Saturday, March 1, 2014

Buttermilk Banana Chia Seed Pancake Muffins and Happy March 1st!

Buttermilk Banana Chia Seed Pancake Muffins - cheers! 
Hey there,

I have not posted in a-wHile. It is about time to resurface, don't you think? This semester has been tough, but I can see the finish line on the horizon saying: GRADUATED! with Master's of the Universe Degree - He-Man!

Enough about that, whatever that was. This morning I wanted to make some some pancakes since I haven't been cooking all that much lately due to paper-writing marathons. Although I wanted to make traditional pancakes, I was still too unmotivated to stand over the frying pan, and wait for the pancakes to do their THANG. I baked the pancakes instead.

I wonder why I haven't thought of this sooner since this hands-free idea worked out so well.



Great with organic powdered sugar, additional banana slices and fruit preserves. 
Ingredients (Makes about 8 Servings)
1 and 1/2 cups unsweetened plant milk of choice (I used soy milk)
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
Pinch of salt (about 1/2 teaspoon)
3/4 tablespoon baking powder
2 tablespoons organic powdered sugar (raw cane sugar may be substituted)
1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional but recommended)
1 teaspoon almond extract (any flavor will do)
1 banana, sliced thinly (add at the end)

*Non-stick cooking spray and one muffin baking pan. 

Preheat oven to 350F. In a small bowl combine plant milk and apple cider vinegar. Allow for 5-10 minutes resting time, so that it curdles.

In the meantime, mix the remaining ingredients in a separate bowl using a whisk. Once the dry ingredients are incorporated well, add the banana slices and the curdled plant milk. Mix well.

Coat the muffin baking pan well with non-stick cooking spray, and pour the batter all the way to the top in each. Depending on the size of your muffin pan, you should have about 8-10 pancake muffins.

Bake at 350F for about 25 minutes until the pancake muffins rise, and are golden color. Serve with maple syrup, fruit preserves, or anything you like.


  1. can I sub the sugar with a fruit or something I don't like adding sugar :3

  2. Yes! You can mash a banana and add it instead of the sugar along with the sliced banana (so 2 bananas total). Also, you can use 2 tablespoons of apple sauce. Maple syrup will work too if you are open to using it :)

  3. Can almond meal or coconut flour be used instead of flour?

  4. Although I haven't tried using these flours to substitute for all-purpose flour Jennifer, I don't see why it would not work. You may have to add more of these other flours though. Let me know how it turns out if you are willing to try it out :-)