Saturday, January 30, 2016

Oat, Banana, & Chia Silver Dollar Pancakes (GF)

We always make pancakes on the weekend! There's not much tradition going on otherwise around here because that's so boring, but we stick to this one. With these for breakfast, you work in a few nutritious ingredients (chia, oats, coconut oil, berries) and with that good of a start, you can just eat whatever later on.  They're gluten free and they're delicious, an amazing combination that doesn't feel like a compromise as GF foods sometimes do.
Oat, Banana, & Chia Silver Dollar Pancakes (GF)

1 cup rolled oats
2 large eggs
1 ripe banana
1 tablespoon chia seds
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon coconut oil (more for cooking)
1/4 cup milk (almond, soy, or dairy)
1/2 teaspoon salt
berries, bananas, and honey or maple syrup (to serve)

Heat a large cast-iron skillet or large, non-stick frying pan over medium-low heat. Into the work bowl of your food processor place the oats and grind them into a fine flour. Add the eggs, banana, chia, baking powder, vanilla, coconut oil, milk, and salt and blend until smooth. (Unlike traditional flours, you really can't overwork them because there's no gluten to activate.) The mixture should be thick but pourable like a traditional pancake batter. Add more milk if needed.

Place about 1 teaspoon of coconut oil on the griddle and brush to coat. Place 1/8 cup of batter on the griddle. It should fall into a 2-inch circle. Repeat. Allow pancakes to cook for 4 minutes or until bubbles start to form on the surface and the underside is golden. Carefully flip the pancakes and cook for another 3 minutes or until pancake is golden and set all the way through. Repeat until all batter is used. Makes about 1 dozen small pancakes. Serve warm with a drizzle of honey, maple syrup, bananas, and berries. (Makes 1 dozen; serves 2.)

(Check out more of our go-to nutritious pancake recipes, Paleo Power Pancakes and Banana Pancakes from How it All Vegan, too!)

1 comment:

Dave said...

We made this today and they were amazing! We've tried to make pancakes like this before and they never turned out the way we wanted. This recipes hits the nail on the head! The consistency and taste are wonderful. Thanks!