Ten Minute Mango Pancakes

Ten Minute Mango Pancakes

I woke up really craving something this week and couldn’t figure out for hours what is was, so I decided that it must be pancakes, mainly because pancakes are amazing and I hadn’t had them in a while. The problem was that I was away from home and so didn’t have all my ingredients with me, which meant that I had to make something really simple. I really didn’t think they were really going to work as I just threw anything we had into a food processor and whizzed it into a mix, but I was happy at the thought of enjoying a sort of pancake-esq mess so it didn’t matter, but I was so wrong – they were the best pancakes I’d ever made! Sadly I hadn’t written down the recipe as I thought it wouldn’t be worth sharing so I then spent ages yesterday trying to recreate them and finally did, so I hope you love these as much as I do! They’re honestly so simple and require so few ingredients, it’s so awesome – all you need are oats, ripe bananas, nut butter, water and some mango. So much goodness, so much simplicity, so much happiness! The ingredients take about two minutes to whizz together and then you just need to fry them up, serve them and enjoy!

Whilst I’ve been away I’ve been focusing on my book too, which is so much fun. Anyways the book is dedicated to all my amazing readers, as without you I would never be where I am today – so really thank you so much for reading this, it means so much. Anyways I would love to ask you two things, firstly I’m going to include a big questions section so that I can cover all your most frequently asked questions in depth. So I would love you to comment with all your questions under this blog post. And secondly I’d also love to include some quotes from you about the effect that Deliciously Ella food has had on you and your life, so if you’d like to share something with me then I’d absolutely love to hear from you via email to ella@deliciouslyella.com. Have a lovely Easter everyone!

Ingredients for twenty five small pancakes:

– 2 ripe bananas (270g)

– 4 slices of mango (180g)

– 1 cup of blueberries (150g)

– 1 and a 1/2 cups of oats (240g)

– 3 tablespoons of nut butter (I used cashew butter)

– coconut oil, for greasing the pan

– 2 cups of water

– a pinch of salt

Simply peel the bananas, then place the bananas, mango, oats, nut butter, water and salt into a food processor and whizz for a minute of so until the mix is nice and smooth. Then transfer the mix into a bowl and stir in the blueberries, if you’re using them. Let the mixture sit for a couple of minutes before you start cooking so that the oats can absorb some of the liquid.

While the mixture sits, heat up a non-stick frying pan and grease it with a little coconut oil. Once the pan is really hot place a heaped tablespoons worth of mix onto it and allow it to cook for about two minutes, before flipping it over and letting the other side cook until it begins to brown. It’s really important that you don’t flip the pancakes too early though – wait until the top side no longer looks like the runny mix in the bowl, but it’s starting to look firm and cooked, at which point flip it over.

These pancakes are really small so even in a small pan you can get three or four going at the same time.

Then serve and enjoy!


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  • Chantal Ashley

    These sound incredible…I love mangos so much. Am missing the super fresh ones in Australia! They were definitely a staple of my diet while I was there. Thanks for the recipe!

  • kristel

    Very nice, my kids loved them! I actually put peanut butter on top as topping instead of putting inti the dough, sprinkle a little amount of honey and cinnamon, yammi tks!!

  • Leah Stone

    Hi Ella :)

    I’ve just discovered your blog and it looks amazing! I’ve had digestive problems for a long time now and would love to have a go at a few of your recipes to see if they help! I’m on a quite small food budget and mostly buy for one, could you recommend a basic shopping list to get me started on a couple of recipies? Breakfast and snacks are probably where I would start!

    your help would be invaluable 😀


    Leah x

  • ellawoodward

    Hi Leah,
    Unfortunately I don’t have a list as my shop varies from week to week but if you look at the FAQ and resources section there should be some helpful information on there.
    Ella x

  • Tilini

    I have just made this…. I am hooked! Great recipe and super easy! Thanks!! Tilini x

  • Erica

    This sounds amazing. But, I was wondering what kind of oats you use? You don’t specify so maybe any kind will do, but just wondering if some work better than others. Ie., Steel cut, quick oats, regular oats, ect

    • ellawoodward

      Hi Erica, I just use organic jumbo oats. Hope you love the pancakes! X

  • ellawoodward

    Hi Erica, I just use organic jumbo oats. Hope you love the pancakes! X

  • http://www.studiormp.nl Michelle

    Is it possible to make the mixture the night before?

