Chia Seed Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Pancakes drizzled in Maple Syrup


I have been actively eating chia seeds lately.  Normally in a morning smoothie but it’s Sunday and I wanted something a little more special.  I’ve been feeling pretty great as I’m on the final stretch of pregnancy and my energy levels seems to be maintaining throughout the day.  I couldn’t tell you exactly what the chia seeds are doing for me but I know they are doing something.  I can say they definitely give me an energy boost along with plenty of nutrition in the form of omega-3’s, calcium, protein, and fiber.  And they also have many other vitamins & minerals with antioxidant powers.  I’m not sure why I stopped eating them, but I’m glad I started again.

I’ve been telling Josh I have been in the mood for pancakes recently but he hasn’t had the inspiration to make them for me so I went ahead and made it happen.  I didn’t follow a recipe but threw together a handful of ingredients and they turned out thick, fluffy, and delicious.  For the flour I used both spelt and rye.  And the thickness came from using old fashioned oats, which I soaked 10 minutes in the almond milk before making the batter.  My seasonings were cinnamon, vanilla extract, and cardamom.  And lastly I added in a banana and a few chocolate chips.  Definitely a good start to the day!


Oats soaking in Almond Milk

Dry ingredients mixed together

Batter mixed together, lastly adding in Banana, Chocolate Chips, and Chia Seeds

Pancakes cooking away

Delicious Breakfast!


Chia Seed Banana Oatmeal Pancakes (15-20 pancakes)

  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 3/4 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 1/2 cup rye flour (you can use spelt if you don’t have any)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • dash salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 2-3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/8 cup chocolate chips
  • butter
  • maple syrup, to serve
  1. In a medium size bowl add the almond milk and oats.  Allow to soak for 10 minutes.
  2. Mix dry ingredients: flours, cinnamon, cardamom, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Once oats are soaked mix in the egg, oil, and sugar.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients mixing until just barely incorporated.  Small flour pockets are expected.
  5. Add in the banana, chia seeds, and chocolate chips.  Lightly mix them in.  Do not over mix!  A few flour pockets may still remain.
  6. Heat a large pan over medium low heat.  Once fully heated add a pat of butter and place a bit of batter around pan making 4 or 5 pancakes.  Cook 3-4 minutes until bubbles form on top, flip and continue to cook another 3-4 minutes on the other side.  Remove from pan and repeat until all the batter is used.
  7. Serve with maple syrup.

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