Last updated on November 16th, 2020 at 03:35 pm
This is what happens when I have 1) a cold, 2) some ground oats, 3) a banana and 4) fresh strawberries -> the best healthy high-fiber breakfast: oatmeal pancakes with banana and strawberries for one (…sick person)
This month I’ve been all about one thing.
…and smelly pee from asparagus. But that’s a whole other topic, that I’ll save for another time.
So my dad has been giving me some super super fresh strawberries from his garden. He’s got them growing there wild like nothing can stop them.
The only problem?
You blink and those almost ripe strawberries turn into mold.
To prevent this, I’ve been receiving bags with tiny, almost ripe strawberries for a week now. Thanks, dad!
And I’ve been eating them, to the best of my abilities.
But then, like every summer, once we turn on the AC, BOOM, I get sick.
And when I’m sick I don’t know how and why but the only thing I want to eat is bread, pizza, pancakes and nothing fresh. Nothing that can actually make me get better.
On the 3rd day of sickness, I decided to stop that self-sabotage, made myself a green smoothie with spinach, banana, and strawberries and then these pancakes with banana, strawberries and oats for one (… sick person).
They’d be the perfect healthy breakfast, even if you don’t have a cold, really.
Now, granted, my taste buds were on a break, but I still believe these were super good.
I used no flour & no sugar. Instead – ground oats for flour, honey & banana for sweetness.
Note here, these pancakes are not huge, alright? They’re cute and small and 6 of them make the perfect serving for one. At least in my opinion, but I also eat a lot.
The expression “6 small portions a day” means nothing to me. It’s a complete, dark and tall stranger, I’ve never met and never will.
OMG, did I mention I’m still sick as I’m writing this. Brain fog.
So what you do with these pancakes: You mix an egg, banana, coconut oil + some honey in a small mixing bowl. Then you add baking powder, cinnamon, ground oats and mix the whole thing. But then, you’ve got some other stuff up your sleeve: some chunks of strawberries and some chopped walnuts.
Throw them in and you’re ready.
Then you take out a non-stick pan and turn on the heat on medium to medium-high. Take a ladle, or I used here a large spoon (the one you’d use in cooking, I don’t know what it’s called, mine looks like this one) and you pour in the mixture to make small pancakes.
Well, the palm of your hand. That’s a good size. Although, I might have huge hands. At least according to my hair dresser, who is a tiny Indonesian man. One time he compared his gentle hand to mine, laughed out loud and said to me:
– “Wow your hands are huge! Look at them compared to mine” – he said, not noticing my eyes watering.
– “I went riding last week without gloves” – I replied trying to pretend I’m not the Hulk, but Scarlett.
Ahhhhh, highlight of 2017.
Kinda reminded me of the King of Queens episode where Carrie was portrayed in a painting with a huge arm and raisin-sized eyes. (I found that episode, but it’s in German).
Okay, I don’t think I have huge hands, but if you’re a small Indonesian man with beautiful, soft hands – then your pancakes might turn out a little smaller.
Which means you’ll have 7 and not 6.
Then after you’re done on the one side – flip the pancake, let cook for 30 sec-1 minute and make the next batch. My pan wasn’t huge so I made 2 rounds of pancake cooking.
Finally: top with whatever you want! I did honey, strawberries and peanut butter, but somehow peanut butter felt like the third wheel, so won’t use it next time. Honey and just honey would be perfect though.
I was wondering how to show you that these flourless oatmeal pancakes are actually done and fluffy, but that’s a challenge when they’re on a plate.
So here’s me sticking them on a fork.
Yeah, think so.
Oatmeal Pancakes Health Benefits
These oatmeal pancakes with strawberries and banana are high-fiber, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free (use GF oats) and a good source of protein, vitamins, and minerals.
Overall, I wouldn’t say these are healthier than a smoothie or a salad, but they’re much more nutritious than a regular pancake, so if you need pancakes in your life now and could use some extra nutrients – there you go!
Seriously, this is a great healthy breakfast to start your day with! And it’s super easy, look…
- 1/2 banana
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp honey
- 1/3 cup oats, ground
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 3 small strawberries, washed and chopped
- 2 tbsp chopped walnuts
- In a mixing bowl - mash banana and whisk with coconut oil, honey and egg.
- Add baking powder, ground oats, cinnamon. Mix.
- Add strawberry chunks and chopped walnuts.
- Cover the surface of a non-stick pan with coconut oil. At medium to medium-high heat, using a spoon, pour the mixture forming palm-sized pancakes (I used a small pan, made 3 pancakes per batch).
- Cook until bubbles come up on the surface and the mixture is not liquid (about a minute), then flip and cook for 30s-1min. Put on a plate and repeat for another batch.
- Top with your favorite toppings! My choice was 1 tsp honey & strawberries.
I hope you enjoy these healthy high-fiber pancakes as much as this sick person right here (pointing at myself) and stick around for more healthy recipes, fitness and healthy living tips!