Vegan Banana Pancake for One

vegan banana pancake

Vegan Banana Pancake for One

  • 1/3 cup oat flour (ground my oats into flour)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1 banana (mashed)
  • 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flax + 3 tablespoons warm water)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • ~2-4 tablespoons almond milk (start with 2 and add more if they need more moisture)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • touch of sweetener (for desired sweetness)

Hopefully you already know how to cook a pancake, but you basically mix the dry, mix the wet (after allowing the flax to “gel” for ~5 minutes). Add wet mixture to dry, coat your pan with a tad of oil of choice (I used coconut oil). Finally, cook for about 4-5 minutes per side on low-medium heat.

Top with desired toppings and enjoy.

Nutrition Showdown: Oats

I’ve been getting a lot of questions recently about the different between oatmeal and oat bran and why I eat it more frequently.

I do prefer the the taste of oat bran over oatmeal, but they do taste quite similar. I find that after I eat a bowl of oatmeal I get hungry about an hour or two after eating it, with oat bran I find that it fills me up longer and I don’t get hungry until lunch. Oats also help lower cholesterol and help stabilize blood sugar levels.

Oat bran is definitely creamier and has a thicker texture than oatmeal. The oat bran absorbs more liquid, thus making it more voluminous after it has been cooked. Many people probably don’t know the difference between the two, the most notable being the appearance and nutritional value. I thought I’d provide some insight into this.

Nutritional Profile

So there is a noticeable difference in the nutritional values of the two. How about the way the rolled oats and oat bran are processed.

Defining Oat Bran

Oat bran is the outer husk of the oat grain. The bran of grain is normally discarded during the milling process, which is unfortunate, since it contains the bulk of the dietary fiber of the grain, along with a large amount of useful minerals. When the bran is left on, the grain is marketed as “whole grain,” and in the case of oat bran, the bran is also sold separately, for people who want to up their fiber intake.

-Source: wisegeek

Defining Oatmeal (Rolled Oats)

Oatmeal (Avena sativa) comes from oat grains, a cereal grass. Oatmeal is most commonly consumed by humans as a cooked cereal. Raw, harvest oats are used as feed for animals, but for human consumption, the oats are processed to some extent.

-Source: homecooking

Do you prefer oats or oat bran or neither?

Crazy Cardio HIIT Workout

Earlier this week, I was inspired by some bodyrock and ZWOW workouts and came up with a combo of the two that would help me get in a killer workout fast.

Changing exercises every 30 reps made the workout fly by, even though I was super sweaty by the time this was over.

*hop overs

*reptile push-up

*180 jump squat

*pike press burpee

Upper Body Super-Set Workout

Burpee Burn Workout

*the burpees are meant to be full burpees (with a push-up)