Create a Vegan Breakfast recipe that's sweet and gluten-free, featuring bananas as the star.
Yields 2 Servings
2 ripe bananas
1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup almond milk (or any plant-based milk of your choice)
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon coconut oil (for cooking)
Fresh berries and maple syrup for topping (optional)
In a blender or food processor, combine the ripe bananas, rolled oats, ground cinnamon, vanilla extract, salt, almond milk, and 1 tablespoon of maple syrup. Blend until you have a smooth pancake batter.
Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat and add a little coconut oil.
Once the pan is hot, pour 1/4 cup of the pancake batter onto the skillet. Use the back of a spoon to spread it out into a circular shape.
Cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until the pancakes are golden brown and set. Flip them carefully using a spatula.
Repeat this process with the remaining batter, adding a touch of coconut oil to the pan as needed.
Serve your fluffy banana-oat pancakes with fresh berries and a drizzle of maple syrup if desired.
For a nut-free version, use soy or oat milk instead of almond milk.
To make it even healthier, top your pancakes with sliced bananas, chia seeds, and a dollop of dairy-free yogurt.
Side Dish Suggestions:
Pair these pancakes with a side of mixed fresh fruit salad for a balanced and delightful breakfast.
Make sure your bananas are ripe; they'll add natural sweetness and a smooth texture to the pancakes.
For a richer flavor, consider adding a sprinkle of chopped nuts or dairy-free chocolate chips to the batter.
Fun Fact about Bananas:
Bananas are one of the most consumed fruits in the world. They are believed to have originated in Southeast Asia and are known for their high potassium content, which is essential for maintaining proper heart and muscle function. In fact, the potassium in bananas can help reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke. Enjoy your banana-oat pancakes, a delicious and nutritious way to start your day!