The Vegan Breakfast: Banana Pancakes


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IMG_0501AMSTERDAM – The Vegan Challenge has started! For those of you who are not familiar with this challenge, it involves a period in which people commit themselves to a plant-based diet for one whole month. And I’m participating! Up until now I haven’t really found it difficult to eat vegan only. To inspire you to try some more vegan dishes I will be putting op more recipes the next few weeks. Take a look at this first one about breakfast!

Personally, breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. I do know a lot of people who are skipping breakfast almost every morning because they’re in a hurry, of simply don’t like to eat that early. A good breakfast is vital for a good energetic start of the day and to get your metabolism going. Also, skipping breakfast can set you up for overeating later in the day. A good breakfast combines good carbs and fiber with some protein. This can be: (soy/almond) yoghurt with cereal, fresh fruits or whole-wheat bread. If you get up a few minutes earlier in the morning, you’ll see that you have time enough to make something even better: banana pancakes.

My banana pancakes combine fresh bananas with oatmeal and (vegan) milk. There’s no additional sugar and they’re low in fat. They’ll keep you satisfied for hours until it’s time for lunch!

You’ll need:

  • a blender
  • a frying pan


  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 110 gram oats
  • 65 gram whole-wheat flour
  • 360 ml (vegan) milk
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • cinnamon
  • coconut oil

The next part is easy peasy. You put all the ingredients, except for the bananas, in a blender and mix them together until you have a smooth batter. Then add the ripe bananas and mix again. Heat up the coconut oil in the frying pan. Pour in the batter and bake and flip the pancakes until they are light brown. With this recipe you can make about a dozen banana pancakes, and serve yourself and 3 roommates as well! And then let them do the dishes 🙂