Healthy Gluten-Free Oat Banana Pancakes

Healthy Gluten-Free Oat Banana Pancakes
Doing a Daniel Fast but feeling the sugar pinch? It's understandable especially if this is your first time fasting.

The Daniel Fast creates a space for spiritual development by focusing on fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains and unprocessed/yeast-free foods. The shift in diet also means typical “comfort foods” take a break.

But eating restricted doesn’t mean less taste! Instead it’s an opportunity for deep gratitude and a return to the basics. Most fruits are naturally sweet; dates and dried plums and grapes (aka raisins) are also must-haves.

This pancake recipe was inspired by an allergen-conscious friend. She avoids eggs along with gluten and dairy. The last hurdle was substituting for sugar.... a very ripe banana takes care of that nicely.

The result is a thick, hearty pancake that doubles well for a nut-butter-banana sandwich. (yum!) There’s no sugar added which makes it Daniel Fast friendly although I would honestly eat these pancakes all year round.

Topped with unsweetened applesauce (my fave) or studded with blueberries, you will want to make a double batch so you can eat some right away and freeze for later!

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Oat Banana Pancakes
Start to Finish: 30 minutes

1¼ cups gluten-free flour 
(we use King Arthur GF blend)
¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats, gluten free
2 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp sea salt

1 medium banana, mashed (the more ripe the better)
1¼ cup almond milk
2 Tbsp sunflower oil or melted coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
Dash of ground nutmeg, optional

1) In a small bowl combine the dry ingredients. Stir well and set aside.
2) In a large bowl whisk well the banana, milk, oil and vanilla.
3) Using a measuring spoon, gradually scoop and mix the dry ingredients into the large bowl.
4) Heat skillet to medium-low heat. Add a 1 tsp oil to the skillet if needed to prevent sticking.
5) Once heated, pour ¼ cup pancake mix into the skillet. Smooth out about 4 inches in diameter. 
6) Let cook each side for about 60-90 seconds, until golden brown. Move to a plate until ready to serve.

Serve hot. Top with applesauce, puréed berries, nut butter. Makes 8-10 pancakes.

* To freeze, lay flat (single layer) on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Place in the freezer for 30-40 minutes or until solid frozen. Pop in a freezer friendly container and eat within 3 months. To reheat, put in the toaster and warm.