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.

One thought on “Cinnamon Citrus Oat Pancakes

  1. Janet Pittock

    I’ve made this a couple of times. The orange purfumes it beautifully, elevating it to spectacular. My carnivore parents LOVE it. Must admit that I put lots of fruit on top and a little maple syrup. Very yummy. I freeze some and quickly defrost for quick weekday breakfasts. Not quite as good as fresh, but still really, really good! Thanks A2


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