Well, I want to start this post by apologizing. What the heck you guys! Until now, I don’t have any pancake recipes on this blog. SO WEIRD. So to redeem myself, I decided to really do it up, and bring you one bangin’ pancake recipe you won’t forget! I mean, just look at that stack!
If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been pretty obsessed with pastel foods lately. How could I not be?! So I got this idea to make pink chia pudding. It ended up being purple, but I’m totally cool with that- purple and I are long time pals. These pancakes actually don’t need any maple syrup drizzled on top! I wanted to come up with a “healthier” pancake recipe that was still delicious but was different. I know, why mess with a good thing? But trust me… I’m not messin’ around when I say these are the new way to pancake! They are gluten-free (always), vegan, and naturally sweetened! The chia pudding only required 3-4 ingredients, and of course fresh berries are always the best garnish on any version of pancakes.
So by now, you’re drooling… so let’s just dive right in, shall we?!
- 3 bananas
- 1 cup flour, (I used Bob's Redmill 1:1 baking flour)
- 1.5 cup oats
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1.5 cups almond milk
- Earth Balance butter/coconut oil, (for cooking)
- fresh berries, (for garnishing)
- 6 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 cups almond milk/creamer or other nut milk, (I used Rippl Vanilla Creamer!)
- 1-2 tsp dragon fruit powder, (for the pink/purple color)
- maple syrup, (optional)
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- ** First, THE NIGHT BEFORE, make your chia pudding by stirring the nut milk/creamer and chia seeds, and dragon fruit powder (if using) and optional maple syrup together in a glass. Cover and chill overnight
- Heat your large skillet or pancake griddle over low heat
- Make the batter by combining all the ingredients in your blender and blending until smooth
- **NOTE: batter will be thick
- Add butter/coconut oil in your skillet (I use about 1 tsp per batch)
- **NOTE: I like to use vegan butter (Earth Balance) vs. coconut oil to get the edges nice an crispy!
- Cook the pancakes only a few minutes per side (these seem to burn more quickly)
- Top your pancakes with the chia pudding and fresh berries!
** NOTE: Make your chia pudding the night before so it has time to set up
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