I like to ask people about their favourite breakfast. When I asked this question my Portuguese friend Pedro he said: banana pancakes, of course! I wanted to know more and he described these pancakes as very rustic, compact, protein packed and extremely delicious. Just banana, egg and rolled oats. I liked the idea and started to think of how I could modify the recipe so that even people who don’t eat egg could enjoy those goodies.
One Saturday morning I was craving something comforting & sweet, but still nourishing, and Pedro ‘s pancakes came on my mind. I got to the kitchen and I experimented. I traded eggs for chia seeds, added some cardamon and used coconut oil for frying the pancakes.
I tried two different toppings – tahini and raspberries, and also Norwegian brown goat cheese and honey, and I looooved them both! When they were gone I started to imagine how they might taste with dark chocolate or hazelnut butter….. These pancakes have definitely gained a steady place on my breakfast menu. Here is the recipe.
What do I need?
1 ripe banana
4 Tbsp rolled oats
1 Tbsp chia seeds mixed with 4 Tbsp water (or use 1 egg if you want to taste the original recipe)
pinch of salt
0,5 tsp baking powder
pinch of cardamon – optional
What do I do?
Mix chia seeds with water, let it set for 5 minutes. Add mashed banana, oats, salt, baking powder and cardamon, if you like it and form quite a dense dough. Place a bit of coconut oil on a warm frying pan and form small pancakes which you fry for couple of minutes on both sides. Serve with your favourite topping. Enjoy!:)