Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

You want pancakes, but you want to stay healthy, this healthy homemade recipe is for you. Simple, wholesome ingredients you have in your kitchen, gluten free and no added artificial sugars.

Homemade banana oatmeal pancakes
Have you ever woken up on a Sunday morning with a craving for pancakes, but you didn’t have any flour? Maybe you’re just on a gluten free diet, or just trying to eat healthier, so you’re avoiding flour. Perhaps your bananas have turned brown and you need an idea to use them rather than throw them out. If you can relate to any of these, this banana oatmeal pancake recipe may be for you.

Although this recipe is gluten free, its not vegan, or dairy free. I’m sure you can make adjustments by using non dairy ingredients though. However, there are eggs and I’m not sure how you can really change that aspect. So, sorry vegan friends! 😢

Although this may not necessarily be the healthiest creation, in some ways it’s a healthier-ish alternative. I mean, there’s no flour and there are bananas in the batter, so that must count for something!

Regardless, these pancakes will keep you satisfied and also have your tastebuds jumping for joy! Also, you’ll have great energy for your day!

* This recipe was enough for two adults and three kids with some leftover. So you may want to cut measurements in half if you don’t want a bunch left over.

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups rolled oats

4 small bananas

4 eggs

2 tablespoons honey

2 tsp cinnamon

1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt

1 1/2 cups milk (your choice- I used almond milk)

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

INSTRUCTIONS:

Mash bananas. Add milk, eggs, yogurt, honey and mix.

Add oats to food processor and blend into a flour. Mix in the cinnamon and baking powder.

Combine the wet and dry ingredients and bam! You have your batter.

Heat the pan or skillet using butter, non stick spray, or ghee if you wish. Pour batter onto pan once it’s completely coated.

The Pancakes are ready to flip when the edges look cooked, and there are bubbles on the top. If you don’t see bubbles, just make sure the bottom is cooked well before turning over. If they are flipped over too soon they could fall apart.

That’s it.

Hopefully you don’t have trouble flipping them. It isn’t easy so just take your time, flip them slowly and believe in yourself.

Serve with some berries and honey on top, or syrup. Although this doesn’t replace the traditional pancake, it definitely holds its own!

Enjoy!!

Recipe: Avocado Salsa/ Dressing

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Ingredients:
1/2 avocado
2 tbs Greek yogurt

Lemon juice from 1/2 a lemon (you can use more or less according to your preference)

Pinch of salt, pepper, paprika and garlic powder

Water- just a splash

Instructions:

Peel the avocado and place into a blender with the remaining ingredients. You can add as much lemon juice, or water as you’d like, really. The water will mainly help blend and thin out the salsa. Once you’ve done so just BLEND! So easy a toddler can do it. Just make sure they put the lid on the blender. 😉

Also, you can add water or lemon juice little by little until the consistency is to your liking.

That’s it! Put it on anything you wish! Even add cilantro and maybe even serranos if you want to spice things up.

I leave you with the popular song by Dr. Jean– The Guacamole Song just for funzies and because all things avocado make me happy enough to sing a song about them!

Enjoy!!

Dree’s Fat Balls for Your Mouth 

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Fat balls have never tasted so good… Seriously Good.

Coconut Dark Chocolate Fat Balls

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups walnuts

2 tbs coconut oil

2 cups dates -pitted

1 cup unsweetened coconut

1 tbs vanilla extract

Pinch of sea salt

Pinch cinnamon

1-2 tbs dark cacao powder

INSTRUCTIONS:
In a food processor, blend walnuts and coconut oil. When your nuts reach your desired chop, add the remaining ingredients and blend it all together.

Line a pan with parchment paper– or not, it won’t make a huge difference. The pan will be used to put your balls on to set. Scoop desired amount of mix into your palms and roll forming… a ball. A Delcious. Fat. Ball. When rolled, place on your tray.

Once you have done this for the entire mix, sprinkle the gorgeous, fat balls with crushed nuts, if you’re feeling wild. Skip this step if you don’t want nuts to get in the way of the sweet taste of your fat balls. But know, your balls won’t be as fat.

Place the tray in the freezer, sit down to an episode of Game of Thrones, with a glass of wine or a blunt. I won’t judge. Just something to do to pass 1 hr as you anxiously wait for your fat balls to settle.
Store in the refrigerator when done, or freezer if you like your fat balls frozen.

Enjoy!