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.
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.
I will say one thing – if you don’t cook them on LOW heat and for at least 5-7 minutes per side COVERED (with the pan lid on), the inside will appear “uncooked”. Which is totally fine since there is nothing in them that needs to be cooked to be consumed, but if you want them to be cooked all the way through, make sure you keep the heat very low so they don’t burn and let them sit so that they are firmed up all the way through.
Update: I have a gas range which is why I cook them on low, but a reader has mentioned their electric range cooked the pancakes better on medium heat. Every stove top is different, so watch them carefully and cook them as best suits your stove!