This is the perfect way to have brunch. Everybody loves pancakes, and not only are these really easy to make, they also have banana in them to get your fruit intake up, oats to keep you fuller for longer, and chocolate. Because chocolate. Serves 2.
- 1 egg
- 75g porridge oats
- 40g plain flour
- 75ml milk
- 1 banana
- 60g dark chocolate chips
- 1tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 25g butter
Take a large bowl and into it slice the banana; scatter the salt and baking powder in, then mash and mix into a paste with a fork (if the banana’s quite ripe this will be much easier). Add in the butter – softened is ideal – milk and egg. Beat gently until it forms a thin batter.
Scatter your flour into one side of the bowl and the oats, then mix until it is just combined. Add the chocolate chips on top and fold them in. Let the mixture sit for ten minutes or so.
Get a large, non-stick frying pan and put it on a medium heat. When it is hot dollop the mixture on with a spoon (it’s about 2 tablespoons per pancake). It’ll take about 1-2 minutes per side initially, but will get faster as the pan takes on the heat fully. Once the pancakes are cooked, put them on a metal plate in the oven until everything is done.
To serve, stack the hot pancakes up into a tower, scatter some chocolate chips on top and liberally drizzle with maple syrup. Brunch perfection.