Oatmeal Banana Pancakes
we make our pancakes extra dark and a bit crispy- it's intentional.
My Friend Cara always makes these delicious looking giant pancakes with tons of toppings and I would always shoot her a "gotta make these!" note and then proceed to never make them. Finally one day I got the recipe and I made her pancakes. It was a moment of finally doing something you promise yourself you will and never do- it was invigorating. And I got pancakes out of it. All around win. I've been making them weekly ever since.
These are your healthy-ish atypical pancakes but they are a great morning option that does have some good ol filling fibre to keep you going. I've adapted the recipe slightly based on what was around and ended up here. It's really not very strict, so don't worry too much if you have too much or too little of something.
1/2 c almond flour
1/2 c oat flour (I just grind up oats in my blender- no need to buy this)
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
1/2 tsp baking powder
a good dash of cinnamon *optional
1 medium mashed banana
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs (honestly even 1 egg works)
1/4 cup to 1/2 cup milk
*optional chocolate chips or blueberries
some butter or oil for the pan
Mix together the flours, ground flaxseeds, baking powder, and cinnamon in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, mash a banana and add the vanilla, and eggs. Whisk dry ingredients into wet ingredients well. Add the smaller amount of milk to start and mix well, then add more to thin if necessary. It will thicken as it sits- so you if you forget about the batter while you make other things, you will need to add more liquid.
Pre heat a large non stick skillet or griddle pan over medium-high heat. Add butter or oil then ladle in your batter in whichever size you like. Pop in some berries or chocolate if you're adding. Once they're bubbling and firming up around the edges, give them a flip. 1-2 minutes on the other side and you're good. Oddly in my house we like them a bit crispy so I tend to cook them longer than most. Go with whatever you like here.
Top you pancakes with whatever you like. I like to top with peanut butter, maple syrup and Greek yogurt which I understand is kind of weird. If I have a fruit compote, that's going on top too. But these are your pancakes here so listen to your heart.
lots of maple syrup and bad lighting makes for great pancakes