Alien's Day Out

Vegan Banana Oatmeal Pancakes for Breakfast!


My friend Abigail is visiting Seoul for a week and is staying with me in my mini studio apt. We met in college but got so much closer when she spent a year teaching English here a while ago. Now she teaches in Thailand, but is just here for a short trip. It’s just so nice to have someone around who knew me from my college days (all of my college friends are in the US), and who is familiar with that part of my life. She has also been vegetarian for a while and went vegan about a year ago (?) and even started a blog which you should check out. :)

It’s so great having a guest over because now I get to cook for two! Usually when it’s just me, I really don’t try that hard, especially when it comes to breakfasts… some fruit, a bowl of oatmeal, sometimes just a cup of coffee, blah blah blah… But when I have friends over, cooking and eating becomes more enjoyable, and I also just want to be a good host and feed them well. So this morning, we woke up and made banana oatmeal pancakes!

I got the recipe from this blog and I have to say, these just might be my new favorite pancakes ever. Since they are mostly made of oatmeal and a little bit of whole wheat flour, and don’t include any added oil or sugar, they are super healthy. I feel like I’m eating my regular bowl of oatmeal, except in pancake form. The original recipe serves 4, so we just halved it for the two of us. Came out perfecto. We overcooked the first few pancakes so they’re much darker at the bottom of the stack, but we eventually got the heat-setting right and they came out deliciously golden brown.

My friend Lilian gave me a mini jar of Banana-Rum jam from Paris, so we spread that on the pancakes instead of syrup (which I didn’t have anyway). Banana on banana: scrummers.

A little Nuttelex non dairy butter with banana rum jam.

Absolutely lovely and fluffy. I don’t think I could ever go back to regular flour pancakes now.


Kiwi and Korean yellow melons which are in season right now. Fresh cherry tomatoes in a separate bowl. It’s hard to beat a breakfast of banana pancakes with fruit and coffee, all while basking in the morning sunshine on the patio.

Aiights, that’s all for today~~ Happy long-weekend everyone in Korea!


  1. Those look like the yummiest things I have seen in awhile! Mipa, do you have any idea when the green apples will be in season? It should be any time now if I remember correctly! ^^

    • Thanks for the comment Nat! Green apples? Hm not sure but I dont think they will be out until around August or September…

  2. That looks really great. I’m going to make pancakes soon myself. Might have to give that recipe a try.

  3. Those pancakes look delish! Love that you are posting more often now :)

  4. Looks yummy and healthy! Have fun, you two. I saw that “Nuttelex” in the background and wondered what it was–it looked like a magazine cover to me. (?!)

    Mipa, I was wondering if you’ve ever found a recipe for non-sweet pancakes. That’s one item on my vegan wish list. I would bet that Vegan Brunch (by Isa Moskowitz) probably has such a recipe, but you seem to know so much about breakfast foods that I thought I’d ask. Thanks!

    We have a long weekend in the U.S., too, for Memorial Day, so your good wishes go for us, too. :)

    • Maybe you could just eliminate the sugar in a regular pancake recipe? Oh oops, I didn’t realize it was memorial weekend over there! hope you had a good one~~ I don’t pay attention to the US calendar anymore… Hehe

  5. hey~ i’m not sure if you ended up finding the’s post about your cupcake… so i thought i’d let you know she gave a short mention about them on chincha?!…. she’s blog of the week this week ^.^ :P

    • Thanks Elisha! Just read the interview- love the shout out! I actually think I sat next to AJ at the Sono drs show!^^ didnt realize she was a fellow blogger until after. Love her blog too~~

  6. Yum! Again…salivating while reading your blog. I can’t wait to try this one out on my test subject (hubby) and bean cat. Hope alls well with you! When do you leave to visit your sister??

    • Hi Sarah, definitely try it out. I think it’s gonna be my go-to pancake recipe from now on. :P Also, I leave on June 5. Excited!

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