Three Ingredient Lazy Oat Pancakes

Three Ingredient Lazy Oat Pancakes

There’s not much to say about this one and I am sure it’s been done a thousand times before, but this is my take on oat pancakes or as I like to call then Three Ingredient Lazy Oat Pancakes. Why? Because this recipe is literally only 3 ingredients. Unless you want to consider vegan butter and maple syrup as ingredients, then it’s 5 ingredients.

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About This Recipe

I started making these, not to be healthier, but literally out of pure laziness. So I was craving pancakes but didn’t have any store bought pancake mix and didn’t want to go out and buy some. I also didn’t feel like trying to figure out how to make pancakes using flour and baking soda and etc…

I remembered seeing that you can make pancakes from oats and had gotten accustomed to eating oatmeal and bananas anyway. So I thought why not just make it into a pancake? It of course took numerous tries before I really perfected them. At least in terms of how I like them.

And hence, three ingredient lazy oat pancakes are born.

So here we are. I must warn you, these are not as sweet as your average pancake. If you’re expecting IHOP style pancakes, then sorry to say, but you are not in the right place. These pancakes are really good in their own unique and special way. Also not to mention healthy. Just dress it up with maple syrup and fruit!

ingredients for three ingredient lazy out pancakes

To Start

So measurements do not have to be exact but I have included them at the bottom of this post. I started by putting a cup of rolled oats through a food processor or blender. Usually a food processor is better for turning it to an oat flour but to each their own. I then add a super ripe banana and nut milk.

Note in the photo above I used a frozen banana that I had to microwave to soften it. You can just use a non frozen banana. I just almost always have frozen bananas on hand. The nut milk I used is an unsweetened almond milk but you can use whatever you want. You can even just use water.

So this is IMPORTANT. The more liquid you use the flatter your pancakes will be. So if you like a denser, thicker pancake then use less liquid. If you like a flat and light pancake then use more liquid. I prefer a flatter pancake.

I kind of feel like everything is self explanatory at this point but for the purpose of the food blog: Put some non-stick whatever in a pan and fry how you would normally fry pancakes. Im using non-dairy butter here.

Now get yourself some maple syrup and enjoy!

three ingredient lazy oat pancakes

Three Ingredient Lazy Oat Pancakes

An easy and healthy breakfast choice that only requires three ingredients.
Keyword 3 Ingredients, Banana Oat Pancakes
Servings 7 small pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Oat Flour I blend rolled oats in a food processor
  • 1 Banana ripe and spotted
  • cup Non-dairy Milk or Water
  • Non-Dairy Butter or something to make sure pancakes do not stick to the frying pan

Instructions

  • Put rolled oats through food processor.
  • Add banana and non-dairy milk to oat flour.
  • Blend/mix until liquid (add more liquid for a less dense pancake).
  • Fry pancakes on medium heat in non-dairy butter.

Try these out if you liked this recipe: How to Make Date Balls

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How to Make Date Balls

How to Make Date Balls

About This Recipe

This is just one of many ways on how to make date balls. I never cared for dates growing up but when I became vegan and started eating healthier I realized you can use them for a lot of recipes. So date balls became a favorite and quick snack of mine.

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cashews dates and chocolate chips on wooden cutting board
cashews dates cinnamon salt and chocolate chips on wooden cutting board - how to make date balls

The ingredients and portion sizes are listed at the bottom of the page, but, like most of my recipes, this is a recipe you can really run wild with. So you decide what ingredients you would like to include.

pitted medjool dates next to pits on wooden

To Start

Okay so this is the one and only important step you need to know in this process. Remove the pits and soak dates for about 10 minutes. That’s it. Once you do that drain the water and throw the dates in a food processor. You want it to get to this consistency as shown in the photo below.

I also used the food processor to make a powder from cashews which we will use at the end of the recipe and then to also chop cashews because we use them in the date mixture also.

Now add the chopped cashews, chocolate chips, vanilla extract, salt, oat flour, and cinnamon to the date mixture. Fold in all ingredients until everything in mixed in evenly. You can try the mixture now and see if you’re happy with it and add more of the ingredients you feel like you are missing.

how to make filling for date balls

Once you are happy with the mixture take a spoon and scoop out mixture to form balls. Roll each one in the cashew powder we prepared earlier. You might want to tap it a little so there isn’t loose powder. I do this so each time you eat one your fingers won’t get sticky. If you like, instead of using cashews you can cover the date balls in shredded coconut or cocoa powder. I find cocoa powder to be a bit overbearing though.

how to make date balls

If you follow the measurements I listed below then you should find that you have around 10 date balls.

Now just place them in the fridge and eat one (or a couple) when you feel like a snack!

How to Make Date Balls

A sweet, yummy snack that you can keep in the fridge for a quick bite.
Keyword bliss balls, date balls, Raw Desserts
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 Date Balls

Ingredients

  • 12 Medjool Dates
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 – 1 ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • cup Oat Flour I put rolled oats through a food processor
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • cup Chopped Cashews
  • ¼-⅓ cup Chocolate Chips My favorite is the semi-sweet chocolate chips from Trader Joes. Unfortunately, we are not all blessed with a Trader Joes in our neighborhood so use your favorite vegan chocolate!
  • ½ cup Powdered Cashews Cashews that I put through a food processor.

Instructions

  • Take out pits from dates.
  • Soak dates in water for about 10 minutes.
  • Drain water from dates and put dates into a food processor.
  • Add in vanilla extract, cinnamon, oat flour, and salt.
  • Blend together.
  • Fold in chopped cashews and chocolate chips.
  • Roll in balls and coat with powdered cashews.
  • Refrigerate.

