I know I’ve told you how much I’m really enjoying my carbs lately! So much so that I am forsaking my beloved eggs for a more carb-rich breakfast many days. Again… who am I?
I was even tempted to buy some frozen pancakes at this week’s grocery outing, but after reading the ingredients on the box, I felt inspired to turn it into a do-it-myself project instead.
So, project pancake was underway.
I tried looking up recipes for heartier pancakes (the kind I prefer), but in the end I decided to throw caution to the wind and create my own!
Banana Nut Oatmeal Pancakes
- 1 1/2 c raw oats
- 2 1/4 c whole wheat flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 c milk (I used 2%, but you could use skim or soy)
- 1/4 c unsweetened applesauce
- 1 banana, mashed
- 1 egg (you could use a flax egg if you prefer)
- 1/3 c honey
- 1/2 c chopped nuts (I used toasted pecans)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
First, I turned the oats into oat flour by putting them in the food processor
and pulsing until I reached my desired consistency. I left mine a bit rough because I like that texture in my pancakes.
Then I mixed all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
And the wet ingredients (including the mashed banana) in a separate bowl.
All together now! I added the wet into the dry and mixed well.
I heated up the griddle to medium and sprayed with cooking spray. Then, I used a 1/4 c measuring cup to equally spoon out the mixture.
As with any pancake, when you see bubbles, flip it! Soon enough I had 20 beautiful pancakes.
Not only did they look the part, they were hearty and delicious!
After sampling two, for blogging purposes, of course ;), I bagged up the rest and stuck them in the freezer.
Do the best you can to get all the air out as possible. In the mornings, it’s easy to grab two, pop them in the toaster, top anyway you desire and ta-da- delicious homemade pancakes await you!
Serving Size: 1 pancake (recipe makes 20)
Fat: 3.15 g
- applesauce instead of oil keeps fat content low
- oats add in fiber and cholesterol-lowering benefits
- honey instead of white sugar adds more nutrients
- nuts add in heart healthy fat and a nice crunch
- these are much more cost effective (not to mention a boatload healthier) than any frozen variety you could pick up off the shelves.
- WHOLE GRAINS!
Koda likes to eat whole grains, too… especially when they are leftover from “dad’s” brewing extravaganzas 🙂