Oatmeal Blueberry Banana Pancakes

I made these this morning instead of oatmeal for the boys, they were “scrumptious” as my 5 year old described them.  I often try to avoid grains but once in a while, if we’re going to have some, this is a great recipe.  I’m making them again tomorrow morning, so easy and a big hit.  I got the recipe from this book and tweaked it a little.  There are some great recipes in this book and if you live in Halifax, you can purchase it from Hydrostone Osteopathy.  Otherwise it’s a little more pricey to order online with shipping costs it totals around $36 from www.WholeLifeNutrition.net.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups of thick rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups almond, rice or hemp milk
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 small banana, lightly mashed
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tsp vanilla (optional)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (optional)

Use coconut oil for the pan

Makes 5-7 pancakes

Directions:

  1. Grind oats in food processor, coffee grinder or Magic Bullet. Place ground oats, baking powder, and baking soda in a medium sized bowl and stir together.
  2. Combine wet ingredients (milk, coconut oil, maple syrup, and mashed banana and stir together.  Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix together.  Be careful not to over mix batter.  Gently fold in the blueberries.  Add more rice milk if batter seems too thick, mine was just right.
  3. Heat skillet over medium-low heat.  Add a little coconut oil and drop the batter by the 1/2 cup full into the pan.  Cook for a couple of minutes on each side.  Watch temperature closely to avoid burning.  Add more coconut oil to make next batch.  Repeat this process until all the batter is gone.

 

3 thoughts on “Oatmeal Blueberry Banana Pancakes

  1. Meegan from (http://thehealthydynamicduo.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/paleo-its-whats-for-breakfast/) posted a great sauce to add on the pancakes- a cup of frozen blueberries heated in a little coconut milk. If you check out the other recipe in their post, you will see Sweet Potato Latke, I will be trying those this weekend with a nice omelette breakfast for a paleo way to start our day. This morning we used macadamia butter and almond butter toppings on our pancakes.

  2. Thank you for all your delicious recipes Cindy. It is nice to make something that someone else has tested and knows it works. I would like to know a bit more of the reasoning behind avoiding grains. Can you expand on this or tell me where I get more info about this. Thanks. Have a great weekend. See you Monday.

    • Cutting grains out of the diet is mainly from a premise that our genes haven’t evolved much since our hunter-gatherer days. We ate what was available from our environment which consisted primarily of wild game (grass-fed meats), lots of vegetables, some berries and small fruit, no sugar, and no dairy. Grains tend to be high in Omega-6 and can offset the ratio of Omega 3: Omega 6 and therefore create a lot of inflammatory conditions in the body. In a nutshell, we try to eat as many veggies, some fruit and higher quality meats so our bodies can be healthier. A very lenghty explanation of this can be found in Loren Cordain’s article Cereal Grains: Humanity’s Double-Edged Sword at http://www.direct-ms.org/pdf/EvolutionPaleolithic/Cereal%20Sword.pdf
      Hope this helps a little.

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