These pancakes totally remind me of my childhood – when sweetness meant everything! We would always add an excessive amount of chocolate chips to all our pancakes, doused in maple syrup and whipped cream from a spray can. Yep – as unhealthy as you could get! I still don’t understand why kids love it so much to the point where they’d rather eat sugary goods than real food with real nutrients. I guess you just don’t know and don’t care, I didn’t. When my mom would tell us not to eat so much candy and treats I’d brush it off as a nuisance.. and now? I’m preaching that same tune! No sugar and treats, they’re no good for you..
Well I’ve come up with a bit healthier version of those awesome childhood pancakes by adding real oats for extra protein and fibre. I love making my own oat flour, there’s just something satisfying about making your own food from scratch. When you use homemade flours instead of refined and bleached white flour your keeping so many extra nutrients in your food. Almost all of the main ingredients in this recipe can be made from scratch!
1 cup oat flour
1/4 cup almond meal/flour
2/3 cup almond milk
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp lucuma powder
1 tbsp vanilla
1 ripe banana
1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips
Place your oats into a good processor (or nutribullet cup) and blend until it becomes a fine flour, pour into a bowl and set aside. To make your almond meal/flour place the almonds in the food processor and mix until it becomes a fine flour, measure and add to bowl with oat flour. Mash up your ripe banana in another bowl and then add to oat & almond flour. Add all other ingredients and mix until you get a nice thick batter.
Heat a skillet on medium low heat and add some coconut oil to coat the pan. Pour your pancake mix onto the skillet and cook on both sides until slightly golden brown.
Serve and enjoy with maple syrup and your favourite toppings!