Gluten-Free Oats, Banana and Blueberry Pancakes
Easy, banana and blueberry pancakes made with gluten-free oats. It’s naturally sweetened with the bananas and blueberries, and it’s also dairy-free. A few weeks ago, I saw a video recipe on Facebook. After sharing it with my readers, my husband threw out a request for the blueberry pancakes for breakfast. He still believes I made it for him the following morning!
The Banana and Blueberry pancake recipe is that easy yet so delightful. While, the original recipe asks for two bananas, two eggs and only 1/2 cup of oats I find it a little too costly for my family of 6. Because it only yields between 4 to 6 mini pancakes and in my household, no one will be happy eating one mini pancake for breakfast or snack including me. Last time I followed the recipe I had to make three batches. Imagine!
So, saving time and my weekly shopping was necessary. I had to change the recipe just a little but still enjoy these tasty pancakes. What I did was I added more oats and fewer eggs. It turned out as beautiful and less eggy. Using oats makes this suitable if you have a wheat intolerance. Use gluten-free oats if Coeliac.
- 1 cup of organic gluten free oats
- 2 ripe bananas
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 a cup of frozen or fresh blueberries
- 1/2 tea spoon of cinnamon powder
- coconut oil for frying
- Add the porridge oats in a food processor and blend into a coarse flour/meal.
- Add in the bananas and blend again. Add the eggs and cinnamon and pulse again making sure not to over whip the eggs.
- Remove the blade from the mixing bowl then add the blueberries.
- Heat a non stick pan between medium to high heat.
- Grease the pan with coconut oil
- Use a 1/3 measuring cup to ladle the batter onto the pan. Cook till you see small bubbles poping. Flip the pancake and cook to the other side for about 2-3 minutes.
- Serve with more bananas or any of your favorite toppings!
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