banana oat pancakes ~Gluten/Dairy Free~

My sister-in-law shared a recipe with me, one passed down from her teacher at Bauman College.  I loved the fact that this recipe was first of all, gluten free and second of all, contained NO added sugar!  Plus, they have a whopping 1/4 cup of flax seed meal!  Not only are they sugar free, gluten free and dairy free, but they tasted so yummy!  These pancakes also have a higher protein content than regular pancakes as they contain 2 eggs.  Whole grains and protein, the perfect way to start the day :)

The original recipe called for a cup of almond flour.  I didn’t have any so I quickly pulsed GF oats in the vitamix for a few seconds.  I could have made a fluffy flour, but I wanted to keep a little texture from the oats.  I think the substitution came out great!  These pancakes where hearty and delicious!  I’m sure when made with the almond flour they are much lighter.

banana oat pancakes ~gluten and dairy free, made with flax seeds and GF oats, high protein!~

Banana Oat Pancakes

1 large ripe banana, mashed

2 large eggs, beaten

1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted

2 tablespoons almond or soy milk

1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

1 cup GF oats (pulsed in a food processor) or almond flour

1/4 cup ground flaxseed meal

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

banana oat pancakes ~gluten and dairy free, made with flax seeds and GF oats, high protein!~

-Heat a skillet over medium heat.

-Combine the mashed banana, eggs, coconut oil, almond milk and apple cider vinegar in a large bowl.  Whisk well, until fluffy.

-In a seperate bowl, mix together oat or almond flour, flax, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.

-Gently fold flour mixture into egg mixture.  Stir until well combined.

-Lightly oil skillet with oil ( I used ~1 tablespoon of grapeseed oil).  Pour batter onto skillet using a 1/4 cup scoop.

-Flip pancakes when bubbles surface and continue cooking on other side until golden brown.