Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

There are some mornings I wake up and I just NEED a pancake!

This morning was not not of those days. In fact, I had planned to make Pineapple Upside-down Muffins, but I didn't have crushed pineapple. Then I thought, well, I have enough homemade mix left for Apple Cider Pancakes, so maybe I will cook some apples in butter, brown sugar and cinnamon and put those on top! But I didn't have any apple cider, or even apple juice. I could definitely tell it is grocery shopping day.

So I turned to Pinterest! I had recently pinned this recipe for Vegan Banana Oatmeal Pancakes. But since I'm not vegan, I made them a little less healthy. I had hardly any milk yet so I had to substitute buttermilk for some of the liquid, and I added some spices for flavor! They are super easy and fast to make since you can just throw everything into the blender, blend and pour it out onto a hot griddle.  These ended up a little thin, but I liked them that way! They have a nice, soft, texture and are GREAT with some peanut butter and a little syrup. Just a little bit ago I spread peanut butter on one and rolled it up for a snack! I apologize for the less than fabulous photos... I was hungry and lazy. :)


1 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar (optional)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 dashes nutmeg
1 egg
1 1/2 cups milk, buttermilk, soy milk or almond milk (or any combination of milks)
2 ripe bananas


Blend all the ingredients in a blender, except the bananas. Now add the bananas and continue to blend until the bananas are smooth. Pour onto a hot griddle (lightly oiled) and cook. Once the pancake bubbles on one side, flip it. This makes a dozen, medium-sized pancakes, serving 3-4 people. They are quite unexpectedly filling!

Yum yum! Enjoy!


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