Happy New Year!!
As you might have realized, breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. So I thought, what better way to kick-off 2018 on the blog than with another breakfast recipe! In fact, a lot of readers have sent me pictures of their version of Overnight Oats after I published my recipe, which is amazing.
This time around, I wanted to share my simple recipe for banana-oat pancakes! They’re a healthy, delicious, and sustainable way to start your day – and it only requires a few ingredients.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 3 ripe bananas
- 1 cup of quick oats
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp of cocoa powder
Step 1: Start by mashing the bananas in a large bowl until they’re clumpy, but not completely smooth. If you don’t have ripe bananas, it’ll be difficult to get the right consistency.
Step 2: In a small bowl, beat 3 eggs. Add egg mixture to the mashed bananas. Don’t shortcut this step by mixing the eggs in the mashed banana bowl – you want to ensure that the egg white & yolk have fully incorporated each other.
Step 3: Add 1 cup of quick oats and mix thoroughly. Depending on the brand of quick oats you’re using, some might be more absorbent than others. In the case where your batter is too thin, add 1/2 tbsp of flour.
Step 4: Split the batter into two bowls. Mix 1/2 tsp of cinnamon in the first bowl, and 1/2 tsp of cocoa powder in the second. Right before cooking, carefully & lightly blend the two mixtures. This way, you’ll get a marble effect, and get full bites of cinnamon and cocoa!
Step 5: Heat a non-stick skillet to medium. Cook pancakes for 3-4 minutes on each side.
Step 6: EAT & ENJOY! Each serving of two pancakes is packed with 5g of protein, 3g of dietary fibre, and only 2g of fat. Enjoy your breakfast with maple syrup, agave syrup, honey, or even plain yogurt!
If you feel inspired to make my banana-oat pancakes for breakfast, make sure to snap a picture & post it to social media! Tag @mikerizzi on Twitter and Instagram.
Michael Rizzi is a YouTuber & Blogger from Toronto, Canada. Follow his blog to get up-to-date alerts on fresh content.