Easy to Make Oatmeal Pancakes: A Healthy Breakfast for Your Sweetheart

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A Special Breakfast for A Special Occasion

pancake tower on a plate

How does spoiling your loved ones with flourless, refined sugar-free and fruity oatmeal pancakes sound? If not often – on special occasions, such as a birthday, Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day? But we do love to spoil the ones we love, from young to old, and don’t even need special days for it!

Whenever you feel like showing your love on a healthy plate, this breakfast recipe will do just that. Be assured that the beneficiary will appreciate and enjoy your effort!

Healthy oatmeal pancakes are an excellent substitute for getting out of porridge or sugar-packed cereal routine. How do some heart-shaped pancakes and a steamy cappuccino/hot chocolate sound instead? The grown-ups would start the day with a decadent caffeine dose, and the kids would drink a full glass of milk with just a sprinkle of cacao powder – fun/healthy points on either side!

Of course, especially for Valentine’s, you could show love in many ways for the entire duration of the day and find inspiration for various meals to cook or activities to do in this Valentine’s Day round-up.

Back to breakfast, here are some ideas for making it special, healthy and easy to prepare at the same time.

Use porridge oats as a substitute for flour and whatever fruits you can find in the fridge or cupboards, or even pick fresh from your garden if you are lucky to have one and the right weather for ripe berries.

Substitute sugar with an overripe banana. You would not only add the health benefits of a largely underestimated fruit but will stay away from refined or excess sugar too.

Just make sure to get up before the rest of the household and preferably grind the oats the night before. If you manage to limit the noise factor and alert the entire family of your intentions, you’ll save the surprise element, an essential part of this recipe!

Have fun making these healthy oatmeal pancakes and enjoy savouring them with your loved ones!

frozen fruit and pancakes on plate

Ingredients for Easy Oatmeal Pancakes:

Organic porridge oats

An overripe banana

Organic coconut sugar

Almond milk

Organic eggs

Spices (cinnamon, cloves, ginger)

Orange zest (always choose organic to avoid pesticides and wax in peel!)

Salt

Fresh/dried fruits

Maple syrup (a grade A one, if possible)

Method:

Grind the oats using any grinding machine. I used a Nutribullet because it was quick, efficient and available!

Peel the banana and crush it using a fork. Remember, the riper the banana, the sweeter the taste!

Add the sugar, spices and egg yolks. Mix using a hand-held mixer until it becomes creamy, then add the milk and incorporate well with a spoon. Add the ground oats and mix again.

Separately, add some salt to the egg whites. Beat with a hand-held mixer at high speed until they form stiff peaks. Add to the creamy mixture and stir slowly until it becomes homogenous.

Optionally, add a handful of seasonal fruit. I used dried goji berries, dried cranberries and raisins. The frozen strawberries created a good effect for the images, but they took a while to defrost.

Preheat a pan and add a few drops of rapeseed oil or coconut oil.

If you have a shaped gadget or a heart-shaped pan, use it. If not, place one spoonful of the mixture into the heated pan. Cook for two minutes, then flip over and cook for another two minutes or until ready.

When cooked, transfer the first oatmeal pancake on a plate and repeat the process until you use the entire mixture. 

Enjoy!

oatmeal pancakes

Valentine’s Day Healthy Pancakes

Oatmeal pancakes are a healthy alternative to a much-loved breakfast recipe. Make something special for the special one(s) in your life!
5 from 21 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 pcs

Ingredients
  

  • 200 g organic oats
  • 200 ml almond milk
  • 1 piece banana extra ripe
  • 1 tbsp organic coconut sugar
  • 2 pcs eggs
  • ½ tsp cinnamon ground
  • ½ tsp cloves ground
  • ½ tsp ginger ground
  • ½ tsp organic orange zest
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 100 ml grade A maple syrup
  • seasonal fruit

Instructions
 

  • Grind the oats using any grinding machine. I used a Nutribullet; it was quick and efficient (and available!)
    oats
  • Peel the banana and crush it using a fork—the riper the banana, the sweeter the taste.
  • Add the sugar, spices and egg yolks. Mix using a hand-held mixer until it becomes creamy.
  • Add the milk and incorporate well with a spoon.
  • Add the ground oats and mix again.
  • Separately, add some salt to the egg whites. Beat with a hand-held mixer at high speed until they form stiff peaks.
  • Add to the creamy mixture and stir slowly until it becomes homogenous.
  • Optionally, add a handful of seasonal fruit.
  • Preheat a pan and add a few drops of rapeseed oil or coconut oil.
  • If you have a shaped gadget or a heart-shaped pan, use it. If not, place one spoonful of the mixture into the heated pan. Cook for two minutes, then flip over and cook for another two minutes or until ready.
  • When cooked, transfer the first pancake on a plate and repeat the process until you use the entire mixture. 
  • Best served warm, with a dollop of quality maple syrup and a handful of fresh or dried fruit, depending on the season.
Keyword healthy pancake recipe, heart-shaped pancake recipe, pancakes, Valentine’s breakfast

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39 Responses

  1. Mama Maggie's Kitchen says:

    5 stars
    My mouth is watering. I have to make this today!

