Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Vegan Cinnamon-Raisin Oat Pancakes

Oat pancakes are one of my favourite things at the moment, mainly because they're so cheap to make (especially if you use rolled oats as opposed to shop-bought oat flour). The flavour of oat flour is much more mellow than buckwheat flour so this recipe is a good starting point for someone who is used to traditional pancakes. I've made regular oat pancakes and chocolate oat pancakes (recipe coming soon!) but this cinnamon-raisin version is by far my favourite. The banana in this recipe gives the pancakes plenty of sweetness but I love adding coconut sugar too because I have a huge sweet tooth and adore the extra dimension of flavour it adds! You can substitute the coconut sugar for the same amount of liquid sweetener or other type of sugar; alternatively you can use stevia to taste or just leave out all additional sweeteners completely. 



Ingredients
Serves 1 (makes 6 - 8 small pancakes)
  • 3/4 cup oats/oat flour (if you don't have a high speed blender you'll have to use oat flour)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar (or alternative)
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup non-dairy milk
  • 2 tbsp raisins


Method

Blender version:

Place the oats in a high speed blender and blend them on high for about 30 seconds until you get a flour. Then add the banana, coconut sugar, cinnamon and non-dairy milk and blend again until a smooth mixture is formed. Stir in the raisins. 

Heat a frying pan over a medium heat - I have a non-stick frying pan so I don't use any oil but you may need to use something like coconut oil if your pan isn't non-stick. When it's ready pour about 1/4 cup of the batter for each pancake into the pan. You'll probably be able to fit three or four pancakes in at once which means less cooking time (yay!). Let the pancakes cook for a minute or two, until bubbles start forming on the top, then flip them over and cook them for another 30 seconds or so. Repeat with the rest of the mixture, then add your toppings and enjoy!


Non-blender version:

Add the oat flour, coconut sugar, cinnamon, non-dairy milk and raisins into a large bowl and mix them together until a smooth mixture is formed. Mash the banana and stir it into the rest of the mixture.

Heat a frying pan over a medium heat - I have a non-stick frying pan so I don't use any oil but you may need to use something like coconut oil if your pan isn't non-stick. When it's ready pour about 1/4 cup of the batter for each pancake into the pan. You'll probably be able to fit three or four pancakes in at once which means less cooking time (yay!). Let the pancakes cook for a minute or two, until bubbles start forming on the top, then flip them over and cook them for another 30 seconds or so. Repeat with the rest of the mixture, then add your toppings and enjoy!

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6 comments

  1. I love anything cinnamon raisin! This stack of pancakes is so beautiful too!

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    1. Me too! Such a good flavour combination :) thank you so much lovely xx

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  2. Hi,
    I suffer from Anorexia and I'm having hard time at the moment, especially when it comes to portion sizes. So I was wondering if all your pancake recipes serve one person?
    Thank you :)
    Laura x

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    1. Hey lovely! I'm so sorry to hear that you're struggling at the moment, are you getting help for your eating disorder? Please seek it if you aren't! All my pancake recipes serve one person, yes :) I hope you enjoy them! xx

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    2. Hi :) I've had an eating disorder since I was 11 (I'm almost 23) and have had help before but unfortunately I also have severe M.E. which leaves me completely bed bound so unfortunately my appointments had to stop as no one in my local area provides home appointments. My Mum is great though and we're slowly working on getting through this! Thank you for your concern :) My Mum makes me your pancake recipe every Friday night for dinner and they're delicious! I just normally only ever eat half but I want to try to eat them all so I kind of needed reassurance that this was a good thing so thank you again :) your blog and instagram is one of my favourites xx

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    3. Oh no, that's awful, I'm so sorry to hear that - I wish I could give you a cuddle right now! It's so wrong that no one will do home appointments, especially considering your situation :( it's amazing that you have your mum with you to help though, she sounds wonderful! Aww that's so lovely of her, I'm so happy you like them :) try eating the whole portion, I know it's super scary but it's going to help nourish you! It's definitely a good thing lovely, plus heaps of toppings are compulsory too haha ;) you're such a sweetheart! I really do wish you all the best, eating disorders are such horrible illnesses but I promise it'll get better, just please don't give up! xxx

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