Thursday, May 21, 2015

Blueberry Banana Pancakes

Oh Thursday. I am sitting at my dining room table and sunlight is pouring in from the windows and I couldn't be happier. These last two weeks off after finals have been so relaxing. 

I woke up incredibly sore after some intense workouts this week, so I plan to rest this morning and head to yoga this afternoon. Hopefully it will stretch me out a bit. 

This morning, I made pancakes for breakfast - something I never do. This is going to sound strange, but I am kind of sick of oatmeal. I know, me, of all people. I haven't had a bowl in months, so I have been trying to come up with new breakfast ideas. 

These babies can be made vegan and/or gluten free, depending on your preference.*

Blueberry Banana Pancakes
inspired by this recipe from Deliciously Ella
Makes 8 pancakes

1 cup oats
2/3 cup almond meal/flour
2 bananas 
1 egg
1/2 cup almond milk 
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 
2 tablespoons maple syup
dash of salt 
1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
olive oil, coconut oil, or butter 

Pulse oats in the food processor or blender a few times until ground into a dusty flour. Add the almond meal, bananas, egg, milk, cinnamon, maple syrup, and salt. Blend until smooth, adding a touch more milk if necessary. It should be a pretty thick batter. 

Pour batter into a small bowl and add blueberries. Stir gently to combine. 

Heat large skillet over medium heat. Add oil to prevent sticky. Spoon out batter in half cup portions into skillet. Cook over medium heat until lightly brown, then flip, cooking other side. As pancakes finish, place on parchment lined baking sheet and keep warm in the oven. 

Top with maple syrup, more bananas, butter, or honey! 
* You may substitute gluten free oats or a flax egg in place of the real egg!

These were so filling. I ate about two and a half pancakes, topped with a little extra syrup. I plugged in all my ingredients into My Fitness Pal to get a rough estimate on the nutrition info. According to that site, each pancake has 151 calories, 6 grams of fat, 5 grams of protein, and 9 grams of sugar. AR and I agreed that they were extremely filling!

what is your go-to breakfast?




  1. Oh yum, now I want pancakes! I'll have to make these in a vegan version. :)

  2. These look yummy!


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