Easy to Make Oatmeal Pancakes: A Healthy Breakfast for Your Sweetheart
A Special Breakfast for A Special Occasion
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!
Ingredients for Easy Oatmeal Pancakes:
Organic porridge oats
An overripe banana
Organic coconut sugar
Spices (cinnamon, cloves, ginger)
Orange zest (always choose organic to avoid pesticides and wax in peel!)
Maple syrup (a grade A one, if possible)
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.
Valentine’s Day Healthy Pancakes
- 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
- Grind the oats using any grinding machine. I used a Nutribullet; it was quick and efficient (and available!)
- 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.
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