Something sweet for those January Blues

Something sweet for those January Blues

Hi and a very happy New Year to you all! I hope y’all had a fantastic break and stuffed your faces with a tonne of festive foods and drink which I love doing btw. That’s why I wanted to ease myself and you guys into the new year with a light hearted and healthy-ish recipe on Platforms & Pushchairs. Don’t worry, I’ve got plenty of subjects that I’m keen to get stuck into but I’ll save those for when we’re not so fresh into the New Year.

So if you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that I cook pancakes for my two sons, a lot!! There’s no particular reason behind it, I just love cooking them and we all love eating them.

Pancakes are super versatile whether you like them sweet or savoury and I find that you generally have enough ingredients in the kitchen cupboards to get a decent pancake on the go.

With this recipe I wanted to inject some health by replacing the flour with oats but still having a little bit of sugar by adding some dark chocolate to get that little hit we crave especially so soon after Christmas. If you're not a dark chocolate lover this can be switched to milk chocolate which also works amazingly too.


  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup of oat milk

  • 1 1/2 cups of oats ( I pulsed mine in the Nutri Bullet to get that flour consistency)

  • 1/3 of good quality chocolate, pref dark but milk works well too.

  • Pinch of salt

  • 2 very ripe bananas, chopped or mashed (time depending)

  • Coconut Oil

  • Maple Syrup

  • Fresh Fruit (optional)

  1. Blitz the oats to get a flour like consistency in a food processor or blender, I used my Nutri Bullet.

2. Chop the banana into chunks leave on one side

3. Break the chocolate into small pieces (I used a knife).

4. Add the milk, oats, salt and egg together in a bowl and stir. If the mixture is too runny add more oats, this will thicken up nicely.

5. Add the chocolate and Banana to the mixture. Stir gently, I used a fork for this part.

6. Heat 1 tsp of coconut oil on medium to high pan.

7. Dollop 3 or 4 ladles (pan size depending) into the pan and reduce heat.

8. Cook slowly so it allows the mixture to cook through and around the banana, around 1 minute each side.

9. Whilst the pancakes are cooking chop some fresh fruit to eat with your pancakes.

10. Flip and do the same on the other side.

11. Once all cooked, serve with your fresh fruit, Maple Syrup and DIVE IN!

*Tip, wipe your frying pan between each batch to avoid the excess chocolate burning. Be careful, the pan will be HOT!

Portia x

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