Mar 062014
 

Are you trying to be wheat free, but miss morning pancakes? Me too! That’s why I developed a wheat free banana pancake recipe to satisfy my pancake cravings. Now you too can enjoy this delicious meal full of fiber, B vitamins and heart healthy fats. It’s also low in sugar.

Ingredients

(Makes 2, 6” pancakes)

¾ cup rolled oats

1 tablespoon oat bran

1 tablespoon ground flax seed

1/2 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon Lite Salt

1/32 teaspoon pure Stevia powder or sweetener of your choice

1 large banana

1 large egg (preferably cage-free or organic)

1/8 teaspoon vanilla

1 tablespoon canola oil

 

Peanut Butter Sauce

 

2 teaspoons Natural Peanut Butter

1 teaspoon canola oil

Unsweetened Almond Milk

 

Blend the dry ingredients in a blender at slow speed until you get a flour-like texture. Place the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. Mash the peeled banana with a fork, and blend into the dry ingredients. Whisk the egg, vanilla and canola oil, and blend into the dry ingredients-banana mix. Let this mixture sit for about 5 minutes.

For the peanut butter sauce topping, blend the peanut butter and canola oil until smooth. Add enough unsweetened almond milk for desired thickness. I like my sauce on the thin side, but some may want it thicker. Set aside until the pancakes are done.

Use one-half of the batter for one pancake, and the other half for the second pancake. Cook the batter like normal pancakes. I prefer to cook these on low heat.

When the pancakes are done and sitting on a plate, microwave the peanut butter sauce on high for 20-30 seconds, depending on your microwave oven strength. Pour and spread the sauce on top of the pancakes. You can also sprinkle on sunflower seeds, for added nutrition and taste. Enjoy!

I use pure Stevia powder to sweeten the batter. The Stevia sold in most stores is not pure Stevia powder, and usually not even the main ingredient. Most of the grocery store brands use an alcohol-sugar as their main ingredient with a dash of Stevia powder. The NOW brand sells pure Stevia powder called “Better Stevia,” and comes with a 1/40 teaspoon scoop. It can be found online. Nuts.com sells pure Stevia powder in bulk.

Enjoy these wheat-free pancakes, and live a healthier life.