Oil-free Vegan Pancakes
It can't actually get any healthier or easier than these pancakes. If you are ever tired of your everyday oatmeal I would highly recommend giving these a try because they are incredible and addictive.
1 very ripe medium sized banana
1 cup oats of your choice (I've used steel-cut, gluten free, and quick oats and they all worked fine for me)
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup nondairy milk of your choice (I usually use vanilla soy because it adds a bit of extra flavor)
Optional: You can spice up your pancakes also if you want some extra flavor. I've used cinnamon and cardamon before and they are both delicious. Cardamom pancakes go great with strawberry jam and vegan whip cream.
Chuck all the ingredients in a blender and blend. You can't really over blend this but stop once your oats have blended fully. You don't want oat chunks in your pancakes. (If you are using steel-cut oats you may want to blend them a bit on there own first. Once you get an oat-flour consistency then add your milk, banana, and baking powder.)
To keep your pancakes oil free you will need to make sure you have a good nonstick pan or griddle to make your pancakes on. The heat should be set to medium low. I usually keep my burner on 4 or 5 (out of 10). Once your pan is heated place your desired amount of batter onto the pan. Once bubbles start to appear on your pancakes or after about two minutes it's ready to flip. Cook for about two minutes on both sides (of course don't stop here if your pancake is not finished cooking, use your best judgment). I usually make about 10-12 small hockey puck sized pancakes out of this amount of batter and yes, I eat them all. You can of course eat them with whatever you like. I usually use fresh fruit, syrup, maple chocolate syrup (cocoa powder and maple syrup) or peanut butter/PB2 is always a good option.