07 February 2011

Banana Oat Pancakes

I already have a favorite pancake recipe, Spelt Pancakes, but these run a close second.  You like banana bread?  You like pancakes?  Then you'll love these.  They are quick and easy to mix up, and just take a few minutes to cook.  They are also Cool Guy's favorite pancake.

If you've ever smashed up a banana and stirred it into your pancakes, you know how good that can be, but using the oat flour (you can just whiz some oatmeal in a blender if you don't have oat flour) and the cinnamon and nutmeg elevates these to a higher level.  Seriously, they will melt in your mouth.  These pancakes (recipe is here) rise higher and have an almost cakelike texture compared with most pancakes.  Since they do pour out thick, I spread the batter out a bit, and I have to be careful not to have the heat on too high or else the insides won't cook all the way before the outsides burn.  But then, pancakes have always been a challenge for me.

Please don't let that or the oat flour scare you away from trying these.  They are definitely delicious, and taste almost dessert-like, while also being good for you.  Two pancakes will give you
  • 18 grams whole grains
  • 203 calories
  • 8 grams fat
  • 6 grams protein
  • 3 grams fiber
  • And potassium, iron, calcium, and other good things.
I could only eat one, though the boys each had two.  We served it today with some stick sausage, oranges, juice, and coffee for me.

1 comment:

  1. Oh we love banana pancakes! Your recipe is a bit different than the one I currently use, will try yours out this weekend, thanks so much for sharing.