Well, I don’t know about you, but I have come to tire of, come the Autumn months, seeing my Instagram feed (shameless plug – follow me @the.hangry.lawyer) swimming in food porn pictures of every different type of warming oats/porridge bowl known to man-kind.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I love a bowl of oats – I practically eat them everyday of the year for breakfast, but I would love some more options.
I’ve tried overnight oats (and at the risk of losing some of you); I’m not such a fan. They kind of remind me of mushed up baby food… I’m a texture girl!
So, one of my favourite breakfasts (when time permits), is my hearty and healthy pancakes. It contains the same or similar ingredients to a bowl of porridge but for those who don’t like porridge, this is the perfect recipe to get those essential nutrients and macros (head to my blog post on Macros and Nutrition for more information).
It’s a super easy recipe, and feel free to remove the optional ingredients. I add them for extra protein, or for more volume.
1 egg (optional)
1 scoop protein powder of choice (I use chocolate or vanilla, depending on my mood) (again, optional)
Handful of blueberries (half for the mixture, half for topping)
4 medium strawberries (for topping)
1 tsp cacao nibs (for topping)
1 tbsp. coconut oil (any oil alternative)
It’s up to you whether you like your pancake batter to be smooth or not. If you don’t mind it lumpy, you can skip the first step.
- Place the oats in a blender and blitz until it creates a fine powder.
- Peel and mash the banana.
- Combine the banana and the oat powder and mix through (with a spoon is fine).
- Crack the egg into the blended banana and oat mixture and mix until combined.
- Add the protein powder, if applicable, at this stage.
- Add the coconut oil to a frying pan and heat until the pan is very hot.
- Using a ladel, or a spoon, place the batter mixture onto the pan, and fry on each side for 2-3 minutes.
- (Optional step – as soon as you place the batter onto the frying pan, throw in a few of the blueberries* to set as the mixture cooks, and then flip over to cook the other side)
- Place the pancakes on a plate, and once you’ve used all the batter, stack the pancakes together.
- Slice the strawberries and place the strawberries, the remaining blueberries and the cacao nibs on top of the pancakes.
- Add any other toppings you desire – maple syrup, honey, cinnamon, lemon and sugar, nutella… be creative!
- Don’t forget to enjoy – take a photo and tag #TheHangryLawyer so I can see your creations.
* You can swap blueberries for chocolate chips/cacao nibs if you’re feeling like treating yourself!
~ The Hangry Lawyer, xoxo ~