Breakfast is the meal I love but still find the hardest to plan for. These Oats Banana Pancake are an answer to that.
Breakfast is the meal I love but still find the hardest to plan for. These Oats Banana Pancake are an answer to that. I can eat them every day for a long time without getting bored. They are also probably the only way I would be happy to use that big box of Oats lying at home.
Day 16 of isolation was marked by one word – PMS!!!! God, I am alternating between wanting to everything and having a good cry. It is not helping that I can neither order that comforting Indian Chinese food. Nor I am in a mood to cook it. Or neither can I meet any of my friends for a drink to bitch.
I know it seems like a stupid and shallow thing considering what the whole world is going through but then this is my diary of the lockdown thoughts. And I have to keep them real and honest.
That was another thing about today, PMS and then feeling guilty about having PMS and feeling the need for material comfort. It is strange being a feminist person in these times. I often find myself questioning, am I still a feminist if I am happy with my privilege? I know it exists and I am gentle towards others who don’t. But you know I am also thankful for it and don’t want to throw it away.
Does that make me less of a feminist, does that make me less woke? Is woke even a real thing or something that we have made up to comfort ourselves? I guess time will tell, till then we must all keep questioning ourselves.
In terms of news of COVID on this day in India, crazy stuff is unfolding right now at Nizamuddin. A religious function with a gathering of around 4000 people who have now travelled back to their states and countries are now turning positive. And as usual as a nation, we have turned this into a communal thing saying Muslims always do it. If you ask me, all religious people always do it. We should have banned religion a long time ago!
Oats Banana Pancake: Day 16 of COVID Isolation
- 1 cup oats flour (see notes if you don't have oats flour)
- 2 tbsp whole wheat flour
- 1 large egg (see notes for replacement)
- 1/2 cup buttermilk (or more if your batter feels thick)
- 1 large banana overripe, black and mushy the best
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tbsp bytter melted
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
- Mix together all the dry ingredients i.e oats flour, baking powder, atta, cinnamon powder and set aside
- Using a blender or fork depending on how ripe your banana is mash it well. Add one egg, buttermilk and melted butter and whisk till smooth.
- Mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients together till well mixed.
- Heat a cast iron pan or tawa and brush it with butter. Drop a laddle full of batter on the hot tawa. Do not spread as it will spread itself, if it is not spreading add a few spoons of milk to the batter before pouring the next pancake
- When the bubbles start forming on top, flip the pancake and cook till lightly brown.
- Serve warm with honey, maple syrup, jam or anything you have at hand.