Pancakes are usually seen as something unhealthy that one should only eat as a treat. The truth is that I’m amazed at how bad we (as humans) have managed some issues. Where does this mania of adding unnecessary nasty ingredients come from? For instance, why do we have to put refined sugars to everything? Literally, everything!! Why? And why do we think it’s the normal thing to do? Why do we have to put cow milk everywhere? Do people know that there are a hundred of other alternatives? Can someone just explain me why is this thing that we have that we want to make everything unhealthy?! And then I tell people I eat 5 apples and they are concerned about the amount of sugar I’m taking… I know, crazy!
To show you that food DOESN’T have to be unhealthy to be good, I wanted to share this super easy recipe with you!! I used 3 simple wholesome ingredients, but you can get creative, this is just the base!!
Oh! Also, of course, these pancakes won’t have the eggy taste they usually have. I’m not trying to simulate the real taste of American pancakes. When you decide to join a plant-based diet, you can’t pretend that the food you are consuming will have the same taste as the animal-based food, it just doesn’t work like this. There will be some different (but still insanely delicious) flavors. It just takes some time to get used to them, and I promise once you have been plant-based for a while it grosses you out just the idea to eat animal products ever again. Try it and get your own conclusions!!!
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup of almond milk (or any plant-based milk that you like)
50 g of oats
*Optional: Vanilla extract, flax seeds, blueberries, maple syrup, agave nectar, almonds…
Blend all the ingredients together until you get a creamy consistency. You can add more milk if you desire to make a crêpe (thin pancake).
Place a non-stick pan in the heat for five min. until it’s super hot, and then add the dough with a spoon. Wait one min. and flip the pancake. Wait another min. and serve.
Put some strawberries, bananas, maple syrup, marmalade, blueberries, hot chocolate… just get creative and enjoy a healthy easy-peasy brunch!!!
Enjoy this beautiful Sunday!!