Choco Oatmeal Pancakes!by Leena Kohli (@leenakohli)
These fluffy chocolate-flavoured pancakes, quick and easy to make are not only tasty but also provide numerous health benefits. The use of oats, chia seeds, ripe bananas and choco chips make them healthy and yummy. And to make them more tasty, colourful and healthy, top them up with a variety of fruits. These pancakes are perfect for either a relaxing weekend breakfast or a satisfying midday snack. So, let's get started!
- 1cuprolled Oats
- 1tbspChia Seeds
- 1Banana (ripe)
- 1tspVanilla extract
- 1tspBaking Powder
- 1/4tspCinnamon Powder
- 1/4tspNutmeg (optional)
- 1tbspOlive Oil
- 1/2cupChoco Chips
- 2tbspMaple Syrup
Grind the rolled oats and chia seeds in a grinder to a fine powder and set aside.
Combine the banana, egg, milk, vanilla extract, baking powder, cinnamon powder, nutmeg (if using), and salt in a blender. Blend until the mixture is smooth and has a pourable consistency.
Add the ground oat and chia mixture to the blender and pulse until well combined. Transfer the batter to a bowl and set it aside for 5-10 minutes.
Add choco chips to the batter and mix.
Heat a heavy-bottomed pan or skillet on low-medium heat and brush the pan with olive oil.
Using a 1/2 cup measure or a spoon ladle, scoop the batter onto the skillet and slightly press down with a spatula to flatten it to a pancake shape.
Cook for 4-5 minutes on one side and flip the pancake. Cook for another 4-5 minutes on the other side or until golden brown on both sides.
Repeat the process with the remaining batter to make the pancakes.
Serve the pancakes with maple syrup, sliced banana, chopped apples and strawberries on top.
Tips & Tricks
This recipe yields around 4-5 medium-sized pancakes, enough to serve 2 people depending on the size you make.
To prevent the pancakes from burning, cook them over low heat.
You can use almond or oat milk instead of regular milk.
You can use honey instead of maple syrup.
Crushed/ grated chocolate can be added to the batter instead of choco chips.
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