Cinnamon Citrus Oat Pancakes

Here’s a lightly-modified recipe from Rip Esselstyn’s “The Engine 2 Rescue Diet.” These delicious breakfast cakes are fat-free, refined sugar-free, and packed with flavor 🙂
Cinnamon Citrus Oat Pancakes
Yield: Eight 4-inch pancakes
1 ½ cups old-fashioned oats
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt (optional)
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of ground cloves
Pinch of cardamom 
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
¼ cup unsweetened applesauce, plus more for serving, if desired
Zest and juice of 1 orange
½ brown banana, smashed
1 cup almond milk
Fresh fruit, for serving (apricot compote is wonderful!)
Place the oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt (if using), cinnamon, and cloves in a food processor and pulse until a coarse flour mixture is formed.
Pour the mixture into a medium bowl and add the vanilla, applesauce, orange zest/juice, banana, and almond milk. Stir well. Add more almond milk if the batter is too thick. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Pour a large spoonful of batter into the hot skillet and wait for bubbles to form on the surface (no oil needed). Using a nonmetal spatula, flip the pancake over. Cook for another minute or until the underside is golden brown. Serve with fresh fruit, unsweetened applesauce, or maple syrup.