Quick and healthy breakfast: oat/apple-cinnamon pancake with smoothie


I haven’t posted any breakfast recipes lately and I’m sorry about that: breakfast is usually my favourite! I decided to make it up to you by uploading a double recipe today. One for a really simple oat flour pancake (it didn’t take me longer than preparing a regular bowl of oatmeal!) and a delicious yet healthy veg-fruity smoothie.

We all have those days in which we simply have no clue what to eat for breakfast. For me it’s easy, I always toss some ingredients in a bowl of oatmeal and I’m good to go for a couple of hours, but if you’re more a sandwich kinda person I can imagine it gets boring quite soon. That’s why you should mix it up every once in a while: with a simple pancake for example!

This is still part of the budget proof month of course, so it is not only a quick, easy and healthy breakfast but an affordable one too.

Right after I finished my delicious healthy breakfast I received a call from my dad, who is currently in New Zealand on a business trip. “You didn’t pick up!” he said. “On Skype!” I’m like “Dad, I’m not online at Skype.” “Oooooh, that explains.” Fathers and technology… Haha!


We skyped for a bit but the connection wasn’t too good so he couldn’t understand what I was saying half of the time. However, I don’t think he really minded: he was looking at me, smiling and studying my face. Isn’t that cute?

After that he noticed that he could also see himself on the screen, and I could see him study his own appearance. Meanwhile he was letting me (forcing me to) listen to his new music discoveries. It was quite a lot of fun though, I got a room tour and it reminded me of my time in Sydney so much! I’m really glad I’m always able to go and see my parents now, as I missed the hell out of them when I was abroad for six months.

Healthy breakfast

Anyway, I promised you two recipes so here I go! Lately I’ve baked and cooked a lot of recipes with oat flour, so I decided to just make an extra batch so that I always have a jar ready when I need it. (It’s really simple, just toss oats in the blender and there you go)

This jar of oat flour is actually very inviting, even though I always have some sort of flour in my pantry I was very excited to try some stuff! Which is how I came up with the oat pancake. No bananas in there like you’d usually see on Instagram, because I don’t like bananas. Ha!

Simple breakfast smoothie
Serves 3
A quick and easy breakfast smoothie for the necessary energy. Loads of veggies and fruits, yet still very tasty!
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
  1. Blueberries, 1 cup
  2. Raspberries, 1 cup
  3. Spinach, 1 cup
  4. Kale, 1 cup
  5. Apple juice, 2 cups
  6. Water, 1 cup
  1. Toss everything in a mixer or blender, blend and done!
  2. Serve in a tall glass.
  1. If you make a double batch, make sure to stir it well the next day! The juices and pulp sort of divide, meaning the first big gulps you take will be thick and not so nice if you don't...
  2. You can always add more juice or water if you think it's too thick.
Oatmeal pancake with apple & cinnamon
Serves 1
A delicious breakfast pancake that is done before you can say "oatmeal"! I used apple and cinnamon but feel free to try other variaties
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Prep Time
3 min
Cook Time
3 min
Total Time
6 min
Prep Time
3 min
Cook Time
3 min
Total Time
6 min
For the pancake:
  1. Oat flour, 120g*
  2. Egg, 2 small
  3. Milk, 100ml
  4. Salt, a pinch
I added:
  1. Apple, 1/4 in pieces
  2. Cinnamon
  3. Teaspoon of sugar
  1. Place the oat flour in a bowl. Mix the two eggs through.
  2. Slowly add the milk, while whisking with a fork.
  3. Add the pinch of salt.
If you want to add the apple and cinnamon:
  1. Place the apple pieces with cinnamon in a pan on medium heat.
  2. Add a teaspoon of sugar, and let this caramelize for 2 minutes.
  3. Spoon in the batter. Bake until golden brown on both sides.
  4. OR -
  5. If you are in a hurry, simply mix the apple pieces with the batter and spread around the pan.
  6. Bake until golden brown on both sides.
  7. Top with some honey or maple syrup, and serve!
  1. For oat flour, just toss oats in a blender or food processor until smooth.
Other good suggestions:
  1. Bacon
  2. Cheese
  3. Raisins
  4. Nuts
That’s it for my healthy breakfast, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
x Vivian

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2 thoughts on “Quick and healthy breakfast: oat/apple-cinnamon pancake with smoothie

  1. Nice two-fer recipe post Viv! 🙂 I am right there with you on breakfast-lovin. It’s just about the best meal of the day, isn’t it?
    Dads and technology: LOL. Lots of shenanigans there…
    Wohoo on you using oat flour! It’s such a wonderfully filling ingredient. 🙂 Obviously I won’t even finish saying the word “oatmeal” before these lovely pancakes are cooked up. Hehe.
    I’m just gonna be two smoothies for the road… Send ’em over, would ya?

    1. See! We really were meant to be Blog buddies! I don’t know why I love breakfast so much: maybe because it sometimes resembles a dessert. Maybe.

      Haha I know right, my dad was so disappointed that I didn’t pick up right away, despite not even being online.
      Yes! You inspired me. Seriously I learn so much from your blog (remember “flax eggs” what the hell..)
      Will do! By the time they arrive they might have turned into alcoholic smoothies from the fermenting, hahaha. Who knows, we might start a new trend…


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