  • ellawoodward

    Hi Michelle, I haven’t made the mixture the night before as I think it’s much nicer when it’s fresh but you could always try storing it in the fridge overnight. X

  • Rachel Carroll

    Hi Ella,
    man do I love some of the recipes on your blog. Had some leftover mango on hand so I thought I’d try these.
    I halved the recipe for myself but unfortunately, I didn’t realise I had put the full amount of water into the mixture, whoops! So the mixture never got solid.
    However, when I tried a semi-solid one it was gorgeous. I stuck some in a bowl and warmed it through a little giving me one of the best porridge flavours I’ve had for ages, so it wasn’t a total disaster :)

  • EP

    Hi Ella – I was looking forward to making these pancakes but the batter would not stick on the frying pan and was a gloppy mess. I definitely followed the directions to a tee, but not sure what I did wrong? Any suggestions would be helpful! Thanks!

    • ellawoodward

      Hi, perhaps you need to add a little more oats to bind all the softer ingredients together. Have a lovely day! X

  • ellawoodward

    Hi, perhaps you need to add a little more oats to bind all the softer ingredients together. Have a lovely day! X

  • Pj Bryant

    Just discovered your recipes a few weeks ago. It’s easy for someone like me who is allergic to cooking!

  • Tara

    Just made these for the first time – so delicious! Exactly the guilt-free sweet pancake hit we were looking for. We’ve been slowly incorporating your recipes in to our repertoire and they are all incredible. Thank you

  • Natalie

    Hi Ella,

    I’m allergic to mango so am going to experiment with another fruit, just wondered if you’d tried any others that had worked particularly well?

    Thanks so much for your amazing recipes – with the help of your book and blog I’ve managed to convince my processed-food-obsessed friends that healthy eating definitely doesn’t mean tasteless eating!

    Natalie X

    • ellawoodward

      Banana and blueberry pancakes work really well, there’s a recipe on the blog. There’s also a delicious sweet potato recipe on the blog! So happy you love the recipes! X

  • ellawoodward

    Hi Anita, I am sorry to hear that. Sadly it’s difficult to find a good enough substitute for bananas and avocados as they have a really unique texture. If the recipe needs mashed banana you could try using apple puree instead! X

  • ellawoodward

    Hi, sadly I only measure nut butter in teaspoons or tablespoons so for this recipe I used 3 tablespoons. The quantities can vary depending on the cup size but I use a standard American size mug. Hope it turns out delicious x

  • ellawoodward

    Hi Catherine, I am really sorry to hear that the pancakes didn’t turn out well, I’ve never experienced this before. It’s really important to let the mixture sit for a few minutes on the side for the oats to soak up the liquid. The extra oats probably stopped the pancakes from cooking all the way through. Try making smaller pancakes, you only need one heaped tablespoon of mixture per pancake. Really hope they turn out more delicious. Have a lovely day! Ella x

  • ellawoodward

    Hi Susana, I am so happy that you and your family are loving all the recipes, that’s such awesome news. A healthy weekly menu is a great idea and something I am currently working on at the moment. Continue to enjoy each recipe as you make them and have a lovely day, Ella x

  • ellawoodward

    Hi Mariam, I like to use really natural ingredients and baking soda/powder tends to be pretty processed. I also never feel the need to add it to my recipes. Have a lovely day x

  • ellawoodward

    I haven’t actually tried freezing them myself before but I image so! X

  • ellawoodward

    I like adding in the mango for the flavour. So sorry I have never tried making them without the mango so can’t say whether it will work as well or not, but feel free to give it a go! x