Christmas is just a couple days away and many of us are still working to finish up last minute preparations. I know I am. I don’t really understand why I wait until last minute to get things done but I’m almost finished and ready to start celebrating. I am wrapping gifts tonight, I already went shopping for food, and tomorrow I’m cleaning my house and finishing up some laundry. After that I’m done! Phew…
Vegan Blueberry oatmeal Pancakes
Then I can focus on the Joy of Christmas, like cooking with the family, cuddling with my hubby, and creating some beautiful memories with my kids. I’m soooo excited!
I’m not sure what Christmas traditions you take part in but food is a BIG focus in my family. This year instead of doing the traditional Christmas dinner with the whole family, we are doing a EPIC brunch at my moms on Christmas Eve, then dinner at my mother in laws. This leaves Christmas Day at home with our family of four. Perfect!
I’ll be making these delicious vegan blueberry oatmeal pancakes with the kiddos. Not sure what else I’ll be making but these are for sure happening. I made these a couple weeks back with my daughter and she requested we make them again. Plus they are super simple and healthy, a pancake that’s both gluten free and guilt free.
A simple & sweet vegan blueberry oatmeal pancake recipe.
- 1 banana
- 2 tbsp flax seeds
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 cup gluten free flour (I used Red Mills)
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- Pinch of sea salt
- In a high speed blender add banana, flax seed, hemp seed, coconut oil, vanilla, baking powder, rolled oats, gluten free flour and a cup water.
- Blend until a batter consistency. Add a cup of frozen blueberries into blender and fold gently with a spoon.
- Preheat skillet to medium heat and use a 1/2 measuring cup to scoop batter onto skillet.
- Cook for 2 min on each side or until golden brown.
- Top with fruit and/or drizzle maple syrup on top. Enjoy!
For this recipe I used my Blendtec and used that batter setting. Using the blender to mix will make this recipe a lot easier.
- Serving Size: 2
- Calories: 424
- Sugar: 15g
- Sodium: 89mg
- Fat: 18g
- Saturated Fat: 7g
- Unsaturated Fat: 9g
- Carbohydrates: 60g
- Fiber: 12g
- Protein: 10g
Blueberries are high in antioxidants and help to boost the body’s immune system. They are also high in vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, anthocyanin, copper, iron, selenium, and zinc. This protects the body and fights against viral and bacterial infections. Blueberries also help to reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
I hope you give this recipe a try and if you do, take a picture and tag me on Instagram @LiveSimplyNatural or @Vanessa_Cassani on Twitter or, pin it for later on Pinterest. I love seeing what you guys are cooking up in the kitchen. Stay tuned for more simple vegan recipes!