Banana Oatbran Pancakes (‘Banoatcakes’)
|April 24, 2010||Posted by Lauren under Breakfast, HOTR Eats|
What do you get when you combine banana oats and banana pancakes?
Banoatcakes, of course!
I woke up this morning craving banana pancakes, and so created this “hearty” recipe that combines two of my favorite breakfasts. The result, filling pancakes that have a lot of “chew.” This mixture was not super sweet, allowing it to pair perfectly with the berry topping I made.
The recipe made 4 pancakes but could easily feed 2 people. As much as I wanted to eat more, I could only get through 2 of these babies.
In the mix:
1/2 cup oatbran
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 TBS ground flaxseed (I used Bob’s Red Mill Whole Ground Flaxseed Meal)
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon (okay, so in reality I just sprinkled cinnamon on the batter until it looked like a “good amount”. But I’m guessing it was around 1 tsp)
1 tsp canola oil
1 packet of stevia (I used PureVia brand)
Milk (I used plain soy)
1 banana (preferably with a bite taken out of it)
When I make pancakes, I usually go by the tried and true method taught to me by my Dad. That is – whisk together the dry ingredients, then add the egg, oil and just a little milk. Mix and slowly add more milk until you get to the desired consistency. You could add more or less depending on how thick you want your pancakes. I usually just dump and stir until I get a batter that’s still slightly thick, but easy to pour (very precise cooking, I know).
Let batter rest for a few minutes, then re-stir and pour onto greased griddle that has been preheated to 350 degrees (or over stove on medium-high heat) and then place banana slices on top of each pancake. Cook a few minutes until bottom is golden brown; flip and repeat!
For the topping, I used: frozen mixed berries (that had been defrosted in the microwave), a heaping spoonful of Chobani Plain Greek Yogurt, and a little dollop of maple syrup; all mixed up and heated in the microwave for ~30 seconds.
Plus this little guy on the side with a spread of Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter for a little variety (although I soon realized it tasted even better with BOTH toppings!).
And now it’s time to wake up the lazy nugget and go for a walk on this beautiful day. Happy Saturday!