Believe it or not these really are filled with healthy ingredients, nutrition and are a great “treat yourself” morning breakfast, for a different breakfast if you’re getting bored or as a reward just because you deserve it!
These are plant based, no egg, no banana either (because nearly every vegan pancake recipe I see requires a banana but you don’t always have a ripe one ready to use!), they have lots of fiber and a little hemp protein in there too for macronutrient balance plus I used some applesauce in the wet ingredients to add nutrition. Who knew healthy could taste so good?
Healthi”er” Oreo pancakes
Now I did make this version a little naughty by topping them with one Gato cookie which is their plant based, healthier version of an Oreo, I won a pack of their new recipe range so decided to put it to good use. While I don’t recommend consuming cookies on a daily basis I do believe treats are a healthy part of a balanced diet and healthy relationship with food, plus these cookies are way better in terms of ingredients when compared to the original.
This brand has ingredients like flax, oats, chicory, buckwheat etc which are great sources of fiber for the gut. The more variety of fiber & foods that you can get into your diet, the better and I know some people won’t get ingredients like this elsewhere!
They’re also gluten free, use coconut oil instead of palm oil (more sustainable) and a single cookie is double the size of a regular Oreo but is still nearly the same amount of sugar (just 5g). This is optional because it was a prize but you don’t need to have them to make this recipe, it’s still great on it’s own with the chocolatey pancakes layered with creamy coconut yogurt, a healthy but still indulgent breakfast!
Now onto the second ingredient which I used to boost this recipe in terms of goodness and health promoting indulgence and that’s the VeganTek superfood blend (see below link for discount) which is a sugar free, chocolate shake blend that’s filled with lots of ingredients that support the bodies functioning and adds flavour plus natural sweetness (via xylitol & stevia) to this pancake recipe. See notes below on the subs in the recipe.
If you want to try this blend for yourself which I highly recommend, especially for picky eaters as this is a great recipe to sneak in the goodness then check out my article on it which explains more about it and has a code which will give you a discount off it.
Healthier Oreo pancake recipe (makes 2 portions)
-70g wholemeal flour
-20g plain hemp protein (can sub more flour)
-30g VeganTek superfood blend*
-5g cacao powder
-120ml+1 Tbsp water
-70g applesauce/fruit puree (I used an organic baby food pouch from Tesco)
-1 Tbsp oil
-3/4 tsp baking powder
optional: few drops stevia in yogurt or 2-3 tsp coconut sugar in the mix/maple to drizzle over if you need it sweeter
Coconut yogurt for layers (I used vanilla flavour)
*If you try to make these without the blend you’ll need to adjust for sweetness as the blend is quite sweet and adds flavour to this mix so you’ll need to adjust according to your tastes
Tip: if you can’t find the applesauce you can just blend a small apple with the wet ingredients, weigh it out to make sure you don’t add too much to the blender otherwise the mix may be too wet
*For best results & better digestion I like to make this the night before then let it sit in the fridge, if you make it fresh, give it about 10mins to sit so that the flour can absorb the liquid and it thickens which will make the pancakes hold together better.
1-Simply mix together the dry ingredients, then add the liquid ones and stir well (alter the sweetness as you need), let it sit for 10mins if you made it fresh, then cook.
2-Make sure your pan is hot before you start cooking these and use a spatula or spoon to flatten them out as they’ll cook better this way because the mix is quite thick, especially if left overnight. Then add coconut yogurt in between each one & enjoy!
Tag me on social media if you make these, let me know what you think or how you adjusted the recipe to suit your needs.