Banana Oat Pumpkin Pancakes

Vegan, gluten-free pancakes with flavors of fall.

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I wasn’t a huge pancake eater growing up. This is likely because pancakes are not something that typically comes to mind when we think of healthy breakfast options (and I have been a health fanatic for a LONG time). However, recently I discovered how to make nutrient-rich, gluten-free plant-cakes which can easily be eaten everyday. The first 3 ingredients listed (oats, banana, almond milk) are a great base to then flavour with seasonal fruit or vegetables (pumpkin, for example). Pumpkin has several evidence-based health benefits including: improved heart health, better eye health, and lower blood pressure.

You may find these much denser than typical pancakes (great for sharing with a friend or saving them for yourself). Also, I like making mini pancakes which results in more pancakes (for stacking fun). Enjoy!

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Pancakes:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened plant-based milk
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin
  • 2 tsp pumpkin spice (2 parts cinnamon to 1 part each all spice, nutmeg, ginger)
Berry Sauce (heat on stove to make a thick syrup):
  • 3 frozen strawberries
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

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How to:

  1. Blend pancake ingredients in a blender until it becomes a smooth enough consistency for pouring.
  2. Use a measuring cup (1/4 or 1/3 cup) to transfer and pour batter for each pancake on to a hot frying pan (with stove on medium heat).
  3. Cook pancakes until bubbles start to form, then flip them.
  4. Stack pancakes on a plate.
  5. Pour berry sauce over stack and top with fruit and/or nuts.

banana oat pumpkin pancakes phruitful dish

PCOS Powers:

  • cinnamon = may help balance glucose levels, lower cholesterol, and decrease triglycerides in blood
  • almond milk = high in vitamin D and calcium (many women with PCOS are vitamin-D deficient)
  • oats = low glycemic load, high in fiber, maintains blood sugar levels, and contains tryptophan which boosts serotonin levels for better sleep and a stable mood

An additional almond date pancake sauce recipe can be found in my vegan eBook: Cooking with Compassion – 30 Vegan, Gluten-Free Recipes to Nourish Ourselves, Our Families & Our Planet 

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Author: Dr. Dylan Cutler, Ph.D.

Dr. Dylan Cutler is the founder of Phruitful Dish. She's a holistic health content creator, vegan, athlete, feminist, social activist, and PCOS fighter. She obtained her Ph.D. in obstetrics and gynaecology specializing in PCOS management using nutrition, movement, and mindfulness. She resides in Victoria, Canada on unceded Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territories.

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