Oat Pancakes

Preparation Time:

10 Minutes

Difficulty:

3

4 Servings

Add some soluble fibre to your traditional pancake for extra goodness

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Pancakes are delicious, but are commonly high in sugar and refined carbohydrates. This recipe puts a healthy twist in traditional pancakes by adding oats, which is high in soluble and insoluble fibre. Still just as tasty though!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup oats

  • 1 cup flour (white or wholemeal)

  • 2 tbsp sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 2 cups milk of your choice

  • ½ tsp baking powder

  • Extra virgin olive oil

  • Optional

  • 1 medium banana, mashed

  • 1 cup yoghurt, natural or flavoured

Method

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together (oats, flour, sugar, baking powder)

  2. Create a well in the middle and add egg, milk, yoghurt and mashed banana

  3. Mix everything well until it becomes one consistent mixture

  4. Mixture should be runny (would drip through the gaps if scooped with a fork but not too runny that minimal mixture remains). Add flour if it’s too runny, add milk if it’s too thick

  5.  Pre-heat pan with a layer of oil

  6. Cook the pancakes on a non-stick pan

  7. Top with yoghurt and/or your favourite fruit

  8. Enjoy!

Variations:

  • Add a mashed ripened banana for extra fibre! It’s also a very good replacement for sugar

  • If you have a waffle maker, you could turn them into waffles with the same recipe!

Nutritional Value

  • Oats are rich in soluble and insoluble fibre, which are important for bowel consistency, cholesterol control and heart health

  • They also contain micronutrients such as vitamin E, folate, zinc, iron, selenium and many more