As many of you well know, I love my Moringa! I take moringa every single day in capsule form. I love it for its high nutrition content and energy boost. I really feel like moringa has been one of the things I have added to my routine that has dramatically helped to improve my overall energy throughout the day. I first started taking moringa almost a year ago when I was searching for ways to help up my iron intake without supplements as I can not tolerate supplements, especially iron which is quite difficult to take for many people. I have a whole article on what I did to raise my iron without supplements and without meat here . I was recently looking through some comments on a Facebook post regarding moringa and I noticed that many people really struggled with the taste of moringa and so find it difficult to consume. I agree that moringa does not have the most pleasant taste, and although you can take capsules as I do, I have to take four capsules a day to get what I would in a small teaspoon, this is alongside all the other things that I take as well and it can get a bit much for some people. So I decided to make a recipe where you can hide the taste of moringa really well but still get a lot of the benefits. I made these oat moringa pancakes and they were absolutely amazing! My toddler gobbled them up. In fact, I think they were his most favourite pancakes that I’ve ever made for him. Oats are naturally sweet and so hide much of the moringa flavour. I’ve made these pancakes twice. Once using quick oats and another time using oat flour (which I just blended up in the food processor) both taste very similar but the oat flour version has a better texture. Using quick oats make me feel like I was making fritters because of the green colour and grainy texture. I was actually worried they wouldn’t turn out good looking enough in the photos, but I think they did. If you are not a fan of a grainier texture, I highly suggest blending the oats down to flour first. I use Moringa leaf powder from DHOW Nature Foods . I have been using this powder for almost a year. It’s the same powder that I sometimes put in my capsules and add to different foods here and there. If you want to know more about the benefits of moringa for women in particular you can read my blog article here along with another amazing moringa recipe (both these recipes hide the taste very well).
|Vegan Moringa Oat Banana Pancakes|| |
- 1 cup quick oats (blend into flour in a food processor for a finer consistency)
- ⅓ cup wholemeal spelt flour (or sub flour of choice)
- 2 bananas
- 2 TBSP DHOW Moringa powder
- 2 TBSP coconut sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup almond milk or milk of choice
- Mash the bananas with a fork in a large bowl until a smooth as possible.
- Add all remaining pancake ingredients in the bowl and mix well until a batter forms. If not using oat flour the batter will be grainy.
- Measure out ¼ -1/3 cup measurements and pour into a lightly greased pan. Fry on medium heat for a few minutes until the base is golden brown, flip and fry another side until golden brown. Repeat until batter is used up.
- Serve with extra maple syrup and toppings of choice