Being a vegetarian (minus eggs) person, pancakes are again one thing that I can’t have outside 🙁 I knew what needs to be done to whip up a quick batch of eggless pancakes, but somehow I never got around it! And then today I was home all day and the weather was really warm and I wanted ice-cream. So the ever-faithful, absolutely healthy and smashing one-ingredient ice-cream came to my rescue! While the ice-cream was freezing – I thought of having pancakes and ice-cream for lunch 🙂 That is not too bad right – oats, mangoes, bananas and milk!
These mango pancakes have it all – slightly sweet, fluffy and amazingly light! That is the thing about oats – it makes everything slightly lighter than using whole wheat 🙂 This can be enjoyed by all – kids and adults alike. The best part is no one needs to know it’s healthy, right? That will be our little secret 😉 I just drizzled some honey on top of these pancakes for the pictures, you know! They taste awesome even without that.. these are ready to eat straight off the the pan 🙂
- 100 grams mangoes (I used frozen mangoes)
- 3/4 cup oats flour
- pinch of salt
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 tsp oil per pancake
- honey to drizzle on top (optional)
Preparation Time: 5 min
Cooking Time: 10 min
Servings: 4 pancakes
- In a blender, blend the mangoes and milk to get a smooth puree.
- Take the oats flour, salt and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Whisk the ingredients together.
- Add the mango puree to the dry ingredients and whisk till there are no lumps. The batter should be slightly thick and not too runny. It should be drop-able with a spoon. If its too thick the pancakes will feel too dense.
- To make the pancakes, heat up a non-stick skillet. Spread 1/2 tsp oil on it. Take about 1/4 cup of the batter and pour it on the skillet. Gently spread it till the pancake is about 1/4th inch thick.
- Let the underside cook on low heat for about a minute. Place a lid on top – it helps cook the pancake better I feel. Once the top looks lightly cooked and is not runny, flip the pancake over.
Let the other side cook for another minute – then take out the pancake out on a plate.
Serve warm with some honey drizzled on top and some cut fruit or almonds or cashews. Or add a scoop of the healthy ice cream for a nice weekend treat!
- Sprinkle some water on the skillet to reduce the heat and then repeat steps above for the rest of the batter!