  2. Toni says:

    5 stars
    Such an amazing day starter! Everyone loved it!

  3. Natalie says:

    5 stars
    Healthy and delicious. My kind of breakfast! I will definitely make this for Valentine’s Day!

  4. Will says:

    5 stars
    Loves these! Great for working out and watching calories.

  5. Lexa says:

    5 stars
    Mu husband loved these oatmeal pancakes! Thanks for this recipe!

  6. Bernice says:

    5 stars
    You’re right! These pancakes are SO EASY to make….we now have a new favourite breakfast treat.

  7. Pam Greer says:

    5 stars
    Healthy breakfasts are our favorites!

  8. Audrey says:

    5 stars
    My kids loved these pancakes.

  9. Sue says:

    5 stars
    Pancakes for breakfast just make the whole day better. And I love this healthy twist on them – will have to try this for sure!

  10. Kari says:

    My little one loves pancakes but I shy away from them, but this healthy recipe makes it easy to say yes to her!

  11. These sound awesome! I can’t wait to try them. Thank you!

  12. Jeannie says:

    5 stars
    love the heart shaped mould for the pancakes, surely a great way to surprise everyone for a yummy hearty breakfast meal 🙂

  13. 5 stars
    If only my husband knew how to cook! I have a heart waffle maker, this would be fun for Valentines day. I guess I will be the one making them! Thank you!

  14. 5 stars
    This looks delicious!!

  15. Leah says:

    I’m going to need to try this out because I suck at cooking pancakes! Maybe I need to try this oat recipe instead of a flour one. I also love the idea to use a banana and almond milk, two ingredients I always have on hand.

  16. casey says:

    I’m a sucker for banana pancakes and these sound amazing!

  17. Jimmy Clare says:

    I am hungry now that I read this post

  18. Sarah says:

    My family loves pancakes but I have never tried them with oatmeal. Now I am curious how they would taste compared to flour-based pancakes. I will have to give these a try sometime soon. They look delicious and easy to make.

  19. Kelly says:

    This looks delicious (and healthy!) — win-win all around. Thanks for sharing!

  20. 5 stars
    YUM, I cannot wait to try these!!

  21. Lisa says:

    5 stars
    Healthy and mouth-watering. Great recipe. Also enjoy the encouragement for other family members to do the cooking.

  22. Rebecca says:

    Yummy! Looks delicious, can’t wait to try them.

  23. Sarah says:

    Yum, I can’t wait to try! These look so good and I love the idea of making them heart shaped for a special breakfast!

  24. Veronica Hughes says:

    Okay this just sounds amazing!!! I’m gonna have to try it!

  25. Kait says:

    5 stars
    Yum! I never would have thought of using oatmeal to make pancakes – how creative! These looks and sound so delicious, especially with the cloves, ginger, and orange zest.

  26. Amanda says:

    Oh my gosh I can’t wait to try these!! They look so amazing!

  27. Lisa says:

    Very interesting! Could you use quick cooking oatmeal? That’s what I have at my house. Thanks for sharing the idea!

    • I’m not sure if the consistency changes with different oats, but that can easily be sorted with extra milk if necessary. If you try with quick-cooking oatmeal, please let me know if you needed to use anything else. Thanks!:)

  28. Samantha says:

    5 stars
    Yum! This recipes looks super easy to make! Definitely will be saving for later!

  29. 5 stars
    I can eat pancakes all day because I love them so much, but then I feel bad after because they’re not healthy for you, lol! This recipe is perfect because it’s so healthy for you, and I love that you use ripe bananas as substitutes for sugar. I love your recipes!

  30. These sound yummy! And healthy – bonus!

  31. Jess says:

    5 stars
    I can’t wait to try these! I love pancakes! These look so tender too.

  32. 5 stars
    My kiddos are pancake monsters, so I know they would enjoy these any time of year. What a delicious recipe!

  33. Jennifer | KITJEN says:

    5 stars
    Love how you swapped flour for oats! It’s such a great alternative and packed with nutrition.

  34. Kira says:

    great recipe. love the fact that u swapped sugar for a banana!! all in all, i think it was an AWESOME way to put love into breakfast 🙂

  35. Karletta says:

    5 stars
    I’m reading this and I haven’t had breakfast yet. I’m salivating. Love the idea for swapping out sugar for the banana 🌸 YUM

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