Try another favorite! Click here for my Three Ingredient Lazy Out Pancakes.

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Easy Vanilla Coconut Chia Pudding

Easy Vanilla Coconut Chia Pudding

About This Recipe

I recently moved in with my grandmother. I have been doing most of the cooking and she’s happy to eat anything I decide to make. She is diabetic and has a big sweet tooth. So we have been looking for alternatives to things like soda and ice cream. She handed me a recipe to a chia pudding that consisted of a lot of ingredients and in the past, I had also made one with cocoa powder, but I have been recently craving plain old vanilla. This easy vanilla coconut chia pudding is delicious and super quick to make.

This recipe only consists of 4 ingredients. Canned coconut milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. I showed the exact brands that I have in the photo below but honestly it doesn’t really matter.

I will note a couple of things though. The coconut milk I am using to my knowledge is unsweetened. You also want to make sure there are no chunks and that it is liquid as shown in the photo below on the left. The vanilla extract I am using is alcohol free (you can find that at Trader Joes if you have one near you) and I am using 100% pure maple syrup.

Start

So you want to start by adding your chia seeds to your coconut milk. Stir until all chia seeds are evenly spread and none are clumping together or sticking to the bottom of the container. Also, I recommend using a clear container so you are able to see.

Easy Vanilla Coconut Chia Pudding

I am reusing an empty Talenti jar because it is clear, the perfect size, and it’s cute too.

Easy Vanilla Coconut Chia Pudding

The photo above shows chia seeds clumping at the bottom. So you want to make sure you break these up.

After your chia seeds are evenly spread throughout the coconut milk you can now add your maple syrup and vanilla extract. And Stir.

Easy Vanilla Coconut Chia Pudding

Now you you just leave it in the fridge over night, unless you’re impatient. Then a couple of hours is fine too. Enjoy with your favorite fruit or just on its own!

Easy Vanilla Coconut Chia Pudding

Easy Vanilla Coconut Chia Pudding

A healthy and delicious dessert that you can keep in your fridge. Easy and quick to make and only requires 4 ingredients!
Keyword Chia Seed Pudding, GlutenFree, Raw Desserts, Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 can Coconut Milk Unsweetened
  • 5 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract alcohol-free if possible
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup

Instructions

  • Stir together coconut milk and chia seeds until chia is evenly distributed.
  • Add vanilla extract and maple syrup. Stir.
  • Leave in the refrigerator overnight or for an hour or two.

If you liked this easy vanilla coconut chia pudding then try this easy recipe: How to Make Date Balls

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Three Ingredient Creamy Tahini Sauce

Three Ingredient Creamy Tahini Sauce

About This Recipe

I learned this recipe from my middle eastern side of the family. They eat it with every meal. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I’m not lying to you when I tell you my step mother puts this on her pasta and chocolate cake. I understand if you don’t want to put it on your dessert though. So instead you can use it on your salad, dip crackers into it, or add it to your sandwich. Honestly, I could easily eat it with a spoon myself. So I am sharing it with you! Here is my family’s three ingredient creamy tahini sauce.

You will also be surprised at how easy it is to make. Originally, I didn’t actually know that tahini didn’t just taste like this dip on its own. Imagine my surprise when I bought a jar of tahini and it did not taste like what I had been eating at my parents house all these years. So I finally took the time last year to learn some cooking tips from my family. That included how to prepare this tahini.

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three ingredient creamy tahini sauce

So really all you need are a couple of ingredients. Tahini from your local grocery store (the ingredients should only consist of roasted sesame seeds and salt), lemon juice, salt, and cold water. I imagine you already have salt laying around and can just use cold water from the tap

So look at that! You probably already have half of your ingredients in your kitchen as you are reading this.

All your other ingredients are optional and can be added at the end.

This includes crushed garlic, paprika, olive oil, and chopped parsley. Most of the time I am using these ingredients for decoration but they are great mixed in too.

I did include listed measurements at the end of this post but you really don’t need exact measurements. It’s kind of an add as you go sort of situation.

Start

For the purpose of this post I started with a half cup of tahini, but you can go up to one cup if you are serving a group, or even just to keep in your fridge for yourself.

three ingredient creamy tahini sauce

I added lemon juice from half a lemon and about a half tsp of salt. Then go ahead and stir. As you stir, you will notice that the tahini will start to have a peanut butter consistency. Once you have that consistency (as seen above on the right) you can start to SLOWLY add cold water in SMALL amounts. This is important because if you add too much water then you will end up with a very watery consistency instead of that dip consistency you want. The water that you use can be refrigerated or just use cool water from the tap.

three ingredient creamy tahini sauce

So you want to keep adding water and stirring until your tahini is the consistency and color like the picture shown above. As you are adding water your tahini will actually become thicker and might look like cookie dough at first, but don’t worry because that is normal. Just keep adding water and stirring until it eventually looks like the photo above.

That’s basically it. You can now add any extra ingredients and serve!

3 Ingredient Creamy Tahini Sauce

An easy and quick to make snack or side. Healthy and a great source of iron!
Keyword Snacks and Sides, Tahini Dressing, Tahini Sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Tahini
  • 1/2 Lemon Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup Cold Water

Optional

  • 1-2 Cloves Crushed Garlic
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • Chopped Parsley

Instructions

  • Add lemon juice and salt to tahini. Stir.
  • Slowly add small amounts of water until the consistency is like a thick sauce and the color is a very light beige (as seen in photos above)
  • Add extra optional ingredients and serve

Did you enjoy this three ingredient creamy tahini sauce? Try my hummus recipe! How to Make Hummus From Scratch.

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