I keep seeing versions of this recipe going around on social media so I wanted to try it myself to see if it really worked. I found that I had to fiddle around with the 3 ingredients and that none of the recipes were the same or really worked for me so I created one that was fool-proof in my kitchen for both waffles or pancakes from the same batter!
These whole food plant-based pancakes and waffles are thicker and heavier than traditional pancakes (which makes them a heartier, healthier meal without any of the fat and cholesterol of traditional pancakes) and have an oatmeal-like consistency on the inside. They are a wonderful and filling breakfast with my easy berrylicious syrup recipe that goes fabulously with these, adds that antioxidant punch while reducing the amount of sugar and syrup you'd normally use with your pancakes or waffles!
Vegan Cooking Level: Beginner
2 cups oats
1 + 1/2 cup milk (or a bit more)
1/2 ripe banana
pinch of salt (this seems optional and unimportant but I assure you this makes a giant difference in the taste!)
Optional add-ins - pick one or all: 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. almond extract, 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract, twist of salt and for even thicker pancakes and waffles, 1 tsp. baking powder
Step 1: Use a blender for this recipe. Add oats, milk, 1/2 banana and any add-ins from the above list to your blender and pulse to combine (do not blend on high with liquid because that causes the oats to become gummy.) The mix should be thick.
Step 2: For pancakes, use a non-stick, ceramic or stainless steel pan (no oil necessary - these do not stick) set between low and medium heat. Once a drop of water sizzles immediately on the griddle, pour four 3-inch diameter pancakes at a time. Just like traditional pancakes, when the sides begin to look dry and bubbles have formed they are ready to flip. For waffles, use any waffle iron as usual for your appliance.
This recipe makes approximately 10-12 3-inch pancakes or 3-4 Belgian waffles and this recipe is easily doubled or tripled and freezes beautifully heated up in microwave or toaster or air-fryer if you like them crispy!
Get my easy berry syrup recipe that goes fabulously with these, adds that antioxidant punch while reducing the amount of sugar and syrup you'd normally use with your pancakes or waffles!
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