Mango Lassi Oatmeal Pancakes

It was a case of indecision (what’s new?). Oatmeal or pancakes? Oatmeal or pancakes? Finally I decided to combine the two to form an oatmeal pancake. The Benishan mangoes had finally ripened into a shade of sun-kissed orange, so I decided on the theme Mango Lassi Oatmeal Pancakes.

Mango Lassi pancakes

A lassi is a yogurt-based drink that originates in the Punjab regions of India and Pakistan. Mango lassi is probably the most popular sweet lassi (since mangoes are produced abundantly in India). A typical mango lassi is made of mangoes, yogurt, milk and a touch of spice, such as ginger, cardamom or clove. That said, I guess my version of Mango Lassi Pancakes isn’t that authentic after all, since there’s no yogurt and the only spice involved is cinnamon. I’ll be glad to attempt a more authentic version in the future, but today’s misnomeric ones were still yummy in their own right.

Mango Lassi Oatmeal Pancakes
Serves 1 (stack of 8 silver-dollar sized mini pancakes).


  • 1 1/2 tbsp (12g) Scottish oats (or oat bran)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened soy milk
  • 1/4 tsp chia seeds (optional)
  • 1/4 cup (56 g) mango puree
  • Dash of ground cinnamon
  • Few drops of vanilla extract
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 1/2 tbsp (21g) 10-grain pancake mix (Bob’s Red Mill)
  • Toppings: strawberries, honey, raisins, sunflower seeds, macadamia nut butter, coconut butter


  1. Mix oats and chia seeds (if using) in soy milk overnight.
  2. The next day, mix mango puree, ground cinnamon and vanilla extract into the overnight oats and beat in egg white until frothy.
  3. Fold in pancake mix/flour until it forms a thick batter.
  4. Heat a large heavy-set frying pan over medium heat and lightly oil surface. Spoon batter in 2 tbsp-sized. Cook for about 2 mins per side.


Because of the Scottish oats, the pancakes had a little more chew to them, yet still managed to remain moist and fluffy. Today I topped the pancakes with fresh strawberries and a nut/raisin mix. Lately I’m on a macadamia and coconut butter kick. These nut butters went very well with the mango lassi pancakes.

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Sabrina is passionate about all things health, wellness, conscious living and good vibes.

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