Banana Oat Blender Pancakes

originally posted 08/2013 and photos updated 7/2018

These easy and delicious pancakes are gluten free, dairy free and free of refined sugars.

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There are a few things I am certain of. Like I when I let my dog out, I know she’s going to come back. She likes to roam the neighborhood. I know that when I’m sick and not feeling well, even at the age of 36, I only want my mom. I know that I feel better about myself when my legs are shaved. I do better on at least 8 hours of sleep. I will never like beets no matter how you prepare them and at the end of the day, my preferred outfit will always be t-shirts and sweats. I am also fairly certain (though not without some serious denial) that I feel better when eat a diet easy on the dairy and wheat. As much as I wish it weren’t the case, my digestive system and sleeping patterns beg to differ.

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It’s only been in the last year or so that I’ve taken real stock in the relationship between what I eat and how I feel.The cleaner my diet is the better I feel. Not rocket science, I know, but as someone who loves food (and not just food that is good for me), it can be a tough pill to swallow. I love fluffy white things and a bowl of ice cream just as much as the next person. Unfortunately, if I eat too much of it, I’m left feeling the effects. So what do I do? Well, truthfully, not much. I do my best to keep to limit the bad stuff but I don’t beat myself up when I do decide to indulge. Sometimes cookies are just downright worth it, you know?

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Breakfast might be the place I struggle the most when it comes to eating something that not only tastes good but it is nutritiously a great start to my day. I can only eat so many eggs and smoothies before I want something more, you know? Like pancakes and waffles…..am I right? Enter two of my favorite things to eat any time of the day but both leave a gut bomb and sleeping pill effect if I eat too much. I wanted to create a pancake that would fit the bill when I wanted something ‘more’ but would also leave me energized to tackle a busy day.

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Enter these Banana Oat Blender Pancakes. I never new gluten free pancakes could be so hearty and fluffy! Exceding my expectations when I made them, these are my new go to pancake. If not just for their ease (you make them in the blender) they’re chocked full of goodness- oats, banana, honey and almond milk.

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I used gluten free oats but if you’re not concerned, any oats will work just fine. I use an unsweetened vanilla almond milk in these but really you can use whatever milk you have on hand. Enjoy!

xo, Kelley

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Banana-Oat Blender Pancakes


Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten free oats
  • 1 1/4 cups vanilla almond milk
  • 1 large ripe, organic banana
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 heaping tablespoon local honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 large organic egg
  • coconut oil or butter for cooking

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients, except egg and coconut oil in the base of a blender and blend until smooth. Add egg and pulse a few times until egg is fully incorporated.
  2. Heat a griddle or large saute pan over medium heat and melt a teaspoon or two of coconut oil. When hot, pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides (about 2-3 minutes per side) and serve hot with maple syrup.
  3. *If batter becomes too thick to pour easily, add a tablespoon or two of almond milk to thin.