Shortly after Juliet was born Erik took over on weekend breakfast duty. We all hang out in the kitchen and drink coffee while Erik cooks and it’s the best way to wake up (it’s usually before 7am, Juliet is an early-riser).
I’m always on the look-out for healthy pancake recipes and recently came across this one. No sugar and very little flour, awesome. I added chia seeds and skipped the chocolate chips the original recipe calls for and the pancakes were a big success. I actually made the pancakes while Erik did everything else. I put Juliet in a sling and whipped these up and I love that you only need to use one bowl.
We serve up the pancakes with organic pure maple syrup from Trader Joes. Juliet can eat almost an entire pancake by herself!
Healthy banana pancakes (recipe slightly adapted via Minimalist Baker)
Makes 3 good-sized pancakes
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 Tablespoon chia seeds (these are optional)
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon butter
1 Tablespoon coconut oil (or canola oil)
3 Tablespoons milk
½ cup rolled oats
¼ cup whole wheat or unbleached flour
Mash the banana with baking powder
Add egg, oil, salt, vanilla, butter, milk and stir
Stir in oats, chia seeds and flour until just combined
Scoop 1/3rd of the batter onto lightly greased griddle or skillet
Cook for 2-4 minutes on each side – until golden brown
Serve with pure maple syrup (or add chocolate chips for more sweetness)