Being a zero waste kinda girl I’m always in search of new ways to use up any left overs from adding left over vegetables into your meals to repurposing orange rinds. In the past few weeks I’ve swapped my almond milk to out and have been making oat milk at home.
There are tonnes store-bought dairy-free milk but I really love the texture of oat milk in desserts. If you haven’t started making your own oat milk yet, don’t worry you can learn how! – It’s 2 simple steps and once you have, you’ll have the oats ready for these pancakes. Win win!
When making your oat milk you’re left with a fair amount of pulp; a fine oat powder that’s too heavy to turn into the milk. This pulp has no real purpose for milk so I’ve been working out what I can use it for and I’ve come up with some cracking ideas.
1 Banana, Ripe
2 Tbsp, Oat pulp
4 tablespoons of water
Optional: 1 Tsp, natural Sweetener . 1/3 tsp Baking powder.
Using a hand blender, I use a Kenwood hand blender. Pulse all of the ingredients in a small container until fairly smooth. You will have a fair amount of bits, as this is the pulp that won’t blend. Heat up a medium frying pan and spray with earth balance or any other non-stick spray.
Using 1/3 of the of the mixture pour into your warmed pan. They are cooked when the pancakes are opaque and change colour all over, they’ll also slip around once they’ve cooked through. They’re a heavy pancake so they’re more similar in texture to a waffle and I’m sure they’d be amazing in a waffle maker but I don’t have one, yet. Hopefully I can come back and pop this mixture in a waffle maker at some point.
Serve with fruit, lemon and sugar or anything that tickles your fancy.
* The banana is fairly sweet anyway but I love an additional pinch of sweetness on a lazy day. I personally love a fruit powder as a sweetener but if you don’t have any you could use a very fine sugar. As for the Baking powder, I’ve put this as an optional – you don’t need it but it does as a lovely lightness to the pancakes.
Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan.
Carrot cake Oaty Cookies & more recipes!
Find the recipe here. Not only do they use up your oat pulp you can use up any carrot pulp from carrot juice. I made these a few months ago but they’re so amazingly gorgeous I should’ve spent longer photographing them but it was 7am and I wanted something sweet.
Find out why you would eat oat as part of a balanced diet here. I have more than 20 recipes you can browse for using up your leftover oat pulp. I love oats and use them almost daily (seriously) so I’ve created and found so many oat-based recipes that will utilise oat pulp I hope they inspire you!