I know it might seem like I’ve been on a breakfast kick lately, but can you blame me? Breakfast is one of the most enjoyable meals of the day and it can be eaten anytime! I promise I will post “real food” and even a healthy treat later this week, but this was a special request.
If you’ve followed my blog for any amount of time, you know I love pancakes!!! As I wrote about last week, I am resolving to eat a little healthier. This is a no frills recipe that does the breakfast job. I’ll make a double batch and freeze them. They easily pop in the toaster while I make my morning tea and I’m out the door! They go well with nut butter, maple syrup, or are substantial solo.
I love using banana as a butter substitute! It’s so healthy and just as effective as a binding ingredient in baking. When you use very ripe bananas, they can also double as a sugar substitute. Also, you could always add protein powder to this recipe to boost the protein count.
Clean Blueberry Pancake Recipe, makes about 15 cakes
1C fresh blueberries
1C dairy free milk I used almond
1/4C & 1/3C uncooked oats, divided
1/2C pecans or other nut of your choice
Preheat your skillet to 325 degrees. Pulse 1/3 cup of oats with the pecans just slightly. Personally, I don’t want the nuts too broken down, but just enough to give the pancake a nice texture. It should look a little something like this.
Then combine all ingredients except blueberries in a mixing bowl.
Once everything is well combined stir in the blueberries.
Know that the batter won’t spread much, so place it on the skillet in the shape and thickness that you’d like. If you don’t want to blueberries to fall out, be sure they are not on the outside edge of the pancake. Tuck a little batter around the outside blueberries.
I’m gonna be honest. I didn’t exactly time this. I just felt it. Also, I knew it was time to flip the pancakes when the edges were visibly browned and harder than the rest of the batter. If I had to guess, it would have been 3ish minutes per side.
Serve hot with whatever toppings you’d like. If you’re not eliminating sugar from your diet, try my blueberry syrup
If you try this recipe, I’d love to hear about it! Let me know how they turn out for you, or if you find any other healthy substitutions.