We are eating yesterday's breakfast for today's lunch!
We always try to have pancakes on Sunday mornings and yesterday I had a hankering for something new. I searched the internet and found a couple recipes for Banana/Oatmeal pancakes, I combined and made some changes and in the worlds of my 8 year old "rock...these rock!"
Hubby who does not usually like banana pancakes ate two plates full! They are fluffy and tender and quite honestly some of the best pancakes we've had in a long while!
Here is the recipe as I made it...
- 1 cup uncooked rolled oats
- 1 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg (or egg replacer if going vegan)
- 2 cups coconut milk (or regular milk)
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted and cooled (or vegetable oil)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 banana, mashed
- Place the rolled oats into the jar of a blender and blend until the texture resembles coarse flour (I think you could use quick cooking oats and skip this step). Whisk together the blended oats, whole wheat pastry flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl; set aside.
- Whisk together (or use your blender) the egg, coconut milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla. Stir in the well mashed banana. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and stir just until moistened. Let the batter stand for 5 minutes. If it is too thick for you liking at this point add a tad more milk
- Heat a lightly oiled (I use coconut oil) griddle over medium-high heat. Drop batter by large spoonfuls onto the griddle, and cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry, about 2 minutes. Flip, and cook until browned on the other side. Repeat with remaining batter. Be careful not to overcook these as they seemed to do rather easily for me and also be diligent to keep your pan oiled as the bananas tended to make them stick.
As a side note I think these would be delicious with cinnamon or nutmeg, and also could be made most wonderful with blueberries. You could also up the coconut factor by adding shredded coconut!
So if you, like me, ever feel the need to mix it up a little at breakfast, I would highly recommend these yummy pancakes...your family will thank you!
Or growl at you...which in three year old boy world is the highest form of flattery!