Try Out These Gluten-Free Banana and Oat Pancakes
We at Loom & Leaf are of the firm belief that pancakes should have their own food group. Pancakes are such a versatile food and can be made a hundred different ways. Have a sweet tooth? Add some chocolate. Craving something healthier? Pop in a few blueberries. For this week’s breakfast recipe, we decided to pull one of our favorite pancake recipes from Tasty, a great source for quick and easy recipes.
(If pancakes aren’t your thing, check out previous week’s recipe — Breakfast in Bed: Acai Bowls).
Did you know?
According to National Geographic, pancakes have been around for a lot longer than we think (try thousands of years). The ancient Greeks and Romans ate pancakes sweetened with honey and the Elizabethans ate them flavored with spices, rosewater, sherry, and apples. Why was it so popular way back then? Pancakes were a great way to use up perishables like eggs, milk, and butter before they could no longer use them.
Where to buy?
The best part about this recipe is that it requires very minimal shopping. Aside from your basic baking ingredients, you really only need to have quick cooking oats and chocolate chips on hand, which you can find at any grocery store.
2 ripe bananas (easier to mash when they’re ripe!)
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter (we used almond butter for our recipe)
¾ cup quick-cooking oats (can substitute gluten-free cooking oats!)
¼ cup chocolate chips
Begin by mashing the bananas in a medium bowl. The bananas we used weren’t particularly ripe, so they were a little tough to mash (but not impossible). Ideally, the riper the banana, the easier this step will be for you. Next, we added the remaining ingredients and stirred until blended. Scoop out a ½ cup onto a griddle, heat on medium-low, and voila. You have your pancakes!
Toppings are always where you can get creative. We topped each pancake with more chocolate chips and freshly cut bananas.
Don’t forget to add a little maple syrup!
*This post is a part of Loom & Leaf’s “Breakfast in Bed” series. Do you have a favorite breakfast recipe we should try? Share below!