For a good while I struggled to include oats in my daily diet. I couldn't seem to get past the bland taste of oatmeal and at the time didn't realize there were so many tasty alternative ways to have them. Oats are one of those foods we could all benefit from having more of. They're a fantastic source of good carbs because they're packed with nutrients and are also rich in dietary fiber. The latter prevents constipation, lowers blood cholesterol and could even help you lose weight. The secret to weight loss is in managing how much you eatand the high fiber content in oats makes them slow to digest which leaves you feeling full for longer. They can therefore be a much healthier alternative to processed white flours and they also have the added bonus of being gluten free for anyone who is trying to eliminate gluten.  Todays' recipe is one of my favourites; super easy, quick to whip up and tasty!

You'll need

1/2 cup oat flour

1 large overripe banana

1 or 2 eggs

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 shot glass water (optional)

It yields 3-4 medium pancakes.

The Recipe

step 1: Put the banana in a bowl and mash with a fork

step 2: Add the eggs and mix until well combined

step 3: Add the oat flour and cinnamon to the banana mix, and stir well

step 4: Heat a non-stick pan over a medium heat.

step 5: Pour about ¼ cup of the mixture into the pan, cook on one side for about 1 minutes (or until golden brown), then turn and cook on the other side. Serve (with or without some Home-made Peanut butter)! Bon-apetit!

I would love to hear how your oat-banana pancakes turn out!

Eat better. Live better.