7/27/12

Brinner: Vegan Pancakes!

Hello Beauties! 



I first of all want to say thank you to all of the positive feedback I have received since launching The OC Fit Girl!!! Your support means so much :)

Now onto the good stuff: 

On my way home from work, I was drumming up what I could make for dinner that wouldn't force me to run to the grocery store (I know, I'm lazy!). Due to this whole Look Better Naked Challenge, I haven't had much sugar (except the peanut butter bites!).  I do get ONE cheat day a week, and my go-to splurge is pretty much always dark chocolate _____ (enter anything you can think of); this week I chose the PB Cups! 

Anyways, I was CRAVING sugar, and as I was daydreaming about all of the food in my fridge/pantry (is it weird that I do this often?), a fabulous idea donned on me...

BRINNER!!!!

(For those of you that don't know, brinner = breakfast for dinner!). 



So here, my friends, is a brinner recipe that fits in the LBN challenge guidelines (sound too good to be true?):

Vegan Banana Peanut Butter Oat Maple Guilt-Free Pancakes!!!

Try saying that 5 times fast without falling over :)


Here is what you need to create this LBN-approved Brinner:

1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 tbs. Maple Syrup
1 Oats
2 tbs. Flax Seed
1 Mashed banana
1 cup Almond milk (regular milk will work fine as well) warmed
2 tsp. Baking Powder
2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup of all natural warmed peanut butter (smooth or crunchy...your choice!)
Cinnamon (a few dashes...your preference!)
Grape seed oil

Directions: 

In a bowl, combine the warmed almond mild with the flax seed - let it sit until the flax seed is soft.
In a separate bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and mix them together.
Add warmed peanut butter and banana to the almond milk and whisk until combined, then add the maple syrup and vanilla extract. Whisk.
Combine the two bowls together and mix until smooth.




Add grape seed oil to the pan/griddle, pour the batter, and let 'em cook! They will cook quickly (I burned the first one!), about one minute on each side should do the trick. They do not have egg in them so don't worry if they are a little underdone!

Add some berries, a little peanut butter, and 1 tbs. of maple syrup and voila!!!!



Yummy-ness in your mouth :)


Have a great weekend!

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