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The Ultimate Breakfast {Part One} – Oatmeal Pancakes with Dark Chocolate Sauce and Bananas

Hey guys!

If you don’t this about me already- then here it is: I’m a sucker for having a big breakfast! I just cannot get my self to have simply have one fruit or a cup of tea/coffee and leave home for the day. No matter how late I’m running, breakfast is one meal that will enter my tummy. Come weekend, and things become easier where I can have this meal without worrying too much about rushing out. I can laze around and take my time to enjoy my favorite meal of the day. Having a scrumptious breakfast also really helps after a long night of drinking!

Pancakes are one of my favorite breakfast meals and I just can’t get enough of them! {Oh, where have you eaten the best pancakes? Do let me know in the comments below!}. However, they aren’t the healthiest of dishes which can be a bummer. Just to be a little clearer, a heavy scrumptious breakfast can be really healthy too – packed with fibers, good carbs and proteins. So, in this post, I am going to share with you a recipe of Oatmeal Pancakes with Dark Chocolate Sauce and Bananas.

I am not a recipe developer so this Pancakes Recipe is actually my recreation of Sally’s Recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction. I cannot even begin to tell you how much she inspires me! If you haven’t come across her blog, you really must check it out! I am really new to baking and her recipes make my day!

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So with no further ado, here’s the recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (123g) whole wheat. {I used Aata}
  • 1/2 cup (40g) oats. {I used steal cut oats}
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon {dalchini} powder. 
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup (240ml) milk 
  • 2 Tablespoons dark brown sugar or stevia. 
  • 1/4 cup (63g) Curd 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Oil Spray/ Olive Oil/Coconut Oil {I used Olive Oil Spray}
  • 100 g of Dark Chocolate {One Bar- 10 squares}- Mine was 85% Cocoa By Lindt
  • One Banana

Method: 

For the pancakes: 

1. Toss the dry ingredients in one bowl-  flour, oats, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon.

2. In a separate medium bowl, whisk the egg and milk together. Then Whisk in the brown sugar and yogurt until no lumps remain. Whisk in the vanilla until combined.

3. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients in. Stir gently until just combined. Do not overmix the batter. 

4. Take a griddle or a non stick frying pan on medium heat and coat with cooking spray or oil.  Once hot, take an ice cream scooper and drop one scoop of the batter on the frying pan

5.  Cook until the edges look dry and bubbles begin to form on the center or sides, about 1 minute. Flip and cook on the other side until cooked through, about 2 more minutes. Before cooking the pancakes, spray oil each time. 

6. Serve hot with the Dark Chocolate sauce  and banana pieces. 

For the chocolate sauce:

1. Take your chocolate slab and break it into pieces and put in a microwavable bowl. 

2. Option 1: Put it in the microwave for 30 seconds- take it out and stir. Then put it again for 20 seconds, take it out and sir. Finally put it in again for 10 seconds, take it out and sir. Repeat this process untill the chocolate is melted.

Option 2: Melt the chocolate on a double boiler. That is, heat a sauce pan with water and place the bowl on the sauce pan {Basically avoiding direct contact of the bowl with the flame}. 

3. Once the chocolate is melted, it would be thick and gooey. To bring it to the consistency of a sauce, add a bit of milk and whisk. Repeat the process until it reaches the consistency you would like it to be. 

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What I love the most about Pancakes is one can play around with so many different flavours and fillings. Having looked at these ingredients, I am sure you’ll realize how healthy and nutritious these pancakes are. They don’t use any butter or maida and yet are so fluffy and moist. I added the dark chocolate sauce for a little bit of indulgence, but you can totally avoid doing that and just use a spoon of chocolate sauce or/and maple syrup.

Stay tuned for part two 🙂

Have a yummy weekend!

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Mélange of Musings is a blog by Sara Suri. She's currently pursuing a Masters in Sociology but through this blog that shares her gastronomic adventures, travel tales, Delhi diaries and fashion & beauty takes.

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