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I’m back on my quest for a healthy breakfast option that I actually want to eat over and over again. My Chia Seed Pudding with Mango Puree is great, and I have Breakfast Tacos all the time, but I need other things in my life. Enter dairy free and vegan Oatmeal Pancakes.
Breakfast is a fight I feel like I’m always losing. I want to start my day off right. I have every intention of starting my day off with a healthy bang, but when 9:30 rolls around and I’m starving even though I had a nice healthy breakfast two hours ago, that’s when I get into trouble. That’s when I start reaching for the bagels or sugary cereal.
I just need some sort of carbs at the beginning of my day and, as I’ve mentioned before, I cannot eat another bowl of oatmeal!! If I was told that I could either eat oatmeal every morning for the rest of my life or never eat breakfast again, I would probably choose to starve until lunch into eternity.
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But now I don’t have to! I’ve found a way to trick myself into eating a healthy oatmeal breakfast without actually having to eat oatmeal! And these oatmeal pancakes are not only dairy free and vegan; they are completely flour-less. There is nothing in these oatmeal pancakes that is not super good for you. They are naturally sweetened with banana and apple sauce and because they are so incredibly good for me, I don’t feel guilty drizzling them with a little REAL maple syrup.
Update: I received quite a bit of negative feedback on this recipe. It seems people are having trouble with the thin consistency of the batter initially and some are saying that they don’t get cooked through in the middle. I made these again this morning and here are a few tips I’d like to add to help you on your way!
- You have to let this batter sit for 5-10 minutes before cooking so that it can thicken up. It does look like soup when it’s first blended, but it will thicken quite a bit as it sits.
- Leave the lid on the pan while it’s cooking. The steam helps the pancake to cook through.
- Don’t rush it! These are delicious pancakes vegan pancakes, but you need to put the love into it <3