This one’s for the Saturday and Sunday morning lay-ins. Just a handful of ingredients and you’ve got yourself a mighty stack of pancakes. The chocolate flavour is drawn from rich cacao powder which is high in B vitamins – a healthy way to get your chocolate fix.
Cost per serving: 55p
- 50g oats
- 1 banana
- 175ml unsweetened soy milk
- 2 tbsp sugar, honey, or maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
- 1.5 tbsp cacao or cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp oil
- Step 1 Blend the oats in a blender until finely grounded.
- Step 2 Prepare the dry mix: place the oats in a large mixing bowl with 1 tbsp of the sugar (or honey/maple syrup), cinammon if using, cacao powder and baking powder.
- Step 3 Place half the banana and all of the milk into the blender until the banana is fully blended.
- Step 4 Add the wet mix to the dry mix and stir thoroughly until thick and dough-like. This is your pancake mix.
- Step 5 Heat a pan to medium heat with some of the oil. Add 2-3 tbsp of the pancake mix to the pan. You’re likely to only be able to fit 2-3 pancakes at this point.
- Step 6 When small bubbles start to appear, use a spatula to flip the pancakes over and cook for 1-2 minutes longer.
- Step 7 Once cooked, place the pancakes on a plate and continue making pancakes until the pancake mix is used up, adding more of the oil where needed.
- Step 8 Top with the other half of the banana sliced and sugar/honey/maple syrup.
- Step 9 Enjoy!