Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Braces Friendly Banana Oat Chia Pancakes

Collins Orthodontics Presents: Braces Friendly Eats
Banana Oat Chia Pancakes
Bananas and oats, see how they stack up!

Here’s the video that shows you how to make it:

Servings: 2-4

Banana Oat Chia Pancakes
1 cup rolled oats
2 large eggs
1 ripe banana
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon coconut oil (plus extra for cooking)
1/4 cup milk (almond, soy, or dairy
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

PREPARATION (with Food Processor)
  1. Use your food processor to grind the oats into fine flour. 
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse until well-blended. 
  3. Heat up a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  4. Once warm, add coconut oil and swirl around until melted with your pan bottom fully coated!
  5. Drop your batter into 1/8 cup portions.
  6. Cook ‘em up for 3-4 minutes or until slightly set/bubbly. 
  7. Flip and finish cooking for about 2-3 more minutes.  
  8. Transfer to your plate and top it off with sliced banana and your choice of honey, syrup, or even Nutella.
  9. Enjoy!
No processor? No problem.
  1. Crack open those eggs and whisk them up in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Mash your freshly peeled banana in with the egg.
  3. Add cinnamon, vanilla, chia seeds and oats and stir to combine well.
  4. Set aside and take five while you prepare your toppings.
  5. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  6. Once warm, add the coconut oil and swirl around till melted and the bottom of the pan is completely coated.
  7. Using a ¼ cup measure, scoop mix into your cooking pan, leaving space between pancakes so you can turn them easily. Cooking just 3 at a time!
  8. Cook for 3-4 minutes, then flip those babies over and cook for another 2-3 minutes on the other side or until cooked through
  9. Transfer to your plate and top it off with sliced banana and your choice of honey or syrup, or maybe some Nutella?
  10. Enjoy!
About "Braces Friendly Eats" by Collins Orthodontics
When Malia prepped for clear braces treatment at Collins Orthodontics, she shared her plan with us. Her meal plan! She jumped on the internet, found the foods perfect for her first week in braces, and prepped them before ever sitting back in our chair at Collins Orthodontics. 
The result? Collins Orthodontics presents Braces Friendly Eats featuring Malia Howe—healthy foods you’ll love that won’t irritate your smile while you start your treatment.
Meet Malia
Say hello to mom, blogger and (surprise!) ninja in the kitchen, Malia Howe. She never had braces before and recently decided she was ready for the perfect smile. And she didn’t have to look far for the right orthodontist, Dr. Grant Collins, a family friend. Together they decided to bring these tasty, smile-friendly eats to patients everywhere.
Hungry for more? Visit her food blog.

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