Makes 6 Mini Pancakes
As a Mom, it is often a struggle to find a variety of quick and nutritious foods that our little ones will enjoy. It’s even harder to find ones that we as adults like as well. That’s why I came up with these protein-packed pancakes for my little guy – and his daddy. Filled with heart healthy oats, protein-enriched eggs, and antioxidant-rich berries, the sweetness of the banana and subtle hint of coconut makes these the perfect well-rounded meal for breakfast, or anytime of day for that matter.
- 1 Ripe Banana
- 2 Organic Eggs (or flax “egg” substitute – see Notes)
- ½ cup Old-Fashioned Organic Oats (or sub out for protein powder – see Notes)
- 1 tsp. Cinnamon
- Dash of Salt
- Coconut Oil [for pan and to top pancakes]
- ½ cup of Organic Antioxidant Berry Mix (I use the frozen ones from Costco and just let them thaw before use).
- Smash the Banana until almost paste-like.
- Add in the Eggs* and quickly mix until yolks are broken and fully incorporated.
- Stir in the Oats.
- Mix in the Cinnamon and Salt.
- Heat your skillet to medium-high and add a tsp. or so of coconut oil, or enough to lightly coat the pan.
- Add ¼ cup of mixture to the skillet for each pancake. You can cook multiple at one time, just be sure to not overload the pan, as you need to leave room to flip them. Once the batter begins to bubble over the entire pancake, flip it. Cook for another 1-2 minutes, or until the bottom of the pancake is lightly browned. Since there is no flour, it is okay if they are not completely cooked through, depending on the desired consistency.
- Place a smear of Coconut Oil on top of your pancakes, add a spoonful of Berries, and enjoy! *You can also top with a simple mix of strawberry and bananas, with a sprinkle of chia seeds, like is shown above 🙂
Notes: If your child is allergic to eggs, or you prefer to make these pancakes vegan, you can make 2 flax “eggs” by combining 2 Tbs. ground flax meal with 6 Tbs. water. Let the “eggs” sit in the fridge for 15 minutes (although closer to an hour is best) for them to properly coagulate.
If you want to up the protein factor even more, sub out the oats for protein powder. I prefer a vegan vanilla protein, but this is really just personal preference.