Breakfast Recipes 

Strawberry Banana Oat Pancakes

Strawberry Banana Oat Pancakes

Breakfast is our favorite meal of the day. Therefore, I'm super excited to share our latest healthy pancake recipe with you.  I was inspired by a restaurant in Los Angeles (Kitchen 24) to create a recipe for healthy pancakes.  I couldn't resist adding my usual go-to heart-healthy ingredients.  I included oats, chia seeds, and flax meal for additional protein, fiber, and omega-3's.  These healthy and scrumptious pancakes can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for 2 weeks.

Ingredients

( makes 8 pancakes/2 pancakes per serving)

  •  ½ c whole-wheat flour or gluten-free flour
  •  ¾ c old fashioned oats (optional)
  •  1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  •  1 teaspoon baking powder
  •  ½ teaspoon baking soda
  •  1 ¼ c almond milk, unsweetened vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  •  ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chia 
  • 1 teaspoon flax meal 
  • 4-5 fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 medium banana, sliced
  • 100% real maple syrup, to taste

Directions:

1. In a medium-size mixing bowl, add the first 10 ingredients and mix with an immersion blender until smooth.

2. Heat griddle on medium heat, lightly coat with nonstick cooking spray.

3. Pour ¼ c of batter per pancake onto griddle.  Add a few slices of bananas and strawberries prior to flipping (cook 2-3 minutes on each side).

4. Top with leftover banana and strawberry slices. Then, lightly drizzle with maple syrup.

~Enjoy Healthy Happy Eating!

 

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