Ah, weekend mornings. I've always had a deep love for my morning time ever since I can remember. If I don't carve out that time before my day truly starts to nourish my body and take some deep belly breaths, I feel off track.
Thankfully, with the weekend there's even more opportunity to have that 'me' time before we get ourselves out the door. This is typically when I decide to splurge a little bit in the breakfast department and whip up something delicious. Banana pancakes seem to be my go-to. Thus, The Jack Johnson playlist comes on and my belly gets ready for these bad babes.
These pancakes are made with whole wheat flour and rolled oats to give it a nice, hearty flavor that definitely doesn't sacrifice texture. They come out super fluffy too; I promise no cardboard saucers! Full of heart healthy goodness and belly-loving fiber :)
1 C. whole wheat flour (or white whole-wheat)
1/2 C. rolled or quick oats
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 large egg
1 C. vanilla unsweetened almond milk*
2 Tbsp brown or coconut sugar
1/4 C. Greek yogurt (I used Siggi's)
1 tsp vanilla extract
In one bowl, mix the dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl, beat the milk, eggs, vanilla extract, yogurt, and sugar until a smooth consistency is revealed. Pour the dry mixture into the wet and stir well. Be careful not to over-mix!
Heat a skillet and spread some coconut oil or spray onto the skillet. Make sure the skillet is nice and hot, then begin to ladle out batter. Wait until you begin to see bubbles forming in the center of the pancakes, then flip over. Cook for about another two minutes, then transfer cakes onto a large plate.
Make sure you keep greasing skillet between each set of cakes; you don't want them to stick or burn!
Top pancakes with sliced fruit, nuts, seeds, some local maple syrup, and any other toppings of your choice. My go-to is sliced banana, walnuts, hemp seeds, some earth balance spread, and maple syrup drizzled on top.
DELICIOUS! I hope your weekend mornings turn fabulous with these lovelies.