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lazy morning pancakes

Do you wait for the weekend to enjoy a pancake breakfast? Wait no more! Since I found this recipe, it's been my go-to for every days breakfast. I make a double batch and warm them up in the microwave for 1 min as needed throughout the week! So be lazy and enjoy pancakes for breakfast on a Tuesday if that floats your boat. The best part, they are super healthy & filling, so you'll be quite satisfied till lunch-time. And of course, plant-based (no eggs or oil here!).

The batter can get a little thick from the chia seeds, so if you like it thinner, just add some more plant milk until the mixture meets your preferred consistency.

Top with fresh fruit, raw nuts & some pure maple syrup. Talk about Good Mood Food!

Servings: 3

Prep/Cook Time: 20 min


  • 3/4 c spelt flour (you can also use brown rice flour)

  • 3/4 c oat flour

  • 4 tbsp rolled oats

  • 1-1/2 tbsp chia seeds

  • 2-1/4 tsp baking powder

  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1 dash sea salt

  • 1-1/2 c unflavored plant milk (more if needed to reach desired consistency)

  • 3/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • 1 med banana, diced

For serving

  • pure maple syrup (optional, but recommended!)

  • fruit of your choice (optional)

  • chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)


  1. Make Batter: In a bowl, whisk flours, oats, chia seeds, baking powder, cinnamon, and sea salt. Add plant milk and vanilla and whisk until well blended. Add banana and stir well. Let batter stand for a few minutes while you heat pan.

  2. Make Pancakes: Heat a nonstick pan over medium-high heat for a few minutes until hot, then reduce to medium/medium-low and let rest for a minute. For each pancake, use a ladle to transfer about 1/4 c of batter to pan. Cook until small bubbles form on outer edge and in the center, and pancake starts to look dry on the top. Flip pancakes and lightly cook other side for about a minute.

  3. Serve warm topped with pure maple syrup, fruit & nuts, if desired.


Store any leftover pancakes (definitely make more than you need, that's the beauty of the lazy morning!) in an airtight container in the freezer for up to two weeks. Or in the fridge for 5 days.

Let us know what you think!


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