Oat & Banana Pancake Breakfast Recipe
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After kicking off my official wellness centered journey this year, I strive to keep easy breakfast ideas on hand. I love to explore different variations of healthy options for breakfast that aren't loaded with sugar and sodium. Most importantly, easy and quick to make.
Oat banana pancakes have several benefits!
✓ Oats are a great source of fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals. Bananas are also rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Together, they provide a nutritious and filling breakfast option. Not to mention it can be made with gluten-free oats for those who are sensitive to gluten.
✓ Oat banana pancakes can be customized to suit different tastes by adding nuts, berries, or chocolate chips, all optional and fun ways to make it as versatile as you so choose.
✓ When choosing a higher fiber and protein meal content, the bonus is that you actually feel fuller longer, which is one of the goals for me as I navigate choosing healthier options to eat.
✓ Another benefit is that oat banana pancakes are also a good source of carbohydrates. This nutrient assists your body with energy, something that is high on my personal wellness goals!
Now that you understand all the benefits of oat banana pancakes, let's get into how to make them and what else you can add to give you even more of a boost to your morning!
- Mix a cup of oatmeal, one egg, 2 tablespoons of flour, approx. 1/4 cup low fat or 2 percent milk.
- (Optional) add flavor; cinnamon sugar, nutmeg and pumpkin spice and of course, one very ripe banana.
- Use sweet cream butter (or another of your choice) in a pan on medium heat. When butter begins to sizzle, add batter about 3–4-inch pancake size. Check every 30 seconds for enough firmness to flip over. Second side won't take long to heat.
- Eat, enjoy!
I Here's a gluten free version.
Did you know that snap peas are a nutritious vegetable that can be included in a healthy breakfast?
Snap peas are high in fiber, a good source of vitamins C, K, and A, as well as folate and iron, which are essential for healthy digestion, immune function, bone health to name a few.
Additionally, snap peas won't cause a rapid spike in blood sugar levels, making them a good option for people with diabetes, which is something I personally watch closely as this disease does run on both sides of my family!
| More information on the benefits of snap peas.
What about apples and yogurt?
Great news! Apples and yogurt are both nutritious breakfast foods that can offer a range of health benefits when consumed together. Apples and yogurt are rich in fiber. Yogurt contains probiotics, which are beneficial bacteria that can help promote a healthy gut microbiome. Apples also contain prebiotic fiber, which can feed the good bacteria in your gut.
This means that either combination of these ideas as a breakfast or even a snack gives you many options to stay full longer while choosing a nutrient rich combination.
Give this recipe and breakfast combination a try this week and let me know how it goes!
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