Two favorite breakfast foods in my house are pancakes and granola. They are both delicious and filling – a great combination for hungry kids!
I decided to combine these favorite foods into one and make granola pancakes! You get the fluffy pancake plus some extra sweetness and crunch of granola.
You can use whatever granola you have on hand. We always have homemade granola in the cupboard and/or freezer since it’s so easy to make. These pancakes would even taste great with soaked granola, grain free granola or kettle corn granola!
The pancakes are gluten, dairy, nut and corn free. You can even make them egg free by using an egg replacement like flax eggs. There is also an option to soak the grains to make the pancakes easier to digest and allow you to absorb the nutrients better.
If you don’t tolerate oats (like me) you can swap the granola for soaked cereal or homemade “Golden Grahams.” You still get that bit of crunch and sweetness added to your pancakes.
Make a big batch of these so you can freeze some. Then you have easy weekday breakfasts that will give your kids energy to make it through the day.
Are you trying to make some changes this year to get yourself and your family healthier? Start with making nutrient dense and energy packed breakfasts. These pancakes are the perfect thing to try. Top the pancakes with butter or coconut oil and pair them with bacon, eggs, sausage, nuts or cheese. You’ll have a delicious, healthy breakfast with a balance of protein, fat and carbohydrates.
Ready to get out of your usual pancake rut? Try granola pancakes! It’s a treat for the whole family.
- 1 1/4 cups any combination of gluten free flour
- 2 Tbsp. cane sugar or coconut sugar
- 1/4 tsp. sea salt
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted (or butter)
- 3/4 cups coconut milk, almond milk or dairy milk
- 1/2 cup granola
- In a large bowl beat the egg.
- Add the flour, sugar, salt, soda, cream of tartar, vanilla, oil and milk. Blend well.
- Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat and coat with coconut oil, lard or butter.
- Pour rounds of batter onto skillet.
- Sprinkle a couple Tbsp. of granola onto each pancake.
- Cook until the edges are dry and bubbles pop.
- Flip and cook pancakes another 2 minutes.
- Repeat until batter is used up.
- Serve with butter, maple syrup and/or honey.
- Top with extra granola if desired for more crunch.
- Use at least 1/4 cup of a starchy flour like tapioca or white rice.
- To soak these pancakes combine the flour, oil, milk and 2 Tbsp. yogurt or lemon juice. Let set 7-24 hours. Add the remaining ingredients (except granola) and cook according to the same directions.