How to make pancakes?
The diet/food world is a strange place. It seemed, that not too long ago, that if you wanted to make pancakes, you had two options. You could use a quick and easy box mix or a spend 2-hours making a very complicated pancake recipe that required perfectly peaked egg whites, sifted fours, and buttermilk.
Now, because everyone and their sister are on a special diet, there is also a pancake recipe to accommodate them. If you are paleo, there is a pancake recipe for you. Vegan, sugarfree, keto, gluten-free…the list goes on.
Several years ago, I stumbled across a brilliant 3-ingredient pancake recipe. I made it for years. I think it was 1 egg, 1 banana, and 1/2 cup of oats. I remember I had to be really careful when I flipped them. I was not happy with the texture. However, I did enjoy the taste of them, how healthy they were, and how easy the recipe was to remember. I forgot to mention that they were also quick, you simply place all of the ingredients into a blender, blend well, then pour.
It didn’t take long for me to start tinkering with the recipe to make it even better. I wanted my pancakes fluffier and I wanted my pancake batter to pour smoother and silkier. I added milk, baking soda, baking powder, and an extra egg, more oats, cinnamon for health benefits and that cozy warm flavor, and flaxseed or hemp seeds for the healthful fatty acids. I didn’t decide to add all of these extra ingredients at once, it was over several years, for some time I didn’t even measure, I only decided to measure because someone asked me for the recipe via Instagram about one and a half years ago. Which, I am glad they did because I actually have made it according to my own measurements and it comes out delicious every time. (Thank you Rachel S.) 😉
The really awesome thing about this recipe is that you probably already have all 8 ingredients in your pantry. And if you don’t happen to have flaxseed or hemp seeds on hand, don’t worry, omitting them won’t change the integrity of the recipe.
Back to the diet point, These pancakes are gluten-free and sugar-free and if you use almond milk, they are vegan. 🙂
However, They are NOT considered paleo. If you want a paleo banana pancake recipe, you can try this Wholefoods.com version.
I also want to add that I’m fully convinced a non-dieter type would enjoy these pancakes, so its a win-win recipe in my book. Because to me, eating is all about enjoying the texture and flavor of each bite.
8 ingredient Banana Oatmeal Pancakes
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 2 eggs
- 1 ripe banana
- 2/3 cup milk of choice (I use raw milk or unsweetened almond milk)
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds or ground flaxseed *can be omitted
- Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Heat olive oil or butter in a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Pour pancake mixture from the blender cup into the skillet. This recipe makes (12) 4” pancakes.
- Enjoy with maple syrup, and freshly cracked sea salt. Top with pecans or fresh berries.
Health benefits of the pancake ingredients:
Bananas are amazing for your health.
A natural prebiotic
Vitamins A, B, E, K and C
3 grams of fiber
Oats are loaded with important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Oats contain a high amount of:
Eggs are full of protein, vitamins, minerals, and good fat.
Raw milk can reduce allergies and help digestion.
Raw milk Contains:
Flaxseeds are also very high in fiber, vitamin E,
magnesium and other nutrients.
Hemp seeds are rich in protein, fiber, and healthful fatty acids, including omega-3s and omega-6s.
Cinnamon is packed with a variety of protective antioxidants.
Reduce free radical damage
Slow the aging process
Decrease menstrual pain
Lessen the severity of allergic reactions
Improve heart health
Cardamom is an ancient remedy that may have many medicinal properties.
Animal and test-tube studies show that cardamom may help:
Protect against digestive issues
Reduce the number and size of stomach ulcers
Grass-fed butter can lower your risk of heart disease.
Grass-fed butter contains:
Anti-Inflammatory fatty acid called butyrate
Vitamin-K2, the missing nutrient that de-calcifies your arteries
Maple Syrup will raise your blood sugar slower than regular sugar.
Maple Sugar contains high amounts of:
Enjoying your food is the easiest tip for better health.
Benefits of enjoying your food:
- You’ll digest your food better
- You’ll absorb more nutrient
- You’ll be satisfied with less
Enjoy the recipe. I hope you make these pancakes for your loved ones on a beautiful morning, sip coffee together, and chat about all the amazing things you plan to do in life.
XOXO Esther Curry