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Banana and Cardamom Oat Pancakes

When I hear  the words food and layers, what will automatically come to mind is  something with actual layers. Several food and lifestyle bloggers including myself challenged ourselves to creating blog posts revolving around layers. Instead of making something with actual layers, I decided to make something with layered flavors. Something where you get note after note of the different ingredients that went into it. For me, that is my banana and cardamom oat pancakes. I will be sharing the links to the posts by fellow food bloggers taking up the same challenge on my social media channels so keep it K :))

Not only are the flavors in these pancakes beautifully layered and balanced, these pancakes are so much healthier than the wheat alternative. These will definitely rock your world!!

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1 1/2 cup of oatibix wholegrain oats

1 egg

3/4 cup of milk

1/2 a teaspoon of cardamom seeds

2 tablespoons of sugar

A handful of desiccated coconuts

1 banana



In a food processor, add your oats. Blitz them until they are just pulverized. I prefer mine to be semi fine as I prefer to have a bit of texture in my pancakes. Also, by allowing the oats not to completely become fine allows my body to still get the fiber,that the are are so rich in. However, I you’d like to have it fine, blitz it longer, but i’d advice against that :)).

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Put the oat flour into a bowl. Add your desiccated coconut and mix it in. Crush your cardamom and add it to the bowl followed by the sugar. Mix this all through until evenly mixed.

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Beat your egg and add it to the bowl together with the milk and mix it all in. You can of course adjust the milk:oat ration until it reaches the preference you want. Using oats instead of wheat flour is a great alternative for all people’s health but particularly great for people with diabetes since it helps keep glucose levels steady.

making oat oancakes is the same as using wheat flour only that we have more fibre with theis

Ladle the batter onto your pan. Before it sets, add some banana slices on the pancake surface facing you then proceed to cook as usual. I added bananas as a garnish of sorts instead of blending it all up and mixing it in the barter since I feel if I did that, the banana taste would completely overwhelm everything else. So for me, a little bit was best. For extra texture, I sprinkled some oatibix whole grain oats onto the surface too. The textural contrast between them and the bananas is phenomenal!

You can use any other fruit too. Oats on have plenty of vitamin B1, zinc and magnesium and adding fruit to this makes it such a nutritional powerhouse!

add the bananas on the unset side of the oat pancakes together with some raw oats just for

Give each side about 3 minutes on the heat then serve.

If I could, I would have these every single day! They are so full of flavor so full of character and they kept me fuller for loner compared to regular wheat pancakes.

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The bananas gave these a nutritional boost by adding to the levels of magnesium that the banana naturally have. They also caramelized amazingly during the cooking process. Don’t they look so nice? You could taste them without them overwhelming the taste of everything else.

These oat pancakes were so rich in flavor.  All the flavors were so beautifully layered. You could taste the bananas, which gave way to the coconut mixed in with the oat flour and get the warm aftertaste of freshly crushed cardamom. Layer after layer of fantastic warm flavors!

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Have you tried out oat pancakes?  If not, this recipe, which is a more healthy alternative is for you is for you <3

Much love


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  1. Sheena's Kitchen

    I love oats in my pancake…though i will admit i usually add in some flour… will try without the flour addition.

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Interesting! I wanted mine to have very minimal gluten. But I will def try your method soon :))

  2. Eve

    Kaluhi, I think my soul has left my body…every time I visit your blog,I just drool from the pictures alone…definitely going to try this one weekend…I love your blog so much…

    • kaluhiskitchen

      LOL! You are funny Eve! Thanks for your compliment. And I will strive to get even better. Hope you enjoyed this when you tried it out :))

  3. kui

    Awesome stuff Kaluhi 🙂

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Awesome and so tasty!!! :p

  4. Peninnah

    Kaluhi recipe gave me the best of pancakes. Its wonderful

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Kaluhi’s recipes can give you nothing less :)))))). Glad you enjoyed!

  5. Serah


    • kaluhiskitchen

      very cool!: DD

  6. Murasi

    Wooooow ….i recently tried this recipe and it was breathtaking. I love it!!! I look forward to trying all the rest. Big ups K!! ????????????

    • kaluhiskitchen

      * Happy Dance * I am so so happy you enjoyed it! Healthy indeed does not have to be boring :))

  7. Winnie

    I tried this and I loved it!!! Thanks so much Kaluhi

    • kaluhiskitchen

      So happy you enjoyed this boo!

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