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Welcome to my site. Here you will find exciting mashups of my very own recipes for the everyday home cook. I draw influences from my days working as an Executive Chef at my own Chinese restaurant in Downtown San Francisco, as well as inspiration from various cuisines I experience from all my travels. 

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Chef Kathy Fang
Banana Ancient Oat Pancakes with No Sugar Added

Banana Ancient Oat Pancakes with No Sugar Added

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Being 33 weeks pregnant is no joke when it comes to being hungry all the time and these days the hunger has been focused on sweets. Something I don't really want to be indulging on at every whim. Some days, I crave sweets even in the mornings...NO BUENO! I'm very mindful of my eating these days as you can easily get carried away. I've been fortunate enough to steer clear of pastries so far in the mornings. To replace the cravings for sweets, I've created the perfect healthy sweet breakfast alternative. I make my own pancakes using overripe bananas that are naturally sweet and loaded with fiber and potassium. I also cut down the flour intake by replacing half of the flour with oats. I like using ancient oats from Trader Jo's since it comes with a bunch of nutritious goodies like quinoa, barley, amaranth, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, and rolled oats. And instead of regular maple syrup, I add a light drizzle of sugar free maple and top it off with Smart Balance Butter. Now it doesn't feel so bad to indulge anymore:) This recipe is great even for those are not preggers! It's just a great recipe for those who have a sweet tooth but want a better alternative.

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 Banana Ancient Oat Pancakes with No Sugar Added

Serving: 2 pancakes           Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

1 super ripe banana, smashed

1/2 cup Ancient Oats or Instant Steel Cut Oats

1/2 cup flour

1 teaspoon avocado oil

1 egg

1 tsp vanillla extract

1 tsp cinnamon powder

1/4 cup milk

Sugar Free Maple Syrup

Smart Balance Spread

Method:

1. Whisk all your ingredients together (egg, flour, oats, banana, vanilla, cinnamon powder, milk, oil)

2. Heat a nonstick pan to high and add a touch of avocado oil

3. Pour half of your pancake batter into the pan and cook on high for 20 seconds, then heat heat down to low and let it slowly cook for 2-3 minutes or until the top part is more set and isn't liquid

4. Flip the pancake over and cook the other side on high for 20 seconds and then turn heat back down again. Cook for 2-3 minutes

5. Plate and start on the other half of the batter. 

6. Plate your pancake and drizzle sugar free maple, dust some cinnamon powder, and add a small dollop of Smart Balance Butter.

Enjoy!!!

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