Our love for pancakes and breakfasts is no secret but sometimes your brain, like ours, might send conflicting signals. One part craves a post-workout carbohydrate kick in the form of fluffy pancakes and the other part reminds you that there is no way you’re going to put a single sinful thing into your mouth today. What do you do then?
You experiment. And you think about what you’d be eating for breakfast if you weren’t having a pancake craving. For us most days, there’s a banana involved, some oats and some yogurt. But what if you blended all that together, and added some deeply dark cocoa powder?
Turns out, a healthy pancake isn’t a stretch of the imagination. These pancakes have no flour whatsoever and are sweetened with honey and the natural sweetness of bananas. These aren’t banana pancakes. These are chocolate pancakes. Dark, delicious, chocolate pancakes.
Healthy Chocolate Pancakes
1 cup uncooked Oats
2 ripe Bananas
3/4 cup Yogurt
1/4 tsp Vanilla extract
1 tbs Honey or Maple syrup
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1 tbs Cocoa powder
Optional: If the batter feels too thick, add a tablespoon of milk at a time till you reach a consistency you like.
Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Let the batter sit for a few minutes while you bring up a non stick tava/griddle to medium heat.
Use the tiniest bit of oil or butter to grease the pan and pour a ladle of batter on to the pan. When you see bubbles covering the top, flip the pancake once to cook on the other side for about 20-30 seconds.
As healthy as these chocolate pancakes are, you can choose to keep them that way and serve them with a little honey and fresh fruit or indulge a little and serve your stack of pancakes with butter and maple syrup.