I know the only thing pancakes have in common with dessert is the word ‘cake’. So the fact that they feature on a dessert blog is just creative liberty. But there’s no way I could ignore them. I recently came across ‘oat and banana pancakes’ and some very complicated ways to make them. This one was the simplest and my favourite. No flour, no sugar, no guilt. I simplified it further depending on what I had in the kitchen.
Most pancakes generally make me feel like a beached whale when I’m done eating. These ones don’t, pinky swear. And they taste delicious.
And just two days ago, a friend asked me to share something healthy so it felt like a sign. It’s going to be a happy Sunday 🙂
What you’ll need:
3 mashed bananas
2 tbsps melted butter
1 tsp honey (add more depending on how sweet the bananas are)
1 cup oat flour (basically 1 cup regular oats ground to a fine powder)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
What to do:
1. In a medium-sized bowl, mix the mashed bananas, butter and honey.
2. To this, add the beaten eggs.
3. In another bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and salt.
4. Add the egg and banana mixture to the flour mixture and stir till the dry ingredients are moistened. Stirring too much might make your pancakes too tough.
5. Let the batter sit for 10 minutes till small bubbles appear on the surface.
6. Heat a good non-stick pan and add a few drops of oil to get the first few pancakes going. You’ll be able to make the rest without oil. Yay!
7. Pour two spoonfuls (I used a slightly oversize tablespoon, but if you like thicker pancakes, pour more batter in the pan) of pancake batter into the pan and cook till you see bubbles appear on the surface of the cake. Flip and cook the other side till both are golden-brown.
8. Serve hot with butter, honey, maple syrup, sliced bananas, Nutella, whatever catches your eye. You can’t go wrong 🙂
If you’re feeling a little enthusiastic like I did, have some fun with cookie-cutter pancakes 🙂 Christmas came a little early this year!