I’ve been, like everyone else in the world, utterly devastated by the events this past weekend in Las Vegas. My heart has broken and I’m sending prayers to everyone impacted. I had stacked up several recipes to share this week but struggled with when it was acceptable to share. I don’t think there is a timeframe to appropriately grieve and show respect. Life, as we all know it, moves forward and we need to shine positive light in the world.
I made these sweet little pancakes last week for a client and they were so lovingly received. This recipe is super simple, completely made in your Vitamix or other high powered blender. They also freezer perfectly for those quick, rushing out the door kinda mornings. I hope you give this recipe a try and let me know what you think.
- 1.5 cups oatmeal
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ¼ cup of ground flax meal
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp of pumpkin spice
- 1 large ripe banana
- ⅓ cup of pumpkin puree
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 c + 1 tbl unsweetened nut based milk (unsweetened)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ⅛ tsp sea salt
- Coconut oil for pan (cooking)
- Preheat your pan or griddle and add some coconut oil for frying.
- Into a high powered blender, add all of your ingredients from oats through sea salt.
- Blend until creamy and smooth.
- Ladle batter onto your hot griddle.
- Cook each side for about 2 minutes.
- Flip initially when bubbles appear through the pancakes.
- Serve immediately.
- Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in your fridge for up to 5 days.
Obviously, toppings can include maple syrup, non-dairy yogurt, applesauce, nuts or seeds.
If freezing, place the cooked pancakes on a cookie sheet or large platter and freeze for about 15 minutes. Remove once firm, then place in an airtight container in stacks. If you don’t pre-freeze, the pancakes will stick to one another when defrosted.
My fitness has been mainly focused daily on weightlifting (one hour per day) in combination with cardio. On weekends, I take one rest day and the other cycling is my focus while the weather is still tolerable.
Love & light.
— Knead to Cook