tsp flaxseed
1 cup vanilla almond milk
3 tbsp rolled oats
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup buckwheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3-4 tbsp natural crunchy peanut butter
3 tbsp pure maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
2 large bananas, sliced
Grapeseed oil for pan
1- In a small bowl, combine flaxseed and vanilla almond milk. Let stand for 3-5 minutes to thicken.
2- In another bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
3- In the almond milk/flaxseed mixture, add the natural peanut butter, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Fold this mixture into the dry mixture. Once everything is combined, add the apple cider vinegar.
4- Heat a little grapeseed oil in a non-stick skillet or cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Make sure to give your pan time to get hot, it really makes a difference.
5- Pour batter in the hot skillet using about 1/4 cup at a time. When bubbles begins to form on the top of the pancakes, add a few slices of banana to the wet side and flip over. Cook for a few more minutes and transfer to a warm oven while you cook the remaining batter.
6- Top your pancakes with as many banana slices and as much maple syrup as your heart desires, and nom nom nom!
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